Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

22 Jan

There is no better way to catch up with a group of friends than over an array of tapas. It allows for constant engagement, as every person is sharing the same mini plates and one has to be aware of the amount of food present at the table, if you want to eat anything, as opposed to what can commonly occur at dinner: putting your head down and devouring your entree.

One of my favorite places to frequent when I am in Miami for this fare is Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. One of the reasons this place is so unique is that it ties in three types of tapas:  robata, hot and raw bar, which unite for a fresh take on tradition and a unique culmination of flavor.

While I would recommend this spot for tapas in a heartbeat, they are also quite a differentiator for cocktails. I indulged in the Strawberry Balsamic. My love for sweet and savory was complemented in this drink, incorporating fresh strawberries, aged balsamic, premium vodka, and fresh lime juice.


Another thing I really like about tapas is that they come to the table as they are ready. Our first dish was the Scallop crudo. It was so fresh, including apple, black truffle, lime, and jalapeño. Scallops have a tendency to be on the sweeter side, so it was nice to have the contrasting flavor of black truffle and jalapeño.Sugarcane

My favorite plate of the night was the Brussel sprouts, cooked with orange and sweet soy. Sugarcane

The beef short ribs were made in aKorean fashion. The meat was very tender and delicious.SugarcaneFinally, we had the octopus with aji panca.

SugarcaneAs if we could eat more, we decided dessert was necessary. The best dish on the menu, hands down, is the torrejas with maple caramelized apples.


The thought that goes into the marriages of flavor in the above dishes is truly spectacular. It is always a treat to come in and have this “shared experience”; the connections between food and people here are just magical. Next time, share that moment over tapas at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill. You won’t regret it.

And, as if you need any more reasons to stop by, their Happy Hour selection is just FABULOUS. Check out the deals below:

Monday – Friday
4pm – 7pm
*happy hour menu available at the bar only

marinated olives orange, thyme
edamame fresh soy beans, salt
shishito peppers lemon, sea salt

american wagyu sliders tonkatsu, quail egg
brussels sprouts orange, sweet soy

half 12 / dozen 24
east & west coast oysters

salmon avocado
yellowtail jalapeño
shrimp tempura
spicy tuna

octopus aji panca
chicken tokyo scallion, yakitori sauce

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4 Responses to “Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill”

  1. erin January 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    that strawberry balsamic cocktail. WANT.

    • Elizabeth Halle January 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      SO SO SO Good. If you’re in Miami, it’s a must!

  2. Diana Mieczan January 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Yum, everything looks so very delicious and I love tapas:) Kisses

    • Elizabeth Halle January 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

      If you’re ever in Miami and get the chance, you should definitely stop by. Midtown is one of my favorite places to frolick and find yummy delectable bites.

      xo Elizabeth

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