After spending some time in Miami, I started to notice a few things:
- Due to the Latin culture, people tend to eat late, this is a good thing for me
- Venues are usually very chic and well decorated; the patrons tend to match
- There is a strong Latin food scene, but a lot of the modern ones will also serve some sort of sushi
- Many venues cater to a party and food scene
Intimo is kind of a reflection of the first 3, and a little of the 4th but not like others I will post about in the future.
Our reservation was at 9:30PM on a Tuesday and the place was still fairly busy. In most other cities, Tuesday nights would be slow.
The decor was fairly modern and the menu had a good mix of Latin and Japanese influenced dishes. Our server started by bringing a tea kettle but with some broth inside.
It was a welcome surprise. The broth was fish based and delicious. We then proceeded to order. We started with an assortment of sushi. They were ok with nothing particularly outstanding.
For the main, we had a seafood stew which was quite good. I ordered it because I once had a similar dish in Peru called pescado a lo macho. I still remember it to this day, even though it was 10 years ago. I have never found it on a menu since (although on this trip, I would find it at a couple restaurants I will post about later).
Overall, service was good. Service can be very slow in Miami, but this place was attentive. The food was ok, and the atmosphere was lively though there are better places to eat and have a great time in Miami. Because of this, I would go elsewhere next time.