TWOI Bites: El Otro Tiesto – Miami, Florida

I’ll be very honest with you, I’m a PICKY eater. I’ve been this way my entire life, but now in my 20s, I’ve been trying to branch out and try new things.  When my sister Dahiana recommended Oscar and I visit the El Otro Tiesto Cafe, a Dominican-Japanese fusion restaurant, I had my reservations. First of all, I don’t like sushi. (Which is a tragedy considering how much I love Japanese culture.) And second, well there wasn’t a second point. I was nervous and the pictures although beautiful, didn’t seem to convince me. However, we went and I’m so happy we did.


We started with the appetizer called Conconsito. Dominicans might recognize the name because its what we call the crunchy rice that sticks to the bottom of the rice. It was filled with a bunch of yummy things that I can’t remember.



Next was our main dishes. Oscar got the “Ay Vea” sushi, which contained fried salami, fried cheese, and was topped with platano maduro.


I ordered the “Geisha” which was shrimp tempura, mozzarella cheese, platano maduro, and bacon.



Although not really pictured, the drinks were delicious and strong! The hookah was smooth and flavorful.  The service was great and the restaurant had a unique look to it, a mix of Japanese and Dominican vibes. If you’re in Miami, I definitely recommend you check it out.



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