Nothing quite screams South Florida like manatees, lush greenery, and gorgeous waterfront enclaves, and Tigre strikes the perfect balance between this wonderful tropical landscape and its Argentine heritage of café culture and bistros. Inspired by the iconic neighborhood of Tigre in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, this new restaurant in Little River evokes the peace and serenity of its namesake with a distinct Miami flair.
With over 100 feet of breezy waterfront seating, Tigre offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city — just a stone’s throw away from the busy Biscayne Boulevard. You’ll find yourself surrounded by verdant nature, chic bistro furniture, and calming shades of green that help the restaurant blend in with its idyllic surroundings.
If you’re in for a bite, the restaurant offers a modern take on Argentine cuisine that takes cues from American cuisine and Miami’s multicultural influences. Their menu features a wide variety of small plates inspired by Argentine classics like Palmito salad made with grilled heart of palm, radicchio, shaved fennel & parmesan, preserved lemon vinaigrette, and the Milanga, a modern take on the typical breaded veal fillet made with smoked and breaded heritage pork chops, charred napa cabbage slaw, apple butter. Tigre’s dishes are all made using the best products from local farms and vendors and have a strong focus on seasonal ingredients.
Also on their menu, you’ll find plenty of craft cocktails options like their fresh “Membrillo Rosado” made with Simple Vodka, Torre Oria Cava, Lemon, and Quince Hibiscus, or the “Choco Jungle” a light pineapple aperitif with delicate chocolate notes, pleasant citrus & vermouth balanced with rum.
Tigre’s new waterfront enclave in Little River opens Wednesday through Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. and is the perfect spot in which to unwind with some cocktails after a long day. And who knows? You might even catch sight of a manatee or two!
Note: Tigre works by reservation only, so make sure to book your spot ahead of time!
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