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No doubt, 2020 has b*tch-slapped the restaurant industry. More than 8 million restaurant employees were laid off or furloughed, and the industry lost $235 billion in sales between March and November. 

Ortanique on the Mile - Caribbean - Coral Gables

Coral Gables is  one of South Florida's oldest cities and known for its creative and dynamic culinary scene. For the past 19 years, Ortanique on the Mile has been serving some of the city's most innovative and authentically Caribbean inspired food ... 

Describe the restaurant in three words: 

Authentic, Innovative, Delectable

Solo dining rating:


Parking can be challenging if you're not familiar with the area, and Ortanique on the Mile does not provide valet service. There are parking spots along Miracle Mile if you are fortunate to acquire one. Directly behind the restaurant is a large, multiple level, municipal parking garage, which charged only $5 to park. There is also a walkway from the garage which leads directly to Miracle Mile as well.

Can you eat at the bar? 

Yes; there's a cozy and lively bar towards the rear of the restaurant. There are also several high tops around the bar where you can also enjoy your meal, and catch whatever sporting event may be on their big screen TV.

What to wear:
Although I did not see anyone wearing shorts and T-shirts, the dress code seemed to be on the Florida casual style. Lots of jeans, collared shirts, and summer dresses were worn.

People watching/entertainment/atmosphere rating: