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Dave suggested that we try Miami Grille because he had heard good things from his friends.  I had been at UTC earlier in the morning and walked by just to check it out. It didn’t look too fancy, almost like an upscale fast food restaurant, but when I came back in the evening, it had a very different vibe… kind of trendy. Dave says it’s “cheap IKEA trendy.” (You may recognize a few things from IKEA.)

Canasta de Fritas - two crunchy treats: seasoned French fries and sweet potato fries with two kinds of dipping sauces ($5.45).  Dave says, “Either wolf them down quickly or don’t order them.”  They aren’t as good once they get cold. I liked the seasoned French fries. You should have seen my face when I tried the sweet potato fries… pure disgust! It was the first and probably the last time that I try sweet potato fries.

Shrimp Curry - simmered in a creamy coconut-curry sauce served over white rice with toasted coconut, salsa, green onions, and some kind of sweet apple sauce ($13.95).  Dave says, “They skimped on the shrimp. I liked the toasted coconut and the apple sauce in combination with the shrimp.”

Seoul Grill - marinated Korean style chicken on a bed of Cuban fried rice ($10.95).  Delicious! Tastes very much like teriyaki chicken… the good kind… especially with their sweet tangy sauce. The rice was also good.

This was the third Cuban/ Caribbean restaurant that I’ve been to and all have been excellent. Definitely a place to try and it’s not expensive.

Miami Grille
4545 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego CA 92122
(858) 552-0668

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