New Miami restaurants: Sexy Fish, Jaffa and Mehzcla

The latest round of South Florida openings and introductions include a new physical location for Jaffa, the opening of Mehzcla at the Balfour Hotel, and the long-awaited grand opening of London import Sexy Fish.

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Chef Yaniv Cohen has opened a second restaurant in Jaffa at Hallandale Beach.

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701 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach

Jaffa, the Israeli and Mediterranean restaurant at Mia Market in the Design District has opened a restaurant in Hallandale Beach. Executive Chef Yaniv Cohen’s menu is known for its kosher-style meat and dairy-free menu served alongside a range of vegan dishes. Accompany your meal with a bottle of the selection of Mediterranean and Israeli wines. Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Click to enlarge Mehzcla opened inside the Balfour Hotel on Ocean Drive.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF MEHZCLA

Mehzcla opened inside the Balfour Hotel on Ocean Drive.

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350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Mehzcla opened its doors at the Balfour, a boutique hotel in the Art Deco district of Ocean Drive. A nod to the property’s Miami Beach heritage, Mehzcla combines a variety of Latin American culinary influences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the helm: Executive Chef Steven Acosta, a native of Miami, who brings a global perspective to the restaurant’s diverse menu. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Click to enlarge London-born Sexy Fish opened its first US location in Miami.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF SEXY FISH

London-born Sexy Fish opened its first US location in Miami.

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1001 S. Miami Avenue, Miami

Richard Caring, the British businessman who owns many of London’s hottest restaurants, has opened his UK-based Sexy Fish in Brickell. As the first international venue outside of London, the restaurant was designed as an even more opulent version of its Berkeley Square sister establishment, from the huge aquarium to the mermaid sculptures and colorful glass mosaics to the octopus onyx in the men’s bathroom. Chef Bjoern Weissgerber’s menu includes signature new dishes like “Sexy Gold Fish & Crispy Caviar,” with sea bass marinated in gold flakes and finished on robata. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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