Tucked away unsuspectingly on bustling Commodore Street in Coconut Grove, Loretta and the Butcher is a quaint and charming cafe/restaurant serving simple but expertly prepared dishes from Argentina and the Mediterranean, as well as a wide range of unique wines. . The brainchild of longtime friends and colleagues, Mariano Codaro and Costa Grillas, who met in Miami in 2007 and worked together for nearly a decade before teaming up to open the boutique restaurant of their dreams: where residents of the community could call home and enjoy a good meal at a fair price with impeccable cuisine. a service. Loretta and the Butcher is that dream come true!
Born and raised in Argentina, Mariano has developed a rustic-classic menu, centered on quality meats and rich, bold red wines, staples in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Of Greek descent, Costa grew up living a lifestyle that used food as a way to socialize and hone her hospitality skills. Having traveled extensively throughout Argentina, Costa’s affinity for great Malbecs quickly became an obsession.
On one of their many wine expeditions to Mendoza, Mariano and Costa sat down and, while enjoying a few bottles of wine, conceptualized the restaurant of their dreams – from the kind of wooden handle the steak knife would have to the farm where the steak entraña cut would be sourced and even the type of sneakers the servers would wear.
Loretta was the name of the vineyard host that evening. Loretta’s husband, Diego, had gone hunting earlier in the day and he had cooked them a feast for the royal family! That night, the name “Loretta and the Butcher” was born.
The restaurant specializes in grilled meats of all kinds – the Parrillada is a ‘must’ for full sampling, but there are also a number of pasta dishes, fish and seafood dishes, salads and salads. vegetarian options and various eclectic selections on the diverse menu. We loved the Pulpo Grillado – sushi quality octopus with roasted red peppers, red onions and capers and the Risotto Portobello and Asparagus, accompanied by the Mosquita Muerta Malbec and complemented by the Panqueque – a crepe stuffed with dulce de leche and gelato at vanilla . The dishes are hearty and perfect for family sharing.
Weekly specials abound and include: BYOW Mondays where you can bring your own bottle of wine with no corkage fee and enjoy 50% off wine bottles all day; a free bottle of wine accompanies your parrillada order on Tuesdays and every Wednesday, all milanesas are priced at just $19 each. Happy Hour specials include 2×1 beer and wine plus $10 bites each from Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Loretta and the Butcher also offers special lunch menus, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a choice of sangria or mimosa experience for $35.
The Web: www.lorettaandthebutcher.com
Call: (786) 618-9982
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