As South Florida’s oldest natural landmark, the Miami River has long been at the center of Miami’s rich cultural history. It is only fitting then, that the eateries and monuments that surround the famous waterway be preserved in all their glory, as archetypes of Miami’s heydays. Casa Florida is just such a place, located in the historic Selina hotel, which boasts the oldest recorded hotel license in Miami dating back to 1898. Co-founders Gaston Gonzalez and Eduardo Suarez, and operations manager Sergio Levi helm the vintage-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar which is nestled between historic homes and the lush riverside Jose Marti Park. The unassuming tropical oasis allows guests to be transported to the quaint and colorful ambience of 1920’s Miami, integrating modern takes on classic Florida architecture and fare, with a carefully curated cocktails menu of imaginative drinks that leave mouths buzzing with its nuanced flavor. Relax and grab a bite on the bar’s shaded deck, indulge in bottomless brunch every weekend, or explore Casa Florida’s piece de resistance, a re-imagined and restored 1969 General Motors bus, converted to a eight seater hang-out.
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