Just a few short months ago I was searching for a place to eat in South Miami, which was sort of halfway between where I was and where I didn’t want to have to drive for dinner (let’s call that “Kendall”). And I had remembered reading about Alta Cocina, a culinary haven in a galaxy otherwise occupied by, well, chain restaurants. I recalled that the owners were two Michy’s expats, and that lended some credibility to their endeavor (at least to me). My other favorite option in the area (Macchiato) had closed, probably because it was in the second-worst possible location, Dadeland Station. Worst possible location? International Space Station (no place to park).
And you know what? Alta Cocina was good. It was going to be my go-to place in South Miami to the extent that I ever had to “go to” South Miami.
So needless to say, because all good food in the suburbs must be eradicated, Alta Cocina has closed. Perhaps there are new restaurants in South Miami doing interesting things? If there are, please call, text, or email. Send a carrier pigeon, turn on the bat signal. Otherwise the food trucks are going to have to wander the streets of South Miami like ice cream trucks and when you hear the music approach, then grab some cash and run out the door. Hopefully you’ll catch them in time.