In Miami, we’re spoiled enough to claim the most pictureworthy backdrops, from deep blue waters to lush green palm trees. However, what’s often missing is a true rooftop destination. In comes Coral Gables’ first rooftop restaurant and bar, Cebada.
Chicharrones de pato—dry-aged duck breast over a foie gras brodo PHOTO COURTESY OF CMPR
Translating to “barley” in Spanish, the name pays tribute to the now-shuttered Barley, which was located in downtown Dadeland. Now, Jorgie Ramos and his father, Jorge Ramos Sr., bring the inimitable Cuban spirit to this chic rooftop setting, complete with a vibrant cocktail menu and mouthwatering cuisine. Newly launched menu items range from comfort food like Spanish fried chicken to elevated snacks like the crema con caviar, concocted with cream and onion dip, caviar, chives and yuca puffs. Sound good? It gets even better. For something more hearty, opt for the Josh’s Premium Meats wagyu bone-in ribeye or the grilled U7 prawns with enchilada butter, toast and chives. Explore colorful cocktails, which claim playful names, from the vodka-based Bro, Why Are Your Pants so Tight to the tequila-based Relax, It Only Tingles a Little. Cebada Rooftop invites you to embrace levity, kick back and enjoy the view. 124 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, cebadarooftop.com