Marlins Park: A Foodies View

With Little Havana as the backdrop to the the NEW Miami Marlins ballpark, if you believed the food would reflect its surroundings, you’d be right. Following the trends of baseball’s newest parks, the Miami Marlins have served up an ecclectic mix of dishes from ceviche to cuban sandwiches.

You see, Miami has become known for its own trends. Lebron James isn’t the only one who brought their talents to South Beach. We have Michelle Bernstein who is the owner of Michy’s and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, partner of Tudor House and can be seen on Iron Chef and Chopped on the Food Network. And with their clientele being a majority Latino, the Marlins brought it all together. How you say?

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos courtesy Forbes Magazine

Start with South Beachs’ favorite hotspot, The Clevelander in left field bringing you a party atmosphere with its own menu and DJ. Next you can sit in the Diamond Club and order farm to table local and fresh items on a daily changing menu. Or perhaps, you can try the Tastes of Miami food court where you will find twists on ballpark food. Such as a mahi mahi fish taco or a beef tenderloin sandwich which comes with a spicy horseradish sauce.

The Clevelander courtesy USA Today

But let us not forget the cultural latin flavors the park highlights. Such as Papo Llega Y Pon and their pork sandwich, chicharrones and tamales. Or Latin American Grill who serves Cuban sandwiches, mojo-marinated plantain chips and even Cuban coffee. The natives not only won’t be restless but will feel as if they haven’t left their lay-z-boy to watch Jose Reyes fly around the bases and Hanley Ramirez smashing homers. I say, “Job well done, Miami Marlins” for bringing together the best parts of Miami and showing the baseball world what we have to offer on and off the field.