All my summers growing up were spent in Uruguay, and the last ten, at least, were spent in town called Jose Ignacio where the original world-renowned Parador La Huella is located. Dinning there is a summer staple for all the people visiting this tiny and chic fisherman’s town.
Quinto La Huella is the Miami local version of this award-winning beachfront concept restaurant. Located within Brickell City Centre, Quinto La Huella serves as the signature restaurant at EAST, Miami, a lifestyle hotel & residences at Brickell City Centre, the facility’s exclusive flagship hotel. Inspired by its location on the fifth (quinto, in Spanish) floor of the hotel, the South American concept features a traditional fire cooking method with a parrilla centered at the heart of its kitchen and includes wood fire ovens fueled with local red and white oak that makes me feel at home. It also offers a sushi counter highlighting Florida’s coastline and an expansive outdoor dining experience.
Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels, and his executive team did extensive research into finding the perfect concept for the new hotel in the heart of Miami. For Williams, it was the continued recommendations from influential food writers in the culinary world that led him to Uruguay. For the owners of Parador La Huella, Martín Pittaluga, Gustavo Barbero, and Guzmán Artagaveytia, it was the ideal opportunity for expansion, and to partner with a world-class team of hospitality experts.
“We had been approached many times before Brian Williams reached out to us for the EAST, Miami project, but we really never had plans or interest in expanding Parador La Huella in the past,” says Pittaluga, Partner of both Quinto and Parador La Huella. “This opportunity was different because Swire Hotels’ restaurants and bars are destinations in their own right and we simply felt that this project would be a unique challenge for us in a powerful and culturally rich city. Miami is evolving and truly becoming a cultural capital, drawing visitors from all over the world, thanks to the tremendous cuisine, growing arts scene, and incredible architecture the city offers.”
An eclectic blend of world fare combining a menagerie of culinary training from around the globe, the collaborative menu features a wide array of dishes from South American grains, fresh produce from South Florida, pizza and pastas, and a bevy of items cooked over an open flame. Quinto La Huella’s signature items emanate from the restaurant’s parrilla, an enormous blackened steel, centrally positioned parrilla, where specialized chefs tend to meats, vegetables and fish. Various dishes from the parrilla include Entrecot, Arroz Negro, and Mollejas, to name a few. In addition to the parrilla, Quinto La Huella features a full-service kitchen and wood fire oven serving beloved favorites from Parador La Huella, as well as a variety of dishes created specifically for the new space. Standouts from the menu includes Milanesas, Filetes de Merluza a la Plancha, Langostinos al Horno, Verduras Asadas and Crudo Siciliano. And in case this didn’t taste enough like home, their signature desser features a Volcán de Dulce de Leche, a warm cake that oozes with dulce de leche when cracked open.
TIP: Go to Quinto La Huella for BRUNCH! 55$ all you can eat + 25$ bottomless mimosas on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Quinto LA Huella’s brunch offers an ideal setting for getting together with your friends and family to enjoy mouthwatering food, delightful live music and of course, good vibes. The brunch buffet includes a variety of fresh fruit and pastry offerings in addition to dishes cooked over the open flame throughout the day, including savory steaks, chicken, fish, vegetables and pizzas. There is also a sushi at the bar and a special table for those with a sweet tooth with a selection of delicious desserts.
Quinto La Huella
For reservations, please visit www.quintolahuella.com or call 305-712-7000.
EAST, Miami | Fifth Floor
788 Brickell Plaza |Miami FL 33131
Mon – Thu: 6:30am – 1:00am
Fri – Sat: 6:30am – 2:00am
Sunday: 6:30am – 12:00am