Fodor's Expert Review Española Way

South Beach Neighborhood/Street

There's a bohemian feel to this street lined with Mediterranean-revival buildings constructed in 1925 and inspired by New York's Greenwich Village. Al Capone's gambling syndicate ran its operations upstairs at what is now the Clay Hotel, a value-conscious boutique hotel. At a nightclub here in the 1930s, future bandleader Desi Arnaz strapped on a conga drum and started beating out a rumba rhythm. Visit this quaint pedestrian-only way nowadays and find a number of personality-driven restaurants and bars, and enjoy weekly programming, which includes the likes of salsa dancing, flamenco dancing, and opera performances.

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Española Way
Miami Beach, Florida  33139, USA

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