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The Freehand’s restaurant is located in a historic 1930s house directly adjacent to the hostel—also designed by Roman & Williams, the interior has a colorful, beachy vibe complete with picnic tables, bright pink and green shelving, blue-and-white wallpaper, and tables lit with Virgin Mary candles. The menu is a hodge-podge of cuisines that’s illustrative of Miami’s melting pot, incorporating Caribbean, South American, and Middle Eastern foods in dishes like cheese bread made with cassava flour, banana fosters pancakes with Appleton rum, or arepas with ropa vieja and queso de mano. Don’t leave without ordering one of their tiki-bar-inspired drinks, which are served with a garnish of orchids, plastic sunglasses, and upside-down nips of rum.

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