Here Comes the Neighborhood: Rice Kitchen Opens in Giralda Plaza, Coral Gables!

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We’re so excited to join the neighborhood of Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables!

Rice Mediterranean Kitchen brings a host of new vegan, gluten-free, and organic options to Miami’s iconic Miracle Mile neighborhood. Come build your delicious grain bowl or salad bowl after a day of shopping or during your lunch hour in the City Beautiful.

Venetian Pool

Offering craft soda, and a selection of wine and brews, Rice is a great place to refresh after a day of visiting historic landmarks and hotspots. We’re surrounded by incredible sites: from the family friendly Venetian Pool to the Miami Biltmore hotel, the University of Miami, (Go ‘Canes!), amazing residences, and the convenient, free trolley service!

Coral Gables, Florida: Newly completed beautiful luxury town homes located in the European inspired city of Coral Gables located in trendy Miami.

Did you know that the architecture of Coral Gables is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival style? Always fun when the food fits the architecture 😉

Cityscape view of the intersection of Miracle Mile and Ponce De Leon in Coral Gables, Florida.


“We can’t wait to bring the flavor back to Giralda Ave,” said Jafar Shabani, Rice co-owner and designer of the new Coral Gables location. “The community that has supported the Gables during this construction period deserves it. We can’t think of a better way to thank our neighbors for their support over the years than to start this new chapter together with them.”

Find us on Giralda Ave!

A special thanks to the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables for the continued support! Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest happenings in the Gables.

And mark your calendars for our Grand Opening party and Giralda Streetscape celebration on September 15, 2017, offering concerts, food and fun on the beautifully redone plaza.

The vision for the new Giralda Plaza is taking shape. Courtesy: Coral Gables BID


The canopy of banyan trees, a hallmark of the Coral Gables landscape

Forecast Calls for Spice! Executive Chef Ali Shabani to Appear on NBC “6 in the Mix”

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Tune in this morning to the local NBC station at 11:30 to watch Rice Mediterranean Kitchen Executive Chef Ali Shabani prepare a delicious braised lamb bowl with host Roxanne Vargas on “6 in the Mix!”

Chef will be showing off some of the new dips and spreads that will be offered at the new Rice Coral Gables on Giralda Avenue, opening mid-August.

As you can see from the image, the forecast for Miami-Dade calls for some spice 😛


Chef Ali Shabani makes his amazing savory braised lamb with Roxanne Vargas on NBC!