One Street, 7 Ways to Play; Española Way Launches Weekly Events
Española Way, the rustic and picturesque pedestrian-only street, is inviting visitors and locals alike to join them for daily deals and entertainment seven days a week. The street will be hosting weekly themes such as: Meatless Mondays, Arts & Crafts Market on Tuesdays, Opera and Happy Hour Wednesdays, Salsa Thursdays, Flamenco Fridays, Yoga Saturdays and Española Way Market on Sundays. Free and open to the public, these daily festivities are ideal for tourists and locals alike.
Explore the daily highlights more below.
There are 15 restaurants located along Espanola Way and each boasts a diverse menu that lends itself to a deliciously satisfying Meatless Monday including:
- Moshi Moshi – Enjoy soba bowls filled with noodles and vegetables
- Oh! Mexico – Eat festively with a Mexican Caesar salads, hearty nachos, quesadillas, veggie fajitas and chile rellenos
- Pane y Vino La Trattoria – Indulge in authentic pasta dishes such as Parmigiana de melanzane, cappelletti verdi tartufati, cannellone ricotta e spinaci
- Piccolo Cucina – Try one of the several pasta options including gnocchi, maccheroni or ravioli
- Tapas & Tintos – Enjoy a traditional Tortilla Española while sipping sangria
- Numero 28 – Indulge in wood-fired Neapolitan cheese pizza straight from Italy
- A la Folie Cafe – Nosh on fresh salads with goat cheese, nuts, fruit, and cheese plates
- Kone Seafood & Grill – Share a plate of fettuccine alfredo, penne alla vodka or eggplant parmesan
Arts & Crafts Market on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Produced in collaboration with The Market Company, Miami’s leading green event producer since 1997, the Arts & Crafts Market on Tuesdays, open from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., will feature handmade merchandise such as soaps, knitted purses and scarves, candles, art, children’s items, jewelry and more made by artisans from South Florida, The Florida Keys and across the country. This rain or shine event is free and open to the public.
Opera & Happy Hour Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, Espanola Way guests can enjoy free opera performances alongside Hosteria Romana from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Visitors can also sip cocktails as the sun sets while enjoying happy hour specials from 4-7pm from several of the street’s delicious restaurants including:
- Oh! Mexico – $7 margaritas and classic cocktails, $20 beer buckets, $4 non-alcoholic frozen drinks
- Tapas & Tintos – $6 sangria, mojitos and beer or dinner for two for $39 featuring tapas, sangria and paella
- Kone Seafood and Grill – $12 cocktails, $8 beer and wine
- Mare Mio – $39 plate of oysters with bottle of Pinot Grigio or $39 combo of an appetizer, entrée and drink
- Mercato Della Pescheria – $6 cocktails, beer and wine and $6 bites
- Havana 1957 – 15% off mojitos, Cuba libres, sangria, daiquiris and beer
- Botecto Copacabana – 50% off all drinks
- Piccola Cucina – 2 for 1 on cocktails and wine
- Hosteria Romana – $5 beer and wine, $7.50 mojitos, margaritas and sangria and $9 appetizer specials
- Contesta Rock Hair – 15% off all salon services for women and free beer
Salsa Thursdays at 7:30-8:30 pm
- Every Thursday on the Washington Avenue side near Havana 1957, guests can enjoy salsa dancing in the street. A live band will fill Espanola Way with music as salsa dancers entertain to the beat. Feel free to join in and show off your best moves.
Flamenco Fridays at 7:30-8:30 pm
- Fridays are for Flamenco on Espanola Way every Friday near Tapas & Tintos. The Flamenco dancers, known as bailaores and bailaoras, are very passionate with their sweeping movements and rhythmic steps that put guests in a trance.
Yoga Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Española Way is welcoming yogis of all skill levels to participate in Yoga a la Española, free yoga classes led by Synergy Yoga on the pedestrian-only street every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Synergy Yoga is the oldest yoga studio in Miami Beach and their first studio was located within Española Way. Having over 15 years of experience with a variety of yoga styles, Synergy Yoga instructors will teach one-hour yoga sessions focusing on different techniques and proper poses that make up the dynamic practice of yoga. Participants can bring their own yoga mats or rent a customized Española Way yoga mat for $2.
Española Way Market on Sundays, 12-9 p.m.
- Produced in collaboration with The Market Company, Sunday Markets on Española Way will feature handmade merchandise by artisans from South Florida, The Florida Keys and across the country. Open every Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m., visitors can expect to find one-of-a-kind items including: Italian styled jewelry; salts and sugars; African Market Baskets; knitted purses; still-life paintings; ethnic crafts; clothing; handmade candles; hand-knitted scarves; prints; and fresh orchid plants. There will also be a delectable selection of locally produced food items including: fresh French pastries, fresh squeezed orange juice, fine Italian olive oil, pappardelle pasta, local honey, fresh herb plants, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh fruit cups, and jam and jellies. This rain or shine event is free and open to the public.
About Española Way
Española Way is a relatively short, historic street between 14th and 16th street on Miami Beach, stretching from Washington Avenue to the western corners of Drexel Avenue. Owned by the City of Miami Beach, Scott Robins Companies, Inc and Infinity Real Estate, LLC, an INFINITY Group Company, Española Way is a quaint and picturesque Spanish-inspired village designed in Mediterranean Revival style. In May 2017, the City of Miami Beach invested and completed a $2.5 million revitalization project on the pedestrian-only street. Today, Española Way is experiencing a renaissance, living out the intentions of those who built it nearly a century ago. It is a festive street where locals and travelers congregate to commiserate, create and celebrate.