Tap Tap

Haitian in South Beach

In Haiti tap-taps are brightly colored pickup trucks turned public taxis, and their tropi-psychedelic paint schemes inspire the decor at this popular Haitian eatery. Meals are a happy marriage of West African, French and Caribbean: spicy pumpkin soup, snapper in a scotch-bonnet lime sauce, stewed beef and okra, and Turks and Caicos conch.

Make sure you try the mayi moulen, a signature side of cornmeal smothered in a rich bean sauce. If you need some liquid courage, shoot some Barbancourt rum, available in several grades (all strong).