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Walrus Rodeo

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5143 NE Second Ave, Miami
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Some new restaurants feel like long-awaited albums from generational talents. And Walrus Rodeo, the sister restaurant of Boia De, is the equivalent of a collaborative Rihanna/Frank Ocean album with a surprise cameo by the original members of The Wiggles. Except it might actually be better, because it’s real and every bit as great as expected. Even though it occupies the space (and inherited the pizza oven) of a former pizzeria, Walrus Rodeo isn’t quite Italian. The menu has some Italian-ish things—like massive potato gnocchi and a white anchovy/maple brown butter pizza. But then there are completely unique dishes like a carrot tartare that’ll make you as excited about carrots as that kid on Tik Tok was about corn. The interior is a bright country western meets Italian disco aesthetic, with a silver ceiling, white brick walls, and two very fun bathrooms. If you’re going to spend time fighting for a reservation in Miami right now, make it this one. 

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