Bunbury is one of my favorite places in Miami. I’ve met Paula Costa, the owner, in 2008 when we worked together at Novecento, she was the Beverage Director. She then ventured out to open her own place. She decided to become a sommelier when she was 18 years old. Her massive experience in the wine world and her passion and commitment for her craft it’s definitely what makes Bunbury so special (and successful!).
My love for this Argentine wine bar started back in 2014, when it first opened in a sketchy neighborhood in Edgewater. I think the space was a former sort-of mechanic shop. The patio was lovely but humid and since the ‘garage door’ was always open it was hot inside as well. But no one cared, it was always packed. Full of great energy, amazing wine selection, and delicious homemade empanadas.
In 2019, Bunbury moved to a much bigger (and air conditioned) space at Square Station in the Arts & Entertainment District. At the new space the wine bar became a restaurant with a full bar and even a coffee shop called Fonda Cafe by Bunbury. The space is massive compared to what it used to be, but it still maintains it’s cozy charm. And the bigger space means a bigger wine selection, there are more than 100 hand-selected wines! Make sure to look at ‘Paula’s list’ on the wine menu. One of my favorite is the Achaval Ferrer ‘Quimera”. And let’s not forget the delicious food. My go-to’s are of course the empanadas, the brie crocante with the most amazing fig vinaigrette, burrata with prosciutto, charcuterrie board, and the tablita Malbec.
Make sure to visit this lovely place. 100% recommended! 🙂