I had been to this restaurant a few years ago, it felt good when my good friend invited me for a belated birthday celebration. When we arrived (Friday, Jul 18th, 2014) we were immediately escorted to a room which during the day is used as a private party room which apparently on weekends is used as an overflow when the restaurant is very full.
My friend and I are dark skin Latinas and we were surprised that everyone in that room was dark skin. I joked to my friend and said, what is this, the black folks room? Our table was in a secluded corner and we asked the host to move us to e main dining room because we wanted to have the full restaurant experience and felt secluded and he claimed that there was a 1 hr wait. We decided to stay there.
What was interesting is that even though this "supposedly" was overflow room, no one else was brought to that area in the 2.5 hrs that we were there. When we were leaving we passed the main dinging room which was full of white people and I had an awful feeling, in my 34 years in this country, I had never had this type of experience and did not expected it in such a culturally diverse city as Miami.
Even though the food was exquisite and the service by a waiter named David was extraordinary, I found the staff and management very impersonal. I can't help to wonder if this was a weird coincidence or is recism still so alive and blatant?
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