Timo’s at the Villa Mayfair has it all. From contemporary stylings to delicious food, this Coconut Grove restaurant features hip décor inside and out, a sleek bar with an extensive selection of wine, beer and cocktails, and a comprehensive and eclectic modern American menu. It’s kitschy, yet fashionable. It’s trendy, yet tasteful. I can only imagine that if it were located on South Beach and not in it’s semi-hidden spot behind the Mayfair Hotel it would be overflowing with throngs of foodie hipsters. Thankfully it’s not, and, at its heart, Timo’s is still a neighborhood joint; a new Grove favorite just for those in the know.
I visited Timo’s recently for lunch on a sleepy Saturday afternoon. There were only a handful of people eating so I got to really scope out the place. I dug the vibe, but as for my lunch, I was only able to get a small sampling of what Timo’s has to offer (read: I had a Chinese-Cuban get together to go later and I knew the gorging that awaited me). That said, what I ate was no-frills, fresh, well balanced, and just all-around delicious. I can totally see myself going back for a mid-week happy hour or weekend dinner. And I’m not gonna lie, the Skirt Steak & Eggs I saw on the brunch menu are most definitely calling my name.
Mitch’s recommendation: I’ll certainly be checking Timo’s out again, so should you!
Crispy Calamari & Rock Shrimp
George’s Tuna Tartare
“Angry Burger” (with Turkey, Bacon & Avocado)