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Exploring Amal Restaurant: A Lebanese Culinary Journey in Coconut Grove

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 07, 2024

Coconut Grove is a melting pot of cultures, from Bahamian to Latin American, and even some Lebanese flair. In this diverse culinary landscape, Amal Restaurant stands out as a local gem. Inside South Florida recently visited this Lebanese eatery to explore how it takes guests on a flavorful journey.

Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Amal offers an authentic taste of Lebanese cuisine. Chef Wissam Baki, the mastermind behind the delightful dishes, shared insights about the restaurant's unique offerings. "Lebanese cuisine is part of the Mediterranean Sea. Our food is very famous with a variety of dishes and [considered one of the] top five healthiest foods," he explained.

Amal's dishes are infused with a blend of traditional spices, including cinnamon and a unique mix called seven spices, which combines various seasonings. The seven spices mix includes turmeric and black pepper, adding depth and flavor to their dishes.

One of Amal's standout dishes is the Amal Hummus, a signature creation. "We blend hummus with tahini, and then cook tenderloin meat… to perfection, and add a sauce made with browned butter, pomegranate molasses, and pine nuts," detailed Chef Wissam.

The word "Amal" means "hope" in Lebanese, symbolizing a positive future and a place for gathering. Chef Wissam explains that Lebanese culture is all about bringing people and families together to share food, emphasizing the communal spirit of the restaurant. Amal's ambiance is both airy and inviting, featuring bamboo accents and neutral colors that create a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Amal Restaurant in Coconut Grove offers a delicious and authentic Lebanese dining experience. Whether you're craving traditional hummus or looking to try something new like the Spanish Octopus, Amal promises a meal that's both flavorful and healthy.

To learn more about Amal and explore their menu, visit their location in Coconut Grove and immerse yourself in a culinary journey filled with hope, flavor, and community. For more information, visit

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