‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Star Marysol Patton Shares Her Favorite Local Restaurants

Bravo TV struck gold in 2005 when it created a reality show about women who shop, bicker and drink.

Real Housewives of Orange County was a hit and the franchise became a sensation with 11 different cities represented, including Miami.

Real Housewives of Miami premiered in 2011 and ran for three seasons with a cast of local socialites and celebrity wives, plus a handful of businesswomen.

Now the cast of Miami is back, this time on Peacock. Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, Larsa Pippen, Lisa Hochstein, Guerdy Abraira, Nicole Martin, Julia Lemigova and Adriana de Moura are back to shop, bicker and drink again in Miami. (Patton’s mother, Elsa, who became a fan-favorite when the show first aired for her shameless fabulousness, died in 2019.)

Marysol Patton tells new times the current season filmed in Miami last summer, with COVID precautions. “We were very careful, so filming took a little longer than usual,” she shares.

Patton also revealed some of the restaurants where the episodes were filmed, benefiting those who care to dine like a real housewife.

“We filmed a few scenes at Seaspice,” Patton explains. Her favorite dish is a crudo, she says, adding, “I’m not a big eater. I’m more of a drinker.”

Another dinner scene took place at Juvia, where, she reports, “the food was fantastic, but the drinks were even better.”

Another one Housewives favorite is Kiki on the River. “Kiki is always great,” Patton says, adding that just about every dish is a winner. “I indulge myself at Kiki’s,” she confesses. “I love the grilled shrimp, octopus, and hummus.”

Patton also revealed her favorite cocktail, a drink of her own invention, named by her husband, Steve McNamara. Patton, who is still considered a newlywed – she and McNamara tied the knot in Tulum in April 2021, according to page 6 — calls the drink “The Situation.” A deconstructed cocktail, it consists of a glass of Tito’s or Gray Goose vodka with ice, lemon and pineapple juice on the side. “I like to mix it myself,” she says. “When I order it, it sometimes turns into a complicated situation, so my husband called it ‘The Situation’.”

Ice, Patton notes, isn’t something she likes in her drinks: “It’s not cost effective or efficient.”

A resident of Coconut Grove, Patton says she tends to stay close to home when dining off-screen, citing Cipriani, Mr. C and Fiola as favorites. (She calls Fiola “a hidden gem.”)

the real housewife housewife also recently tried Major Food Group’s Sadelle’s. “It was quite a scene,” she says of the brunch-focused New York-to-Coconut Grove transplant.

If you want to catch up with Patton and the rest of the The Real Housewives of Miami, you’ll find them streaming on Peacock.

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