Mercadito Midtown’s Chef/Partner Patricio Sandoval has created new BBQ-inspired dishes and grilled meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables for Miami’s summer with ingredients like fresh corn, pineapple, lemon-poached lobster, jicama, skewers of grilled shrimp and zesty mole-q sauce.  Among the new dishes, sharing-style,  theres’s Guacamole, Botanas −  Beef, pork and rice meatballs, requesón cheese, corn polenta, chipotle-tomato sauce; Tacos of Lemon-poached lobster, grilled scallions, pea hash, jalapeño-butter emulsion, crispy red onion; Wild mushrooms, tomato sofrito, queso fresco, salsa roja, crispy potato; or Chicken al carbon, avocado, corn, salsa verde, queso fresco ($15.50 for four); Entrées like Callo de Hacha ($21.50) Pan-seared diver scallops, huitlacoche, wild mushrooms, corn crema, and childe de árbol oil and Brochettas ($23.50), skewers of grilled shrimp & chimichurri, grilled steak & salsa toreada, smoked chicken & mole-q sauce. All watered down with build-your-own margaritas.

Mercadito Midtown is open seven days a week for dinner Sunday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays with brunch offered Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3252 NE 1st Avenue, Midtown Miami. (786) 369-0430.

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