August 16, 2018

Inside OTR's New Venezuelan Restaurant, Maize

Maize, a new Over-the-Rhine eatery which opened in early July, specializes in a unique fusion menu that honors traditional recipes from across Latin America, with an emphasis on Venezuelan cuisine. The menu is colorful and varied, with dishes from across the region that complement one another while retaining their traditional roots — such as Peruvian ceviche, Mexican street corn and Venezuelan cachapas and asado negro. Read a full review here. Maize OTR, 1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-1608, maizeotr.com. 
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No. 7 (tie): Maize
1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, maizeotr.com
Hailey Bollinger

No. 7 (tie): Maize

1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, maizeotr.com
The Tembleque cocktail is an homage to a traditional Puerto Rican pudding dessert. Bacardi black rum, Don Q, coconut milk, vanilla, egg, cinnamon and bitters produce a perfectly sweet sipping cocktail.
Hailey Bollinger
The Tembleque cocktail is an homage to a traditional Puerto Rican pudding dessert. Bacardi black rum, Don Q, coconut milk, vanilla, egg, cinnamon and bitters produce a perfectly sweet sipping cocktail.
The asado negro de costilla de res: a traditional Venezuelan braised short rib with a panela base, served on top of Puerto Rican mofongo (plantains, sofritos and vegetable broth, mashed and seasoned) with heirloom carrots and a sorghum foam.
Hailey Bollinger
The asado negro de costilla de res: a traditional Venezuelan braised short rib with a panela base, served on top of Puerto Rican mofongo (plantains, sofritos and vegetable broth, mashed and seasoned) with heirloom carrots and a sorghum foam.
Crisp, bright, tangy, fresh, the ceviche features mahi, snapper and shrimp with diced mango and serrano pepper. It is served with mariquitas, or plantain chips.
Hailey Bollinger
Crisp, bright, tangy, fresh, the ceviche features mahi, snapper and shrimp with diced mango and serrano pepper. It is served with mariquitas, or plantain chips.
Interior of the bar/dining space
Hailey Bollinger
Interior of the bar/dining space
Maize has an outdoor patio open for dining or drinking
Hailey Bollinger
Maize has an outdoor patio open for dining or drinking