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New Restaurants in Indian River County – Part 3

I am always thrilled when new restaurants open in Indian River County. Mom and Pop and one-of-a-kind restaurants are vital for our economy and keep the money you spend dining out in our local community. With so many new places opening recently, I have decided to continue my series with a third installment. To catch up on the first two parts, which were published in April and May of 2022, CLICK HERE

Now let’s dive right in and check out these new places and see what I had to eat!

Casa Amigos – Vero Beach, FL

Casa Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Vero Beach mall. Cream-colored building with white trim, white and yellow sign. Entrance is landscaped with trees.
Outside Mall Entrance
Inside the dining room of Casa Amigos Mexican Restaurant, featuring gray walls and bright, colorful artwork. The room includes a mix of tables and booths, with yellow accents adding a pop of color. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, perfect for a casual dining experience.
Inside Dining Room
Shredded beef-filled chimichanga topped with cheese sauce, garnished with lettuce, served with sour cream, beans, and rice.
Beef Tips Chimichanga – Served with lettuce, sour cream, and beans & rice on the side. (Mine was served with shredded beef, not beef tips)
Refreshing berry-flavored margarita, a blend of sweet and tangy flavors made with berry puree and tequila. Vibrant purple color, perfect cocktail for any occasion.
Berry Berry Margarita – 1800 silver tequila, a muddled mix of berries, organic agave nectar, and fresh lime & orange juice.

In the past six months, there has been a significant increase in the number of Mexican restaurants in Indian River County. One of the most highly anticipated restaurants to open is Casa Amigos, which has already gained a reputation for its positive reviews at its Port St Lucie location. Despite facing multiple delays, it took over 15 months for the new location in Vero Beach to open. To make matters worse, they opened on the same day as Hurricane Nicole hit the area. As with any new restaurant, there have been a few growing pains. Reviews in our Facebook foodie groups have been mixed, and a few mentioning higher than average prices. I hope that Casa Amigos will be able to overcome its initial challenges and establish itself as a staple in the local Mexican dining scene.

Casa Amigos Mexican Kitchen
Address: 6200 20th St Suite 496, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone: (772) 218-9100
https://www.casaamigosrest.com/


Downtown Dipper Ice Cream Shop – Vero Beach, FL

Front exterior of the downtown Dipper ice cream shop in Vero Beach, Florida, featuring a white scalloped awning and display window showcasing various flavors of ice cream.
Front Entrance off of 14th Ave in the heart of Downtown Vero.
A quaint ice cream shop with white walls and black accents, featuring an ice cream case displaying 24 different flavors.
Ice Cream Case with at least 24 different flavors to choose from.
A scoop of Cherry Oblivion ice cream in a cup, and a hot fudge sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
(Left to Right) A scoop of Cherry Oblivion and a Hot Fudge Sundae with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Downtown Dipper Ice Cream is a new and exciting addition to the Vero Beach food scene. Located in the heart of downtown on 14th Ave, across from Vero Prime, this shop offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors for customers to choose from. The shop opened its doors a few months ago and is owned by the same family as the Downtown Dapper barber shop. The shop has a cozy, welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect place to stop by for a sweet treat. The friendly staff is always happy to help you choose the perfect flavor or to make a recommendation. So, the next time you’re in Vero Beach, be sure to stop by Downtown Dipper Ice Cream and try one of its delicious flavors.

Downtown Dipper Ice Cream Shop
Address: 2036 14th Ave #101, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 453-7930
https://www.facebook.com/downtowndippersicecream


Tequila Azteca – Vero Beach, FL

Tequila Azteca" is located in Vero Beach, Florida, in the Miracle Mile shopping area. The front of the building features a cream trim, orange walls, and an arched sign above the door in black, green, red, and white.
Front Entrance off of 21st Street in Miracle Mile (Old Amalfi Grill location)
The dining room at Casa Amigos Mexican Restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida features orange and yellow walls, padded chairs and booths, and black tables. Located in the Miracle Mile shopping district, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting, perfect for enjoying delicious Mexican cuisine.
Inside Dining Room
"A delicious plate of Arroz Con Pollo, made with a creamy cheese sauce, poblano peppers, and tomatoes, served over a bed of rice, accompanied by a side of fresh lettuce and tomatoes, at the Tequila Azteca restaurant in vero beach florida
Arroz Con Pollo – Chicken breast is sauteed in cheese sauce with roasted poblano peppers, green onions & tomatoes, and served over a bed of rice.
"A hearty plate of a fried ground beef chimichanga, served with a side of guacamole, sour cream, beans and rice, at the Tequila Azteca restaurant in vero beach florida.
Ground Beef Chimichanga – Served with lettuce, tomatoes, rice & beans. Sour cream & guacamole were an extra charge.

Vero’s newest Mexican restaurant, Tequila Azteca, has only been open for a few weeks and it’s already making waves in the local foodie community. Located in Miracle Mile off 21st street, in the old Amalfi Grill location, this restaurant combines classic Mexican fare in a fine dining atmosphere. Their menu includes freshly prepared classic Mexican dishes such as Chimichangas and Arroz Con Pollo that boast bold and authentic flavors. The drinks are also a highlight, with a wide variety of margaritas and house specialty cocktails to choose from. With its combination of classic Mexican food and fine dining atmosphere, treat yourself to some mouth-watering food and drinks at Vero’s newest Mexican restaurant!

Tequila Azteca
Address: 398 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 492-9360


Thai Esan Zabb Sushi – Vero Beach, FL

Thai Esan Zabb and Sushi restaurant entrance off 21st street in vero beach florida with blue walls, lots of windows, and a blue awning wiht the sign on it.
Front Entrance off 21st Street in Miracle Mile (Old Siam Orchid location)
Inside dining room at Thai Esan Zabb sushi restaurant off 21st street in vero beach florida with colorful Thailand decorations on the walls and ceiling.
Inside Dining Room
Sushi roll served on a raised lightly stained wood board, and served with orange slices, wasabi, ginger, onions, carrots & purple cabbage slaw at Thai Esan Zabb in Vero Beach florida
Thai Esan Zabb Roll – The roll was made with salmon, Kani, avocado, cream cheese, asparagus, scallions, spicy mayo, and topped with Masago and was beautifully presented on a raised board.
Unagi Don Grilled Eel Rice Bowl at Thai Esan Zabb in Vero Beach Florida, The dish starts with a mound of rice in the bottom of the bowl, then thinly sliced grilled eel is layered over the rice and topped with seaweed and scallions.
Unagi Don Grilled Eel Rice Bowl – I always like to roll the dice and pick a different dish each time. The dish starts with a mound of rice in the bottom of the bowl, then thinly sliced grilled eel is layered over the rice and topped with seaweed and scallions.

The location has recently had a lot of changes in ownership lately, and I lost confidence in it after my friend, Chef Beam, left. However, I rediscovered it again after seeing a new sign on the building. My friend, Miss Saigon, told me she was now managing the property and suggested I give it a try. The exterior of the building hasn’t changed much (just the sign), but once inside, it feels like you’re in Thailand due to the beautiful new decorations. The owner, Jutiyapond McCarthy, is originally from Thailand and had a successful restaurant there before moving to Vero to be closer to family. The restaurant was clean and the service was excellent, with the staff being attentive to customer needs and food is served quickly.

Thai Esan Zabb Sushi
Address: 762 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 999-5745
https://thaiesanzabb.com


Ty’s Deli – Vero Beach, FL

Ty's Deli front entrance off 20th street in Vero Beach Florida, cream colored walls, with lots of windows, and a sign that has a mascot with green, red, black and white colors
Front Entrance off of 20th Street (Formally Moe’s Deli)
Ty's Deli in Vero Beach Florida off 20th street inside dining room.  White walls with diamond plate design tables, clear blue chairs with metal legs
Dining Room
Ty's Deli in Vero Beach Florida off 20th street Pappou's Gyro - Sliced Greek style beef and lamb, sliced tomato, sliced onion, tzatziki sauce, on toasted pita bread
Pappou’s Gyro – Sliced Greek style beef and lamb, sliced tomato, sliced onion, tzatziki sauce, on toasted pita bread
Ty's Deli in Vero Beach Florida off 20th street Chicken Pizzaiole - Crispy fried breaded chicken cutlets, tomato basil pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and oregano, on a toasted hoagie roll.
Chicken Pizzaiole – Crispy fried breaded chicken cutlets, tomato basil pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and oregano, on a toasted hoagie roll.

Introducing Ty’s Deli, the newest deli to hit the streets of Vero! Located on 20th Street, where Moe’s Deli used to be, Ty’s Deli is the brainchild of owner Chef Tyler Ketchum. With a wealth of experience working at a variety of restaurants around the area, Chef Ketchum finally decided to open his own establishment, and it’s safe to say that it’s been worth the wait. The menu includes a variety of salads, sandwiches, Cubanos, and Korean beef tacos, all of which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. With its delicious menu, friendly service, and cozy atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a leisurely midday meal.

Ty’s Deli
Address: 1846 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 365-4803
https://tysdelivero.com/

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Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 8 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom and pop owned restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 8 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 3,300 photos that have been viewed over 60 million times. My foodie tribe is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie Meetups and Chef’s Table Dining events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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