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You may not think of Charlotte as a mecca for Iberian cuisine. You’d be right.

A spectacular exception is to be found on the city’s south side, where the Miró Spanish Grill stands as a welcome outpost of Spanish cuisine.

Uncommonly attractive digs for a shopping-center-based establishment welcome the hungry to a warm dining room and bar. In my three of four visits, staff have been genuinely inviting and attentive.

For its quite reasonable price point, the food does not fall short of exquisite. The wine list sports a selection of the expected Spanish labels with a smattering of California, Argentine, and Chilean alternatives. I recommend the unexpectedly non-oaky Tempranillo (Rioja) from Bodegas Valdemar, which was on offer for a reasonable twenty-eight clams.

Go for the seafood, which appears to be MSG’s strength. Last evening’s special of swordfish and king prawns on a bed of rice have me wishing this early morning that it was still, well, last night.

I find nothing to fault in this high-value outpost of Iberian cuisine plunked down where one might have least expected to stumble upon it.

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