Gabriella Mas

I was born and raised in Miami. I played soccer my entire life, until I left home for university. I’m now an Inter Miami CF fan, but I grew up watching Real Madrid with my dad. I recently launched my own company, (re)boot. We work with professional sports clubs and designers to upcycle damaged or leftover equipment.

In the last few years, Miami has changed a lot, welcoming in new residents, restaurants, culture, and most importantly, futbol — with the introduction of Inter Miami CF, Miami’s MLS club. My family is part of the Inter Miami CF ownership, so I’ve seen firsthand how powerful the sport really is in uniting people. It is great to see Copa America, and other big tournaments like the FIFA World Cup in 2026, coming to the US, but most importantly, Miami.


I’m Cuban so I have to say you can’t leave Miami without trying Versailles on 8th Street. I also love Café La Trova for Cuban fare. If I want something sweet, I go to Azúcar for artisanal ice cream.

For Miami classics, you should go to Mandolin, which is an oasis for feasting on Greek and Turkish food. Cote is a Korean steakhouse and a must do - get the crispy chicken at the bar with their signature drink “the heat”). Lucali is a great sit down spot for pizza, salad and beer. Or, if you want sushi, you should try Hiyakawa. I’m allergic to shellfish but stone crabs are a staple in Miami, so check out Joe’s Stone Crab for a local delicacy. If you’re in the market for something simpler, try Hometown BBQ, a fun spot for a BBQ lunch, or Miami Slice for the best pizza slice you’ll have in Miami (if you can manage to snag a spot!)

I want to honour the variety of countries participating in the Copa América. Fiorito is a casual spot for Argentinian food and delicious empanadas. Maty’s has delicious Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. Caracas bakery is a great spot for a Venezuelan breakfast.


Walrus Rodeo has great wine and off-the-menu lasagna. Chug’s Diner in Coconut Grove is my favourite spot for coffee and a twist on the classic pastelito. Los Felix has great ambience and beer/cocktail selection, with some of the best al pastor. If you want something a bit more fun, you can go ‘out’ out. Zey Zey. Miami Sound Bar, Medium Cool are all fun places to drink and dance.


For day drinking or watching a fútbol match, stop at Cerveceria La Tropical, which is a great brewery in Wynwood. Wynwood has a lot of breweries and outdoor bars that will likely have a great vibe to watch the tournament. If you are going to book a table somewhere, call ahead and make sure they are airing the tournament. Veza Sur Brewing is also nearby and another great option.


In between watching the games, if you want to have a go yourself and play, head over to Stadio Soccer Miami, Urban Indoor Futbol, or Soccer Cage Brickell.


Golaço Kits is heaven for vintage kits. Dale Zine is my favourite book shop - it has all kinds of literature and magazines, mostly related to streetwear, culture and design (you might find something futbol or sport related). Veblen is a great spot for vintage clothes, and UNKNWN or Kith for sneakers and streetwear. Honestly, walking through the Design District and Wynwood in general will appease any kind of shopping need.