What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 1, of Season 7, "Are You...?".
After a long day, following the murder of detective Mike Anderson, Debra tells Angel & Quinn to take the rest of the day off.
Angel says he could use a drink, so they head to a nearby bar.
In the scene, we see them seated at the bar. They buy drinks, then make a toast "to Mike".
then get into a slightly hostile discussion about Quinn's possible
transfer, his going to his union rep, and his drinking problem.
admits he never actually put Quinn in for a transfer, and Quinn admits
he never really contacted his union rep - and that he isn't in an
alcohol rehab program.
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene was shot in a tiny bar in Highland Park originally called "The Little Cave", but which has recently had a major makeover, and has been renamed "La Cuevita" - which means (what else?) "The Little Cave" in Spanish.
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of
me this one, and it's a good thing, since the entrance is so small, you
could drive right past it without noticing it - let alone guessing that
a TV show had been filmed here.
And better yet, he even tracked down that exterior shot of the Miami
restaurant. My hunch was that it would turn out to be in Miami
Beach, on either Ocean Drive or Collins Ave, where there are a lot of
sidewalk bars & cafés. I searched those two streets, end to
end, but came up empty. Rick found it just a couple of blocks
west of those streets, on Espanola Way. (Thanks, Rick!)
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