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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell are now on their own in the real world, having declared at the Bachelor Season 18 “After the Final Rose” that they’re “done” with the show. (And ABC was like, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”) So now that their courtship is no longer on the network’s dime, where did the two go for their first post-finale date?

Having filmed the most dramatic awkward ATFR ever on Monday night, Juan Pablo and Nikki then flew from L.A. to Miami, where Juan Pablo lives. And Juan Pablo didn’t waste any time showing Nikki around to his favorite haunts. On March 11, Nikki posted a photo from a Venezuelan cafe in Miami called Budare Bistro, where the couple grabbed dinner.

“On our first REAL one-on-one date! @budare_bistro So good,” Nikki captions the shot. And soon, a response to the shout-out appeared on the restaurant’s Instagram page. “The Bachelor en Budare @Nikki_ferrell & @juanpagalavis #Budarebistro thanks for coming #venezuelanfood,” reads the comment.

We must say, their culinary choices seem pretty darn tasty. Our own personal rule of thumb: You can never put too much cheese on stuff. More importantly, this seems like a low-key place, so it’s nice that they’re happy without going to the finest five-star hotspot Miami Beach has to offer. Plus, if Nikki is indeed cool about crashing at Juan Pablo’s place which reportedly is actually his parents’ place then she’s definitely a keeper.

And while the rumor mill is still abuzz about the two having major issues, we remain cautiously optimistic about their future, given what we’re seeing now. So far, things seem “OK.”

What do you think of how they spent their first post-show date night? And do you think they can make things last?

Source: Nikki on Instagram, Budare Bistro on Instagram