Where to Eat in Miami: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Miami is hot hot hot! And it’s not just the sultry weather. Here, the nightlife is scorching, thanks to a strong Latin influence and spicy salsa culture. Dance the noche away in a nightclub, or indulge in a fancy meal at one of the city’s celebrity-owned restaurants. By day, hit the beach of course, or have yourself a walkabout, taking in Miami’s colorful art deco architecture. Grab a Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, then ride the vintage carousel at Virginia Key Beach Park.
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1. Aromas del Peru

1930 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134-4413 Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 305-476-5886
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Aromas del Peru

Reviewed By Paola V

We went to Miami for some errands at the Peruvian consulate and we went online for Peruvians restaurants Aromas del Peru was the first one to pop out so I read the menu and reviews Out experience there was simple amazing, Jennifer our waitress was...MoreThank you visiting us at Aromas!

2. Crust

668 NW 5th St, Miami, FL 33128-1622 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 30 +1 305-371-7065
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 597 reviews

Crust

Acclaimed Chef Kovaceski Serves Distinctive Pizza and His Signature Italian Cuisine For Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery Acclaimed chef/owner Klime Kovaceski and his Australian wife Anita are the proud owners of CRUST Restaurant, serving unparalleled pizza and modern Italian cuisine in the scenic and rapidly trending area by the Miami River. CRUST offers a unique dining experience, starting with the structure itself: The 2,400sf standalone Art Deco building, formerly a private home built in the 1950s, has retained its original charm by way of elegant geometric lines, striking Deco columns, and a lofty 14-foot ceiling. The cool and casual 65-seat dining room also encompasses a lengthy 10-seat bar that is spacious enough for a comfortable dining experience. Our pizza toppings utilize the freshest ingredients and feature tantalizing choices such as Truffled Pizza with arugula, parmesan and truffle oil; Mediterranean Pizza with feta cheese, kalamata olives, eggplant and fire roasted peppers; and our signature namesake Pizza with fig, prosciutto & blue cheese. Concerning the rest of the menu, let’s just say that over the last three decades, veteran chef Kovaceski has accumulated enough tried-and-true recipes to keep everyone happy! Yet CRUST aims to be more than just a great place to dine: Carryout is available as well as a reliable delivery service covering thousands of residents and businesses in the Downtown, Brickell, Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods. “CRUST is not some nostalgic waltz into my past: I’ll leave the Greatest Hits routine for aging rock stars. It is, instead, a natural extension of my passion for feeding people and being part of the food world’s compelling present and future.”

Reviewed By steve m - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dinner again before heat game. The service as usual was excellent. The food fresh and great. Tonite we had garlic knots which were awsome to be followed by pizza. Which we all loved. The only negative is parking , which costs $6. To valet since...MoreHi Steve, Thanks for the review, just to clarify, there is a limited free parking around the block.

3. Farfalle

333 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131-2203 Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 33 - SGD 262 +1 786-359-4104
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 537 reviews

Farfalle

Reviewed By happytravels - Miami, Florida

We went here on a whim because our first choice was booked; this will from now on be our favorite. Food was wonderful, I had a fabulous rigatoni and my husband had a great fish special. Good wines - a nice pinot noir and a very good chianti. Best of all was the service; if you are not from this area (we are) you may not realize just how hard it is to find good service in Miami. This place made us feel like home. If you are in Miami this is absolutely the place to go. I just can't emphasize how wonderful this restaurant is.

4. Pollos & Jarras

115 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132-2217 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Barbecue, Peruvian, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 786-567-4940
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 901 reviews

Pollos & Jarras

Reviewed By cjargent - West Sussex, United Kingdom

Delicious meal. Shared ALITAS ROCOTOKIU (Flash fried wings covered with our one-of-a kind Bar-B-Q Rocoto sauce (8 wings)) and DIABLOS AZULES (Crunchy calamari in a huacatay Tiger’s milk reduction, pineapple, red onions and culantro) for Starter and Share DENNY’S “EL ESPECTACULAR” for Main Course (A fabulous combination, certified Angus Beef skirt steak, chicken, and sautéed mushrooms stir-fried in a wok with onions, tomatoes, peppers, and soy sauce; accompanied with crunchy French fries and white rice.) Just the right amount for two people. Would definitely go back to this restaurant again.

5. CVI.CHE 105

105 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132-2217 Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 14 - SGD 39 +1 305-577-3454
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

CVI.CHE 105

CVI.CHE 105 is a nine-year award-winning Peruvian restaurant located in the cosmopolitan city of Miami. Known for their vast selection of creative and unique ceviches, amongst several other traditional dishes, CVI.CHE 105 has risen to represent Peruvian gastronomy in one of the most important destinations in the United States, conquering the most demanding palates locally and nationwide.

Reviewed By acedaughter - Michigan

Everything tasted wonderful! Our server described the specials of the evening, and we ordered one of each! The ceviche seafood tower was amazing --lobster especially. We also had a snapper dish and risotto with shrimp and steak. Big portions. Passion fruit sangria was delicious as well.

6. Ferraro's Kitchen

1099 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138-4203 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 59 +1 786-534-2136
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 73 reviews

Ferraro's Kitchen

Helmed by Venetian chef Igor Ferraro and his wife Cristiana, Ferraro’s Kitchen Restaurant offers the best Italian cuisine. Menu is a journey through the flavors of Italy. ​Most of the products are gathered locally from organic farms that take pride in providing only the freshest, most natural ingredients.

Reviewed By JMS23 - NY

The authenticity of the cuisine at Ferraro's cannot be understated. As an Italian who has been treated to exquisite dining experiences, I never dreamt that we would find such a fabulous restaurant while on vacation. The recommendation for Ferraro's was a winner and from the moment we arrived we were treated graciously. The wait staff was extremely diligent and nonintrusive. I dont think we would have found the place if not for the recommendation - since it is not in a mainstream area, and from afar - not in a area that one would think would have a restaurant that was so fabulous. We started our meal with eggplant that was perfectly fried - light and delicious. When we learned that the various funghi had just flown in that morning, that sealed our choice of the main course - risotto with the mushrooms. Perfect. Keep in mind, this is a pricey but well worth it experience.

7. El Pollo Inka Miami

7285 NW 36th St, Near Miami International Airport & City of Doral, Miami, FL 33166-6702 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Seafood, South American, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 26 +1 305-599-8585
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 454 reviews

El Pollo Inka Miami

For lovers of great food, El Pollo Inka Miami offers the most delicious Peruvian food. It is the perfect combination of our ancient culinary culture and new iconic fine Peruvian Cuisine. Our menu at El Pollo Inka Miami features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest, authentic and highest quality ingredients, with something to please every member of your group. We offer everything from fresh seafood, beef and chicken platters, like: Ceviches, Lomo Saltado, Rotisserie Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa), and more traditional Peruvian dishes cooked to perfection.

Reviewed By Rick R - Danbury, Connecticut

Strip mall based local restaurant with basic interior. Don’t go for atmosphere. Go for food and staff willing to try to have you enjoy the food. We had saltado dishes which were tasty compared to others we have had. Wish there was more sauce and wish we could have had boiled potatoes but it was tasty. The wait staff suggested a desert that was like a sponge cake and milky caramel sauce. It was very good. So a tasty good meal for reasonable price in a local setting.

8. El Mago de las Fritas

5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144-5036 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 10 +1 305-266-8486
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

El Mago de las Fritas

An Icon of Miami simple food, the Cuban Frita is the Cuban interpretation of a hamburger. Casual Family friendly environment that wants to make you part of our family. Welcome Home !

Reviewed By Havanilla

Good Lil joint at shopping strip along busy 8th street with limited and challenging parking. Parking may be found at an adjacent shopping strip. Welcoming staff specially professional server “Maria” who suggested yummy sauces for the star of the show “the Cuban Frita!”. A frita is made of secretive blend of meat and chorizo with tasty spices. I went with the traditional other version are available including with cheese. The frita is served on soft delicious roll filled with lil potato sticks and a tasty red sauce. Honestly ordering one is not enough they are that good - had I not been alone I would had ordered two but was embarrassed to take responsibility for what would appeared as overeating, (lol). Maria offered a small cup of chicken soup to go with frita and I was glad I took her advised while I was enjoying the delicious Cuban hot & fresh chicken soup. They offer traditional Cuban dishes: Friday’s cod fish in creole sauce served with white rice; Saturday Cuban Ajiaco served with fresh chicharrones - ajiaco is a typical Cuban comfort food; stew of delicious root veggies and beef, yum! Bottom line, place offers abundant delicious meal choices. My meal was less than $10 and great! You want home style Cuban fare go here, don’t expect fancy just good food and service. By the way “EL MAGO” himself sat at counter overseeing the operation and talking to a regular about everyday stuff; he’s the owner since the 80’s.

9. Jardim de Portugal

2960 Coral Way, 33145, Miami, Florida, Miami, FL 33145-3206 Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 14 - SGD 39 +1 786-332-2445
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Jardim de Portugal

Reviewed By ARodriguezP - Miami, Florida

Whenever I want some good traditional Portuguese food,Jardim de Portugal is my choice and I've never been disappointed.... Codfish in its' many manifestations is the star of the menu as it certainly is in Portugal itself but there are many other options. My favorite appetizer...MoreThank you ARodriguez for your comments and review and all the family of Jardim de Portugal we appreciate that

10. Steak Brasil Churrascaria

190 SE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33131-1002 Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 39 +1 305-415-2006
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Steak Brasil Churrascaria

Reviewed By JeffyDi - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Went here last night before seeing Andrea Bocceli in concert, great location, mostly locals. Staff, food, and the place it self are very good. Great prices for what you get and if you can find the Groupon you will really luck out as we did....MoreThank you Jeffy! Our team is happy to serve you!

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