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Best Food in Miami

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Here's the dish on the best of Miami's dining scene. From the most sophisticated upscale restaurants to the humblest of down-home haunts – with a whole lot of Latin sabor in between – there's something delicious for every palate in this sizzling hot town!

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  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

8 Places

5 City Tips

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8 Places

Versailles Restaurant

Restaurants

Las Olas Cafe

Restaurants

Puerto Sagua

Restaurants

Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

Miami Club Rum

Distilleries

Lagniappe

Restaurants

Blue Collar

Restaurants

Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar

Restaurants

Chris O's City Tips

  • Cabs are plentiful in popular areas.
  • Most of the main attractions in Miami Beach are within walking distance of each other.
  • The Metromover and Miami Trolley are free transportation options serving some of the most popular parts of town.
  • DO expect many more people to speak fluent Spanish than in most parts of America. DON'T assume they're foreigners just because they do!
  • Miami is much safer than what you see on TV. Still, with so many tourists, there are people who will try to take advantage. Keep an eye on your surroundings and you'll be fine.
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    Versailles Restaurant
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban)
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    Chris O Says:

    This Little Havana institution is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant (according to the owners anyway). It's probably the world's largest Cuban restaurant too. Along with the bakery and takeout area, Versailles seats more than 350 people. And because it's popular among local Cuban exiles and tourists alike for its connection to anti-Castro politics, the vast majority of these 350-plus seats are filled most of the time too. But it's not just the chance to dine like a local in a historic setting that draws 'em in – the food is excellent. Versailles' Cubano, as you might expect, is a classic.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • To experience Versailles at its fullest, consider going on a Sunday afternoon, when the whole of Little Havana seems to be assembled for a feast with the family.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 2,914 restaurants in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cuban way 12/08/2018
    • Dinner at Versailles 12/08/2018
    • Versailles Restaurant
    Address:
    3555 SW 8th St
    Miami, FL 33135-4196
    Phone:
    +1 305-444-0240
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Mon - Thu
    8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Fri
    8:00 AM - 2:30 AM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 3:30 AM
    Other:
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    Las Olas Cafe
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban)
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    Chris O Says:

    It's no wonder why this bustling South Beach eatery is popular with the Miami Beach Cuban community. At Las Olas Cafe, the Cubano is epic and the coffee is high grade jet fuel (delicious too). Portions are ample, prices are low (especially for SoBe) and service is brisk (if brusque).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Be prepared for long (but swiftly moving) lines at the height of lunchtime.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 763 restaurants in Miami Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The food is alright but they don't take CC 10/08/2018
    • Best empanadas 07/08/2018
    • Las Olas Cafe
    Address:
    644 6th St
    Miami Beach, FL 33139-8602
    Phone:
    +1 305-534-9333
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Puerto Sagua
    Restaurants (Latin, Spanish, Diner, Cuban)
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    Chris O Says:

    Nowhere near as flashy as most of its SoBe competitors, this stalwart of the Collins Avenue strip nevertheless knows how to reel 'em in: with a solid reputation for excellent food, efficient service and a no-nonsense approach to dining. Puerto Sagua's Cuban sandwich is the definition of comfort food. Whether you wander in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or that all important post-clubbing fourth meal, this is the place to soak Miami Beach's cosmo atmo - minus the glitz. Visiting celebrity chefs, vacationers, snowbirds, club kids and locals of all stripes... everybody seems to love this place.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Puerto Sagua is a smart place to keep in mind for early morning and late night eats!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 763 restaurants in Miami Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Puerto Sagua offers good, moderately priced Cuban cuisine 14/08/2018
    • Can’t Get You Off My Heart! 12/08/2018
    • Puerto Sagua
    Address:
    700 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139-6216
    Phone:
    +1 305-673-1115
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$38
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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    Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (Latin, Bar)
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    Chris O Says:

    One of Florida's most sensational restaurants, Toro Toro restaurant at the Intercontinental is probably as good a reason as any to head into Downtown Miami. Helmed by Chef Richard Sandoval, the upmarket Pan Latin chophouse and bar has been wowing patrons in high style since it opened just a few years back.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Consider visiting Toro Toro for its highly rated and much lauded Sunday brunch.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 2,914 restaurants in Miami
    • Great food and service 06/08/2018
    • Great food and great service 06/08/2018
    • Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    100 Chopin Plz
    Lobby at the InterContinental Miami
    Miami, FL 33131-4342
    Phone:
    +1 305-372-4710
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$65
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    Thu - Sat
    11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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    Miami Club Rum
    Distilleries
    Chris O Says:

    A tour of Miami's first distillery, Destilería Canéca, is a great way to support local industry. Set in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood, Destilería Canéca is the birthplace of Florida's own Miami Club Rum, a new-to-market spirit that is already pulling in the awards. Made from South Florida sugarcane and other locally sourced ingredients, the hand-crafted nectar is smooth, sexy and great for mixing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • The distillery hosts tours and tastings, by appointment only. Visit the website to book ahead.
    • Wynwood is known for its burgeoning arts scene, happening bars, and great cafes. Take some time to explore the area before or after your tour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #298 of 371 things to do in Miami
    • First ever in Miami 12/03/2014
    • Unseriös 30/10/2017
    • Miami Club Rum
    Address:
    6468 NW 77th Ct
    Miami, FL 33166
    Phone:
    +1 844-642-2582
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Lagniappe
    Restaurants (Wine Bar)
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    Chris O Says:

    Situated at the nexus of Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District, Lagniappe is a New Orleans-style wine bar and live music venue with a large outside eating area and grill. The beer selection and wine list are excellent - as is the backdrop of live jazz performed most nights.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There's a no-reservations policy here.
    • Lagniappe is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 2,914 restaurants in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best place to enjoy a great glass of wine without any pretense! 07/08/2018
    • Blues, Jazz and wine bar / Best Friday night 06/08/2018
    • Lagniappe
    Address:
    3425 NE 2nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33137-3806
    Phone:
    +1 305-576-0108
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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    Blue Collar
    Restaurants (American)
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    Chris O Says:

    A casual all-hours eatery in the MIMO district. Blue Collar serves a large and largely crowd pleasing assortment of comfort food favorites, including some of Miami's best burgers and “an unprecedented variety of vegetables.”

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Hungry? Go for the Real Juicy Cheeseburger: Prime dry-aged New York strip on a Portuguese muffin.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 2,914 restaurants in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Updated review…food and service was amazing! 04/08/2018
    • Disappointed 09/06/2018
    • Blue Collar
    Address:
    6730 Biscayne Blvd
    Suite # 130
    Miami, FL 33138-6219
    Phone:
    +1 305-790-5196
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
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    Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar
    Restaurants (American)
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    Chris O Says:

    Yee haw! This popular South Beach eatery stays true to Miami's Deep South geographic location, serving up fried chicken, big fluffy biscuits, and one of the most satisfying breakfasts in town.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • As homey and countrified as Yardbird aims to be, this is still Miami Beach! Make a rez to avoid disappointment or having to wait quite awhile for a table to free up.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 763 restaurants in Miami Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Comfort food. 14/08/2018
    • Great atmosphere and reasonable food... 14/08/2018
    • Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar
    Address:
    1600 Lenox Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139-2422
    Phone:
    +1 305-538-5220
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat - Sun
    8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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