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What to Eat in Miami Beach

The streets of Miami Beach are lined with high-end dining establishments teeming with the smells of Peruvian, Cuban, Caribbean, Asian and American cuisine – sometimes all at once. What other cities call "fusion" has a name of its own in Miami Beach: "Floribbean." Prepare to be impressed with its taste and the relatively cheap prices. The South Beach area does have its share of moderately priced eateries, but the most affordable options are tucked away on the side streets. When it comes to meals, some signature Miami Beach dishes visitors should try include stone crab, ceviche, empanadas, Cuban pork sandwiches and pastelitos (pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings).

Seafood lovers swear by Joe's Stone Crab, saying the stone crab claws served here are succulent. The only caveat is that this eatery doesn't take reservations and because it's so popular, there's often a wait (well worth it, though, according to visitors). Las Olas Café earns high marks for its tasty traditional Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, plantains and authentic café con leche. Many of Miami Beach's best hotels are also home to some of the area's best restaurants. OLA in the Eurostars Vintro Hotel offers Latin American dishes while Hakkasan in the Fontainebleau Hotel plates Cantonese cuisine and dim sum. What's more, several top chefs operate restaurants in Miami Beach that are lauded by visitors, including Scott Conant's Scarpetta (also in the Fontainebleau) and José Andrés' The Bazaar (located in SLS South Beach).

To taste the best of Miami Beach and beyond, you should consider attending the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. The five-day event, held every February, draws the biggest celebrity chefs and cutting-edge recipes.

Find the Best Restaurants in Miami Beach

  • #1
    il Pastaiolo
    #1 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 516 reviewsTripadvisor (516)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1130 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4624
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  • #2
    Mama's Tacos
    #2 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 247 reviewsTripadvisor (247)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Healthy
    710 Washington Ave Suite #3, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6248
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  • #3
    Pane & Vino
    #3 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4356 reviewsTripadvisor (4356)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Healthy
    1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #4
    The Garden House
    #4 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 76 reviewsTripadvisor (76)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, South American, Colombian
    710 Washington Ave Suite 15, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6248
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  • #5
    CVI.CHE 105
    #5 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5264 reviewsTripadvisor (5264)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Healthy
    1245 Lincoln Rd South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2314
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  • #6
    INTI.MO
    #6 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 290 reviewsTripadvisor (290)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Japanese Fusion
    840 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6705
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  • #7
    La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami
    #7 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 608 reviewsTripadvisor (608)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    836 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #8
    Caffe Di Mauro Restaurant & Cocktails Bar
    #8 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 532 reviewsTripadvisor (532)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio
    1464 Washington Ave Abd 15th, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #9
    Santorini by Georgios
    #9 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1996 reviewsTripadvisor (1996)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, Grill
    101B Ocean Dr Pool Beach Side, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7212
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  • #10
    Mercato Della Pescheria Espanola Way
    #10 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1670 reviewsTripadvisor (1670)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    412 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #11
    Buon Pane Italiano
    #11 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 482 reviewsTripadvisor (482)
    $ | Southern-Italian
    729 5th St Between Euclid and Meridian, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6517
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  • #12
    Cafe Prima Pasta
    #12 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2673 reviewsTripadvisor (2673)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141-3016
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  • #13
    STRIPSTEAK Miami by Michael Mina
    #13 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1152 reviewsTripadvisor (1152)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    4441 Collins Ave Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227
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  • #14
    Katsuya by Starck
    #14 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1494 reviewsTripadvisor (1494)
    $$ | Japanese
    1701 Collins Ave South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006
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  • #15
    La Ventana Colombian Restaurant
    #15 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3123 reviewsTripadvisor (3123)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Peruvian, South American, Latin, Colombian
    710 Washington Ave Suite 2, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6248
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  • #16
    Hoshi and Sushi Asian Cuisine
    #16 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 154 reviewsTripadvisor (154)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    5401 Collins Ave Inside Carriage House Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL 33140-2573
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  • #17
    Cleo
    #17 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1492 reviewsTripadvisor (1492)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    1776 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2007
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  • #18
    Safron Grill
    #18 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 187 reviewsTripadvisor (187)
    $ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    1049 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
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  • #19
    The Bazaar by Jose Andres
    #19 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2441 reviewsTripadvisor (2441)
    $$ | Latin, Spanish
    1701 Collins Ave SLS Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006
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  • #20
    Il Bolognese
    #20 of 940 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1391 reviewsTripadvisor (1391)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    1400 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
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