Miami Beach Travel Guide

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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
    Pane & Vino
    #1 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3636 reviewsTripAdvisor (3636)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #2
    Santorini by Georgios
    #2 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1345 reviewsTripAdvisor (1345)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
    101B Ocean Dr Pool Beach Side, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7212
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  • #3
    CVI.CHE 105
    #3 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3805 reviewsTripAdvisor (3805)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian
    1245 Lincoln Rd South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2314
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  • #4
    ROSTICCERIA by Caffe Di Mauro
    #4 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ | Italian, American, Latin, European, Spanish, South American
    1458 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #5
    BiCE Cucina
    #5 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 197 reviewsTripAdvisor (197)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Central-Italian
    1300 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4210
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  • #6
    Mas Cuba Cafe & Bar
    #6 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 319 reviewsTripAdvisor (319)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Cuban, Bar
    318 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1908
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  • #7
    Buon Pane Italiano
    #7 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 436 reviewsTripAdvisor (436)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian
    729 5th St Between Euclid and Meridian, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6517
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  • #8
    Cafe Prima Pasta
    #8 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2462 reviewsTripAdvisor (2462)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141-3016
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  • #9
    La Ventana Colombian Restaurant
    #9 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1534 reviewsTripAdvisor (1534)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
    710 Washington Ave Suite 2, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6248
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  • #10
    Senor Frog
    #10 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1525 reviewsTripAdvisor (1525)
    $ - $$ | Brew Pub
    1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4113
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  • #11
    Safron Grill
    #11 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    1049 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
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  • #12
    Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza
    #12 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1788 reviewsTripAdvisor (1788)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1680 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2538
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  • #13
    Diez y Seis
    #13 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripAdvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    1901 Collins Ave Shore Club South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1911
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  • #14
    LOLA restaurant & grill lincoln rd
    #14 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 130 reviewsTripAdvisor (130)
    $ - $$ | International, Argentinean, American
    1223 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2314
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  • #15
    Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant
    #15 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1435 reviewsTripAdvisor (1435)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    538 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6604
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  • #16
    The Bazaar by Jose Andres
    #16 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2142 reviewsTripAdvisor (2142)
    $$ | Latin, Spanish
    1701 Collins Ave SLS Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006
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  • #17
    Andrix Cafe
    #17 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    1443 Washington Ave Corner of Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4111
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  • #18
    Stripsteak by Michael Mina
    #18 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 892 reviewsTripAdvisor (892)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    4441 Collins Ave Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227
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  • #19
    Gol
    #19 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    940 71st St Normandy Island, Miami Beach, FL 33141-2916
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  • #20
    Under the Mango Tree
    #20 of 1,291 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $ | Cafe
    737 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6517
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