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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 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 221 reviewsTripadvisor (221)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    1130 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4624
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  • #2
    INTI.MO
    #2 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 232 reviewsTripadvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Sushi, Healthy, Japanese Fusion
    840 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6705
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  • #3
    Pane & Vino
    #3 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4187 reviewsTripadvisor (4187)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Healthy
    1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #4
    CVI.CHE 105
    #4 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4702 reviewsTripadvisor (4702)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Healthy
    1245 Lincoln Rd South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2314
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  • #5
    Santorini by Georgios
    #5 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1911 reviewsTripadvisor (1911)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, Grill
    101B Ocean Dr Pool Beach Side, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7212
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  • #6
    La Cerveceria De Barrio Mexican Food
    #6 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 470 reviewsTripadvisor (470)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    836 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #7
    YUCA 105
    #7 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 65 reviewsTripadvisor (65)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Seafood, Healthy, Cuban
    1555 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7802
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  • #8
    On Ocean 7 Cafe
    #8 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1100 reviewsTripadvisor (1100)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    660 Ocean Dr South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6219
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  • #9
    Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach
    #9 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1553 reviewsTripadvisor (1553)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    412 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #10
    Buon Pane Italiano
    #10 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 482 reviewsTripadvisor (482)
    $ | Southern-Italian
    729 5th St Between Euclid and Meridian, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6517
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  • #11
    Caffe Di Mauro Restaurant & Cocktails Bar
    #11 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 421 reviewsTripadvisor (421)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio
    1464 Washington Ave Abd 15th, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #12
    Cafe Prima Pasta
    #12 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2609 reviewsTripadvisor (2609)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141-3016
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  • #13
    Stripsteak by Michael Mina
    #13 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1128 reviewsTripadvisor (1128)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    4441 Collins Ave Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227
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  • #14
    Hoshi and Sushi Asian Cuisine
    #14 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 147 reviewsTripadvisor (147)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    5401 Collins Ave Inside Carriage House Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL 33140-2573
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  • #15
    Cleo
    #15 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1485 reviewsTripadvisor (1485)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    1776 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2007
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  • #16
    La Cerveceria de Barrio Ocean Drive
    #16 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripadvisor (282)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, International
    1412 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #17
    Katsuya by Starck
    #17 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1430 reviewsTripadvisor (1430)
    $$ | Japanese
    1701 Collins Ave South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006
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  • #18
    Safron Grill
    #18 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    1049 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
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  • #19
    Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant
    #19 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1478 reviewsTripadvisor (1478)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    538 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6604
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  • #20
    Andrix Cafe
    #20 of 973 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 320 reviewsTripadvisor (320)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe
    1443 Washington Ave Corner of Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4111
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