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 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3946 reviewsTripAdvisor (3946)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #2
    Santorini by Georgios
    #2 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1633 reviewsTripAdvisor (1633)
    $ - $$ | 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 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4271 reviewsTripAdvisor (4271)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Healthy
    1245 Lincoln Rd South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2314
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  • #4
    La Cerveceria de Barrio Ocean Drive
    #4 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, International
    1412 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #5
    Cafe Prima Pasta
    #5 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2574 reviewsTripAdvisor (2574)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141-3016
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  • #6
    Caffe Di Mauro
    #6 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood
    1464 Washington Ave Abd 15th, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4112
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  • #7
    Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach
    #7 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1333 reviewsTripAdvisor (1333)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    412 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #8
    La Cerveceria De Barrio Mexican Food
    #8 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Bar, Pub
    836 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • #9
    Buon Pane Italiano
    #9 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 456 reviewsTripAdvisor (456)
    $ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian
    729 5th St Between Euclid and Meridian, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6517
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  • #10
    Andrix Cafe
    #10 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 291 reviewsTripAdvisor (291)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe
    1443 Washington Ave Corner of Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4111
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  • #11
    Stripsteak
    #11 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1015 reviewsTripAdvisor (1015)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    4441 Collins Ave Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227
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  • #12
    Katsuya by Starck
    #12 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1387 reviewsTripAdvisor (1387)
    $$ | Japanese
    1701 Collins Ave South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006
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  • #13
    Hoshi and Sushi Asian Cuisine
    #13 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    5401 Collins Ave Inside Carriage House Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL 33140-2573
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  • #14
    Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant
    #14 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1457 reviewsTripAdvisor (1457)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    538 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6604
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  • #15
    La Sandwicherie Miami Beach
    #15 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2207 reviewsTripAdvisor (2207)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Deli
    229 14th St Between Washington Av. and Collins Av. on 14th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4206
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  • #16
    Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
    #16 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6600
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  • #17
    Safron Grill
    #17 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    1049 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
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  • #18
    Pinocchio italian deli
    #18 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 645 reviewsTripAdvisor (645)
    $ | Italian, Cafe
    760 Ocean Dr Ste 2, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6273
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  • #19
    Diez y Seis
    #19 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    1901 Collins Ave Shore Club South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1911
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  • #20
    GO-GO Fresh Food
    #20 of 1,325 Places to Eat in Miami Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 310 reviewsTripAdvisor (310)
    $ | Fast Food, Soups, Healthy
    926 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5204
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