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Miami | Ft Lauderdale, FL Restaurant Guide

My oh my – Miami’s food scene is one of the best in America! Everyone knows the City’s rich history as the Northern Capital of Latin America, and along with it comes a delicious history of Cuban, Haitian and Jamaican cuisine. But the city is also home to world-class restaurants that take experimental approaches to fine dining, delicious hole-in-the-walls with one-of-a-kind breakfasts, and the best late-night noshes in North America.

Let’s start with some of the staples that Miami is known for.  Stone Crabs are native all over the Atlantic region and are legal to harvest from mid October to mid May, so you know that’s when they’re at their freshest.  We cover all the best spots to get Stone Crab distributed throughout Miami-Dade and Broward.  Plus, you can’t visit South Florida without indulging in Key Lime Pie.  Invented in the late 19th century, it’s one of those only in Florida creations – local limes, plus sweetened condensed milk which had to be used because fresh, refrigerated milk was unavailable at the time.   Check out our full list of Miami’s best Key Lime Pie properties.

Of course, South Florida cuisine isn’t all Key Limes and Stone Crabs.  Great Blue Crab, Catfish, Key West Pink Shrimp, Mullet and more can all be found throughout Florida’s coasts and in the area’s best seafood restaurants.  Miami is no exception to this maritime melange – we cover some of their best seafood restaurants in our guides.

Divieto Ristorante
Via Emilia Garden
dōma
Casa Isola Osteria
Osteria Morini
Fi'lia
Sapore di Mare
Bellini
Cafe Prima Pasta
Randazzo's
Il Gabbiano Downtown
Cacio e Pepe 
Via Verdi
Tutto Pasta 
NiDo Caffe Italian Restaurant
CRUST Restaurant
Caffe Abbracci
La Sandwicherie
Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina
Lemon Peppers
Fritanga Cana Brava
Taqueria Viva Mexico
World Famous House of Mac
The Taco Stand
Luis Galindo's Latin American Restaurant
Taqueria Los Potrillos
Casola's Pizzeria & Sub Shop
Crazy About You
The Deck At Island Gardens
Serena Rooftop
Mavera1939
Amara At Paraiso
Area 31
Mayami Mexicantina
Antojitos Mexicanos Tenorio
Xochimex Cantina Grill
Bodega – South Beach
Taqueria Viva Mexico
Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
Jacalito Mexican Restaurant
CHE 105
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Cevishiro Peruvian and Sushi Restaurant
Sabor a Peru En Miami
Aromas Del Peru
Divino Ceviche
El Chalan Restaurant
Pollos & Jarras
Crazy About You
Yardbird Table & Bar
CH’I
PaperFish Sushi Bar
Esotico Miami
La Mar By Gaston Acurio
Fresh Catch Fish and Chicken
Hammond's Bakery
Ice Cream Heaven
Lorna's Caribbean & American Grill
Love It or Like It
Mi-Yard
Perry Wings Plus
Sunday's Eatery
The Licking Miami Gardens
World Famous Miami Gardens
Joe's Stone Crabs
The Rusty Pelican
Prime 112
Smith & Wollensky
Garcia's Seafood Grille and Fish Market
The Raleigh
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
Holy Crab at MKT Kitchen
Prime Fish
Doggi's
La Ventana Restaurant
La Latina
Toro Toro
Bocas Grill El Original
Blue Collar
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Juvia Miami
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Stiltsville Fish Bar
OLA Restaurant
A Fish Called Avalon
Breadman Miami Bakery
Cindy Lou's Cookies
Rosetta Bakery
B Bistro
Bachour
La Provence French Bakery
Chocolate Fashion French Bakery
1-800-Lucky
Citadel
Mia Market
Luna Park
Lincoln Eatery
Time Out Market
Yumbrella
Wharf
Versailles Restaurant
Sanguich de Miami
Lung Yai Thai Tapas
LPM Miami
Ghee Indian Kitchen
Macchialina
Hiden
27 Restaurant & Bar
Hole in the Wall Pub
Eggs and Bakery
Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina
Nobu Miami
Pao by Paul Qui
Il Gabbiano Restaurant
Cipriani Downtown Miami
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann
Barton G. The Restaurant
Il Mulino Miami
Hakkasan
Sergio’s
Islas Canarias Restaurant
Little Havana Restaurant
Cuba Cabanos
Havana 1957
Versailles
CAO Bakery
The Local Cuban
La Ventana Restaurant
Blue Collar
Cafe Bastille
Morgan's Restaurant
All Day
El Rey de las Fritas
El Rey de las Fritas
El Rey de las Fritas
Cafe Versailles & Bakery
La Sandwicherie
El Mago de las Fritas
Bon Gout BBQ
Huahua’s Taqueria
Five Guys
Crazy About You
Duffy's Sports Grill
Duffy's Sports Grill
Amara at Paraiso
Cecconi's Miami Beach
Peacock Garden
Matador Room
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Casa Tua
II Gabbiano
Adiamo! Brick Oven Pizza
Piola
The Big Cheese of Miami
Harry's Pizzeria
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
350 Degrees Burgers
Juanchi’s Burgers
LA BIRRA BAR
109 Burger Joint
Jr’s Gourmet Burgers
BND Burger
Al Carbon Burger Bar
BurBowl
Blue Collar
Sanguich de Miami
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop
La Carreta Restaurant
Latin Cafe 2000
El Cristo Restaurant & Cafeteria
Versailles Restaurant
Mignonette Downtown
CVI-CHE 105
Captain’s Tavern Restaurant & Seafood Market
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
Fat Ronnie’s Burger Bar
Lorna's Caribbean and American Grill
KC Healthy Cooking
Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
ZZ's Sushi Bar
Cote Miami
Uchi
La Traila Barbecue
Cerveceria La Tropical
Como Como
Divieto Ristorante
Via Emilia Garden
dōma
Casa Isola Osteria
Osteria Morini
Sapore di Mare
Cafe Prima Pasta
Randazzo's
Il Gabbiano Downtown
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Cacio e Pepe 
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Via Verdi
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Tutto Pasta 
NiDo Caffe Italian Restaurant
CRUST Restaurant
Caffe Abbracci
La Sandwicherie
Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina
Lemon Peppers
Fritanga Cana Brava
Taqueria Viva Mexico
World Famous House of Mac
The Taco Stand
Luis Galindo's Latin American Restaurant
Taqueria Los Potrillos
Casola's Pizzeria & Sub Shop
Crazy About You
The Deck At Island Gardens
Mavera1939
Amara At Paraiso
Area 31
Mayami Mexicantina
Antojitos Mexicanos Tenorio
Xochimex Cantina Grill
Bodega – South Beach
Taqueria Viva Mexico
Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Mi Rinconcito Mexicano
Jacalito Mexican Restaurant
CHE 105
Cevishiro Peruvian and Sushi Restaurant
Sabor a Peru En Miami
Aromas Del Peru
Divino Ceviche
El Chalan Restaurant
Pollos & Jarras
Crazy About You
Yardbird Table & Bar
CH’I
PaperFish Sushi Bar
Esotico Miami
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Fresh Catch Fish and Chicken
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Hammond's Bakery
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Ice Cream Heaven
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Lorna's Caribbean & American Grill
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Love It or Like It
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Mi-Yard
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Perry Wings Plus
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Sunday's Eatery
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The Licking Miami Gardens
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World Famous Miami Gardens
Joe's Stone Crabs
The Rusty Pelican
Prime 112
Smith & Wollensky
Garcia's Seafood Grille and Fish Market
The Raleigh
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
Holy Crab at MKT Kitchen
Prime Fish
Doggi's
La Ventana Restaurant
La Latina
Bocas Grill El Original
Blue Collar
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Juvia Miami
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Stiltsville Fish Bar
OLA Restaurant
A Fish Called Avalon
Breadman Miami Bakery
Cindy Lou's Cookies
Rosetta Bakery
B Bistro
Bachour
La Provence French Bakery
Chocolate Fashion French Bakery
1-800-Lucky
Mia Market
Luna Park
Lincoln Eatery
Time Out Market
Yumbrella
Wharf
Versailles Restaurant
Sanguich de Miami
Lung Yai Thai Tapas
LPM Miami
Ghee Indian Kitchen
Macchialina
Hiden
27 Restaurant & Bar
Photo: Yelp.com
Eggs and Bakery
Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina
Nobu Miami
Il Gabbiano Restaurant
Cipriani Downtown Miami
Barton G. The Restaurant
Il Mulino Miami
Hakkasan
Sergio’s
Islas Canarias Restaurant
Little Havana Restaurant
Cuba Cabanos
Havana 1957
Versailles
CAO Bakery
The Local Cuban
La Ventana Restaurant
Blue Collar
Cafe Bastille
Morgan's Restaurant
All Day
El Rey de las Fritas
El Rey de las Fritas
El Rey de las Fritas
Cafe Versailles & Bakery
La Sandwicherie
El Mago de las Fritas
Bon Gout BBQ
Huahua’s Taqueria
Five Guys
Crazy About You
Duffy's Sports Grill
Duffy's Sports Grill
Amara at Paraiso
Cecconi's Miami Beach
Peacock Garden
Matador Room
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Casa Tua
II Gabbiano
Adiamo! Brick Oven Pizza
Piola
The Big Cheese of Miami
Harry's Pizzeria
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
350 Degrees Burgers
Juanchi’s Burgers
LA BIRRA BAR
109 Burger Joint
Jr’s Gourmet Burgers
BND Burger
Al Carbon Burger Bar
BurBowl
Blue Collar
Sanguich de Miami
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop
La Carreta Restaurant
Latin Cafe 2000
El Cristo Restaurant & Cafeteria
Versailles Restaurant
Mignonette Downtown
CVI-CHE 105
Captain’s Tavern Restaurant & Seafood Market
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
Fat Ronnie’s Burger Bar
Lorna's Caribbean and American Grill
KC Healthy Cooking
Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
ZZ's Sushi Bar
Cote Miami
Uchi
La Traila Barbecue
Cerveceria La Tropical
Como Como

Lots of folks head to South Florida for a getaway – from work, from the kids or just from regular boring old life.  That’s why we’ve identified some of the most romantic restaurants in the area – perfect for a date night from out of towers or those in town looking to escape.  Plus, with a big influx of crypto currency and a history of big money in the City, it only makes sense that there’s a scene of Michelin and Beard award winning restaurants, with the prices to match.  Find them all in our guide to Fanciest Miami restaurants.  

But going back to the thing that makes Miami stand out from other American cities – it’s thriving Latin American population.  Cubans have been the most recognized and populous group of Latinos in the area since the rise of Communism on the island in the 1950’s.  With nearly 70 years of history in the area, it only stands to reason that the best Cuban food in the country can be found in Miami.  We share some of our favorites, including the best Cuban sandwiches in the area, in our guides.  More recently, groups from all over Latin America have headed to Miami to start their American dreams, specifically coming from Colombia.  And if there’s one thing Colombians are known for, it’s their mouthwatering Arepas.  Check out our guide for Miami’s best arepas here.

We should also note that Miami and Fort Lauderdale are big – with a population over 6 million people, the area ranks 8th in the US in population size.  We’re endeavoring to cover every town and neighborhood in the area, but for now we’ve focused on places that out of towners are typically tumbling about, with guides focused on what to eat around Hard Rock Stadium and Miami Beach.  But watch this space – we’ll be covering more Miami neighborhoods soon!

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

The Ultimate Guide To Italian Restaurants In Miami

It’s our humble opinion that Miami is one of the liveliest and most fun cites in the U.S.A. As a major American city, Miami also offers lots of opportunities for a fabulous meal based on local ingredients. One of the great delights of living in Miami is without a doubt, the community’s food scene. And while Latin American cuisine reigns supreme, Italian is also prevalent if you’re in the mood for some gnocchi or tagliatelle. Try one of these incredible places for a nice lunch or a celebratory dinner. You’ll find plenty of places that serve authentic Italian American cuisine!

Miami | Fort Lauderdale, Restaurants

Cheap (But Freakin’ Delicious) Eats in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

As we all know, it is definitely easier to find a delicious meal when you’ve got a few extra dollars to spend, but sometimes you just don’t want to go all out. If you are ballin’ on a budget, we have you covered. We searched around the Miami area for places that are serving great food at a very affordable price. Check out this list of places we found where you can get a meal for close to $10 or less. 

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Mexican Restaurants In Miami That Are Totally Delicioso 🌮

With a 70% hispanic or latino population, it is no one wonder Miami is home to a long list of restaurants and food spots that serve delicious Mexican cuisine. Whether you’re craving the staple dishes such as tacos and burritos, or are looking for authentic or innovative Mexican food, we’ve compiled a list of the best Mexican restaurants in Miami for you to try the next time you’re hungry in the city. 

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

The Most Outstanding Peruvian Restaurants in Miami, FL

In Miami, Latin American cuisine is king and there is no shortage of fantastic Peruvian restaurants. Peruvian food has become a favorite for both locals and visitors. With so many places adding this one-of-a-kind cuisine to their menus, it could be challenging to find just the right spots to dine at, however worry not as we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Peruvian restaurants in Miami just for you. 

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

6 Must-Visit Brickell Restaurants in Miami

Brickell, a happening neighborhood in Miami’s corporate center, is where there seems to always be a new building being added to Miami’s formidable skyline. Years ago, the food scene could not keep up with the rapid development in the area, but presently, things have changed a lot in Brickell. Newcomers in the restaurant industry are coming up with exciting menu ideas, and there’s plenty to feast on here. Whether you are a local or visitor, here are some outstanding Brickell restaurants in Miami.

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

Where to Eat Near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami

Miami is a very diverse city, and with great diversity comes great food! We’ve put together a list of restaurants near Hard Rock Stadium that are perfect for getting some grub before or after a Dolphins game. Or you can even get comfy in a booth and watch the game at one of these spots […]

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

Where to find Stone Crabs in Miami

Miamians love Stone Crabs (specifically the claws – the body is considered less tasty and sometimes is even thrown away). Stone Crab season in Florida runs from October 15th through May 15th, during which time locals gorge themselves on these delectable crustaceans at local Stone Crabs restaurants in Miami. Stone Crab claws are not only […]

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

Yummy Arepas in Miami

If you’re a fan of Latin or Hispanic food, you’ve likely heard of arepas. These tasty breads can be sweet or savory depending on their country of origin and are a delicious addition to any meal. If you’re in the Miami area, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy Latin meal that includes arepas. Here are some of the eateries that offer the tastiest arepas in Miami.

Miami | Fort Lauderdale

Outstanding Key Lime Pies in Miami

The famous Key Lime Pie, whose origin is the Florida Keys, is a favorite for many. And the good thing is, you don’t have to plan an entire trip down to Key West to get a test of the dessert, while you can get it right here in Miami. Although several joints make perfect Key Lime Pies in Miami, here’s a list of a few of our favorites.

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Amazing Bakeries in Miami

Bakeries are a wonderful place for so many things. This is a great chance to have a small bite on your way to somewhere else. It’s also a great chance to sample a wide variety of baked goods. One of the best things about living in Miami or visiting this city is that there are so many choices in bakeries in the area. You’ll find lots of options that let you pick out exactly what you want to eat. The best bakeries in Miami all have something in common. They are devoted to providing the highest level of customer service. They’re also devoted to providing customers with high quality baked goods they can take with them and savor any time of the day.

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Delicious Food Halls in Miami

Miami is one of the most amazing places in Florida, with a plethora of delicious food options. With so many menu varieties to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go for lunch or dinner. Some excellent restaurants in Miami serve cuisines from all around the world. However, sometimes you want an easy way out and not have to worry about picking something off a menu just because it sounds good at the time.

Whether it’s the beautiful beaches, friendly faces, or mouthwatering meals, there’s plenty of reasons to visit Miami/Fort Lauderdale – and even more reasons to live there.  The best Latino food in the country, great local seafood and desserts, romance, luxury, and more are waiting for you in Miami!