If you’re on your way to Miami Beach, you’re likely gearing up to have fun on the beach while being kissed by the sun and soaking up the tropical weather. However, Miami is more than stunning beaches — you can also find quality restaurants in the city. Restaurant menus feature Italian, tropical, Mexican, and comfort food, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Here are few Miami Beach restaurants you should add to your trip itinerary.
ZZ’s Sushi Bar
151 NE 41st St Suite 117, Miami, FL 33137
ZZ’s Sushi was the brainchild of the team that founded another hit restaurant in the Miami area, Carbone. This two-story hybrid restaurant is one of the most popular Miami Beach restaurants, and is a cross between a sushi bar and ZZ’s Clam Bar, and is also a private social club. You can take advantage of the omakase when you visit the sushi bar or have a modern Japanese meal in the dining room. There are several raw and cooked dishes to choose from, and the eatery has the largest wagyu beef selection in the area. Other ZZ’s favorites include tuna carpaccio with scallop, uni, and foie, and you’ll also love the toast with honey and trout roe if you’re in the mood for something specially fancy.
3900 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Cote is a Michelin-starred Korean barbecue restaurant and is one of the most popular restaurants in the Design District. This innovative steakhouse was made popular by serving 45-day, dry-aged beef prepared Korean barbecue-style at table grills. The butcher’s feast is the most popular item on Cote’s menu ad features several chef’s choice cuts with rice, two types of stews, kimchi, egg soufflé, and a variety of vegetables. Meals that include more complex flavors include the impressive 10-chourse steak omakase is also appealing, and it’s perfect for a night out with someone special.
252 NW 52nd St., Miami, FL 33127
Uchi has had a hand in changing the way people eat in Miami Beach. The restaurant was founded in Austin, and the Miami location has made the eatery increasingly popular. Uchi features several innovative sushi dishes made from fresh fish flown in each day from the Tsukiji market. You can also enjoy authentic Japanese dishes such as makimono, yakimono, and agemono. This chic and modern restaurant also provides a 10-course chef’s tasting menu, which is ideal for a date or group outing. If you’re vegetarian or want to indulge in a tasting with less courses, the six-course tasting is a great choice.
La Traila Barbecue
8030 NW 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Pit master Mel Rodriguez, a native of Austin, teamed cup with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, a Miami native, to present La Traila Barbecue to the Miami Beach area. The restaurant was originally a pop-up restaurant that debuted in the summer of 2020 and gained a following for its tasty fare. You’ve got to try the brisket sundae topped with Mac and cheese and baked beans. The restaurant also offers meat platters that you can purchase by the pound that feature pork spare ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, and brisket prepared Texas-style. There are also a few Miami fusion dishes you’ll want to check out, such as smoked pork rib croquettes and brisket and queso empanadas.
Cerveceria La Tropical
42 NE 25th St, Miami, FL 33137
Ceveceria La Tropical is one of the newest breweries to open in Wynwood, and it’s a nod to the oldest brewery in Cuba. The 28,000-square-foot location offers a wealth of foods from award-winning Miami chef Cindy Hutson sun has curry jerk chicken wings, pulled pork topped flatbread, and Cuban sandwich empanadas. The restaurant is also known for its fried whole fish, and there are several beers to choose from that are made with unique flavors and brewed on site.
915 Collins Ct., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Como Como is a sleek and modern Miami Beach restaurant is located on the grand floor of the Moxy South Beach and has gourmet Mexican food and a variety of seafood to choose from the Pescado a la Talla with snapper is a great choice; or you can order the carnitas de pescado with octopus and all your favorite taco toppings. The restaurant also has a raw bar that features savory treats such as oysters with a pineapple vinegar mignonette and hand-chopped tartar de pescado, prepared at your table.