Miami Foodie Guide

Café La Trova

Café La Trova

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PLANTA South Beach

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

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Satisfy Your Appetite for a Foodie Adventure in Miami

For decades, Miami has been a vibrant, diverse destination known best for its turquoise ocean waters, sandy beaches filled with gorgeous locals, and all-night parties with A-list guest lists. But in recent years, Miami has earned a reputation as a foodie favorite. People from all over the world are flocking here to experience the innovative and flavorful culinary scene, from trendy, casual eateries to five-star luxury dining.

Whether you consider yourself a restaurant snob (in the best way possible, of course) or just someone who appreciates a good meal, the best restaurants in Miami are sure to satisfy even the pickiest palate. If you’re ready to taste the very best Miami has to offer, here are the top spots where you’ll definitely want to grab a table.

Sushi by Bou

Is there anything more Miami-esque than the Versace Mansion? This iconic landmark is a must for any Miami experience, as is the sushi restaurant that now calls it home. Sushi by Bou is the perfect match for its unique surroundings, offering a surprisingly affordable omakase dining experience that’s the epitome of delicious luxury. Enjoy an incredible 17 courses of fresh sashimi and sushi, expertly prepared by the talented chef and served in the mansion’s third floor. The skill of the Sushi by Bou chefs is complemented by the unparalleled freshness and flavor of the local seafood offerings, guaranteeing a meal you won’t soon forget.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Nestled in the heart of the Design District, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink offers a gourmet take on comfort food classics. The menu is inspired by the vibrancy of Mediterranean flavors and a respect for fresh, local ingredients, featuring a seasonal assortment of dishes such as tilefish ceviche, wood-oven-roasted octopus and short rib panini. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are all served at Michael’s, as well as a happy hour menu that offers a tempting mix of craft cocktails and shareable appetizers. This popular bistro is always packed with guests, so make sure to reserve a table or come early to snag a seat at the bar.

Caprese at The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Caprese at The Bazaar by Jose Andres

The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by Michelin-starred chef and internationally recognized culinary innovator, José Andrés, lives up to all the hype and more with its inventive menu and stylish, contemporary setting. As you browse the menu, you’ll spot delicious influences from all over the world, giving you the opportunity for a taste bud-led tour of the globe. Try the signature caipirinhas to enjoy the expert tableside preparation, then do your best to choose between creative dishes like the Cuban coffee-rubbed churrasco with passion fruit and the smoked oysters with an apple mignonette.

Steak at Café La Trova
Steak at Café La Trova

Café La Trova

Enjoy the charm and nostalgia of 1950s Havana at Café La Trova, but with modern culinary innovation from co-founders Michelle Bernstein and Julio Cabrera. Take a step back in time to pre-revolution Cuba and enjoy the ambiance and entertainment provided by a live Cuban band, all while savoring reinvented classic Cuban dishes. Order a sampling of empanadas and croquetas to share with the table, then savor deliciously rich dishes like crispy whole boneless snapper or braised beef short ribs. For dessert, of course you have to try the flan, a Cuban favorite.

PLANTA
Vegan croquetas at PLANTA South Beach

PLANTA South Beach

Vegan foodies will find their new favorite spot at PLANTA South Beach, a plant-based restaurant serving up dishes bursting with flavor. Nestled on a quiet side-street in South Beach, this upscale spot will change everything you thought you knew about vegan food. Start with the light and crispy cauliflower tots, drizzled with a truffle almond parmesan sauce, or try their spin on Cuban croquetas, made from bits of mushroom bacon and cashew mozzarella cheese. PLANTA’s main plate menu offers plenty of diversity, from a spicy tuna roll made from watermelon to truffle mac n’ cheese. The breakout star of the menu is the classic cheeseburger, made with a lentil patty, so juicy you won’t believe it’s not the real thing. The best part? All the dishes are made from sustainably sourced ingredients, so you can enjoy your vegan feast guilt-free.

Blue Collar

On a mission to make each customer feel like a close friend, Blue Collar delivers a delicious and homey dining experience that will keep you coming back for more. This casual spot rotates its menu frequently to incorporate fresh seasonal ingredients, so there’s always something new to try. Staying true to its name, Blue Collar’s dinner menu offers up unpretentious classics like the dry-aged cheeseburger, Chanukah latkes, and mouthwatering potato gnocchi. Pop in for the weekend brunch featuring savory and sweet dishes like the Shrimp Benedict and Brioche French Toast, topped off with a sparkling mimosa. Afterwards, walk it all off (you’ll need to) with a stroll around the Historic MiMo (Miami Modernist) District, home to iconic, post-war period Miami motels and a bustling farmer’s market.

Stephen's Deli

As the oldest operating deli in Miami-Dade, Stephen’s Delicatessen is a can’t-miss spot on your foodie tour. Although renovated in 2019, this old-school deli still retains all the charm from its original debut in 1954, as well as all the flavor. The deli meats are even sliced by the same employee, Junior, who started working at Stephen’s back in 1957! The menu features such classics as a bagel & lox platter, bubbie’s matzoh ball soup, and a reuben sandwich loaded with so much meat that it’s hard to open your mouth wide enough to take a bite. Finish off your meal with a sweet treat like Stephen’s signature Hialeah Bars (awesome homemade sugar cookies topped with chocolate chips and coconut) or a local favorite, Tio Colo’s Cuban ice cream sandwiches—and trust us, you’ve never had an ice cream sandwich like this.

 

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