Your Miami Foodie Itinerary

Bachour

Bachour's Pistachio Strawberry Entremet

bazaar

The Bazaar by José Andrés

michael

Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Café La Trova

Café La Trova

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Satisfy Your Appetite for a Foodie Adventure in Miami

For decades, Miami has been a vibrant, diverse city known best for its turquoise ocean waters, sandy beaches filled with gorgeous locals, and all-night parties with A-lister guest lists. But in recent years, this international destination is adding yet another title to its already-long list, earning a reputation as a foodie favorite. People from all over the world are flocking to Miami to experience the innovative and flavorful contributions of the city’s culinary community, 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 the city 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 on 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.

Tacocraft

Fine dining has its place, but so do no-frills tacos and an ice-cold margarita. Tacocraft keeps all the quality and flavor you’d expect from an upscale restaurant but delivers it in a laidback taco shop that captures the best of the beach bum lifestyle. With locations in South Miami, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Fort Lauderdale, Tacocraft is a great place to grab an inexpensive but delicious meal after a day in the sand. Their tacos are served on homemade tortillas, made fresh using time-honored recipes and zero shortcuts, and feature mouth-watering fillings like ahi tuna, crispy adobo pork, skirt steak, and chili-glazed pork belly.

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

When it was announced that Michelin-starred chef José Andrés would be opening a new restaurant in Miami, the culinary community couldn’t stop talking. Now, The Bazaar 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.

Bachour

No Miami foodie tour would be complete without a sampling of the city’s best desserts, and Bachour is the perfect place to stop for a gourmet sweet treat. There are three Bachour locations headed by Antonio Bachour, one of America’s most respected pastry chefs, one of which also serves café-style fare in addition to desserts. From dark chocolate mousse to guava cream cheese croissants, every single dish is more delicious than the last – so nobody will blame you if you throw your cares to the wind and indulge in a sugary spree.

Steak at Café La Trova
Steak at Café La Trova

Café La Trova

Café La Trova captures the charm and nostalgia of 1950s Havana, adding in a considerable amount of 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 the live Cuban band, all while you eat your fill of reinvented classic Cuban dishes. Order a sampling of empanadas and croquettes to share with the table, then savor your pick of deliciously rich dishes like crispy whole boneless snapper, braised beef short ribs, and of course, the Cuban favorite, flan.

Still have space in your food-focused itinerary? Check out more unique restaurants in Miami that you won’t want to miss and start planning your must-eat menu now.

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