Karim Salmen

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Karim Salmen was born in Venezuela to Venezuelan and Lebanese parents. The University of Miami graduate and bilingual content creator moved to Miami 8 years ago where he is often seen eating his way around town.

Follow Karim’s recommendations on food and travel on his Instagram page @karimsalmen.

Tips to Enjoy Miami Beach

Miami Beach has one of the hottest dining scenes. If you can’t make reservations at the popular restaurant of your choice, try to get to Miami Beach early before restaurants get crowded. 

Safety Tip: It’s not hard to overindulge when you’re having fun with friends so drink lots of water and keep in mind that consumption of alcohol in public or on the beach is illegal

Top 5 Favorite Places

Pane & Vino

Pane & Vino is a cozy Italian eatery located in El Paseo Hotel on Espanola Way’s. The Tuscan owners have created an amazing ambiance through their attentive staff, décor, music, indoor and outdoor seating, and authentic Italian cuisine. Their house made pastas are to die for especially the Ragu and the Ruota. Everything from the tagliata di mazo, frittura mista, to the polpo alla griglia paired with a great wine selection are phenomenal. If you have room for dessert, you must order the Tiramisu, unbelievable in taste and experience as they put all the ingredients together right at your table.

Forte dei Marmi

Try Forte dei Marmi's homemade pasta

Forte dei Marmi

If you're in the mood for some Cacio e Pepe then Forte dei Marmi is for you. This Italian fine dining establishment is a great place to have dinner in South Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. Their fresh homemade pasta is put in a whole wheel of cheese to "sauce it". The prosciutto and burrata are always very fresh and tasty. The best dessert on the menu is the homemade Tiramisu Espresso.

Azabu sake

Don't miss Azabu for their sakes, whiskey collection & omakase experience

Azabu Miami Beach

Nestled inside the Marriott Stanton South Beach, Azabu Miami Beach offers a variety of dining experiences that cater to group outings with friends or date nights. The three connected spaces within this Michelin-Starred concept venue include the full-service dining room, where diners have a front-row seat to the chefs’ open kitchen, The Den, where Tokyo-trained sushi chefs craft sashimi and sushi, and Bar Azabu, the venue’s classic cocktail bar, serving the best sakes in the world and an impressive selection of more than 40 different imported whiskeys. For the ultimate tasting experience, make a reservation for Azabu’s omakase den.

Lincoln Rd

Plan for a a day of people-watching, shopping & dining on Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road Shopping District

One of the coolest places to shop in town with multiple dining options is Lincoln Road, the pedestrian-only promenade originally designed by Miami architect legend Morris Lapidus was once the “Fifth Avenue of the South.” Located between West Avenue and Washington Avenue, insiders come to Lincoln Road for its eclectic mix of national retail chains and funky boutiques showcasing local designers. It also has plenty of lively sidewalk cafés, galleries, and fine dining adding to the allure. Lincoln Road is one of the best people-watching spots on South Beach, with an endless parade of visitors from across America, Europe and South America looking to soak up some tropical glamour.

South Pointe Park

Enjoy walking paths, water views, dining & more at South Pointe

South Pointe Park

What isn't there to say about the beach?! It's the best place to spend some quality time with your loved ones. South Pointe Park has walking paths where families can marvel over giant cruise ships gliding by almost close enough to touch, as well as take in spectacular 360-degree water views. There’s a beautiful grassy area and beach for picnics and play as well as a miniature water park and nearby dog park. When it’s time to eat, families can grab a bite at nearby Smith & Wollensky or wander over to any of the festive outdoor cafés in Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. When it’s time to play again, teens and parents can rent jet skis, roller blade or join a volleyball game on the beach.

 

Take Care of our City
and it Will Take Care of You

Welcome to Miami Beach, a place filled with exciting and surprising things to do and see. Just like these amazing people that know and love our city, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite thing to do, because you’ll probably have more than one. Check out some of their favorite things to do and see here in Miami Beach. Enjoy!

Local Laws & Regulations

Don’t forget:

  • Consumption of alcohol in public or on the beach is illegal
  • Possession or consumption of narcotics is illegal
  • Driving a scooter or vehicle irresponsibly, or on the sidewalk is illegal
  • Unruly behavior of any kind will not be tolerated

Prohibited on the beach:

  • Inflatable devices
  • Large tents, tables, and similar structures
  • Loud music
  • Large coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Styrofoam and plastic straws

Miami Beach City Code Sec 82-443

More Tips From Locals

Welcome to Miami Beach, a place filled with exciting and surprising things to do and see. Just like these amazing people that know and love our city, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite thing to do, because you’ll probably have more than one! Check out some of their favorite things to do and see here in Miami Beach. Enjoy!