From Cuban to fusion, there’s a wealth of fine restaurants in Miami. While the city may be quite spread out it’s easy to get around with services such as Avis car hire Miami, and the eateries in various neighborhoods cater to all tastes and budgets. Here are some the best places to eat in Miami.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a Miami institution. The stone crab claws for which the restaurant is named are rightfully famous, but Miami city has come a long way food-wise since Joe’s opened in 1913.
If Southern cooking is your style, then Yardbird Southern Table and Bar might be the best choice. It serves up Southern classics including devilled eggs, cornbread, shrimp and grits, fried chicken and mud pie, along with a range of inspired cocktails such as blueberry bourbon lemonade and smoked pear cocktail. Yardbird is the place if you like your food and drink with soul.
Tongue and Cheek offers gourmet American food that fits many tastes. Dishes include beef cheek burger with homemade brioche, Brussels sprouts with whipped ricotta and pistachio, cauliflower pannacotta, scallops with spicy yuzu and veal tartar with pickled mushrooms.
But the reason to dine out in Miami is the wide choice of Cuban restaurants. One of the most popular is Versailles, Miami’s iconic Cuban eatery, which serves up Cuban coffee in the morning, traditional Cuban sandwiches at lunch and dishes such as shredded beef with onions, black beans and rice in the evening.
There’s also Puerto Sagua, whose highlights include beef tenderloin strips and pork shoulder braised with onions, and El Palacio de Los Jugos, a marketplace-style eatery serving up shredded beef tomato stew, crispy pork rinds and plenty of rice, beans and plantains.
It’s no surprise that Miami, with its multicultural diversity, boasts a cornucopia of restaurants celebrating the Caribbean and South America. Though Cuban eateries dominate the scene, there are also Argentinian, Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican, Uruguayan and more. Get your dulce de leche fix at the Buenos Aires Bakery.
Meanwhile El Rey del Chivito serves authentic Uruguayan cuisine (a chivito is a gussied up steak sandwich with onions, bacon, ham and fried eggs) while CVI.CHE 105 (just ignore the odd spelling and sound it out) offers a modern take on traditional Peruvian dishes such as the namesake ceviches.
There are plenty of options for Italian cuisine too. Perricone’s Marketplace serves traditional and contemporary Italian fare in a great atmosphere. Dishes include classic cioppino, fettuccine with mignon, eggplant parmigiana and veal Milanese.
Asian dishes are easy to find, from Thai to Japanese. Samurai is a popular steak, sushi and Japanese restaurant, with a range of steak, chicken and seafood dishes in teriyaki or hibachi sauce. Diners leave with the wonderful smell of the hibachi permeating their clothes.