Miami has a population for being the best place to party. And of course, when there’s a party, there’s good food. Miami is a melting pot of global cuisine; they literally have everything there. Whether you’re craving Cuban, Italian, Haitian, American, Japanese, or any other kind of food, you’ll find a spot in Miami that you’d be willing to cross the county for. With that said, there can only be a handful of really great restaurants that deserve to be on this list. If you are looking to sample the best that Miami has to offer, here are the 10 restaurants that tops everything else in the city.
This place is as unique as its name. Miami is never short on Peruvian cuisine, but CVI.CHE 105 takes it all to the next level. They’re award winning and absolutely deserving of the accolades. It’s true that you’ve never been to Miami if you haven’t gone to this place.
From the name alone, you should know that you’re getting some of the best pizza you could ever have in Miami right at this restaurant. But Crust is more than just their pizza. This restaurant is home to a whole host of impressive Italian favorites. We suggest you come in hungry; you won’t regret it.
Pollos & Jarras
Here’s another Peruvian restaurant that will give you an entirely new dining experience. Pollos & Jarras is all about big and bold décor that translate to big and bold flavors. Walking into this restaurant will get your taste buds going like crazy. Make sure you order their chicken—it’s their specialty.
Sometimes when you want Asian food, you want them all. Kyu is a fusion of many Asian flavors including Korean, Thai, Japanese, and more. Every single plate they serve at Kyu is a visual experience. They’re artistic and flavorful. They’re everything you could expect from a fine dining restaurant in Miami.
Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar
You could easily say that it’s a Pan-Latin restaurant, but what does that really mean? Latin flavors are so diverse; and here at Toro Toro, every single cultural flavor is as unique as the other. Make sure you order the namesake menu item. We guarantee that you’ll fall in love with every single component of the Toro Toro dish.
Zuma is one of Miami’s highest-rated restaurants, and that’s for good reason as well. This place is right at the heart of downtown, so you won’t miss it. It’ll be a completely mind-opening experience. More specifically, you’ll be experiencing izakaya, an informal Japanese way to dining. All in all, Zuma is a place worth calling a reservation in for.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Miami may be full of Latin delicacies, but you’ll find a good few out there to satisfy your Mediterranean cravings—specifically Greek. The restaurant itself looks like its been transplanted directly from the Greek isles. It’s beautiful and absolutely flavorful. There’s nothing else like it in the area.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
This restaurant happens to be located inside the Mandarin Oriental. If you aren’t familiar with the work of Gaston Acurio, it’s time that you get to know it. La Mar may be another Peruvian entry on this list, but the restaurant also offers quite a bit of other South American flavors and dishes. It’s the best of both worlds.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
This list would not be complete without an entry from Wynwood—Miami’s hippest neighborhood. This restaurant is more of a Latin Fusion place, but what will impress you is the overall experience. From the ambience to the service and the food, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is absolutely one of the best in the area. That’s a statement considering all the other great restaurants close by.
Again, this list would not be complete without some good Cuban food, and of course, Versailles is the place to be. Many locals come to this restaurant on a regular basis, and many tourists come here because they’ve heard of it. The restaurant embodies everything Cuban about Miami, and you should never leave without a Cuban sandwich at hand.