Restaurant Guide: Miami

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Bright colors, vibrant music and the beach is how we picture Miami, and the food scene is no exception when it comes to quality and freshness. The catch of the day, a squeeze of lime, tropical fruit, Cuban flare and few other surprises, our guide has your dining stops.

 

Zak the Baker

The well-established kosher bakery sells their bread all over the city, but the outpost itself is located in the Wynwood. Toasts are offered for a casual lunch with combos like beet toast with tahini and dill.

 

El Palacio de los Jugos

With nine locations all over the city, this deli meets market offers fresh squeezed juices like guava or sugar cane to wash down at-home Cuban food like roasted pork with rice and beans, tamales and salty chicharones cut to order.

 

The Broken Shaker and 27 Restaurant

Both located at the Freehand hostel, the Broken Shaker is the place for craft cocktails made with herbs and botanicals grown in the hostel’s garden. 27 Restaurant serves South American meets Middle Eastern, family-style dishes like a whole catch of the day and a build your own arepa’s platter with shredded ropa vieja topped with queso de mano.

Traymore Restaurant and Gin Bar

Located at the Como hotel, the cleanly designed interiors mimics the fresh Floridian seafood dishes of stone crab, Key West pink shrimp and yellowtail snapper. The gin bar offers over 30 artisanal gins

 

Alter

The menu is either a five or seven course tasting menu (with vegetarian and vegan options) along with your choice of “enhancements” like a soft egg or stone crabs to add to a dish like the aged beet and beef tartare. The bar menu includes a crispy duck leg or umami balls aka fried brioche with an umami butter.

 

La Sandwicherie

A simple sandwich should never be overlooked, and at La Sandwicherie in South Beach they pay homage to French sandwiches and salads. Order the popular Frenchie with salami and Brie or get inspired by the climate with the Tropical topped with mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, plus tropical fruit like papaya.

 

Lung Yai Thai Tapas

In Little Havana, this is place is always packed. You’ll find tables topped with duck salad, curries and fried chicken that can’t be missed.

 

Macchialina

Short rib lasagna, salumi, antipasti and all pastas made in-house including the unique and popular beet “mezzaluna” ravioli are offered at this rustic Italian eatery.

 

Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink

A favorite amongst everyone from Miami and those who frequently visit, the organic, contemporary American cuisine covers lunch with pizza, sandwiches and pan roasted chicken to dinners offering a raw bar, meatballs and swordfish and of course, there’s brunch on the weekends.

 

Mignonette

This simple, kitschy oyster bar with two locations has a marquee with the daily’s oyster selection plus other seafood offerings like crudo, charred octopus, crab cakes, seared scallops, basically all the dishes you can make with products of the sea, plus a few grand seafood towers.

 

Taquiza

The authentic taqueria snugs classics like al pastor, barbacoa and chorizo into homemade blue masa corn tortillas; so good they supply them for restaurants all over the city.

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