Miami Beach is a melting pot of people, cultures, and flavours where locals and visitors come together to form one of the most unique and diverse societies in the world. If you’re heading that way, the sun and the sand are the biggest attractions, along with the hundreds of eateries that have opened their doors to feed beachgoers.
The entire length of South Beach is brimming with restaurants offering all kinds of food and almost every cuisine. We’ve winnowed down some of our favourites for your tasting pleasure!
Drop by Yardbird to experience true Southern hospitality. Y’all get ready for some good ol’ Southern favourites that are sure to make you happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Yardbird serves up classic pairings such as Shrimp n’ Grits and Chicken n’ Waffles, and uses traditional Southern ingredients including okra and green tomatoes. Drop by Yardbird for super satisfying Southern fare, and a peek into culture and history down South.
This charming restaurant on Bay Road is a must-visit for those of you who relish true Mexican flavours. Specialising in the art of tequila and meal pairing, Tequiztlan promises to give you a wonderful dining experience with its Mexican classics including burritos, tostadas and chimichangas, as well as its Tequiztlan specials. The dining space is modern and bright, giving you a beautiful view of the beach. Don’t forget to order the tableside Guac – it’s among the best we’ve ever had!
Step inside this beautifully decorated family-owned eatery for the very best that Italian cuisine has to offer. Café Prima Pasta has attracted numerous celebrities over the years, and whose photos deck the walls of this famous ristorante. The Carpaccio di Manzo and Veal Piccata are amongst the best in the world, and all the pasta is handmade. Don’t forget to check out their discount menu for the same punch of flavour for less!
In the mood for a cozy, intimate dining affair pour deux? Otentic on Washington Avenue boasts freshly caught and prepared French food that will enthrall the palette. Chez Otentic, you will be able to sample traditional French staples such as the Moules Mariniere, Quiche Lorraine and the Foie Gras, that are sure to transport you to the streets of Paris! Miam!
Find your zen at this upscale Asian Fusion eatery, which offers a varied tapas-style menu. Every item at Zen Sai harmonises the sweet, salty and sour, while not losing each individual flavour. Try something off the grill, the noodle bowl, or choose from the sushi bar: everything has sharp, clean flavours that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. Happy Hour takes place from 4pm to 7pm!
Take your tastebuds for a Mediterranean holiday with those warm, vibrant flavours at Cleo. Its menu offers a wide array of salads, meats and vegetables, featuring regional spices such as harissa and saffron, and accompanied by dollops of hummus and tahini. A night at Cleo brings with it a wonderful buzz, a great ambience, delightful service, and of course, delicious food!
There are so many great places in South Beach that you get truly spoilt for choice. Here are a couple we really enjoyed, and think you will too!