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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Neighborhood
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“Grab a friend and BYOBIKE for a one-hour tour of Wynwood’s mural and graffiti art every Sunday at 11am. ”
  • 306 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Between the Airstream trailer serving tacos and the picnic tables, it looks like a low-key spot. It is that, but as you see the Ubers full of models and clubgoers arriving and disappearing into the small taco joint, you get a sense there might be something more going on. Look around for a guy with an earpiece at the back of the room and tell him your friend sent you, and you might just get directed to a back door that looks like an entrance to a Porta Potti. Pass through here and you’ll enter a graffiti-filled men’s washroom. It’s only after passing through yet another door that you will enter one of South Beach’s hot hidden nightclubs. The mixologists have an extensive menu that relies heavily on “illegal” mezcal, and the DJ keeps the room pumping all through the night. It caters to a friendly, slightly older crowd and makes for a good introduction to the South Beach scene minus the cover charge and lineups that you’ll find at clubs closer to the beach.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Iconic nightclub from the 1930s-1950s reemerges as a live-music venue with Cuban-style food & drink. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great hang out place with beautiful view. Food is okay, but view is the best”
  • 102 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Super fancy Soul Food on South Beach where you may spot celebrities at any time.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Juvia is one of the classic, trendy and chic restaurants of Miami. It is located in a rooftop at Lincoln Road. The atmosphere and the views are amazing, as well as the service and the food. Different cuts of meat and fish, Ceviche, fancy entrées and delicious cocktails pair with the stunning view of the city. I recommend this one for couples. It is an expensive restaurant, but it is worth a try!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
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“Indoor/Outdoor Venue Perfect For Drinks, Happy Hour & The Best People Watching in the best location on Lincoln Road ....”
  • 70 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Zuma is one of the best-known fish and sushi restaurants of Miami. It has built a strong reputation due to the quality food they serve and the great service it provides. Sushi and Fish Tiraditos are the best dishes, but usually the servers can walk you through! Make sure to save some space for the Chocolate Hot Cake! This is probably one of the most expensive restaurants in the list, I would recommend this one for special occasions.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Place to chill before party, or just take some wine with good cheese and ham, that's the meaning of this place. It's not typical, it's self serve bar where you go to the winery, take your bottle them take your cheese and ham, pay for it and them goes to your table, simple cheap good music good people, perfect to enjoy with some friends ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Mandolin is definetely one of my favorite restaurants. Every time I head to Miami, I consider it a must-visit. Gastronomy is presented in a different way, as it is an Aegean Bistro. Most platters are from Greece, Turkey and the Mediterranean; and the atmosphere of a Greek Restaurant is created in the middle of the Design District. My favorite dishes are the Greek Sampler (with Humus, Olive Dip, Greek Yoghurt, etc); Chicken Kebabs and the famous Greek Salad, but I always try something new as everything is amazing. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“Eclectic small plates & artisanal cocktails are offered in stylish digs with outdoor seating.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“this is a great place for lunch half a block away. Original Peruvian food at reasonable price.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The Miami institution has been the unofficial town hall for El Exilio since 1971. However, this Calle Ocho icon serves more than just cafecito. Its Cuban sandwich ($6.50), with classic fixings such as sweet ham and Swiss cheese, is a winner with the fast-casual crowd, and a traditional roast pork Cuban-style ($10.95) is a hearty meal served with rice and beans. But if you simply want to stop by the to-go window — AKA la ventanita — for croquetas, no one will judge you”
  • 85 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant is exactly looking at the bay very good food and it feels very relaxed.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Speakeasy bar that is only identifiable by a red lightbulb in the alley. Really cool ambiance once inside. Stick to basic drinks like beer or classic cocktails as the bartenders at this location are a far cry from mixologists based on my experiences. Super chill spot and very casual with an alluring ambiance. Great happy hour too. Drinks only; no food. DJ comes around on select late nights (Thursday-Saturday, I believe). ”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Since 2007, Michael's flagship restaurant has defined Genuine Hospitality, the special experience that results when delicious food and thoughtful service come together, designed by a team who cares about great product and making people happy. Locals and visitors alike embrace and crave this unique approach to dining out -- some may consider Michael's Genuine Food & Drink a second home, a place where they're comfortable, that they want to share with friends. ”
  • 64 locals recommend