These range from hole-in-the-wall Cuban joints to classy lounges and craft beer bars. If you have access to a fridge this run, pick up some essentials so you don’t go broke eating out for every meal. But do try to check out a few of these spots to sample the local cuisine and culture! The Wynwood neighborhood is especially worth an Uber field trip, as it is a hub of the innovation and art scene. When you’re looking for food close by, the Yelp app is indispensable while traveling in a new city.
El Palacio de Los Jugos
5721 W Flagler St, Miami
Literally a “palace of juices”, this market of many vendors has all the comfort foods to cure your hangover like fried plantains, rice and beans, chicharones, roast pork sandwich, and more.
186 NE 29th St, Miami
Authentic hole-in-the-wall with authentic, inexpensive Cuban breakfast and lunch. Try the cafecito!
398 NW North River Dr, Miami
Fresh seafood at an old-school staple with patio on the river.
2003 N Miami Ave, Miami
Farm to table gastropub with extensive craft beer list and specialty burgers.
Las Olas Cafe
644 6th St, Miami Beach
Amazing ropa vieja (“old clothes” aka beef simmered in a rich tomato sauce) – a local spot with legendary Cuban sandwiches.
Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co.
541 SW 12th Ave, Miami
Twists on Cuban classics in at cozy, rustic cafe.
1657 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
An international chain that delivers quality vegetarian options. Load up a falafel pita pocket with salads and sauces, grab a fresh carrot juice and vegan rice pudding for dessert.
820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach
Creative versions of Italian dishes.
2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
Hipster café with highly recommended coffee.
Peace A’ Cake
41 Southeast 5th St, Miami
Vegan, gluten-free, Non-GMO, no preservatives or refined sugar bakery located downtown. You can also find their treats at Whole Foods in Florida!
1418 20th St, Miami Beach
Asian-fusion gastro-pub with interesting small plates.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
Waterfront lounge with beautiful views. Treat yourself to a swanky brunch.
River Oyster House
650 S Miami Ave, Miami
Go for oysters at happy hour before the show! Great seafood in a sophisticated, but unpretentious space.
3555 SW 8th St, Miami
People watching and hearty food at this Little Havana landmark next to an excellent bakery.
2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
Artsy, hipster bar with alfresco, communal tables. A perfect way to check out the Wynwood atmosphere at patio parties with a DJ.
2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
Trendy bar serving small plates with cool art.
600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach
Modern, Southern comfort food and fabulous bourbon cocktails. Worth splurging on an indulgent brunch experience.