Restaurants

Top Choice Haitian in South Beach

Tap Tap

In Haiti, tap-taps are brightly colored pickup trucks turned public taxis, and their tropi-psychedelic paint schemes inspire the decor at this excellent Haitian eatery. This is no Manhattan-style South Beach lounge …
Top Choice Spanish in Little Havana

El Carajo

Pass the Penzoil please. We know it is cool to tuck restaurants into unassuming spots, but the Citgo station on SW 17th Ave? Really? Really. Walk past the motor oil into a Granadan wine cellar and try not to act too…
Top Choice American in Little Haiti & the Upper East Side

Blue Collar

It's not easy striking a balance between laid back and delicious in a city like Miami, where even 'casual' eateries can feel like nightclubs, but Blue Collar has the formula nailed. Friendly staff serve All-American…
Top Choice Spanish in Downtown Miami

NIU Kitchen

NIU is a small, living room sized restaurant consistently full of impossibly hip people eating impossibly good contemporary Catalan cuisine. Rarely have we had cuisine that's so compellingly different, from a poache…
Top Choice Fusion in South Beach

Pubbelly

Pubbelly's dining genre is hard to pinpoint, besides delicious. It skews between Asian, North American and Latin American, gleaning the best from all cuisines. Examples? Try duck and scallion dumplings, or the mouth…
Top Choice Cuban in Little Havana

Exquisito Restaurant

For great Cuban cuisine in the heart of Little Havana, this place is exquisite (ha ha). The roast pork has a tangy citrus kick and the ropa vieja is wonderfully rich and filling. Even standard sides like beans and r…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Little Haiti & the Upper East Side

Choices

The description everyone writes when vegan food tastes good is that you're not missing the meat. This trope actually holds true at Choices. With clever ingredient combinations like walnut 'meat' and daiya cheese, th…
Southern US in South Beach

Yardbird

Yardbird is one of the most popular practitioners of Miami's surprisingly deep wave of haute Southern comfort food. The restaurant dishes out some nice Salisbury Steak, St Louis ribs, grits and kale, but it's most f…
Top Choice Italian in South Beach

Osteria del Teatro

There are few things to swear by but the specials board of Osteria, one of the oldest and best Italian restaurants in Greater Miami, ought to be one. When you get here, let the gracious Italian waiters seat you, cod…
Cuban in Miami

Versailles

Versailles (ver-sigh-yay) is an institution, one of the mainstays of Miami's Cuban gastronomic scene. Try the excellent black-bean soup or the fried yucca before moving onto heartier meat and seafood plates. Older C…