It’s not the sun, restaurants in South Beach are hot. This destination is one of the most happening spots for everything under the sun. It is where the magic happens. South Beach holds some of the best restaurants and bars in Miami. Here, you have endless dining opportunities.
The restaurants in South Beach are known for their diversity. The cuisine is excellent! Foodies will enjoy sushi, tacos, sandwiches, acai bowls, and more! And all within a few miles of each other. Whether you’re looking for lunch, a late-night dinner, or a post-swim snack; South Beach has got your covered.
Below are the newest and the best restaurants in South Beach you cannot miss. Also, check-out our article for date night ideas for another Florida hot spot, Delray Beach.
Time Out South Beach Restaurant
Time Out Market Miami is heaven for food lovers. It covers 18,000 square feet and presents 18 eateries. This spot brings the best of Miami together, from the best chefs to the best cuisines. This place offers an elite line-up of local cuisines with quality yet affordable foods at $20 per person on average.
Norman Van Aken
Norman Van Aken is an award-winning chef who presents two of his concepts- K’West and Beach Pie. K’West features a menu inspired by the sensational flavor of the Southern side of Florida with foods such as Shrimp Ceviche. And Beach Pie specializes in artisan-style pizza. It features local and seasonal ingredients. Not to mention, they have gluten-free crust options.
The “Top Chef Season 13” winner Jeremy Ford takes on Korean dishes in this South Beach restaurant. His dishes are exceptional and have strong, delicious flavors.
Antonio Bachour who received the ‘Best Pastry Chef Award’ 2018, presents his famous bakery and cakes.
Scott Linquist, one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs in Mexican cuisine, serves his famous tacos at this South Beach restaurant. Coyo Taco uses locally sourced vegetables, seafood, and meats.
Michael Beltran is another well-acclaimed chef. He presents foods like the Wood-Grilled Pork Chop.
The Local Cuban
Alberto Cabrera serves his acclaimed Cuban sandwiches and more delicacies. The concept inspired by his family’s recipes and his career in some of Miami’s top restaurants.
Matt Kuscher is the creator of five unique concepts in Miami. Kuscher presents American cuisine promoting locally sourced ingredients in this top notch South Beach restaurant.
Salt & Brine
Christian and Domenica Plotczyk serves fresh oysters with accompaniments to further enhance the oyster.
Chef Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold take on traditional Asian cuisine combine with Vietnamese techniques with a New Orlean twist.
Love Life Cafe
Veronica Menin and Diego Tosoni serve their award-winning vegan burger. Love Life Café is plant-based and is all about fresh food that is deliciousness and full of flavor.
Chef Sebastian Fernandez’s 33 Kitchen was named “Best Peruvian Restaurant in Miami” in 2016. This kitchen serves Peruvian- inspired dishes with a modern twist. Diners will enjoy meals like Ceviche de Corvina with lime, red onions, sweet potato, cilantro, corn.
Interestingly, 33 Kitchen’s Chef Sebastian, makes sure that he uses no more than five locally sourced ingredients.
Chef Shuji Hiyakawa, with his three decades’ worth of experience in fine Japanese dining, introduces Time Out Market with the most authentic Japanese sushi bowls.
Giorgio Rapicavoli serves the unforgettable dish “Pesto Rigatoni.”
The Cuban ice cream’s master, Suzy Batlle, serves her most famous flavors. “Abuela Maria”, (guava, maria crackers, cream cheese) and “Burn in Hell Fidel.”
Matt Kuscher serves Miami’s oldest deli the pastrami sandwich.
Mama Joon is located in the hotel, Life House Park Collins. The ambiance is simple, neutral-toned, and effortlessly charming. Life House’s CEO and Founder is Rami Zeidan. Zeidan’s Lebanese background was the inspiration behind this South Beach restaurant. The menu is made up of the family’s favorite recipes. Also, executive chef, Harry Capacetti, gives these dishes a Miami twist.
The menu is Mediterranean,vegetable-based, but with a few touches of Lebanese flair. Meals at Mama Joon begin with a selection of fresh Mediterranean bread. The bread also comes with a signature “Mama’s Mezze,” which is a combination of modern and classic Mediterranean dips and dishes. The house-marinated chili feta, labneh, beet hummus, are a great send off for an excellent dining experience.
The rest of the menu has signature dishes that are vegetable-based like, falafel, spicy eggplant toast with chili pepper marmalade, roasted cauliflower served with tender squash, capers, raisins, sunflower seeds, lemon, za’atar herb. For instance, The main course also includes grilled lamb chops with goat cheese, cucumber, mint. Za’atar spiced chicken, Florida Clams with leeks, charred sourdough and olives. And Charred Octopus with caper, fennel, arugula.
The dishes at Mama Joon range from $14 to $32.
Regina’s Grocery is New York city’s well-known Italian sandwich shop. This “grocery” is named after the founder Roman Grandinetti’s mother, Regina. They teamed up with the owners of Urbanica The Meridian Hotel, Diego Colmenero, and Charlie Porchetto to bring the concept to Miami Beach’s exclusive South.
People come to this Italian restaurant for the freshly made sandwiches made with the bread from New York’s famed Sullivan Street Bakery, and charcuterie locally. They even offer a “family tree” of signature sandwiches. Each is named after a Grandinetti relative, such as “Uncle Jimmy,” “Roman,” “Uncle John,” etc. People love “Cousin AnthonyThe most favored is “Cousin Anthony,” which is made with smoked chicken, fresh mozzarella, arugula, balsamic, and Regina’s pesto.
Regina’s Grocery also offers picnic baskets for guests to take to the beach. Have a seat at the counter in the lobby, and enjoy a good cup of complimentary coffee.