How to Spend 7 Days in Miami: Where to Eat

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Besides from relaxing on the beach, the thing I wanted to do the most on our weeklong trip was explore the amazing food scene! I wanted to taste for myself what Miami is so famous for from the fresh seafood to diverse latin cuisines, and everything in between! We stayed in the South Beach area and didn’t have a car with us so we were limited on places we could go that were in walking distance or via Uber. We also tried to be mindful of planning our meals around sightseeing spots so we could make the most of our week there. There were some flops but I’m here to share my highlights and how to spend 7 days in Miami eating!


CVI.CHE 105

4 locations | ceviche105.com

Peruvian white fish ceviche at CVI.CHE 105

My favorite meal of the trip! I loved this Peruvian restaurant so much, I insisted we eat here twice. I try not to repeat places while traveling, so this is huge! I’m still craving their fish ceviche, you can even get a trio or tetra of the different types! Also really enjoyed their arroz con mariscos!

Zak the Baker

95 NW 26th St | zakthebaker.com

tuna melt from Zak the Baker, Jewish bakery

This Jewish bakery in Wynwood came highly recommended and it definitely didn’t disappoint! We grabbed a tuna melt (pictured), salmon BLT, apple turnover, and cinnamon roll. I’m convinced they can do no wrong.

Versailles Cuban Restaurant

3555 SW 8th St | versaillesrestaurant.com

Arroz con Pollo Cuban Food at Versailles

When in Miami, Cuban food is a must and Versailles is a popular spot for it! Great place to grab a cafecito, pastries, or have a meal. The arroz con pollo, oxtails, fried pork chunks, and pastelito de guava y queso were my faves! Also loved the pairing of sweet plantains with the savory dishes!

Joe’s Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave | joesstonecrab.com

Stone crabs from Joe's Stone Crab

If there is one food unique to Miami, I would say it is stone crabs. Joe’s is credited for its discovery. They serve it steamed with a creamy mustard sauce. It’s available all year long but get them fresh in season Oct 15-May 1.

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1-800-Lucky

143 NW 23rd St | 1800lucky.com

Tokusei shoyu ramen from Usagi Tokyo

Modern and upbeat Asian food hall located in Wynwood! There are 7 food vendors, 2 bars, DJ, and karaoke room. We got a little of everything from Japanese to Filipino food!

Local House

400 Ocean Dr | localhouse.com

key lime french toast, smoked salmon benedict at Local House brunch

You can get brunch here 7 days a week until 5pm! They have delicious seafood-centric plates like smoked salmon benedict. My highlight was the key lime french toast! Best part is they are just steps away from the beach!

My Ceviche

4 locations | myceviche.com

build your own ceviche at My Ceviche

Quick and casual spot to get your ceviche fix! You can build your own ceviche bowls, pick the seafood, sauce, and base. They have multiple locations including one at the MIA airport!

Las Olas Cafe

644 6th St | lasolascafe.net

lechon roast pig, empanadas, and cortado at Las Olas Cafe

Affordable, delicious, no-frills Cuban meal or coffee pick me up in South Beach, which is a rare find! We got Cuban bowls with lechon, plantains, yuca, and rice and beans. The chicken empanadas here were our fave from the whole trip!

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Azucar Ice Cream

1503 SW 8th St | azucaricecream.com

cafe con leche ice cream at Azucar

If you’re exploring Calle Ocho in Little Havana, stop here for a quick treat to cool off! The building is a giant ice cream cone so you can’t miss it. They have some pretty unique flavors but the cafe con leche was calling my name.

Lobster Shack

2 locations | lobstershackmiami.com

lobster roll at The Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack is known for their lobster rolls! They also serve raw oysters and stone crab when it is in season. I really enjoyed the clam chowder as well. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a frosé!

Bolivar

841 Washington Ave | bolivarmiamibeach.com

pescado margarita at Bolivar

If you find yourself in the Washington Ave area, Bolivar is not a bad option! It’s a Columbian-South American fusion restaurant with a patio great for people watching. I recommend the pescado margarita, the sauce is so addicting!

Puerto Sagua

700 Collins Ave | menu

Cuban food at Puerto Sagua in Miami Beach

Super convenient location if you’re exploring the Art Deco District or in the South Beach area. Not the best Cuban food but I enjoyed it more than other spots in that area that are also overpriced.

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