How to Spend 7 Days in Miami: Where to Eat
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!
4 locations | ceviche105.com
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
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
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
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.
143 NW 23rd St | 1800lucky.com
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!
400 Ocean Dr | localhouse.com
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!
4 locations | myceviche.com
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
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!
Azucar Ice Cream
1503 SW 8th St | azucaricecream.com
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.
2 locations | lobstershackmiami.com
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!
841 Washington Ave | bolivarmiamibeach.com
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!
700 Collins Ave | menu
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.