It is such a thrill to be able to dine in Miami because of its proximity to not only the sea but to some of the freshest produce on the East Coast. That’s why so many talented chefs gravitate to Miami to set up their restaurants. From healthy and organic to decadent, you will be able to find it all!
Let’s start with healthy. The Mi Vida Cafe is famous for its organic vegetarian cuisine which is anything but heavy bean dishes. Mi Vida serves gourmet vegetarian as well as raw cuisine that is refined and bursting with flavor and color. Choose a seat inside or outside in a gorgeous garden and enjoy simply scrumptious food. They also serve freshly squeezed juices and vitamin rich smoothies.
For sheer fun, try the stand up only La Camaronera Restaurant for seafood. It is also a fish market, so you just know the food is fresh! Along with super fried fish, oyster shooters to die for, and exotic wonderful things like fried fish roe, you can also try Latin inspired food like black-eye pea fritters and breaded lobster! La Camaronera is affordable and a perfect choice for a casual lunch.
For a luxurious meal with outstanding food, head over to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a table at Azul. You will want to dress up. This is the kind of restaurant you want to make an entrance in! Sleek, glamorous, with incredible views and candle light, Azul is a special occasion kind of restaurant serving exquisite Asian fusion cuisine. Listen to some of these dishes: Silver and Gold Eggs With Italian Caviar; Sake Marinated Sea Bass; Sashimi with Cherry Three Ways; or Kobe Beef Cheeks.
Feeling like Italian? Reserve a table at Fratelli Milano. It is a family owned restaurant that makes its own pasta, bread and pastries. It is bustling and cheerful and smells great when you walk in and has a pastry counter you will drool over. Any of the pasta entrees are delicious, as are the pizzas. Try the Lobster Ravioli and some Tiramisu for dessert. You won’t be sorry!
And you can’t visit Miami without trying some Cuban food! Make your way to Islas Canarias Restaurant. First of all, it is really pretty, with colorful wall murals. They are proud of using their family recipes that have been handed down to craft meals for their restaurant: chicken stuffed with seafood in pink sauce; oxtail in wine sauce; croquettes; and steak with grilled onions and peppers. Finish with some crispy churrasco with your coffee and your meal will be complete.
Alex is a blogger and travel writer. He writes about everything from exotic destinations to beautiful hotels. He also writes a blog for mega.co.uk .