This is a food guide to some of my favorite restaurants to eat at in the greater Miami area. From South Beach to the surrounding neighborhoods of Miami, this list will give you taste of local Miami, various Latin cuisines, and more.

Droolius Miami Food Guide

My favorite place for a quick meal in Miami is La Sandwicherie in South Beach. Go here, it’s a must for The Sandwich:

La Sandwicherie South Beach Miami, FL

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Saucisson Sec (French Salami) w/ camembert cheese on croissant @ La Sandwicherie
La Sandwicherie 229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – my favorite stop in South Beach to eat. This is usually my first and last stop on every trip to Miami.

Lincoln Road

The next block over from the Miami Beach Convention Center, this shopping and eating district has lots to choose from.

Double Shack Burger
Double Shack Burger at Shake Shack
ShakeShack 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Pizza Rustica 667 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 – for pizzas by the slice

Pasha’s 900 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL – ‎for Mediterranean Cuisine

Doraku Sushi 1104 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL – for sushi and happy hour

HaVen Gastro-Lounge 1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL ‎

Around Miami Beach

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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Shrimp n’ Grits at Yardbird Southern Table
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL ‎- For a Southern style lunch, dinner, and brunch. Call for reservations because this place is busy. See more photos and read about my experience at: Brunch.

Nobu Miami Beach 1901 Collins Ave, Miami, FL – A long time favorite of mine for sushi, cocktails, and Japanese style entrees. Try the omakase (chef’s choice) for complete multi-course dinner.

Cheeseburger Baby 1505 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL ‎- locally owned and known for burgers by locals and music celebrities.

Umami Burger Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL – The burger joint from Los Angeles giving Miami a taste of L.A.

David’s Café 1058 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL – for Cuban food and Cuban coffee

Puerto Sagua 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL – for Cuban food and Cuban coffee

Pubbelly 1418 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL – A gastropub serving small plates, Raw Bar & Charcuterie, along with Asian fare.

Pubbelly Sushi 1424 20th St‎ Miami Beach, FL – Sushi bar meets gastropub. There is plenty of sushi, snack plates, and Robatta Grill items to choose from.

PB Steak 1787 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL – Steaks, small plates, raw bar, and more. I heard they make a great PB Burger from BurgerBeast

Wynwood area and beyond

Panther Coffee
Latte at Panther Coffee
Panther Coffee Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 130 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137

Blue Collar Miami
Duck “McMuffin” – Duck Bacon, Smoked Gouda, Portuguese Muffin, Lemon Aioli, Sunny Up Duck Egg, Duck Ju at Blue Collar
Blue Collar 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL – come here for comfort food that’s turned up a few notches by a chef Daniel Serfer.


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Quiche at Buena Vista Deli
Buena Vista Deli 4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL – Go for the Quiche, French pastries and desserts


Ceviche 105 105 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL – for Puruvian cuisine including ceviche, lomo saltado, and seafood dishes.

La Sandwicherie – 34 SW 8th St, Miami, FL the second location for La Sandwicherie serves the same menu of sandwiches and salads. See above photo, same menu as beach location.

Calle Ocho/8th Street

Just West of downtown, the Cuban neighborhood of Calle Ocho

El Rey De Las Fritas
Frita a Caballo (Cuban style burger topped w/ fried egg) at El Rey De Las Fritas
El Rey De Las Fritas 1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL – The “King of Fritas” get a taste of the original fritz (Cuban style burger), sandwiches, Cuban dishes.


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Strawberry & Coconut Ice Cream at Azucar
Azucar Ice Cream Company 1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL – Ice creams at Azucar is made using high quality and natural ingredients, and they like to use locally grown, seasonal fruits.

Coral Gables

Further west of downtown Miami is Coral Gables, a upcoming food hub in the area.

Swine Southern Table
Swine Burger – short rib, brisket, smoked pork blend, homemade dill pickle, thick-cut house-smoked bacon, American cheese, swine sauce at Swine Southern Table & Bar
Swine Southern Table & Bar 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL – Southern inspired menu

Bread + Butter 2330 Salzedo St Miami, FL Chef inspired Cuban cuisine

Eating House Miami Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli

Pincho Factory 30 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL – The second location for Pincho Factory serving a variety of burgers, pinchos (skewers), sandwiches and more. More photos: Pincho Factory

West of Miami

West of Miami, but not quite in Coral Gables, you will find local restaurants off the beaten path with the cultural influences and cuisine from Cuba to Central America and South America Latin countries to the Caribbean countries in various neighborhoods.

Eating with Burger Beast in Miami, FL

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Croquetas Islas Canarias (Jamón) – Ham & Cheese
Islas Canarias Cafe – Restaurant & Bakery 3804 Southwest 137th Avenue Miami, FL – This place is known for their Croquetas and have been voted the best in Miami. Go here for breakfast and for Cuban dishes.

El Mago De Las Fritas 5828 SW 8th St, West Miami, FL – another good spot for Fritas (Cuban style hamburgers), sandwiches, Cuban dishes, and Chicharrones on Saturdays!

Pincho Factory 9860 SW 40th St, Miami, FL. The original location for Pincho Factory serving a variety of burgers, pinchos (skewers), sandwiches and more. More photos: Pincho Factory


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Nica Burger – Angus Beef Patty w/ Chimichurri, queso frito, sweet plantains, spiced coleslaw, jalepeño cream, served with green plantain fries & mojo dip at A&G Burger Joint
A&G Burger Joint 646 SW 109th Ave, Miami, FL. Burgers and more burgers. Try the Nica Burger!

Latin House Burger and Taco Bar 9565 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL. Known for their burgers, tacos, appetizers, full bar, and more this former food truck turned restaurant is stacking up local awards and recently filmed for the t.v. show Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Tropical Chinese 7991 SW 40th St, Miami, FL – Supposedly the best Dim Sum in Miami, this has been a long time resident in Miami for Chinese food and Dim Sum. I still need to go here and try it.


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* Miami food guide updated May 2, 2014 – restaurants listed in no particular rating order

Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
Content and photos © 2013