Larios on the Beach
Larios on the Beach

Larios on the Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lariosonthebeach.com/
  • Phone: 3055329577x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (open for lunch & dinner)
    Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (open for lunch & dinner)
    Friday - Saturday 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. (lounge & terrace/late-night menu)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Cuban, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Odell Torres
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Patricia Giraldo, Director of Group Sales for availability and pricing.

    (p) (305) 695-7072
    (e) PGiraldo@estefan.com
  • Private Party Contact: Patricia Giraldo 3056957072x
  • Entertainment: Grupo Tiempo al Tiempo, the restaurant’s live band plays every evening from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Special Events: Please contact Patricia Giraldo, Director of Group Sales for availability and pricing.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, Meter Parking, Nearest Parking Garage located on 7th & Collins Ave.
A word from Larios on the Beach
Since opening in 1992, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award-winning restaurant, Larios on the Beach has been known as Miami Beach’s go-to destination for authentic, award-winning Cuban cuisine, world famous mojitos and a stunning view of South Beach’s Ocean Drive. Specialties include traditional favorites as well as Cuban-inspired dishes. From sweet and salty bacon-wrapped maduros, black bean hummus served with crisp plantain chips, to a fresh tropical ceviche and a sizzling chicken vaca frita. Signature dishes include award-winning lechón (roasted pork), house-made pork tamales and the classic arroz con pollo. Triple C: “Calorie Conscious Cuban” - a selection of delicious, guilt-free Cuban staples created by Gloria herself. Items include marinated & grilled fresh grouper, baked plantain chips, vegetarian black beans and baked sweet plantains, among other selections.
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Larios on the Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)hot spot (43)special occasion (41)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (31)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (17)scenic view (16)late-night find (16)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Larios Was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Slow roasted pork, yucca, and rice/black beans mix were terrific! Traditional mojito was best I had in Miami Beach. Food, adult beverages, service were so good, we returned to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    Mego
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I was nervous when walking up to Larios, because I was hoping it wasn't a tourist trap with super expensive, mediocre food. I was pleasently surprised. The food was amazing. My boyfriend said it was the best roasted pork he had ever had. The restaurant was really loud though. We basically had to yell to each other. Also our sever was attentive at first, but then we hardly ever could get his attention. But the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice outdoor dinner restaurant for a special occasion. Enjoyed it, thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were impeccable but way too pricey for Cuban food. I guess that's the price this place feels it can charge and get away with it since they are located in the touristy South Beach. As a local, I know better than to go back and blow $300 on a great Cuban dinner for 4 which I could have had anywhere else in Miami for less than a third of the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service and food were both excellent. Generous portions! Though we dined outside, we also went in to see the dining room and thought it was elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced - Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my wife for Anniversary and major dissappointment. Service was horrible, food overpriced and drinks weak. Once some dropped our food off on our table and left we didn't see the waiter again. I had to go up to hostess and complain twice to get him to come back and bring check. I told him we had no drinks, water etc. and all h asked was if wanted check. Once I looked at check I realized why he didn't care. The 20% gratuity was already included. I voiced my displeasure to waiter and manager as we left to go else where for drinks. Would never go back and do not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    RPHReviewer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We really enjoyed our outdoor lunch dining experience! From the service to the food to the ambiance, it was all amazing. The pulled pork was the best that I have ever had. Would love to try it for dinner next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    To be honest, Cuban food is Cuban food. And being that I am from Miami, you can get the same meal for 1/2 the price at a regular Cuban restaurant (i.e. Sergios, La Carreta, Versailles) however, if you are looking for ambiance well you found it here. Nestle in the middle of Ocean Drive you will find that this is a great place to people watch and enjoy cocktails with friends. I must say thou that the sweet plantains (aka maduros) wrapped in bacon are scrumptious. That you wont' find a local Cuban restaurant. The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive. On the other hand, we did sit inside. Would I go back, probably not to eat, but would have drinks with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mbcub
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had been fans of Larios for a number of years - it had been closed for over a year for remodeling. They did an excellent job - the restaurant is fresh and comfortable. The food continues to be the best Cuban food anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Larios on the Beach is a party
    Liketopartymiami
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had a visitor from out of town that wanted to try Cuban food, so I reserved a table at Larios on the Beach. The decor was as loud as the place. The band was really good but hard to hear. The food was surprisingly good. I recommend it if you are up for a party scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    mam83
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My boyfriend, friend and her husband dined here when we were visiting Miami. We were set on having Cuban food, and couldn't be happier with the choice we made! It was delicious! We were all very satisfied with our meals. They were so flavorful. The atmosphere was great. There was a live band, and it was just a lively good time! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new decor, same superb food
    CarloVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We brought out of town friends to Larios for a birthday celebration. It was very special and memorable. Thanks to the wait staff for great care and the expected high quality and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The beef empanadas were excellent. The tour of Cuba entree was also delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was affraid the A/C would be weak like in other establishments on the beach, but suprisingly, it was nice and cool. If you have stayed in MIA before you can remember running from the outside dinning because of the hot and humid weather. The food was spectacular, the people spoke well and everyone was very freindly. I had the Pork and I must say it was delicious. The dessert was good and we paid $120 for 3 people to eat good and have great wine. It was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geeat food & Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I were in Miami for our anniversary. Liaros was recommended by the tour guide. EXCELLENT choice!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cena romantica
    Betoaltamura
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    He pasado un momento muy agradable con mi esposa saboreando una rica cómica típica cubana..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a okay night..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great and ambience was awesome.. Great remodel!!! But my only issue I have is that when we song Happy Birthday to my 3 year old son, the server grab his arms and held him and I ask him to let him go... Yes 3 years do get excited but he should not feel comfortable grabing my son.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and decor
    Foodie123
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Every dish we got was amazing. I forget what it was called, but it was a yellow rice dish with chicken. Definitely ask a waiter about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful restaurant
    happyeater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    the inside of this restaurant is beautiful. The outdoor dining appears to be typical of a south beach restaurant. The food was fine, but not amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cuban Food
    girlli13
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great Cuban Food, located on Ocean Drive. If driving try looking for parking on the street. Valet Parking is $20 during the week, which personally I think its extremely expensive for a week day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got to try it at least once!!
    Lookinforagoodmeal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was excellent & Service was on point!!!. Slightly on the pricey side but I will revisit next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Lee69
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, great lighting, live Latin entertainment, food was amazing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as sexy as before
    GoodchampagneVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I remembered Larios in a different location that warranted a sexier atmosphere. Being on the strip takes away from the intimacy, but, it was fun. The food was ok. It didn't give me a true cuban flair, but we enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. IT WAS MORE LIKE EATING CHINESE FOOD THAN CUBAN FOOD AND I EXPECTED MORE PLANTAINS IN BY DISH, BUT GOT LESS THAN A HALF PLANTAIN. THE DRINKS WERE ACTUALLY GOOD. THE AMOUNT OF FOOD THAT WAS SERVED WAS GOOD JUST NOT THE FOOD ITSELF. THE WAITER ONLY CHECKED ON USE ONCE AND I WAS RUNNING LOW ON MY WATER. I WOULDN'T GO BACK.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So
    average
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For a restaurant following the steps of Bongos the food was unimpressive. Ambience was loud so if you like it noisy this place is for you!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuban Experience
    texascuties2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thank you to the staff for being patient with a big dinner group. We were having a bachelorette dinner with 16 girls. They were very attentive. Service was great. Food was everything we were expecting. A lot of the girls went again to have dinner the next day, and ran into Emilio : )
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Time
    mylunchbreak
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Bongos was the place of choice by my daughter for her graduation celebration; being closed Larios on the Beach was the substitute. We were not disappointed. The hospitality was exceptional and the food was great. If you need a relaxed atmosphere with great food and service- try Larios!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    foddie101
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Had a great time over all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    JorgeB
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was there last week with my family and the service was great. But most importantly the food was AMAZING!. They had live entertainment. Cuban and Caribbean music. Waiter was very friendly and very attentive. I will definitely go back to this place again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME NIGHT OUT WITH MY FIANCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had A Great Time Here With My fiance Fir Her Birthday Dinner! Great Food Great Drinks They Had The Band Going With Great Music To Give Everyone A Awesome Vibe! Management Is Great There! I Had Them Doing A Birthday Surprise For My Fiancé The Band Kicked It Of And Everyone In The Restaurant Joined In And Sang Along It was Great Night! And Def Would Tell The World To Go Enjoy Their Night There!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South Beach - Love it or Hate it
    Gastrodamus
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went to Larios for brunch with our two kids. My wife saw the remodel of the place on HGTV and wanted to check it out. She is a big fan of Gloria. At 11:30 am on Thursday - we were the first people there. Prices were high, but expected based on location. Food was good, but not great. We had some appetizers as entries. If you love South Beach scene - you would love the place and the ambience. It's great for people watching. For more "authentic" Cuban experience - go off the beaten path and eat elsewhere in Miami.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must Try!!!
    NewFavoritePlace2go
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I loved the environment and food and the service was wonderful. I got to meet some famous celebrities. Its next to the beach and all the action in Miami!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent
    ArmandoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was great. As the son of Cuban parents and grew up on Cuban cuisine, the food was average at best. Food undercooked and then over cooked on 2nd try. Beans and rice were cold. Maybe they changed head chefs after the renovations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Great
    JennyFTBlock
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been to Larios many times. As the restaurant has become more of a tourist attraction, the food quality has declined. Its definitely not on the higher end of the restaurants in South Beach. The arroz con pollo was not very good. I sent it back twice. Very small pieces of overcooked chicken and soupy yellow rice. I have eaten arroz con pollo in many restaurants in Miami, including my own kitchen. And Larios "Mama's Arroz Con Pollo" is my least favorite. And if you valet at Larios it is $20. Totally not worth the effort to dine at Larios.
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  • Fabulous food
    DrPhil72
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Loved the shredded chicken and the plantains. The service was poor. I would go back for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Scenic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Larios on the Beach has a great location and delicious food. There was a live band playing when we visited on a Friday night, so it was loud and we struggled to talk across our table. Other than that, a great experience and I'd definitely go back. I would definitely ask for a table NOT in the same room as the band!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambience
    Puig
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The life music was great didn't expect that at all and overall the place is really nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice South Beach hot spot. Food, ambiance, and music were great as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location
    Masboro
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Larios and will return. The food was very good and very reasonably priced (for South Beach). Our only slightly negative feeling was ghat the server could have been a little more attentive when it came to topping up our drinks from the bottle in the ice bucket.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    excellent food and service!! Restaurant is beautifully decorated
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.