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About 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.

820 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.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)

Cross Street:
8th Street and Ocean Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 532-9577

Website:
http://www.lariosonthebeach.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment every evening from Thursday to Sunday

Parking Details:
Valet, Meter Parking, Nearest Parking Garage located on 7th & Collins Ave.

Executive Chef:
Odell Torres

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Temis Mora

(p) (305) 532-9577
(e) TMora@lariosonthebeach.com

Private Party Contact:
Temis Mora: (305) 532-9577

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Temis Mora for availability and pricing.

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Larios on the Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (20)
Authentic (18)
Hot Spot (18)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for a Date (18)
People Watching (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Waterfront (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Scenic View (9)
Tapas (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Live Music (6)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Spicy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time at Larios . All our entrees and cocktails weee delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time for my birthday!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Place was beautiful, great service, Host was very charmful, and last but not least the food was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the staff at the bar to when we were seated for dinner, the staff was friendly and so professional. The drinks (Luxury Mojito) and the food was PHENOMENAL. We were there for the first time for our wedding anniversary and we’d go back again. We had a fabulous experience, thank you!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Tapas, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, there was a live quartet that really added to the ambience. Food was delicious and thank you for offering several gluten-free options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Well to start the Maite D was not pleasant or welcoming. As a matter of fact he was belligerent. The restaurant was completely empty except for us and he was insisting on sitting us a party of 7 at a small bench table. I was requesting a larger table with individual chairs which there were plenty of. I actually told him are you berating us are you going to hit us? He laughed but it was not the encounter one would expect at a dining venue. The food was ok. I’m Cuban and did not appreciate the excess spices in the sauces.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome place for South Beach with Cubano Style!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Larios on the beach was Fabulous🎉
My mother & I had a delightful time.
The Service & Food was excellent!
We Truly Recommend it!
Larios Cheers🍸

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Once again I had dinner at my favorite spot on Ocean Drive! Larios on the beach never ceases to amaze me from the warm welcoming from Adrian the host to the amazing attention from my experienced server. Even having the manager Raul making sure our experience was nothing short of spectacular was a true delight and made my wife and I feel at home. Whenever we crave cuban in Miami, Larios will always be number one on our list.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Awful food extremely over priced .
Poorly cooked and presented

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere! And great food! Would’ve definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

sat outside on a friday afternoon.
service was just poor.
ordered cheviche which never came.
ordered a glass of wine which showed up after the meal.
server used one of the diners napkin to clean the table before the dessert.
food was very average .
glorai estefan might need to do some quality control.....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The interior smelled like a cheap motel room that had just been cleaned. Very average and location is very touristy along Oceanside Drive.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent Cuban food, excellent location right off the beach. HOWEVER... a normal sized Mojeto was about $19 and the Barkeep auto-included his tip aprox 20% tip. I don't care if every other restaurant in South Beach charges the same thing... it is usury rates , a complete rip off, and insulting that the guy would auto-include a 20% tip. Buyer beware.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful surroundings, excellent cuisine! The amazing sounds of the love band provides the perfect background to a wonderful evening.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely great tasting food. Miami has tons of low key cuban restaurants, so Lario's has to ensure they go over and above in this department! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Authentic Cuban cuisine - great people watching on Miami's Ocean Drive. Casual, lively, and relaxing. We would go back. Not expensive, not fancy, but tasty and great location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Scenic View, Spicy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Just not that great. Much better Cuban food elsewhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience! The food was delicious and out server was helpful and attentive! He made excellent recommendations from appetizers all the way to the flan!

The only complaint was that there was a bunch of microphone stands near where we were sitting that should have been moved or put away in a better location.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great experience. Food was excellent with a good selection of genuine Cuban food.
The sights on Ocean Drive make for an interesting meal.
But the thing that stands out most in my mind was the phenomenal service from our waiter.
I think his name was Maynor and he was outstanding. With his extensive knowledge of the menu he helped us find something we would both like and even though he seemed to have a lot of tables he was very attentive and did not rush us.
Did I mention that the Mojitos are to die for !!
Going back to Miami in November and will eat here again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

lo único malo fue ir con expectativas de comer algunos platos que ya no están en el menú

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I am never disappointed when I go to Lario's. The food it delicious. It is Cuban with a flare. On cooler days it is great to sit outside and people watch. It is across from the beach. Wait staff are friendly and accommodating. I never feel rushed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We took a client and his wife to dinner there during a conference nearby. The service was quick and friendly, the decor attractive, and the food good but overpriced. What almost ruined the evening was the very loud and large party of young guys at the next table, to the point that we asked to move outdoors for dessert. The bacon-wrapped sweet plantain appetizer was delicious. The chicken vaca frita and lechón asado were good. Mojitos are House specialty and very good. Mango arroz con leche was enjoyed by our clients. The noise level might keep us from returning.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always amazing! My husband & I have been there 4 times and it’s consistantly great.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Since our arrival at the restaurant the hostess Cindy treated us with care and respect. Later on our server was very professional. We felt very comfortable, and no doubt our best experience in Ocean Drive. We’ll definitely come back!!!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We reserve a table from Germany for happy hour , because on the website was a special happy hour menue with drinks and food -when we arrived nobody knew about existing a happy hour menue and they only offered us drinks. When we them the card in Internet they were surprised!!!! Also the restrooms were dirty! In such a location they habe to know what they write in the own website!!!! Sorry we will never come back and don't recommend this place at all, although it belongs to Gloria Estefan

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Second time to beach area. A must visit place. Food and service always good

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall good restaurant .. It would be good to have some live salsa music playing on Sunday too .. lots of people go out that day too.. I know it something that can be afford !! Just a tip .. we’re were a party of 10 and all of us complain about the same thing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service as usual. Never disappoints. Best mojito and Cuban coffee I have ever tasted. I recommend the Guava
Mojito and the Cappuccino along with the chocolate cigar to dip it in the coffee...simply delicious!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved it!!!! The food was out of this world. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent!!! The food, traditional mojito and sweet plantains with bacon are so delicious.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Vacation birthday celebration. Ate there twice, loved it!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome food! :) I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Healthy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Best restaurant for a good Cuban food crave

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

For a place that has the opportunity to show off Cuban food this was not it. Although the decor was lovely, that was it. Service sucked, sweet waiter was way too busy making drinks, taking orders, never had a real chance to check on customers. The staff delivering meals actually told us the restaurant doesnt have hot sauce? My dish grilled fish, tasteless, dry... My hubbys pork worse than dry. Not for Foodies, give me cheap cuban food in the hood any day over this... For those that dont know better ok suckers

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lario's has delicious food and a fun, energetic (noisy) atmosphere. It was difficult to talk with our group, but we had a great time celebrating a birthday nonetheless. The servers were friendly and helpful, but seemed short-staffed so it took awhile to get our food and check once the restaurant started filling up.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Not on the beach. Food was inedible. Waste of good ingredients. Service was in a hurry for us to order, would not answer questions, though the place was not busy. Tourist trap at best. Shame because we love Gloria.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent service, great Cuban food. But you will pay for the privilege, as this place is not cheap. Great for a special evening out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, People Watching
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, but extremely loud.

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