Amara at Paraiso

4.6
1959 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso is the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant bringing together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida’s diversity of food culture. From environment to cuisine and vibe, experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about through the lens of James Beard Award-winning chef/restauranteur Michael Schwartz.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe dining experience for our guests during these unprecedented times. Our outdoor seating is spacious, with many tables on our covered terrace.

We accept walk ins and have bar seating available.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.
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Experiences

  • Easter Sunday Brunch

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Apr 4, 2021 only

    This Easter, join us for a very special menu including family style appetizers, baked goods, choice of entrees, and sweets. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $150 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Beverage is not included but we'll have some great options such as Bottomless French Rose and Bottomless Champagne, charged separately. Kids ages 6-12 will have a discounted ticket price at $75. Please call us to adjust your reservation party size and add seats for kids. Our standard reservations policies apply - we seat up to 6 guests per table. Please call us with any questions! 305-702-5528
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Treat Mom to a special Waterfront Brunch experience she'll be sure to remember this Mother's Day! $150 per person for a three course special brunch menu (tax and gratuity included). Beverages are a la carte and we'll have some great options including Bottomless French Rose or Bottomless Champagne. Kids ages 6 to 12 have a discounted price, and kids under 6 eat free of charge. Please call us to add kids to your reservation. Standard reservations policies apply including maximum party size of 6 guests and two hour time limit. Please call us for more details or to add kids to your reservation (305-702-5528). Looking to bring a larger group? Email kocampo@michaelschwartzcatering.com
  • Waterfront Dining Experience

    $250.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Looking for a Waterfront Dining Experience with the most beautiful view of in Miami? Upgrade your reservation today to one of our first-row waterfront tables. You will enjoy semi-private dining with tablecloth and bouquet of flowers. In case of rain or inclement weather, you will be guaranteed an outdoor table under our covered patio or have the option to change your reservation to different day. When making this reservation today, you will be paying $250 per person in advance towards your food and beverage purchase on the day of your reservation. The minimum spend is $250 per person and this deposit is non-refundable. Please e-mail us or call us with questions - reservations@amaraatparaiso.com / 305.702.5528

Offers

  • Bottomless Rose Brunch Saturdays

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Get started with our favorite Saturday pour, a bottomless glass of French rose. Enjoy the views, sip, sit, relax, enjoy. $27 per person for bottomless rose with our a la carte brunch menu. (Limit 2 hours)
  • Bottomless French Rose

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Get your weekend started with our favorite French Rose, offered bottomless for two hours on Fridays from 12pm-5pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1959 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It wasn’t extraordinary, service was ehh, servers continued to get switched up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal with an amazing view. The whole fish was delicious!

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vipBlancaG
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above everything the service was impeccable! I’m sure this had the most to do with the amazing experience we had!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and great views.

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vipKaraS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! From the moment the valet greeted us, to the hostess, to the manager and server and busser... this was a great experience! The view is amazing and the prices were extremely reasonable for the quality of the food. I went on a Tuesday for our weekly date night and we could not rave about this place more..! They have great specials and happy hour too (we did not partake) but just to know there is such a great spot with amazing offerings.
We will be back!

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AlfonsoV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Only recommendation would be to train servers on the wine list.

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vipPeterG
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful natural setting, excellent cuisine and service.

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vipDavidC
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands 40th birthday! You made it spectacular. Thank you!

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SnappyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful settin, good food & waiter was very attentive. The only negative is that if you sit close to the water, (desirable spot) there is a pedestrian walkway so people are walking their dogs, jogging, etc. which can be a bit unsettling during these times.

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vipjayd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was fantastic. We had asked for outdoor dining but somehow that was missed. The food and service were outstanding, my wife and I had a wonderful dinner!

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AnnerysA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excelente vista, me encanto, el personal muy atento.

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SJC6FD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. We were able to sit outside in the sun next to the water. Beautiful view and even better food!

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vipKatherineH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience5

Servers confused and all over the place. Had to beg for service. Pretty disappointing.

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DavidM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view of the intracoastal in a newly developed area of North Miami called Paraiso. The red snapper had perfect grill marks and was cooked just right. Large portion of flank steak...ask for the chimichuri sauce to pour over it.
The fish dip was the best I have ever had!

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vipErinL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Amara several times and it is always good. This past Saturday, we did brunch and Stephanie was a fantastic server. I tried the cheeseburger for the first time and it was very good! The view and ambience cannot be beat. Will be returning.

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MariZ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view! Great service. Perfect place for brunch with friends, family or spouse/boyfriend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch, service, and views were exceptional!

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vipMeghanC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was so wonderful! We were seated outside and the staff moved around some tables to be able to bring us inside. All great recommendations for the food and drinks! Would recommend this place to everyone!

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vipTylerF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience. Even through a brief downpour. Hats off to Amara

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

All small plates and salads delivered at once despite coursed request. Then informed by server things come as prepared and she did not stagger entry. All info that would have been helpful rather than a long speech about chefs to start.

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StephenB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A wonderful break from Miami hustle and a sweet retreat into a waterfront environment that feels more beach than bay front. Service and wine selection very solid. Seasonings on standards certainly worth a visit.

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ValeriaE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The ambience and scenery very nice, but the food and drinks not some much we expected so much more for the price.

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eyalb
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife had a beautiful dinner for our one year wedding anniversary!
We had excellent seats outside by the bay which are far enough apart that we felt completely private and romantic.
Our waiter, Nuno is the best waiter we have had in years and we frequent many spots in Miami! He is polite, attentive and gave service with a smile a new meaning (even behind the mask)
Food was excellent and we didn’t feel rushed, so took our time and enjoyed a beautiful evening.
We will go again and of course request to be in Nuno’s section.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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Aaron
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance. Great Service. Great Food. With an incredible view. Would Recommend this Place to EVERYONE!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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viplisaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amara was absolutely wonderful, my friend and I were blown away by the fact that we had never been and we live in the area. Their happy hour was great and their drinks were amazing! The food was delicious as well. Our bartender Timothy was attentive to say the least! Love the ambiance and crowd! Will highly recommend!

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vipClauditaluisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day dinner and it was very, very nice! The ambiance was great, the food was incredible and the service was outstanding.

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DrewM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Food was good, but worth half of what I paid at most. Extremely over priced and felt like 90% of what I was paying for was the view. Very small portions as well. Would definitely not go again as I can get double the value for half the price at almost any other high end restaurant in Miami.

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vipJames
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I booked a table for Valentine’s Day - preset menu at $300. The food was just not great at all. Not to mention the glass of champagne was not even half full. And the table by the water that was promised to me at booking was nowhere to be found. We even ended up sitting inside. I usually enjoy this restaurant and although I had a good time with my partner, it was disappointing.

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Erick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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JoseM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful with great view, ambience was nice, food was delicious 10/10. Now the price was 360$ for 2 people on Valentine’s Day. All and all it was a great experience and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I made a San Valentine's reservation at 6pm. The staff was highly disorganized. The restaurant did not open on time and after 20 minutes of waiting outside, they began to randomly call out party names. I had to approach the lady to ask how the process was, and she said guests were supposed to check in. How? They hadn't opened prior to that or bothered to share the expectations with guests. We had indoor reservations and were seated outside, where the servers were lost as well. They took a long time to take the pre-fix and drinks order, and the bottle of wine took about 25 minutes to arrive. Having been required to prepay for our meals, I was expecting exceptional service. What a letdown. The food was impressive, the service was not.

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LuisaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very romantic! beautiful view and great food! Will definitely come back to try the regular menu as we had the pre-set one for valentine's, which was amazing!

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ErnestoV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Great view and yummy food. I recommend it

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JFAB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Absolutely stunning venue. Has the perfect ambience. Would recommend for a great date night, but would not recommend if you want great value for your dollar.

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Maribel
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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RandyS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food coupled with great service!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amara at Paraiso using the Order Online button. Amara at Paraiso also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amara at Paraiso also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 702-5528.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.6 stars by 1959 OpenTable diners.

Amara at Paraiso does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1835/amara-at-paraiso.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.