Amara at Paraiso

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$31 to $50
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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 have 4 reservable areas in the restaurant : Standard - Enjoy bay views from inside our main dining room including banquettes and tables. Outdoor - Table seating on our covered terrace. Counter - Stools at our food bar overlooking the open kitchen High Tops - High tables for two at our window next to the open kitchen. First come, first served areas with full menu available include bar high tops, bar, terrace lounges and tables, and deck chairs by the water.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.6
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The service was pretty bad, I had to get up 3 different times to go find our server. Water was brought to the table for the first time about 35 minutes after we sat down. Our food order was taken an hour after we sat down (waitress came by only twice in that first hour). I usually love this restaurant and the staff but it was disappointing this time. Food was great as always!

A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and water views. Creative menu and excellent service. Street parking is almost impossible, just use their valet.

SA
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waitstaff needs a lot of training!!! Ask before you clear a plate. Take all the plates at one time. Huge difference in service between experienced and junior staff. Missing some food and bar items as well lessened the experience. Entrees were very good!!!

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem. Glorious view, imaginative food.

f
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, had no idea how good this place was!! Awesome...
Food, views, service, wine list were great!!
10 minutes from South Beach, on the inter coastal

A
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

poor and inattentive service overall-disappointing and will not be back

FF
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of the best views in town and food is great too

TP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and services as always

DR
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Most of our food was very over salted.

BB
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We have been many times to Amara and what disappointed us this time especially when we brought a guest was
1. we had to ask for the tables to be cleaned off and
2. during the middle of our dinner one of the workers literally walked through the central dining Room with 2 large black garbage cans. The message here is better training of staff. Also when you order a $27 glass of wine one would expect a more generous pour, beyond 5 oz. Just not good business or good will to build.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of nicest places in Miami... A must go

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our server seem to be in a hurry to work with us. The food was very average to pour. We ordered the octopus appetizer and the octopus was very mushy and not well prepared. We also had a grilled shrimp appetizer which was good, and our entrée was Cobia wrapped in a banana leaf. It was a tiny piece of cobia and completely overcooked and dry. We both had been there a half a dozen times prior and gotten decent food and service, but we will not go back.

A
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

This is the second time in a row that I go to Amara and the service was horrible. Waiter was looking to the side when pouring water in my glass and poured it on me. Food was cold when delivered. They did not have the wine I ordered, manager came over and suggested another bottle and said it cost the same as the one I ordered. Ended up costing $20 more.
Horrible and very overpriced. I will not be returning or sending Corporate guest to this restaurant again.

c
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful ambiance on the bay with food and service to match.

M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

La atención de la moza y del valet parking fue mala . Tuve que dejar el auto a 5 cuadras porque me dijeron que me arreglé solo por no tener lugar. A secas.

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was very good but my dining companion and I always felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant. The staff lacked the charm or grace that one would expect from a restaurant of this price-point.

BT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The view is spectacular. The food was delicious (with the exception of the ceviche which we had to return because it was too salty-& we were not charged). Our server was very nice but invisible. We always were looking for our server - no where to be found! We always had to ask for server! That shouldn’t happen in a restaurant of this caliber. To be fair, I don’t want a server breathing down our necks. I do expect them to stay on top of the table, check on refills, make sure orders are delivered to table, etc - Basics in my book. Maybe the restaurant was slammed with too many customers and not enough servers but as a customer, not my concern. It’s a beautiful restaurant. Love the menu and food was great. Will return & hopefully service will be better or won’t be back!

SW
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We just sat at the bar. Great bartenders. Food was very good.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertained my fiancé’s business associate who was in from out of town. Delicious meal from start to finish. Bravo!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Requested outside and didn’t get it as they had already assigned me inside and won’t change it. It is unacceptable when I did made a specific request

p
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ordered the lobster, they said it was 1.5 lbs, thought we could share it. The 1.5 lbs was with the shell, more like 0.5 lbs.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere. Good food. Good service.
Drinks are pricey. But overall experience was very good.

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible!! Service was the worst we have ever had. Ordered the cobia entree told
Waiter it was freezing and couldn’t eat and they didn’t even remove from bill. Will never be back

BB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Just a single complaint. My husband had CO is and it was a
bit too spicy. I had the steak and found it too spicy also.
Otherwise all was excellent.

CT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

In our account was added an unsolicited soda and although we complained the waitress insisted on charging.

JD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Amara for brunch, lunch and dinner and every time it excels. This is without a doubt one of my favorite culinary venues in Miami- the ambience, the view, the food, the libations, and the service make it a perfect blend.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food! Terrible service! They ignore us for a while, until we asked for the manager. They gave us some discounts to make for about our insatisfaction. Still, think twice before going! Greatest food in Miami, most terrible service!

GO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!
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OT
Toronto
5 reviews