Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2176 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

  • 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

  • Half Off Bottles of Wine on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy any bottle of wine on our list at half price when dining in. Any and all bottles are available for this special, and there is no limit on how many bottles you can buy!
  • $1 Oyster Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night on Tuesdays!
  • Bottomless Rose Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Relax, enjoy the view and brunch eats, and sip some French Rose ::: bottomless ::: Saturdays 11am-4pm. Even bottomless has a limit and ours is two hours.

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 2176 people are saying
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lilygar
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place is beautiful and food is good, the service was ok

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AmyS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always excellent food, ambience and view! Service was slow!

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vipSoni
Miami
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service inside the Restaurant ( Valet parking is another story)
Beautiful indoor and outdoor view. Food tasteful with an interesting fusion of Latin American twist.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant service from the hostess stand to our server. Great quality of food and the ambiance was relaxing.

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displacedtexan
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and it was spectacular (of course...it's one of Michael Schwartz's collection). Great waterfront view of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach in the horizon, chic atmosphere, and exceptional food and service. Could not have asked for more and really would have stayed all afternoon. As for the Saturday brunch menu...as everyone raves, the yuca cheese puffs and smoked fish dip are essentials. We "tapa"-ed our way through most of the other appetizers and ended up so full that we didn't order plates...although we saw many other tables divvying up the burger cut into portions. Drinks do not disappoint. Service was extremely attentive. Parking is the only frustration. They have valet, but the tiny street and queue to it require some patience and maneuvering, even arriving in off time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Went for a graduation celebration. Nobody from the restaurant cared to ask if it was a special occasion how they do at other restaurants. Service from everyone was terrible from the moment we walked in through the door. The waitress was not that bad but had very little knowledge about the menu and didn’t talk much. Only thing we enjoyed the most was the view. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came here for a family dinner. We were sat upstairs on the terrace and had a gorgeous view of the ocean (right by the Julia Tuttle Cswy). There are stairs and even an elevator to get to the second floor. Front of house and servers were courteous and helpful. I ordered a mojito, the jerk mushroom tacos for my main and the grilled Japanese sweet potato as my side (since I’m a vegetarian). The tacos were flavorful and to my surprise, filling. The sweet potato was a bit on the dry side (probably because it was cooked on the grill) but still sweet and had jalapeño sour cream on top. The mojito was alright. Other members at my table ordered the grilled octopus, empanadas and Snapper. I was told the octopus was grilled to perfection and was soft without being rubbery. The Snapper received mix reviews, some loved it and others felt it lacked flavor. The service and ambiance were superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It took almost 30 minutes for a server to come Over after we got up to get one, didn’t even have water the entire time. But the company and the view made it so we couldn’t be that upset. The server we ended up getting was great and made up for it. Try a bottle of champagne off of the small producer list, we had an amazing champagne we would have otherwise never tried.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I asked several service staff to bring out a candle with de

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue and delicious food. Service is on point too. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Best octopus I have ever had and same with the snapper. Also get the green rice. View is incredible and

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

It was a nice evening, but definitely over priced. Couldn't say it was worth it. The menu is very limited, food is good but not spectacular, and almost $100 per person with only 1 diet coke and some sparkling water was definitely much.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent Amara as I am nearby resident, very frequently I am very much enjoy their happy hour on the rooftop and I’d surely do miss the one dollar oysters. On this occasion I took two clients of mine for a casual business business meeting and they were very impressed with the everything from the Decour to the location and the great views and they really enjoyed what I suggested they order. Keep up the good work! And see you soon.

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umlu
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bets view in the city. Amazing food and ambiance. Highly recommended. Reserve an outside seat so you can see the sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Didn’t know that smoking was allowed at the outdoor seating. Should’ve been specified.

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AleksandraS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love warm lights and beautiful outdoor space right next to the water with amazing view for south beach !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Good. Not great!!

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vipSarahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

All good until our server ran after us in the street saying we didn’t tip. There was a 20% service charge included.
Just unprofessional and rude.

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martal1014
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service and the food was phenomenal.

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vipNana
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Champagne Half price food selection excellent. Ambience... couldn’t be better full pink moon

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Everything was positive except for our server, who did not seem to want to be working there to be honest...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Spotty service long time to get food. Food excellent but overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time at Amara. The other two were evening dinners and this was my first brunch. This place is amazing. The options are perfect for those with a large appetite or those looking for smaller plates. My only complaint was half my party were stuck outside because the valet was full. They were told try back in 30 minutes. Other then that it was a great experience and highly recommended.

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Anony
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing drinks, and excellent service. Can't ask for more. Special shout out to William, who helped make my friend's birthday a memorable experience. Thank you!

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MariaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing I loved it. The services was perfectly 😍

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vipSanakM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view of the bay!!!! But outdoor seating needs more umbrellas to avoid the Florida sun!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and amazing during brunch. Also you can’t beat the views!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great time, the place is really right there by the water; nice looking views.food was ok. Lots of drinks, valet parking $10 not bad. I will recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The surf & turf parrillada made our experience incredible! Delicious meal at a good price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect combination of good food, great location, and excellent service. Caesar was our server, and he was helpful with navigating the menu. We were dining there for our anniversary, but it was an eclectic gathering of people for a variety of occasions.

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JDF2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour 5-7 M-F is the way to go. Can order from the full menu while dining safely outdoors on the upstairs level. Grilled whole fish paired well with the green rice as two dinners for two people to share.

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vipRed74
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and service! Would definitely recommend!

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Keiry
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience having lunch at Amara, the view was breathtaking

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside, but the wall of windows was open, so it felt very nice by the water. The waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for a date night!

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vipArtie
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent venue overall. Beautiful bay view, excellent food and good service. I highly recommend it.

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vipReviewer2015
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never sat us after 45 minutes wait! Stay away from this place! Not what they hype it up to be.

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FelixJ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service was exquisite and my girlfriend was blown away by the beauty of everything from the inside to the natural outside. This location is special and beautiful.

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 2176 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.