Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2235 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 2235 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SantiagoF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and atmosphere was good , recommend to sit inside on windy nights, Had the baked fish and it was excellent . I’ll definitely be back !

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vipChrisC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was sold as an experience ? Do not get this as an experience not make sense? As was no experience ;). View subpar and very windy. No way to block the wind? Hello glass walls please!

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vipJafadt
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tip: if it’s nice outside request outside seating! Beautiful water front view.

Cocktails were delicious.

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MaliP
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come for the views. Stay for the food. Amazing all around

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vipBoobino
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time, I had the pleasure of being seated in Nuno’s (server) area. And he is AMAZING! Warm, friendly, attentive and truly made my experience wonderful both times! He is a true delight and takes his job seriously!

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LisaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I was a bit disappointed with the brunch menu. I ordered a chicken salad and it was pretty boring, my friend ordered the tuna tostado, and there was literally nothing to it. My other friends ordered the brioche French Taoist and enjoyed and another pressed some egg thing and like it as well.
After spending over $250, we left a little hungry and not really satisfied with a "wow" meal.
Ambiance was lovely but they wouldn't seat us outside although there seemed to be A LOT of empty tables...
Anyway, not sore I would go back for the "culinary" experience.

MM
vipMelissaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was super slow. The bathrooms weren’t maintained and had garbage cans overflowing with paper towels. Even worst the stalls were very messy and wet spots all over the floor.
I had heard so many great things but was disappointed. The scallops were over salted. Everything else we ordered was ok but not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immensely enjoyed our dining experience for a celebration. 4 star everything. Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best !!!

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vipGina
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was mediocre and the restaurant feels like a loud cafeteria. Food was ok. It’s probably a great place for brunch and a view, but don’t recommend it for dinner at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Do not order any meat. It’s really the worst We have ever had. Valet parking as slow as it can be. Nice view and staff. Good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is very nice and beachy vibe but due to the rain we were unable to sit outside, which looked amazing! Besides that, food and drinks were great. Plus our server, Stephanie was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Lugar y vista muy linda !!!! El resto un desastre, desde esperar los platos más de una hora y media, hasta la bebida natural, y la atención de los mozos terriblemente mala, no vuelvo más obviamente !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Nice ambiance, mediocre food

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GabrieleD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The views from the outdoor patio is stunning. The food is very good although a tad overpriced. You definitely pay a premium for this spectacular views.

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vipADRR
Miami
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks, great service and great ambiance, as usual. Only downside was the valet situation. Not enough people to manage the cars coming in and out, too long of a wait to pay and have your car brought back. We waited at least 15-20 minutes, on a Wednesday night. I can’t imagine the wait on weekends.

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BenLikesMovies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience -- wonderful food, delicious cocktails, lovely waterfront ambience, and some of the best service we experienced in Miami. The dollar oyster Tuesday special was an added bonus!

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MillieMagid
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful Water views with an upbeat casual chick Ambiance! My fish was fresh and delicious, my friends loved the cebiche! I love coming again and again!

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SJ28
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yummy food and drinks. Kind of pricey but we got it all, apps, drinks, main course and dessert. Lovely atmosphere and vibe. A little disorganized with service but still highly enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overpriced with very limited menu. Nice view of the water but not worthy

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YonathanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. The service was ok at most. Needs to be improved

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service for a busy mother’s day, our server was super attentive.

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NailahP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for mother's day. Our server was funny and entertaining. The food was delicious as well. Highly recommend.

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vipArmandoL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience on every level. 10/10

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vipTheBlackTruth
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I live in the complex. I came here for the 2nd time for a mother's day dinner - the first time being less than a week prior. My first visit was exquisite. I ended up ordering the same item this time and somehow it was just a bit above horrible. Had to send it back for being undercooked, then when it came back it was still subpar but had no motivation to complain. My guest was celebrating her very first mother's day and I wouldn't want to taint the experience with causing any sort of scene. Right now the score is 1 for 2. Undecided if I'll come back for a rematch. It's a shame because I can literally see the place from my balcony.

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Lazaro
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor customer service. Horrible valet parking service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brunch at Amara. Although, we had a reservation we still had to wait 30 mins which were quite long in the busy loud lobby. The food was amazing, definitely recommend the yuca cheese balls and the Waygu cheeseburger. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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SusanaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My mom and I had a wonderful time. Food was delicious. Thank you!

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GLou
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food menu and customer service! Our waiter was very attentive! Ty

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vipVanessaL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Place is beautiful. Food is expensive and small portions are given. We got the whole grilled fish and both my fiancé and I got spines stuck in our throats. Thank god we were able to get it out but I thought we might have to go to the hospital. Manager came around and asked if we needed medical attention. We denied and dessert was comped which was nice. Honestly I think the fish should have been comped with the experience we had but at least they tried to show some compassion. Overall not happy with the food. The sever gave us incorrect information about the whole grilled fish as well. She told us the wrong type fish and wrong price. She told us it was $68 and therefore we thought it was a 2 person dish and only got 1. My fiancé refused to get another dish since this one was so pricey even though we were both still hungry. Once we got the bill it was $42 for the whole fish and then realized the waitress gave us the complete wrong information. We would’ve gotten another dish if we knew it was a one person dish. All in all, I know one should be careful when eating a whole fish however a disclaimer to be careful would have been appreciated and maybe our experience would have been better. Likely would not return.

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MarianaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Really enjoyed dinner and cocktails. Amazing place

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vipNTny
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

awful service, mediocre food .Outside seating would have been great but with very poor service .do not recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food. Enjoyed the view and drink!
Thank you

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DesireeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the experience. Cocktails were good as well.

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Heman305
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Mother’s day brunch

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ChristinaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Kids menu poor and that is no kids food! Amara bowl no flavor at all!

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 2235 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.