Amara at Paraiso

4.5
2682 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 unforgettable views. 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.

Offers

  • Half Off Bottles of Wine on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 9:45 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 - 9:45 PM

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

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 11:00 AM - 3:45 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2682 people are saying
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vipSamanthaZ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Fabulous food, service was lacking.

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MrAnnonymous
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was a bit annoying, rushing to take the plates while we were still eating, and they delivered the bill very quick without us asking for it, so then we needed to order again and same thing, they brought another bill immediately, felt like they were kicking us out

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AdrianaP
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience has been great, ambiance was amazing. A bit pricey and the menu very limited to mostly seafood options.
Thank you

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PriscilaN
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Amara at Paraiso was incredible! The view is perfect, the ambiance is classy, and the food is amazing! We’re served by Luis C. and he was very professional and polite. We loved it and we’ll comeback soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and venue

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DavidR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing setting right on the water but the menu has changed since the last time I visited ( about a year ago) although the quality of the food was very good the menu is very limited in choice especially the main course with 4 dishes only??

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Philly
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, food was great, service was awesome. Went for my honeymoon dinner and they gave us great seats with a view, special desert, it was really amazing.

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vipsc1961
New York Area
319 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server augusto was really great!!! But our food which was very tasty came out warm to cold, especially the French fries. They have a lot of GF options which is nice for celiacs. Beautiful setting with great views.

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vipGise2012
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, great food and the view is amazing.

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CarlosM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and it didn’t let us down. The whole fish was amazing and the green rice a great complement. The views of Miami Beach was beautiful and the service was perfect. Everyone made us feel welcomed and special. I will go back!

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vipfscorch
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great dinner with a fun menu that suits sharing or single plates. outdoor space is a major bonus, and we had great service

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Johana
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The restaurant has a beautiful view, although there was very bad weather when we dined. Very nice interior however felt it needed more lighting.
The menu is extremely limited. Brunch lasts until 4pm and no option for lunch menu only “snacks” for An hour which is very limited menu. dinner menu isn’t available until after 5pm which was an inconvenience. Even then it was very limited. Our waiter went up and beyond to accommodate our party.

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christy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so happy we went to this place for lunch! Hands down the best food we had in Miami. So flavorful and service was phenomenal!

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vipcarlosm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The restaurant and ambiance was very nice but the food was not good at all and very over priced ! There are only like 5 main dishes to choose from . The half chicken takes 45 min to make . Would not go back .

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BryantC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our Peter was incredible. The two hosts were amazing as well

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Very slow service. Food was cold. Even after the host apologized for the slowness they continued to drop the ball and it took 30min from the time we ordered a second round of drinks till they were brought to the table.

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Marit
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The sommelier was lovely and helped us pick the perfect Cabernet. Our waitress was attentive and helpful in suggesting menu items. The oysters were fresh and followed by the most incredible Octopus I have ever had. We also had the snapper which was light and had so much flavor. Followed by Tres Leches to top off our evening. Can't wait to come back on our next visit to Miami.

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vipMarcioT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Second dinner at Amara, food continues to be unimpressive. It is a pity because the ambiance is unique

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LauraK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the water. Favorite spot to dine on the water in Miami!

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Gablesgrrl
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed so much the food and the atmosphere. What a great view!!!! Great service and considerate for our birthday celebration.

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vipSimA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overpriced and wasn't worth it. Menus is limited and unnecessarily expensive

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vipCourtneyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience!

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EddyQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place , there was nothing wrong to say about the place I really enjoyed it

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Peter
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great. The menu could have had more selections. Otherwise great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful! Very good atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food! I loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a great view and outstanding service. Will definitely be back here again.

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FernandoR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Incredible service. Incredible place.

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vipMirkko
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was not consistent, the rancheros eggs made with chipotle, an aberration from the POV of the Mexican cuisine. overcooked, over spicy, in a word, a disaster. A great presentation of the Instagram system, but it's not a real and good meal. We were eight people, and I think I'll come back for the sight and some cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a good place to get together with friends. Drinks are great! The food was good I do think for brunch should be more versatile with their breakfast options or on the sweet side.
Overall great view and ambiance and service was the best!

Thanks !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was very slow,we got our appetizers way before our drinks. Appetizers were good, but main course, yellow snapper, was under cooked, really hard to get off the bone. Price for drinks and food not comparable to taste nor amounts. Now the view is spectacular, luckily that helped us pay the exorbitant bill. Will not be going back.

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MichelleE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our Bachelorette party of 8 was very impressed by the food, the ambiance and the service. The view of the water and the decor, was an immaculate setting. Each dish was so delicious, the cocktails were creative. This restaurant is a special place, I will most definitely come back.

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Miamidoc
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for enforcing Covid precautions with the staff. It feels save the environment. Clearly management is careful and responsible. service amazing and food was great. Going next week again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks

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RICKG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, environment, food and service. View is the best here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10!! Def recommend :)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SabrinaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Las ostras son las mejores de Miami !! Y el personal muy amable

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JLHermans
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the sunset from a waterfront table with a bottle of champagne and amazing food. The steak and grilled octopus were delicious! The cheese puffs were really yummy as well. Service was wonderful, too. Loved my experience and I am definitely planning on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida excelente, la vista y las instalaciones muy buenas

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FAQs

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

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 2682 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.