Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2932 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.
  • Valentine's Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Amara at Paraiso, Miami's quintessential waterfront restaurant, is the ideal romantic getaway for you and your Valentine. Enjoy a special four course Chef's tasting menu for $125 (plus tax & gratuity) per person. Our a la carte menu will not be available, and drinks are not included. Credit card is required to book the reservation, but your card will not be charged when booking. Full payment is due day of at the restaurant.

Offers

  • 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.
  • Half-off Sommelier Select Wines on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Enjoy any sommelier select wines on our list at half price when dining in, there is no limit on how many bottles you can buy!

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 2932 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The outside view is stunning. The menu seems very limited considering the price point. I was really looking forward to the lamb chops but they ran out? I ordered the grilled fish instead but was not impressed with it at all. I really wanted the butternut squash mash that came with the lamb chops and when I asked for it as a substitution considering I couldn’t get the whole meal, they wouldn’t make an exception which I felt a bit non-customer servicey . The restaurant itself was very nice and so was the service but I wasn’t impressed with the food at all. I would really only come here for maybe some appetizers and a couple drinks. (Which are also pricey so be careful)

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vipRobl
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We never saw the waiter. I had to yell across the restaurant to get him to come to the table after half an hour just to take our dinner order.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Muy mala la comida, y el servicio no acompaño para nada la expectativa

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vipmarcellad
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute fave spot in Miami! Always great! Never disappoints!

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vipOdalys
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was not great. We had to ask for everything twice. Our food finally arrived. No silverware and then they forget.

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vipMark
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Simply fantastic!! Service was impressive and the food was delish.

LM
LydaM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious meal -- a stupendous special evening!

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Oceanviewlover
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience! The food was delicious and the ocean view was just perfect. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The rack of lamb was a little rare for a medium-well ordered. Waiter said there were no more fries when ordered for my daughter, then mentioned it was because the chef was reserving them for people who ordered hamburgers. He ended up bringing them anyway. Bill was 322 after 18% tip, for a family of 3 with an appetizer, 3 cocktails, chilled shrimp, 2 orders of a rack of lamb, the Kid's fries, and a side of curry-seasoned mushrooms. The outdoor view was a bit obstructed by a fabric partition with plastic "windows," that gave a fuzzy version of a view, but maybe that's only used when it's chilly out? Idk. The heater were nice. That's all I got.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the ambience and location. The food taste was good, not great.
I am not sure if I will be recommending this place

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vipDagwood
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service was very good, good selection of wines. Food is good, personally I feel that the cheese puffs were a miss but everything else we tried was well executed. Staff is friendly .

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vipAudreyS
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was lovely. I was disappointed that our waiter did not generally wear his mask over his nose. Also, I was disappointed in the dessert selection and the Flan I ordered was boring and not worthy of the caliber of the restaurant. On the bright side the setting was lovely and the food was excellent.

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Amara to celebrate my wife's birthday and had an amazing time. The service, food, and view of Biscayne Bay was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all the way around! No complaints, the servers went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible time here for our anniversary!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed they didn't have the burger which is what we wanted to try. Rest of the menu is plain, nothing out of the ordinary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!
Tried brunch this time.
Favorite place when in Miami.

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JanJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Loved having Brunch here! Very miami.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place was perfect as always. The food is superb. I always order the wedge salad, which I think is one of the best in Miami. We also ordered the tajin fries and the salmon tiradito along with monopolio beers. Our server was the best, too.

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vipLawrenceB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful view with great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Great service & amazing food! Will def be back!

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Lovely service. Excellent preparation of food.

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vipEricS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant - the food, the drinks and the views. You need to add this to your "Must Go" list!

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vipYasielm
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience1

It wasn’t as good as the first time i went , it’s a really nice place and good food , but when it looks like it going to rain don’t sit people outside if you can’t open the umbrellas or have tables inside for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine, beautiful view and great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Amazing views!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, food and ambiance was absolutely wonderful! Our server was fantastic no ended up ordering all of his suggestions from my cocktail to dessert and all were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is one of my favorite spots in Miami. They serve the best wedge salad in town, aguachiles, and the ambiance in the terrace is great. They also serve good espresso. The drinks are a bit pricey, but that's normal for this type of place in the city.

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Lana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! Ask for Eros. He was great and honest about what to get for good value. Everything was delicious but recommend the Yuca balls and the octopus was fantastic! The basil vodka cocktail was also amazing and the $28 midas marg was good but not worth the money.

Definitely recommend coming here for a date or celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, amazing service!

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Daniel
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatiful place! Service was well-timed and friendly

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance if you eat outside on the bay. Service was quick and accurate, and all cocktails were unique and offered varying flavor profiles. Food was a bit pricy for the fare, but did enjoy the steak quite a bit. Overall a very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Sergio and attendants did a great job bussing the table as required throughout the night. Had a seat next to the water which was awesome with optional gas heater which my wife wanted to use. Food was excellent although a little pricey. In the end you get great service, solid food and excellent ambience on the Miami water front. Great for a date or special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection all around. Truly a wonderful experience.

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vipEllenk
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Came on Tuesday expecting oyster special $1 each . Without any notification this is no longer offered.

Drinks are good. Appetizers are nothing special.
The three Leche cake everyone was praising is nothing g specially. And not with $13.

Beautiful views from the roof top but that’s basically it.

KB
KareenB
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great place with some of the best outdoor seating ever. I have been both in the morning and evening and both times I really enjoyed the food and ambiance here. This is also a really nice place to bring guests from out of town without it feeling too "touristy." I will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice venue. But service and quality of food could be better.

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vipMibel
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful place, terrible valet parking,
food some delicious some not good at all, Expensive.

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vipMichaelD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

FOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING! However the music was thumping like a night club and the selection was more suited for a night club.

I would not come back because of the night club music.

However it was some of the best service and food in miami.

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) 676-9495.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.6 stars by 2932 OpenTable diners.

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.