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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San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My pork chop was wildly over cooked. But my husbands wasnt. What that says to me is a careless lack of attention in the kitchen.

TM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks & service. Will be back !

FF
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME spot with beautiful views, wonderful staff, and great food. Strong recommend!

H
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant
Great food/drinks
Great views
Great for any but especially special occasions

LM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Good for drinks - beautiful place - food not great and very expensive-

Valet guy very rude

DP
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a very good experience at Amara, good food, good service, anything for started to desserts is just really good. The chorizos are to die for. I got a monkey business cocktail and it was so delicious!

DV
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Was pretty disappointed. We have to Amara last year and invited friends to come back with us for a birthday dinner. The food was poor quality and took over an hour to arrive. We had to send back our steak twice, which seemed to bother our waitress. Then when we ordered a ‘birthday’ cake, she just put the plate down with an attitude and a simple ‘happy birthday’ but it was so disingenuous. Just overall bad experience and embarrassing after we told our friends all about this amazing restaurants and this was there first time there

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it. The oysters were scrumptious, the grilled seafood was perfect, service was impeccable. We had dinner and went back for lunch a few days later. Both times were excellent.

K
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Miami spice at lunch time...Food selection was good only one dish wasn’t ok but they changed it immediately and the service really good. It’s a nice place for an every day lunch

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant

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DP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Hands down. Intercoastal view. Yuca puffs are a must.

o
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I'd cautiously recommend it. Too pricey for what it was...Totally disproportionally and didn't account for the food on the plates. It was my second time but not sure when (if) I'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Views were great as was the service. Perfect brunch setting

NO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Deliciosos cócteles, me encantó el Tomas Collins en especial. El arroz verde estaba espectacular!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the water front location is super nice!

ES
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great. Will definitely come back!

VM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It really was great
Love the food, the service !!!!!!
Hace to come back

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and fast service, the food was really good and the vibe in general pretty cool.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Charbroiled ribeye was overpowered by the charbroil.

SH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food wasn’t great, service OK, but the place and the views are beautiful

C
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the bay. We had great service and the food was outstanding. We shared the snapper for two and it was perfect. Waiter gave us a great wine recommendation. The coconut cake was light, moist and delish!!!. Cant wait to return

KJ
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great views. Cocktails were creative and interesting. Will definitely return.

BS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, nice ambience and great service. Miami Spice Menu for lunch was not my favorite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miami Spice

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SA
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the setting and the ambience. The food as always was great.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to have a date night, recommend sitting outside if it’s not to muggy out because the view is remarkable! The food is great and the selections of drinks are endless. The short rib was very delectable and the oysters are a must have! Would certainly revisit soon and recommend to others! Ambiance was very quiet and romantic so the place overall gets a 5 out of 5 stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just really enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff, the menu options and the only negative comment - the wine list is small and pricey.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it !!!

ND
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

To begin, you cannot go wrong nased on their wine selection. I ordered grilled black grouper which was cooked to perfection. My husband had the grilled lamb ribs. which he felt was over cooked & the food was just ok. We had the rice verde as side and the white sweet potato. Overall and because of the ambiance, we truly enjoyed the dinner. Now, if you ask me how eager I would be to visit again, My husband isn't extremley excited and can wait a while, however, I will most likely visit again if I want to impress my clients. The food is very costly, however it is an upscale restautant. I encourage everyone to visit and experice Amara at Paraiso for themselves.

CC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service excellent, we chose a table with amazing view of the bay , definitely will recommend Amara to our friends

CO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, view and food. 5 stars

R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous. Everything about the place from the location on the bay to the ambiance inside n the food n service was outstanding. Highly recommend

OT
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We were not thrilled by the slow service. We went there around 2Pm for lunch and the place was little busy, but this doesn’t explain why I had to wait 10 more minutes to get my appetizer after my wife got hers!? When I asked the server about my appetizer he apologized and came back with it right away...so it’s been sitting ready for some time??...We got the Miami Spice lunch. The food is really good and tasty, the shrimp appetizer is delicious and the rib-eye sandwich is very good. I won’t recommend the lamb tacos there were bland. All good but service needs to improve

SK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Charming place, delicious food and a great view!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant was delicious. The value was only good because it was for Miami Spice. Had it been a regular priced menu the value would be lower just because of price to quantity of food ratio. But the food was delicious and with an amazing view of the bay.

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love it. i will be back for sure. nice ambient , atmosphere , i went sunday afternoon, we have a great time , the have a DJ playing nice house music, we love it

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was spectacular... a wow beautiful ambiance the view is unique and the food was pretty good also the service was unique

FR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative and excellent brunch, with great service and ambiance. Would have rated service higher if it wasn't for their valet staff.

JG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to have Sunday brunch. Drinks were average; personally, menu choices was limited but tasty. But, atmosphere was great! Will go back.

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