Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2809 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.
  • New Year's Eve Sunset Dinner (first seating)

    $192.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 3-course New Year's Eve special menu with unparallel Biscayne Bay sunset views. Menu details coming soon. Menu includes 3 courses for $150 + tax and gratuity. Beverage not included. First seating is available for reservations from 6pm to 6:45pm with a 2.5 hour time limit. To purchase tickets to our NYE Rooftop Great Gatsby Party follow the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-gatsby-rooftop-party-amara-at-paraiso-waterfront-venue-tickets-216498903047?aff=ebdssbeac
  • New Year's Eve Moonlight Dinner (second seating)

    $320.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 4-course New Year's Eve special menu with unparallel Biscayne Bay views. Menu details coming soon. Menu includes 4 courses for $250 + tax and gratuity. Beverage not included. Second seating is available for reservations from 9:30pm to 10:00pm. To purchase tickets to our NYE Rooftop Great Gatsby Party follow the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-gatsby-rooftop-party-amara-at-paraiso-waterfront-venue-tickets-216498903047?aff=ebdssbeac

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 2809 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipCatch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Disappointing. Obviously it was all fine, but it was supposed to be exceptional. Not at all. Too bad. Saturday night was kind of dead feeling. Water not super exciting. Planes overhead very loud. Food not amazing, kind of heavy, made us feel gross. Relatively healthy dinner, no meat, etc. They should rethink their marketing - perhaps it’s overhyped. Maybe could better appeal as local haunt.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location, food is excellent, and definitely a great spot for a date or birthday occasion.

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vipVictoria
Miami
53 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Super disappointed this time at the restaurant - we come fairly regularly. The ambiance and food was good per usual and the sommelier is always great (she remembers us and our preferred wine). The service of the wait staff was quite poor from clearing drinks not yet empty to bringing one appetizer when the other two were 1/2-2/3 done to 10+ mind after the main course to check on meat temperature or bring salt etc. I don't believe this was about staff shortage as there seemed to be ample staff and the restaurant wasn't full despite being art basel. I'm hopeful this was a one off as we've never had a poor experience in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and view was amazing. Food was great and would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Staff was not very accommodating and used the excuse of being overbooked but once we arrived the place was empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a Cuban slant. Wonderful peaceful setting but pleasantly filled with people. Excellent service. We celebrated our anniversary lunch here.

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vipJasonW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu is wrong. Service is long.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!

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libertyB
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful. From arrival to departing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time! An amazing sommelier helped us pick out a bottle and we ended up ordering some amazing appetizers and got the red snapper, half chicken and scallops to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating with my food allergies!

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Michaelz
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly one of the best dining experiences in Miami

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vipFelixL
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!!

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vipCincyKid
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around--menu options were interesting and everything was delicious!

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vivianL
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida deliciosa. El servicio siempre es muy bueno, y los cócteles de mis favoritos.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fui a cenar con mis padres y mi novia por su cumpleańos y a la verdad que fue genial esta recomendación que resivi , el lugar es excelente , quiero agradecer el servicio de sergey por estar siempre atento a lo que necesitáramos

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vipCT01
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to Amara, especially on a beautiful day when you can sit outside. You feel like you're on vacation on an island somewhere, but with much better cuisine than you get on most...

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with a beautiful view.

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DOMINGOE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The food is outstanding. The chicken entree was exceptional. Cat, the manager on duty, is fantastic. She made us feel comfortable and at home. We could not resist and we came in twice within a week.

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vipMaritzaC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and ambiance. We sat at the bar before dinner and the bartenders were amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. The drinks were delicious.
The view is spectacular, the food as well and the service was excellent.

JK
vipJohnnyK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Spectacular setting with unfortunately mediocre food. The bone in rib eye although cooked properly was unusually fatty. The cocktails on the other hand were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous views of the bay. Food is pretty good, not the best in Miami but if you’re going for a laidback upscale beach side vibe this is it

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Zulema
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Georgy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was brilliant and attentive. We were a bit put off when we arrived at the reception where staff had no smiles and were nonplussed. We felt welcomed when our server arrived. She wore her mask but you could see her smiling eyes and she radiated warmth. From that point on our experience was perfect. Food was great. View was spectacular. Do plan to return.

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TeddyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Be aware there's a fee for valet parking which was not posted.

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RolandoB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top quality and very well prepared. A bit pricey on some items bit overall a great place to dine.

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ViktorKlim
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pricey but worth it! The food was great and the view was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant Thanksgiving ever

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vipJROD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Ambiance were amazing. Highly recommend the Florida Stone Crab with asparagus and sweet potato. Service was great as well. If you come, sitting outdoors is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Just ok. Nothing great about the food however the view was great!

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Minsamol
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service good and ambiance is great. Strongly recommend. Only bad thing is location. It’s a strange transitioning area.

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MelanieZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the service is top notch, the atmosphere and view are amazing!

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bed182
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Latin food is pretty authentic and it’s probably one of the best places in Miami.

MW
MicheleW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waiter was not properly trained. He neglected to tell us that the whole fish would take 45 minutes or more. Should have been the 1st thing he mentioned to us so we could have ordered properly. We ordered 2 skirt steaks & the surf & turf platter which (because the whole fish took so much time) was cold upon delivery to our table. We were not asked how everything was once. We were not asked if we needed any further drinks or other items. Your manager on duty was quite dismissive & blamed the entire mishap on your waiter. Starts at the top. You lead by example & give the way the manager acted, it was no surprise our experience was what it was. We are big fans of Michael Schwartz but this was a huge disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and a spectacular view.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place and I will definitely go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ! El mesero muy amable y atento ! Buen plan
La comida estuvo rica , la parrilla mar y tierra increíble

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vipRachelH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really loved the restaurants aesthetic, food and atmosphere! A+!

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Ngent
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spot for Dinner, will be back!
The Yuca Cheese Balls were my favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hermoso lugar pero costoso me dieron un pescado que costaba 65 o 66 no recuerdo pero el pescado venía sin un acompañante de nada solamente el pescado. Me pareció absurdo 😐

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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 4.6 stars by 2809 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.