Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2358 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 2358 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLoriS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Beautiful setting

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DavidV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great food and service, and a fun atmosphere. We will definitely be going back!

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vipstevesto
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Before Covid, I was going to Amara most weekends for lunch. It was a favorite spot due to the ambiance, it's proximity to my home and the food. I just went back for the first time post-Covid and I was looking forward to being back in a familiar place. The restaurant looked and felt the same - that was good. The menu has changed a bit - that's also good to add some novelty. And there was a wagyu burger on the menu. Coming from Michael Swartz, made with wagyu beef and priced at $25, I expected it to be juicy and delicious. It was neither. It was dry and tasted like run of the mill hamburger - but with less flavor. On top of that, the french fries were cold, so the plate was obviously sitting there for a while before it was brought out. I didn't say anything because I just wanted to enjoy my time there with my friend.

Go to Amara. Enjoy yourself. But don't order the burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

La comida excelente pero el servicio dejó mucho que desear…. Linda terraza y ambiente.

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HananA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, scenic, good Food And good vibes! Beautiful view

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and the place has a nice vibe. Service was a little slow even though the place was only half full. Oh and the valet was horrible took forever to park and get my car. But overall enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasha was amazing and insightful! View and food with the drinks - AMAZING!

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AutumnB
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular as it was getting darker. The food was really good, and everyone there is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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LouisD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service only ate appetizers for my first time dining in. However, I definitely plan on coming back! Compliments to the chefs.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding

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vipJamesK
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was wonderful. The food as always was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food but slightly pricey. View was awesome. Service was a bit slower. They offer so many amazing gluten free options. Definitely a great spot on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The server never put our order in and charged us for food we didn’t even get.

Wasn’t a good experience at all

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!! John Marco was our server and was great - handled a tough crowd very well - thank you!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and scenery 🙌🏽…. The food is always good and the service is always impeccable. Enjoyable dining experience.

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Julio
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect Sunday lunch - great food, great view, refreshing drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We had reserved a table near the water for $250 per person but when we arrived we still waited at the bar for 40 mins during which three hostess come up to us with the wrong name, then we were given a covered table since it was raining which is understandable, once the rain stoped we requested our original reserved tabled by the water, in the transition they stole my bright red vape that was sitting by my plate the entire time and then the waiter told me it was probably the busboy that thought it was garbage and threw it away, he did absolutely nothing to try retrieve it or even acknowledged what had taken place, even if that were true a customers privet property should not be considered garbage by the staff . In one sitting we were attended by three different people that introduced themselves as our waiter which was odd, our first waiter while indoors took our order and after the appetizers brought only one entrée, 20 min later we get a second man that introduced himself as our waiter and he took back the entrée sitting on the table and brought it back together with the other entrée as should of been done in the first place, then he disappeared and we had a woman come to us and she introduced herself as our waitress. If that wasn’t enough we had a female manager come up and asked us if everything was OK and when we explained to her everything that had happened she told us to let her know if there’s anything she could do for us and walked away, we were baffled at her response all we could do is laugh. Even though everything was a complete disaster we were very nice the entire time and tipped well, nevertheless this is terrible organization, an obviously untrained staff and not at all up to the standards you would expect from a nice place like this. Perhaps everybody’s still new and doesn’t know what they are doing since Covid so maybe there’s hope of an improved dining experience, I don’t know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The whole experience was a bit underwhelming given the reviews. The food was okay, but not great. Definitely overpriced for what it is

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vipMaydaB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Amara before and I will be honest it was just ok. That was 2 years ago. This time is was amazing! Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside by the waterfront watching the beautiful skyline of Mismi Beach. Appetizers, Chenin Blanc, and main course food was delicious. Great service and management.

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Mailyn
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Good awesome

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AngelaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back Excellent service and great site. Thanks

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vipAnaT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The owners probably write the good reviews! There is nothing good about this restaurant other than the view – don't be fooled……this is probably one of the worst restaurant experiences I can ever recall! We made a reservation for outdoor dining, so the hostess sat us at a table near the water, with no umbrella, under a scorching 90+ degree sun. We asked to be seated at a different table, somewhere on the patio under the pergola or at a table with an umbrella, we were told to wait, so we went to the bar, where we ordered a prosecco, a beer, and an appetizer, we received the drinks, and eventually, the hostess came to takes us to a better table outdoor then a waiter brought the appetizer we requested at the bar ( a mediocre cevice). After that, nobody else showed up…we didn't have any utensils, napkins, small plates to eat the appetizer…..so we waited and waited and waited…… eventually my husband asked a server to give us some plates and utensils and then that was it, no official waiter came to ask us if we want to order food or drinks….NOTHING!!!….eventually we asked another waiter to bring us a check, which she did plus a big attitude like "what's your problem?" and then we left….. and WE WILL NEVER BE BACK!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Vibes are so on point and service is good. All attractive workers too lmao

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service the view is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Creo que falta ambiente y buena música.

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Brian
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere of Amara is absolutely incredible! The drinks were really good. I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Location& views are great

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DStewart
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lovely atmosphere and delicious dishes — octopus tacos and duck wings are winners

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. We had an 8:45pm reservation, at 11pm our food wasn’t even out! Our food never arrived, horrible service, we got a bottle of wine, never brought out water and when we finished the wine we were never offered a second bottle. We called the managers twice, had to wait over 20 mins each time, they were sorry… that’s it. We are never going there again, too bad, the restaurant looked very nice and so did the food on pictures…

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was the worse part of this dinner, we waited for drinks order, we waited for the main ( snapper) for over 30 min. We waited for water, coffee and the bill… it was a constant wait. By the time the fish arrived we couldn’t eat anymore as we filled ourselves with appetizers due to the wait. Overall it was the worse experience I have had here in all the times I have been here before. Food was ok

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Paloma
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great view and excellent food.

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MANNY
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, service and beautiful view I will recommend this restaurant to my friends without hesitation

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FrankT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very beautiful place. Evening/night dinner is gorgeous.

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vivianak
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

La comida es buena.
Poca variedad de carne en una parrillada.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Terrible servicio de Valet parking

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Nice setting not the best food

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Amara was recommended to us so we were excited to go. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice enough and we had a great table out by the water. One aspect that was a bit distracting though was the amount of public traffic between where we were seated and the rest of the restaurant. Unfortunately, the looks and ambiance of the restaurant is what kept us there, if it weren't for that we would've left due to the mediocre service we received. Additionally, the food was a little sub par for what we expected and for the cost. Even though the waiter comped our first round of drinks I have no desire to go back to Amara or to recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasha was our server, she was funny and joked with us! Atmosphere is a great vibe and food was good! Yuca cheese balls are a must try.. i told my family that i want them served at my funeral

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 2358 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.