Amara at Paraiso

4.4
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1276 Reviews
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food, great atmosphere, excellent service but on the pricey side for the cuisine but what it lacks in price it makes up for in ambience

JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was uneatable
No sparkling water in the restaurant at all “they ran out last week , said the waiter
No club soda !
Food to salty
Skirt steak impossible to cut , so hard was the meat

s
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Has become one of my favorite rest in Miami

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view

d
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside with music and water view!

N
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The music selection was not pleasant for a dinner. And it was LOUD. I’ve been there before for brunch and it was fantastic. The dinner was good but not memorable.

AD
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

wine needs to be served with the main course, that can not delay, not acceptable

JL
Key West
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We got there on time, we got our table but we had to wait over 20 min just to have water on our table. I have been going to Amara for a few months but at that time we had a hard time. The restaurant wasn't busy - at all, but everything took a lot longer than usual.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

My confirmed reservation was for 9pm, after several requests for our table we were seated by 10pm. I understand if it’s 15min but an hour at 10pm it’s totally unacceptable.

The hostess and even the manager were kind of rude ...the waiter was great and try to compensate for the situation.

One of those places that think they can abuse their customers because they are hot right now. There are plenty of other excellent choices that probably could have honored the time of my reservation.

OT
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amara is an amazing restaurant! Love dining there.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Hemos ido en varias oportunidades, por qué somos residentes de Paraiso Bayviews, pero esta ves la parrillada no estaba tan rica, un tipo de corte estaba durísima, prácticamente dejamos la parrillada completa. Incluso informamos al q nos llevó la comida y no hizo nada.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar esta increíble, la comida deliciosa y el servicio magnifico

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service (or lack there of) at our Thanksgiving dinner at Amara overpowered the entire dining experience. However good the food was, if it was, didn’t matter. We left there very unhappy Thanksgiving night. We ‘were’ regulars to Amara but way too disappointed to go back. Noone was apologetic for all the mistakes. We were basically ignored and treated terribly when we asked for service. One of the meals in our group even came out basically when the check came out. None of our group wanted to ask what was for dessert, we were just anxious to leave. Bad experience from the initial drink order til the time we left. Two thumbs down. Unfortunately a terrible Thanksgiving leaves a lasting memory.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful Thanksgiving Lunch on the patio which moved out into the lounge. We were there for 6 hours!!

MR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was delicious, amazing drinks even during happy hour and great service at the table. What upset me was that I had a reservation for outdoor seating at 8pm and arrived at 7:50. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty outside. The hostess Offered us to sit at the bar for happy hour and advised there was no rush to sit down for dinner. She knew we requested an outdoor table and said she would save us a nicely located table. At 8:30 we said we were ready to be seated. It took 15 minutes for her to come get us and at that time advised us that she had a table outdoors but that we might not be happy with the location because it was right next to the doorway where everyone is walking through. As a repeat customer who’s been there many times, I can only assume someone tipped her for a table and we received the bad hostess service.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view and the food was great

OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Each dish was better than the last!

ST
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food! Views are great and ambiance is chill and classy. We loved it!

MC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful—delicious food and outstanding service!

MC
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took us by surprise. Amazing views and even better food. Highly recommend it.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good ambient. Food was good (not memorable). Many items on the menu were not available.

JG
New York Area
1 review