Amara at Paraiso

4.5
2634 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.

Offers

  • Half Off Bottles of Wine on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 9:45 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 - 9:45 PM

    Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night on Tuesdays!
  • 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.

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 2634 people are saying
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Nofear900mhz
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Service was pleasant and the outdoor seating during a perfect Miami day (Not humid) is cherry on the ice cream.

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vipHope
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Great service. Great food & drinks. Highly recommend

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Mrch
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view!

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samdeleon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good experience, but service could be more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our friends birthdays in a large group. They accommodated us with a private room that had our choice of music playing the entire night. It was like dinning at home with 5 star service. Rosemary was our server/ dream maker for the evening. She was on point and very sweet. The food was spectacular! We had snapper, Arroz verde, scallops, ceviche, oysters, shrimp, small led fish dip, grilled octopus among many other glorious plates. I can’t wait to go back again to explore the rest of the menu we didn’t get to try.

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Merick
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, you can not choose between indoors and outdoor seating. Inside you can feel the elegant vibe but outside is very romantic, the view, the ocean , the lights . They have tables for any parties. The food was very presentable and tasty, pricey but I recommend this place for big occasions.5 stars for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an amazing dinner at Amara at Paraíso. The valet parking situation is a bit of a nightmare. Wish the developers of the buildings would’ve thought that out a little better. However, we were sat down immediately with our reservations. The scallop and arroz verde dishes were amazing. The tres leches was really good as well but not better than Hillstones. That’s still our favorite. This would be a great place for outdoor dining in the winter time. Love the amount of tables they have outside. Service was very good given the employee shortages the restaurant industry is facing. Will come back during winter time.

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vipStephanieF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There was four of us. The food was delicious but half of our plates came out Luke warm. The waiter was nice but took long intervals between to check on our table.

Love the spot though and will definitely come back!

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NovicaT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amara is a restaurant that will stand the test of time with consistently good food, that changes, and service that is excellent. I hope Amara never goes away and has proven to me time and time again that I will not eat anywhere better.

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting, delicious food and great service

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ElizabethP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Nice ambiance and good service. Food is way overpriced and about average. Nothing out of this world to justify the hefty check.
Cherry on top of the valet. Went in at 1pm on Friday afternoon. The sign clearly said $5 by the time I came out about 1.5 hrs later price had gone up to $10. When asking valet attendant he didn’t even acknowledge the price change. Gave me no choice. Due to this and the fact that the food was not impressive we will not be coming back.

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AmyPF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the staff shortages, the wait staff was attentive every step of the way. The food servings were generous and the food was properly seasoned, creatively presented and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was a little disappointed that I wanted the parrillada and they were sold out , same as the grilled octopus.
I went to celebrate my bday and could not get the options I wanted.
The ceviche was not so great and warm. The rest of the food was amazing the grilled skirt steak , chorizo and oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Miami and the stuff made our first experience even better

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vipdinermark
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Miami Spice Lunch which was a delicious value served by an outstanding server.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great , ambiance was even better, definitely the $1 oysters was amazing , super huge oysters, only thing is they should have some tobassco hot sauce!! I’ll definitely return and tell everyone

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carmens
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is beautiful but when it was time for the dessert it took to long to bring it to us. I told the waiter that to put everything to go. His answer was the cook was by him self and does why it took to long.
I saw another table that return his dessert and brought another one.
The restaurant is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The place is really beautiful but the food was really salty!

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Jack
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a our 41st wedding anniversary. The entire staff was kind and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way, The reservationist, Chanel, who assisted me understood my concerns and was
incredibly accommodating. Food, service, and ambiance met every expectation. We were entertaining out of town friends and the experience was stellar for all. KUDOS to impeccable detail at every step!!

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Marlene
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and waiter too. It needs to improve mimosas. They did not have much taste. Chismosa was better

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vipYonyG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Went for Sunday Brunch. The food was okay. Great view of the bay. Noisy and Valet service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view right on the water, great service from Eros - he recommended the huevos rancheros and cachapa that we never would have ordered on our own without his recommendation and both entrees were excellent. Thank you

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VivianP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service slow ,$25 crafted cocktail that it tasted just like a regular margarita . we waited more than 20 min for the server to order another drink … bummer! I was so excited .. food was good

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YolandaD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From the view to the delicious food and impeccable service. The outdoor space is beautiful and well spaced out. Absolutely recommend

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JorgeS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Location is about all it has going for it.
Service was fair, but one would expect it to at least be good.
Food mediocre at best, and a poor value for the price.
Will not return

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WalterO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was fantastic. Miami Spice Menu was an excellent value. Service was typical of a lesser quality restaurant. An easy fix as far as what to do - pay staff better!

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JulioP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place good food

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AnaMargarita
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a lunch party of 5 ladies celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent, the venue is beautiful, and the food was so delicious! Every plate was beautifully styled. We enjoyed their wonderful Miami Spice menu, and added 2 bottles of Prosecco. The view is priceless!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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YansyA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good but too pricey but great location.

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RyanD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening. Food was excellent. May need to turn up the lights just a little on the second floor. I’m all for ambiance but we couldn’t see our food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view , desserts were not good. Ordered 2 different ones. Alcoholics drinks were weak for the prize. appetizers and food were good.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our specific needs and requests.
Delicious brunch. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Horrible service and even worse attitude from the staff after complaining

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Me agradó el ambiente, la música y la comida; pero lamentablemente si bien el trato fue bueno y amable, los platos no llegaron juntos, éramos solo dos y cenamos separados.

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vipGoodbye
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The vibes and view was amazing. Food not so much, but that was honestly expected in areas like these.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing brioche French toast. Delicious with chocolate sprinkled on top. Amazing service. I was high off broccoli while eating. The ambiance added to the immense value presented with the venues aesthetic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Experienced the waterfront dining option. The view was amazing. And just the atmosphere, it’s really romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They sat us outside after a rainy day, the food was whatever.

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 4.5 stars by 2634 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.