Amara at Paraiso

4.5
1672 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.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.
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Rooftop Lounge

Starting Aug 15, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Perfect for intimate gatherings to share a bottle of Champagne, wine, or a carafe of one of our signature cocktails. Enjoy drinks and snacks on comfy lounge seating on our rooftop balcony.

Wine Shop

Starting Aug 19, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday and Thursday nights, we welcome you to shop our curated selection of bottled wines, priced to take home! Want to stay and enjoy a bottle, some cheese and snacks, while enjoying beautiful bay views? Our rooftop lounge is open and we invite you to pop a bottle from the wine shop at a reduced $10 corkage fee.

$1 Oysters on Tuesdays!

Starting Aug 18, 2020 · Tue 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night! The rooftop is open on Tuesday nights for dining or just drinks and oysters. Please note in your reservation if you would like lounge seating on our outdoor rooftop patio overlooking the bay.

Bottomless Rose Brunch Saturdays

Starting Oct 24, 2020 · Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get started with our favorite Saturday pour, a bottomless glass of French rose. Enjoy the views, sip, sit, relax, enjoy. $27 per person for bottomless rose with our a la carte brunch menu. (Limit 2 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 1672 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuvdinning
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every dish we had was wonderful and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food

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vipMaryC
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for social distancing and outdoor dining. Interesting menu one of our favorite restaurants

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vipbostonS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Anniversary

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viprogerm
Miami
80 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner (grilled Snapper) which was perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce. Dining outside is lovely with a view of the water and skyline. My only complaint is the need for a more extensive menu. If this is not possible beacuse of Covid, a monthly change in the menu gives you a reason to return. Very nice waiter also.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and anniversary

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vipsreviews
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble food and beautiful ambiance. This place is a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter servicing was excellent, they were super sweet. Cocktails were great, view is stunning, and I had an overall super pleasant experience will defenitly come back! I enjoyed my burger and yuca puffs. Make sure to be on time, hostess was so weird about giving me my table after I called in advance to warn her about my 8-10min lateness. Meanwhile I booked my table 2 week in advance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Empanadas are amazing! The ambience and view are stunning! I will recomend for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It took a bit for the waitress to come to us when we arrived, but other than that the food and experience was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean views and very friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a good time for a birthday brunch- great attentive service, amazing view and ambiance, food was okay. The food wasn’t bad but I had high expectations based on reviews. I would come back for the ambiance and location and to give the food another chance by trying other items from the menu.

COVID-19 precautions: social distancing, face masks enforced, sanitizers on each table, staff wear face masks all the time.

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vipRich
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful venue in every respect. Food was overall good, but far from great. Our server did a nice overall job but we could not find him at times. Be careful of food items which state PA (prices accordingly) or Market Price. The server should advise the customer of the prices which were exorbitant!! We were hosting friends and were embarrassed to ask the prices of PA or MP. Not sure if we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Hermosa vista si no hay vientos o lluvias tuvimos la oportunidad de comer en el piso alto
El menú es pequeño se destaca unas pequeñas tortas de yuca con queso y el arroz verde a precio razonable la atención buena

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Alexandra
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was a very windy night, too windy for staying outside.
The food was good but arrived very late, the service was below average and the price was too high, it is not an upscale place to charge that much

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vipNatacha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very expensive for food and service you get. Good for drinks only, beautiful view

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vipEliasC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sunday night. they seemed understaffed, food was not as good.

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MelissaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, amazing view. Great service and delicious food.

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Mai75
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I went for my daughters birthday and the service was horrible.

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vipIvyR
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. A little pricey

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LuisB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place is great, my steak was overcooked on one side, rubbery. Service was outstanding, felt very safe

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vipCatF
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Waited for my table for over an hour. They ran out of fish, tequilla, and infused vodka. got our appetizers BEFORE our drinks. Food took awhile. Once drinks arrived they were sent back as they were terrible. Service was fair.

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vipJeffm
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Wonderful spot but always under-staffed for the tables and 3 of the 4 times I have gone the bill was wrong:-(

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vipEddyA
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants and one of the best views in Miami

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raulo
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chill upscale place, with great food, service and the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This spot is for those looking for a good night out with the friends with shareable eats and amazing drinks. You have one of the most unique views here during the day time and night time it’s loud with some good music in the background.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional. Every dish we ate was outstanding! Definitely a 10!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiance, very fast and good food; a wonderful place to enjoy happy hour with a beater view

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vipstrawberry
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant 9 months ago pre-cruise so when planning a road trip to FL now we made plans to spend one night in Miami to return. This restaurant is superb in all ways!

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JorgeA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has a great view for outdoor dining with great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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vipJasonW7291
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice view from second floor - was my first time being seated up there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside with the view of the bay. The drinks were great. The short rib empanadas with the chimichurri sauce was delicious! We also had the yuca cheese puffs and tuna tostada. For dinner we had the grilled skirt steak. Everything was amazing! I highly recommend the place for date nights, such a great ambiance. Our evening was perfect!

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ReneB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good overall.. there were some delays with some entries and drinks... but we all were satisfied... kudos to the $1 oysters!!

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vipJackieS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We sat outside and we had to move tables bc there were a bunch of mice running around under our table outside. Was not enjoyable. We obviously didn’t ask to be compensated but a nice gesture would have been for the restaurant to at least acknowledge this.

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ReputationGuru
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely setting overlooking the bay, pleasant staff and service, good food options.

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NathaliaC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point and love the ambiance

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vipAmyM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner for my brother, and the restaurant was lovely, with a great ambience and wonderful view. We loved the food and drinks, sharing a number of items between us all. The smoked fish dip and empanadas were among the favorites, and the red snapper was absolutely amazing. Nice safety measures in place for covid and excellent service.

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305eats
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, and that's about all they have to offer. I love going to high -end restaurants. I just expect high- end food. I have much fonder memories of them pre pandemic.

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Meli
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Unfortunately, the food is simply not worth it. Will not go back.

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 is rated 4.5 stars by 1672 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.