Amara at Paraiso
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.
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Arrived at our reservation 40 min early. Kindly made our way to the hostess in which she quickly told me to check back at 2 because I was early. Could have been more cordial. When I said, could you note that we are here and take our number and let us know when the table’s ready? Her answer - “no, check back at 2. I have reservations every 15 minutes between now and 2 that take priority.” It was our anniversary and I didn’t want to let it ruin our afternoon plans and have to search for another restaurant which would have ended our weekend getaway on a bad note. We get seated, waiter was great at the beginning. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, drinks and a salad. The waiter? He never came back. When we were able to flag him down - an HOUR later, he asked if we wanted anything else, we kindly asked for the check. Needless to say, we will not dine at Amara again. This was our first and last visit. It’s a shame because the appetizers we ordered were delicious.
Valet pricing inaccurate.
Hello, Please reach out to me directly to further discuss the nature of this issue, at email@example.com m. Our deepest apologies! Regards, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
We had the most horrible service. First off, the valet is archaic. We had to wait in line quite a while for an attendant. It took a while for our waitress to get around to taking our drink order. Our drinks took more than ½ hour, after we realized that they had been sitting at the bar. We had to remind our waitress and then they finally brought them. We actually got our appetizers before our drinks! We asked for more ice several times before they finally brought it but without tongs nor anything to serve it with. Our food took forever and they didn’t bring it all out at once. Some of us had to sit there and watch our food as we patiently waited for the complete order. And it wasn’t even busy! It was a Friday but we had reserved for 10pm, after show, and we were only two couples! It was midnight and we still didn’t have our food. We wanted to leave but at that time we didn’t have any other option. We asked for the manager two times before she appeared. I have to give credit bcuz she was so apologetic and agreed there was no excuse for the terrible service. So much so that she comped us the whole meal and sent us additional drinks and a dessert as well. That was a surprise for us and much appreciated although we would’ve preferred to pay if we would’ve gotten the fine meal we were expecting. The food was average and not worth the hassle. I’d be very reluctant to recommend Amara to a friend for fear they’d be just as disappointed as we were.
Excellent service Good food Beautiful place Excellent comfort
Amazing environment, great food , great place , will go back 100%
TOP, Amazing, Incredible place, view, food and service!
Great location and great food except dessert selection poor. If you’re diet is non dairy be careful what you order. Would be nice to have Indications on ND items
Very nice experience with good Latin American flavor and outdoor seating close to the water.
Horrible service. For the price, the server could have been more attentive and respectful. Also basic limitations to the meal were disappointing for this level of dining.
Hello, I'm so sorry to hear that your service was not up to par with our Amara standards. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you wish to discuss further at firstname.lastname@example.org m. Regards, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
Great ambiance, great service and amazing food!!!!
Hello, SO glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Amara! We will see you again soon. Thanks for the great review! Regards, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
Wonderful experience. Lovely waitresses and amazing view. The food was great too although I did not like the coconuts cake . But don’t worry, it is a detail... Thanks a lot. I will come back soon.
Hello HERVEL, So glad that you had such a wonderful experience! Happy to hear that we will see you again soon. We also offer brunch on Sundays from 11am - 3pm, come see us! Cheers, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
Really great place and beautiful view of Miami
Hello, Thanks for stopping in and letting us know that you enjoyed your visit! What's better than this view!... See you soon, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
Most amazing food, particularly the fish sharing dish. Wonderful setting and great cocktails.
Hello, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Amara! The fish dish is amazing...AND our cocktails are on happy hour Monday - Friday 3pm-7pm! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
Good food, beautiful views
Hello maggiea, Thanks so much for stopping in and letting us know how your experience was! Hope to see you again soon... Regards, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
T times we selected dishes, and they just came back with "we are out of it" and seemed like didn't even care
Hello ClaudiaL, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I sincerely apologize and hope you can give us another chance, as that type of service is not typical here at Amara! Feel free to reach out to me personally at skiely@amaraatparaiso to further discuss. Thank you, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
We got married at Amara and celebrated or one year anniversary
Hello madih, Congratulations! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and being such loyal Amara fans! See you again soon. Regards, Shannon Kiely Assistant General Manager
The fish was dry and our server always disappeared. But the ambiance and the place are spectacular.
great environment. great food. great service. great music.
The food was amazing and the service was exceptional
Food was outstanding. Service was lackluster in several ways- our appetizers came out several minutes before our cocktails, and we were nearly to our main course/wine by the time the cocktails arrived. Second, we waited at least 15-20 minutes between finishing our entrees and having our plates cleared and receiving a dessert menu. Lastly, our dessert cappuccinos arrived when we were halfway done with dessert! The food and ambience was great and worth the trip, however, I would have expected much more in terms of service from a restaurant on the eater 38 list for a large city.
Our server accommodated every request we had. The food was also delicious and even tough they had some mix up in the kitchen with our order they did no charge us for it.
I went to this restaurant with high expectations to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a terrible experience. The food wasn't good at all. We ordered the crispy octopus as appetizer and it was over fried. For main plate we ordered the Cobia on banana leafs and it came raw, it was impossible to eat leaving a terrible flavour in the mouth. We also ordered the arroz verde and it was a below average plate for dish advertised as vegetarian entry. The only good thing was the wine. This was my first and last time in this restaurant. Very very disappointed. I am so sad cause when it comes to my wife I want the best. Sorry my love.
Lunch options are good but not as good as Michael’s Genuine.
I was very disappointed. I specifically requested an outside table. I was been talking to my friends about the terrace that they didn’t know. Nobody warned me that an outside table was not granted. When we arrived, we didn’t have an outside table. I felt lied to. I only wanted to be warned ahead of time to be free for choose the restaurant or not. It’s not fair. A black spot in Amara’s reputation. I won’t recommend it any more.
I had a terrible experience here. Basically zero service, waited 30 minutes for our first drink, no one ever came to check on us to see if we wanted another drink so we sat for a 2 hour dinner with one drink each the whole time. Basically saw our waiter once the entire time.
I have eaten the cobia wrapped in banana leaves multiple times and this time mines was disappointing- tasted fishy and the mashed yuccas we’re missing. There were one or two big parties which seem to overwhelm and distract the entire restaurant