Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2946 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

  • Valentine's Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Amara at Paraiso, Miami's quintessential waterfront restaurant, is the ideal romantic getaway for you and your Valentine. Enjoy a special four course Chef's tasting menu for $125 (plus tax & gratuity) per person. Our a la carte menu will not be available, and drinks are not included. Add an optional wine pairing for $45 per person. Credit card is required to book the reservation, but your card will not be charged when booking. Full payment is due day of at the restaurant.

Offers

  • 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.
  • Half-off Sommelier Select Wines on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Enjoy any sommelier select wines on our list at half price when dining in, there is no limit on how many bottles you can buy!

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 2946 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and quintessential experience with an amazing b view. The grilled octopus, cheese puffs, lamb chops, guacamole, and oysters were divine. The dessert didn’t disappoint either (although the chocolate cake was a bit in a rougher side as far as the texture is concerned). The service was impeccable. Definitely going back there next week.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!
Everything was incredible, the server was helpful and knew what to recommend.
Cocktails during happy hour were incredibly delicious
We ordered oysters, olives, chorizo a surf and turf parrillada (it was more than enough! ) and the tres leches

Amara never disappoints 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacularly romantic, amazing latin inspired dishes as well!

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BRIGITTAJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The salad was a huge bowl of greens and only 4 shrimps, for that price...not good and the dressing was not good. Besides that everything was fine. Thank you

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vipChefRicMiyares
Miami
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Look, it was cold. I mean unexpected Miami cold. So, the fact that they had blankets available was huge. Our server was exceptional. This was for brunch this past Sunday. I believe her name was Dalia or something similar. She was on point.

We were three couples and as always, we did a few apps. From the snack menu the Chorizo I think are amazing. I love Wahoo so the smoked Waho fish dip is on point. And finally, after a bunch of mimosas (you are best off with the Magnum, a better deal) we all three split the Wagyu Cheeseburger. Yeah, it was that good. Look the fries could have been hotter, the service a little quicker but all in all a solid brunch performance from our friend Michael Schwartz.

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TimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Nice setting on the Bay with interesting menu options. But, you go out to eat with friends to eat with friends. This doesn’t happen here, at least at Weekend Brunch. Using the supposed complications of handling the variety of options (from eggs to a burger) on the Brunch menu, we were informed by our server that the “Chef” would send out each dish when it was ready. We objected, saying we wished to eat together. It made no difference, the plates came out at different times. If a short-order cook at a diner can handle pancakes and burgers simultaneously, so should a kitchen which charges 4x the price for said items.

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Jessy
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu could be more exciting. Not much to pick from

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rozlynd
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The most beautiful setting!
The food was delicious.
I will be back...

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vipneel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance and good service!

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FrancelisL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view, amazing food I love it. Greattttttttttt

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NataliaV
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my mom’s bday. Our waiter Derrick made sure we had a perfect experience. The service and food were outstanding. Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The outside view is stunning. The menu seems very limited considering the price point. I was really looking forward to the lamb chops but they ran out? I ordered the grilled fish instead but was not impressed with it at all. I really wanted the butternut squash mash that came with the lamb chops and when I asked for it as a substitution considering I couldn’t get the whole meal, they wouldn’t make an exception which I felt a bit non-customer servicey . The restaurant itself was very nice and so was the service but I wasn’t impressed with the food at all. I would really only come here for maybe some appetizers and a couple drinks. (Which are also pricey so be careful)

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vipRobl
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We never saw the waiter. I had to yell across the restaurant to get him to come to the table after half an hour just to take our dinner order.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 32 yrs of marriage. The night was magical. The setting was romantic. We both started with the cheese balls and lump tostada which was nice. We both had the snapper which was incredible! The drinks were on point. My husband loved the bottle of wine.... me not so much. We finished with the tres leche which was not memorable. The sever was wonderful an attentive. The only thing that I was disappointed with was they did nothing special to acknowledge our special day. My husband spent $271 and we didn’t get a decorated plate, no special treat...... just them acknowledging....happy anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good! Nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Muy mala la comida, y el servicio no acompaño para nada la expectativa

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vipmarcellad
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute fave spot in Miami! Always great! Never disappoints!

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vipOdalys
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was not great. We had to ask for everything twice. Our food finally arrived. No silverware and then they forget.

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AlfredoG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fui un día entre semana para el lunch , el lugar muy bonito , la mesera muy atenta pero el menú muy limitado y tienen una hora que cambian de almuerzo a comida que lo reducen aún más . El pulpo delicioso , suave . Regresaría con gusto .

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vipMark
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Simply fantastic!! Service was impressive and the food was delish.

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LydaM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious meal -- a stupendous special evening!

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Oceanviewlover
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience! The food was delicious and the ocean view was just perfect. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The rack of lamb was a little rare for a medium-well ordered. Waiter said there were no more fries when ordered for my daughter, then mentioned it was because the chef was reserving them for people who ordered hamburgers. He ended up bringing them anyway. Bill was 322 after 18% tip, for a family of 3 with an appetizer, 3 cocktails, chilled shrimp, 2 orders of a rack of lamb, the Kid's fries, and a side of curry-seasoned mushrooms. The outdoor view was a bit obstructed by a fabric partition with plastic "windows," that gave a fuzzy version of a view, but maybe that's only used when it's chilly out? Idk. The heater were nice. That's all I got.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the ambience and location. The food taste was good, not great.
I am not sure if I will be recommending this place

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vipDagwood
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service was very good, good selection of wines. Food is good, personally I feel that the cheese puffs were a miss but everything else we tried was well executed. Staff is friendly .

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vipAudreyS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was lovely. I was disappointed that our waiter did not generally wear his mask over his nose. Also, I was disappointed in the dessert selection and the Flan I ordered was boring and not worthy of the caliber of the restaurant. On the bright side the setting was lovely and the food was excellent.

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Amara to celebrate my wife's birthday and had an amazing time. The service, food, and view of Biscayne Bay was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all the way around! No complaints, the servers went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible time here for our anniversary!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed they didn't have the burger which is what we wanted to try. Rest of the menu is plain, nothing out of the ordinary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!
Tried brunch this time.
Favorite place when in Miami.

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JanJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Loved having Brunch here! Very miami.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place was perfect as always. The food is superb. I always order the wedge salad, which I think is one of the best in Miami. We also ordered the tajin fries and the salmon tiradito along with monopolio beers. Our server was the best, too.

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vipLawrenceB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful view with great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Great service & amazing food! Will def be back!

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Lovely service. Excellent preparation of food.

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vipEricS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant - the food, the drinks and the views. You need to add this to your "Must Go" list!

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vipYasielm
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience1

It wasn’t as good as the first time i went , it’s a really nice place and good food , but when it looks like it going to rain don’t sit people outside if you can’t open the umbrellas or have tables inside for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine, beautiful view and great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Amazing views!

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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) 676-9495.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.6 stars by 2946 OpenTable diners.

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.