Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2211 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 bouquet of flowers. In case of rain or inclement weather, you will be guaranteed an outdoor table under our covered patio or have the option to change your reservation to different day. 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. Please e-mail us or call us with questions - reservations@amaraatparaiso.com / 305.702.5528

Offers

  • Half Off Bottles of Wine on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 10:00 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 - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night on Tuesdays!
  • Bottomless Rose Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 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
What 2211 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.8
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SJ28
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yummy food and drinks. Kind of pricey but we got it all, apps, drinks, main course and dessert. Lovely atmosphere and vibe. A little disorganized with service but still highly enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overpriced with very limited menu. Nice view of the water but not worthy

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YonathanP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. The service was ok at most. Needs to be improved

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service for a busy mother’s day, our server was super attentive.

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NailahP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for mother's day. Our server was funny and entertaining. The food was delicious as well. Highly recommend.

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vipTheBlackTruth
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I live in the complex. I came here for the 2nd time for a mother's day dinner - the first time being less than a week prior. My first visit was exquisite. I ended up ordering the same item this time and somehow it was just a bit above horrible. Had to send it back for being undercooked, then when it came back it was still subpar but had no motivation to complain. My guest was celebrating her very first mother's day and I wouldn't want to taint the experience with causing any sort of scene. Right now the score is 1 for 2. Undecided if I'll come back for a rematch. It's a shame because I can literally see the place from my balcony.

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vipArmandoL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience on every level. 10/10

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Lazaro
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor customer service. Horrible valet parking service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brunch at Amara. Although, we had a reservation we still had to wait 30 mins which were quite long in the busy loud lobby. The food was amazing, definitely recommend the yuca cheese balls and the Waygu cheeseburger. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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SusanaC
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My mom and I had a wonderful time. Food was delicious. Thank you!

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GLou
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food menu and customer service! Our waiter was very attentive! Ty

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vipVanessaL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Place is beautiful. Food is expensive and small portions are given. We got the whole grilled fish and both my fiancé and I got spines stuck in our throats. Thank god we were able to get it out but I thought we might have to go to the hospital. Manager came around and asked if we needed medical attention. We denied and dessert was comped which was nice. Honestly I think the fish should have been comped with the experience we had but at least they tried to show some compassion. Overall not happy with the food. The sever gave us incorrect information about the whole grilled fish as well. She told us the wrong type fish and wrong price. She told us it was $68 and therefore we thought it was a 2 person dish and only got 1. My fiancé refused to get another dish since this one was so pricey even though we were both still hungry. Once we got the bill it was $42 for the whole fish and then realized the waitress gave us the complete wrong information. We would’ve gotten another dish if we knew it was a one person dish. All in all, I know one should be careful when eating a whole fish however a disclaimer to be careful would have been appreciated and maybe our experience would have been better. Likely would not return.

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MarianaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Really enjoyed dinner and cocktails. Amazing place

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vipNTny
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

awful service, mediocre food .Outside seating would have been great but with very poor service .do not recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food. Enjoyed the view and drink!
Thank you

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DesireeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the experience. Cocktails were good as well.

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Heman305
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Mother’s day brunch

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Kids menu poor and that is no kids food! Amara bowl no flavor at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great view!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

They did not honor the seating outside reservation and made no effort to accommodate us. Instead they sat out party of 7 on a tiny table

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TheCriticalPalate
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place and good food. Great view of the bay. It was raining so the patio was closed but they accommodated me even though I was late.. for the most part a nice experience

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DavidR
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great ambiance and solid happy hour deals! Can’t beat the view of the water

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and divine food menu👍

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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lilygar
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place is beautiful and food is good, the service was ok

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IsabelleS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We end up going back because of the $1.00 oysters on Tuesdays and the view/setting, but the food is inconsistent. That day the cheese balls were dry, the tomatoes in the in the Heirloom tomato salad were mushy and the drinks watered down. The mushroom tacos and the fries were ok. We will probably go back because we have had better experiences on other days.

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AmyS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always excellent food, ambience and view! Service was slow!

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viplemonhead
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was okay. What you are really going for is the view. We ordered a bottle of wine for $95 and they were out. Instead, the only thing comparable was $145 bottle. I ordered the scallops which were good, but for $42.00, you got three scallops. That seemed to be way overpriced for what I got. My boyfriend ordered the skirt steak which was good as well and a much better value. We also ordered the asparagus which were extremely large and not my preferred way to eat asparagus. It was fine but I probably wouldn’t go back. We continually had to refill our own wine glasses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, and the service was amazing. Sommelier helped pair a fantastic dinner with our meal. I’ve heard their happy hour is amazing, but the Waterfront Experience was to die for for our anniversary. I also had the best cocktail of my life, the Jalisco by Day. Highly recommend!

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vipSoni
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service inside the Restaurant ( Valet parking is another story)
Beautiful indoor and outdoor view. Food tasteful with an interesting fusion of Latin American twist.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant service from the hostess stand to our server. Great quality of food and the ambiance was relaxing.

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displacedtexan
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and it was spectacular (of course...it's one of Michael Schwartz's collection). Great waterfront view of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach in the horizon, chic atmosphere, and exceptional food and service. Could not have asked for more and really would have stayed all afternoon. As for the Saturday brunch menu...as everyone raves, the yuca cheese puffs and smoked fish dip are essentials. We "tapa"-ed our way through most of the other appetizers and ended up so full that we didn't order plates...although we saw many other tables divvying up the burger cut into portions. Drinks do not disappoint. Service was extremely attentive. Parking is the only frustration. They have valet, but the tiny street and queue to it require some patience and maneuvering, even arriving in off time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Went for a graduation celebration. Nobody from the restaurant cared to ask if it was a special occasion how they do at other restaurants. Service from everyone was terrible from the moment we walked in through the door. The waitress was not that bad but had very little knowledge about the menu and didn’t talk much. Only thing we enjoyed the most was the view. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came here for a family dinner. We were sat upstairs on the terrace and had a gorgeous view of the ocean (right by the Julia Tuttle Cswy). There are stairs and even an elevator to get to the second floor. Front of house and servers were courteous and helpful. I ordered a mojito, the jerk mushroom tacos for my main and the grilled Japanese sweet potato as my side (since I’m a vegetarian). The tacos were flavorful and to my surprise, filling. The sweet potato was a bit on the dry side (probably because it was cooked on the grill) but still sweet and had jalapeño sour cream on top. The mojito was alright. Other members at my table ordered the grilled octopus, empanadas and Snapper. I was told the octopus was grilled to perfection and was soft without being rubbery. The Snapper received mix reviews, some loved it and others felt it lacked flavor. The service and ambiance were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time — the surf and turf is incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It took almost 30 minutes for a server to come Over after we got up to get one, didn’t even have water the entire time. But the company and the view made it so we couldn’t be that upset. The server we ended up getting was great and made up for it. Try a bottle of champagne off of the small producer list, we had an amazing champagne we would have otherwise never tried.

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Lean
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice place, ambiance and view !!!

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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 702-5528.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.6 stars by 2211 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.