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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The service (or lack there of) at our Thanksgiving dinner at Amara overpowered the entire dining experience. However good the food was, if it was, didn’t matter. We left there very unhappy Thanksgiving night. We ‘were’ regulars to Amara but way too disappointed to go back. Noone was apologetic for all the mistakes. We were basically ignored and treated terribly when we asked for service. One of the meals in our group even came out basically when the check came out. None of our group wanted to ask what was for dessert, we were just anxious to leave. Bad experience from the initial drink order til the time we left. Two thumbs down. Unfortunately a terrible Thanksgiving leaves a lasting memory.
Wonderful Thanksgiving Lunch on the patio which moved out into the lounge. We were there for 6 hours!!
The food was delicious, amazing drinks even during happy hour and great service at the table. What upset me was that I had a reservation for outdoor seating at 8pm and arrived at 7:50. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty outside. The hostess Offered us to sit at the bar for happy hour and advised there was no rush to sit down for dinner. She knew we requested an outdoor table and said she would save us a nicely located table. At 8:30 we said we were ready to be seated. It took 15 minutes for her to come get us and at that time advised us that she had a table outdoors but that we might not be happy with the location because it was right next to the doorway where everyone is walking through. As a repeat customer who’s been there many times, I can only assume someone tipped her for a table and we received the bad hostess service.
Love the view and the food was great
Each dish was better than the last!
Fantastic service and delicious food! Views are great and ambiance is chill and classy. We loved it!
Wonderful—delicious food and outstanding service!
Took us by surprise. Amazing views and even better food. Highly recommend it.
Very good ambient. Food was good (not memorable). Many items on the menu were not available.
Food of very high Quality-
Great place for an anniversary dinner next to the ocean.
Delicious food, beautiful waterside setting, a bit of a cheesy atmosphere - a reality tv show from Atlanta was filming at the bar and behind us. There’s no reality to the show, it was scripted. It was cheesy to be disrupted that way with third rate fame wanna be’s. Our meal was wonderful though and while not professional service, it had its own charm. I’ll be back though, if there’s ever another reality show there, it will be my last time.
We sat outside for lunch with a great view of downtown Miami and Biscayne bay. Luis was our awesome server, and manager Mariana came by to welcome us also. We had delicious starters of cheese balls and empanadas, followed by a couple ceviches (grouper and snapper) and addictive plantain chips. The service was attentive, and the atmosphere was awesome. Valet parking is available ($5), and needed, since parking is limited. The menu changes frequently re mains and ceviches (I think daily). A no longer so secret gem of the Michael Schwartz restaurants.
Views were terrific. Service was solid, but slow. And food was mediocre except the cheese puffs which were dumb good.
Fantastic. The food is always amazing - the service is fantastic.
Decor is nice and it lives up to the Michael Schwartz level of excellence!
The service was superb. They accommodated anything we asked with grace. He was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The food was great too.
Shockingly terrible experience. This place has been on my list for a while now, so we were excited to try. In spite of making an early reservation well in advance, we were given one of the worst tables on the terrace with extreme winds. They offered to drop a plastic wind shield, but not relocate our table in spite of the restaurant being mostly empty. The service was lackluster, but the food was the worst part. The short rip empanadas were full of sinew and gristle, the ceviche was not properly cleaned with grit of sand/dirt throughout, the fried cheese salad was recommended by our server but unremarkable, and the octopus over mashed yuca was actually decent but our mood was spoiled by then. The manager Patricia (20-something neophyte) came to speak to us, but didn't know how to respond and just delivered our check blank-faced without acknowledgement, apology or discount. We would never return to this place and would strongly discourage others from dining here if you value good food and service. D-minus
Esperamos 1 hora. Pra recibir mesa
Y dp esperamos otra hora para la comida
It’s gorgeous and the view spectacular. Unfortunately they didn’t staff properly for a Saturday afternoon and the service took a long time! The server was gracious the food was delicious yet we were there for 3.5 hours...
Great waterfront dining!
Beautiful restaurant, right on the water with a great view.
Good Evening Suzanne, I am so happy that you came to visit us and enjoyed the experience! I also appreciate the kind review and look forward to welcoming you back again ! Billy
Great location, food was good. I've been there before, that time the food was much better. This time, slightly off.
AMAZING food and a great view
Thank You for joining us ! We love the view too :) See you next time ! Billy
The restaurant did not hold our reservation and we had to wait 40 minutes for a table. The place is nice but food is not something worth recommending and is is highly over priced.
The food and presentation was terrible, worst I had in a very long time!!
Delicious dishes, Great ambience, and outstanding service!
The food is excellent, and the view and setting is sublime. Regardless of temperature we love to eat outdoors. The service is not always perfect though.
Good Evening, We are so thrilled that you came to see us and I appreciate your feedback regarding the service. Service is one of the most important aspects to the overall experience, and something that we are constantly working to improve. I do hope you will return in the future and let us show you exactly what Genuine Hospitality means to us. Thank You for taking the time to leave some high ratings, we look forward to welcoming you back ! Billy
Wonderful views and very good food. Grilled fish is amazing.
Good Evening Lucrecia, We are so thrilled that you came to see us and enjoyed the experience! I am a big fan of the grilled fish as well ... Thank You for taking the time to leave some high ratings, we look forward to welcoming you back ! Billy
Wonderful experience. Food was amazing. Restaurant is beautiful. Service was excellent. Highly recommend this place for special occasions!
The service was terrible, no one came around to take the order or check on us. The food not that good, over price for the quality.
Betters restaurants in Miami for the same price.
I did a reservation for 9:15 and I was waiting about 1 hour to sit - and I‘m pregnant.
The service takes TO LONG.
service was very slow that night . not as usual . offer dessert . but food came little by littler.
Would be 5 stars but valet is awful. It’s worth parking 2-3 blocks away at a meter and walking to avoid valet. Trust me.