Amara at Paraiso

4.6
2793 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 unforgettable views. 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.
  • New Year's Eve Sunset Dinner (first seating)

    $192.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 3-course New Year's Eve special menu with unparallel Biscayne Bay sunset views. Menu details coming soon. Menu includes 3 courses for $150 + tax and gratuity. Beverage not included. First seating is available for reservations from 6pm to 6:45pm with a 2.5 hour time limit.
  • New Year's Eve Moonlight Dinner (second seating)

    $320.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 4-course New Year's Eve special menu with unparallel Biscayne Bay views. Menu details coming soon. Menu includes 4 courses for $250 + tax and gratuity. Beverage not included. Second seating is available for reservations from 9:30pm to 10:00pm.

Offers

  • Half Off Bottles of Wine on Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 10:45 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!
  • 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.

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 2793 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with a beautiful view.

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DOMINGOE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The food is outstanding. The chicken entree was exceptional. Cat, the manager on duty, is fantastic. She made us feel comfortable and at home. We could not resist and we came in twice within a week.

MC
vipMaritzaC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and ambiance. We sat at the bar before dinner and the bartenders were amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. The drinks were delicious.
The view is spectacular, the food as well and the service was excellent.

JK
vipJohnnyK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Spectacular setting with unfortunately mediocre food. The bone in rib eye although cooked properly was unusually fatty. The cocktails on the other hand were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous views of the bay. Food is pretty good, not the best in Miami but if you’re going for a laidback upscale beach side vibe this is it

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Zulema
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Georgy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was brilliant and attentive. We were a bit put off when we arrived at the reception where staff had no smiles and were nonplussed. We felt welcomed when our server arrived. She wore her mask but you could see her smiling eyes and she radiated warmth. From that point on our experience was perfect. Food was great. View was spectacular. Do plan to return.

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TeddyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Be aware there's a fee for valet parking which was not posted.

RB
RolandoB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top quality and very well prepared. A bit pricey on some items bit overall a great place to dine.

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ViktorKlim
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pricey but worth it! The food was great and the view was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant Thanksgiving ever

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vipJROD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Ambiance were amazing. Highly recommend the Florida Stone Crab with asparagus and sweet potato. Service was great as well. If you come, sitting outdoors is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Just ok. Nothing great about the food however the view was great!

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Minsamol
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service good and ambiance is great. Strongly recommend. Only bad thing is location. It’s a strange transitioning area.

MZ
MelanieZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the service is top notch, the atmosphere and view are amazing!

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bed182
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Latin food is pretty authentic and it’s probably one of the best places in Miami.

MW
MicheleW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waiter was not properly trained. He neglected to tell us that the whole fish would take 45 minutes or more. Should have been the 1st thing he mentioned to us so we could have ordered properly. We ordered 2 skirt steaks & the surf & turf platter which (because the whole fish took so much time) was cold upon delivery to our table. We were not asked how everything was once. We were not asked if we needed any further drinks or other items. Your manager on duty was quite dismissive & blamed the entire mishap on your waiter. Starts at the top. You lead by example & give the way the manager acted, it was no surprise our experience was what it was. We are big fans of Michael Schwartz but this was a huge disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and a spectacular view.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place and I will definitely go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ! El mesero muy amable y atento ! Buen plan
La comida estuvo rica , la parrilla mar y tierra increíble

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vipRachelH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really loved the restaurants aesthetic, food and atmosphere! A+!

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Ngent
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spot for Dinner, will be back!
The Yuca Cheese Balls were my favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hermoso lugar pero costoso me dieron un pescado que costaba 65 o 66 no recuerdo pero el pescado venía sin un acompañante de nada solamente el pescado. Me pareció absurdo 😐

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We got a table inside, we waited a long time until I had to stop a server so we can order some appetizers and the bone in rib-eye $150+ dish, when the food touched the table we had no silverware or dishes. Server never asked for the temperature of the meet, overall it was pricey for a lunch with no alcoholic drinks, bad service, and over cooked meet.

MJ
vipMariaJ
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food.

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vipBryanWiso
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were celebrating my friend becoming a US citizen. The food was good overall, although I didn’t care for the arroz verde. But the service was spotty. And the server brought us their strange version of a Manhattan which we didn’t care for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything except that we were asked to wait 30-40 minutes for a 7:15 dinner reservation. We sat at the bar instead and had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and the food was very flavourful!

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vipTony
New York Area
299 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was a mixed bag. The ceviche was good, but with cardamom which was odd, the yuca cheese puffs were good, chicken a bit overcooked with what seemed to be allspice, the asparagus had some basal and dill in it which also seemed strange. The service was very good. Cocktails were good too. It is a pretty restaurant with nice outdoor space.

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NadineM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location on the bay is amazing, but surprisingly, food was just as great!

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DominikaB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amara is a brilliant place combing tasty dishes, pleasant setting, and stunning views.

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BiancaF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Service was slow and food orders got mixed up a couple of times. Ambience and view were amazing. Food was good

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Saloletz
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place.
Service was a bit slow although our server was extremely courteous and attentive and apologized frequently for the delays in the kitchen.

Have been there before, will come back in the future.

Too beautiful of a place to get stressed over little technicalities.

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SofiaY
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good food, but not something different. Too expensive for that

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YAP2021
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. The ambiance was excellent, and the view was spectacular..the food was great!! I’m glad I choose to go there
Thanks

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vipCarolineo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our waitress was nice but she forgot one dish

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular

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HeatherD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot. Loved the outdoor seating. Drinks were excellent

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vipAlberto
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The bad review goes to the hostess
No matter they had plenty of space outside they refuse to give us a table there
It took a lot of time and begging to finally give us the table
The restaurant never got full, so the reservation excuse was ridiculous

The food was great and the server too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place super nice and customer service is so great

FAQs

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) 702-5528.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.6 stars by 2793 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.