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Amara at Paraiso

4.5
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1456 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Special menus

  • Amara Rooftop Premium Dinner Experience

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     $125.00 per person
    Aug 8, 2020 only · Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Enjoy a premium rooftop dining experience with beautiful views of the bay on our second floor balcony. Set menu featuring our premium favorites from the dinner menu, curated for 2 or 4 guests. Beverage not included. Dinner for 2 includes Amara raw bar platter, parillada, sides, dessert. Dinner for 4 includes an additional appetizer course and 24oz bone-in ribeye.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1456 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaudioL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The little food no good the price no good
Never

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Edmund
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Even on this not so happy times, Amara at Paraiso keeps the good vibes, ambiance and food.

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TeryluzA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good ambiance and delicious food. It's pretty pricey though.

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vipKaceyB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely compliant with covid-19 restrictions. Great food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation on a Sunday evening. We were shown to our table. We sat outside for over 30 minutes. No one came to our table. All the tables around us were getting their orders taken. So we left very disappointed. We’ve been a few times before and absolutely love it. The food service and ambiance have always been amazing. I’m hoping it was just a bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiente

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AMVN
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Amazing food.

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CeciliaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing sitting outside. Food really good, but plates small for sharing.
Highly recommend the octopus. Watermelon and Peach salad.

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vipEster
Berlin
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time our since this whole Covit started - I felt safe and happy- Michael Schwartz restaurant’s are all great but this one offers enough social distancing to make you feel confident.

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AdamG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very nice outdoor seating. Tables apart for the virus.

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viptmm222
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very lacking. The food was ok.

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GreyD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! Super nice view. The staff is very professional.

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BarbaraO
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor seating with view of the water. Staff is very attentive, food is delicious and innovative. Great neighborhood gem, love coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Amara’s patio area is scenic and quaint. I loved the lighting and the breeze you get from being located right next to the bay. My girlfriend & I loved the grouper ceviche, the coconut milk leche de tigre was outstanding & addictive. We also ordered the cheesy yucca bites, which were unctuous and indulgent. For our mains, we shared the grilled octopus & the arroz verde with the churrasco. Both were excellent! The grilled flavor of the octopus was perfect & the arroz verde was unlike any rice dish we’ve had before, it was rustic and it had the perfect balance of spice & freshness. We loved the crispy rice at the bottom of the cast iron! We definitely recommend trying it at least once. The service sucked tho.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience!!

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Scorp9om
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cuisine and ambiance!!! Absolutely love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, the place, the view, food was great too

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great pace for brunch or dinner, it’s perfect if you get a nice table in front for the views. Food is really good ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great but not phenomenal. Ambiance was phenomenal. Service was great but not phenomenal. Felt a little rushed by waiter to get up while having conversation. Valet parking at the end really put a damper on day. Valet company Luxe was a little rude when their system for credit cards wasn’t working. I told them I don’t carry cash ever and asked them at beginning if cash was needed and they said no. They replied with an attitude “what do you want me to do?” So not really happy with the valet company. Restaurant manager did not intervene on our behalf when asked. So that made the experience a little worse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food took very long. But they apologize and gave us complementary bubbles

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Enjoyed our evening by the water.

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vipJavierV
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ambiance and open airy environment, especially important during these times. Staff attentive and very careful about COVID precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Safe & socially distant experience ! Was great to get out of my apt for a nice dinner with great views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being in the middle of COVID mode, we had our best dining experience of 2020 at Amara! Ambiance is absolutely gorgeous and the flavor and food execution is On Point. There is something for everyone, On Trend, but also Family Friendly. Options for the meatiest of eaters as well as vegetarians and those managing the latest diets. Try a Makers Mark Whisky Sour with the Grouper Ceviche. The pairing will make your palate explode! Loved how the dessert was In Season with fresh Peaches on a Paloma. So happy to have Amara added to our neighborhood list and that it will surely be our sanity through COVID and beyond.

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vipRaviG
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service, we’ve been going since the first week they opened. We even live next door so we frequently visited prior to COVID shut down. First time back , and everything on the menu including the drinks was revamped. Not necessarily bad just very different from what we expected. Same names just made differently.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view and ambience. Delicious food and amazing cocktail with strawberries.

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KenyaO
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you don’t like dogs don’t dine outdoors. There’s a dog park right outside and sometimes the dogs run in.

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vipFrankM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I live it there

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vipmidweeksupperclub
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! One of my favourite stops in Miami for food, drink and vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food took forever to come out, when it did, it was cold.
We were a party of 4 and ate at separate times.

Hopefully it was just an off day.
The cheese puffs and fried cheese appetizers were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Luis ! He is the best !

Bar was slow and kitchen too, but we are in the middle of the Corona virus crisis, then we can understand.

Food was ok ... steak and eggs ( so bad ) but pork collar and green rice 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, I love it, thanks!

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vipAnaF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with an outstanding service and view.

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vip2dumplings
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience with location on the water. Food was good and service attentive. Unfortunately, my son's strip steak was not cooked to temp he wanted. Sent back and was still too rare. Kitchen finally got it right with a new piece of steak. We enjoyed every dish we ordered and would gladly go back next time we're in Miami. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Well executed fish, roasted and ceviche. Good sides. Great cocktails. Not particularly creative. Highly recommended.

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vipJennH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The setting is lovely, right on the water. If the hanging plants which decorated the outdoor seating had been real instead of silk, it would have been even nicer. My overall impression is that I felt gouged. The prices are a 10, the food is a 7. I tried the grilled octopus appetizer on the server’s gushing recommendation. It was interesting and I am glad I tried it but neither that, my partner’s steak, the salad we shared, nor anything else we had that night was truly outstanding. Some restaurants you leave knowing you definitely want to tell others about your find. To us, this wasn’t one of them.

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vipJohnS
Miami
200 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We have been to Amara many times and always enjoyed. Our last visit was a disappointment as we had a server who was completely inattentive - which is not the norm.

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FbnS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view you cannot get anywhere in Miami paired with best food in city!

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vipMikeC47
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All good.
Had chicken taco salad which was served in an uninspiring way.

FAQs

Amara at Paraiso does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 1456 OpenTable diners.

Amara at Paraiso does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1835/amara-at-paraiso.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.