Amara at Paraiso

4.6
1811 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.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Special Menu

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Join us Sunday, February 14th for a special menu celebrating Valentine's Day. $150 includes 3 course menu tax and gratuity. Additional beverage is not included. Our standard reservations policies apply including 2 hour time limit on tables.
  • Exclusive Waterfront Valentine's Day Experience

    $500.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Treat your Valentine to a romantic evening at one of four of our exclusive waterfront tables. You will experience first row seating on the bay at a table draped with cloth and covered in rose petals, with a bottle of Champagne awaiting you. Enjoy our special Valentine's Day menu - see our website amaraatparaiso.com for details on the menu. This experience is $500 per person and includes exclusive waterfront seating, bouquet of roses, bottle of Champagne, three course tasting menu, and no time limit on the experience (normally a 2 hour time limit per reservation).

Offers

  • Bottomless Rose Brunch Saturdays

    Multiple dates available

    Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Get started with our favorite Saturday pour, a bottomless glass of French rose. Enjoy the views, sip, sit, relax, enjoy. $27 per person for bottomless rose with our a la carte brunch menu. (Limit 2 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 1811 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view , food & service were excellent. I love going to this restaurant with my friends for brunch or to celebrate a special occasion at dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance and drinks. Order was missing one of the appetizers which we ended up canceling eventually. Steak was average.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall the food is delicious but the portions are small for the price. I understand location probably prompts the lack of value .
Our experience didn’t start well because of the rude bartender ( he had a hair in a pony tail ) rudely hushed us away from the bar citing Covid restrictions ( fine w me and we completely understood) however we never got drinks or service. We were at bar because the hostess didn’t have a table ready for our reservation. All he had to do is ask what we wanted and make the drinks or get a server, instead he just ignored us. After $300+ that we spent this night we decided that instead of spending more money at a place we weren’t wanted we went back to South Beach for great service and drinks. We also risk our health by patronizing restaurants and we support their efforts to stay open but bad service and rude staff cannot be tolerated because there are too many choices of restaurants to support.
Your bartender was wrong period! He knew because of
my sarcasm while going to table ( I said thanks for the drinks and he just looked at me) that he could of corrected his rudeness or tell a manager. Ignoring us was a huge mistake I hope he corrects his behavior for the good of the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special. Excellent service - especially Augusto. Outstanding meal.

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LissetF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good. Little overpriced for what it was, but you’re paying for the whole package and that includes the ambience and amazing view and setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Place is beautifully decorated, water front and unique. Wines are very overpriced, service was outstanding.

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JodiC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful
Grateful for the happy hour prices during this time I

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic! 😘

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Alex1519
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Nice and very trendy
Nice people and good service

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Locals
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We’ve been to Amara several times and always liked the food and the service, and the ambiance is wonderful. However this past Sunday evening we were disappointed in the food and while our waiter tried hard,he was very unprofessional. Three of us ordered red snapper and it was hard! Never experienced that with red snapper in any restaurant before. Waiter didn’t ask us if we wanted drinks before ordering our dinner, and then when two of us wanted a glass of red wine, suggested one without mentioning that it was $25 a glass! When the food came, whoever delivered it had no idea who was having what.

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Serenaice
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view outside was breathtaking and that was one of the main reasons I wanted to celebrate my birthday here. Service was good but the entree’s took a little over an hour which shouldn’t have taken that long, however, the chef sent us to stones and a fish dip which was good so that made up for some of the hunger. It was a party of 4 and we ordered empanadas for appetizer-which came for $8 and it was only ONE. We also ordered a cachapa which was really good, 2 steaks and eggs which were medium size and 2 burgers. Overall the food was tasty and I wld return

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vipfoodie312
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Food was average, service needs a lot of attention. We had to repeatedly ask for the same requests to be fulfilled and mistakes were made with our food order, which were not handled well by server.

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DianaH
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, excelente food and the view is stunning!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Service is great

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Luigie
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a wonderful outdoor dinner with wife and enjoyed the ambiance very much

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JulissaZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went close to sunset so the view outside overlooking the water was beautiful. The ambience was excellent and the food was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Need to improve on quality of food
The value should be much less based on what is being served

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great food. Attentive personnel.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration spent with good company and great service. Will definitely be back!

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vipTraci
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Sat outside. Thankful for heat lamps. Very beautiful setting and nicely spaced tables. Service was very slow for initial waters and order taking but was fine after that. Friendly staff and lovely rooftop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Excellent service, we were very impressed And felt very safe with how the restaurant followed all covid precautions.
One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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vipTravelfoodie2
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Noona was super! Good amazing and different !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Beautiful views. Kind waitress. Food was soooo disappointing- some just bland others plain bad. I sampled three of their red wines by the glass and all were like VINEGAR - how can any decent restaurant have only bad wines? Be prepared for valet to take 30 minutes in your way out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. We went for their dollar oyster night. They oysters were fresh and the servers were attentive.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Would absolutely NOT recommend. Sadly this restaurant is not worth the view or hype. Unless you don't care about eating. We waited to get seated for 20 minutes. The heat lamps do not work outside so we were all uncomfortably cold especially by the water. After ordering, the food took over an hour, after the waiter misled us about timing three times. When the food finally arrived, it was not presented well. And tasted nauseating with spices and sauces overpowering every bite. For this price point, this is not right.

We got the whole fish, arroz dish, asparagus, mushroom tacos. Bill was not modified at all to do right by the inconvenience of this terrible experience.

We wish we ordered pizza and sat by beach for water view. Terribly disappointed.

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EdSean
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the place is very beautiful in front of the ocean, good atmosphere, the food was good but not outstanding, valet parking service, the wine was excellent, it is a good place to hang out, it is not expensive nor is it cheap, the service was good, some music is missing

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DaireF
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting outside on the water. It’s beautiful.

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MarielA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fantastic view, service and food

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BriannaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible dining experience. The view was unbelievable, service was lovely and food was exquisite. The flavors of the food here are incomparable. Wow. 10/10 would recommend

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EUGENIA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great ambiance! Food was delicious. The yucca puffs... AMAZING!

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MalG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and they accommodated the request we had which was important. Absolutely no negative feedback or hiccups. Thank you for a great time.

Amara at Paraiso
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback! Hope to welcome you back soon! Kindly, Mariana C Assistant General Manager

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miriamg
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most beautiful views. What an amazing spot to have a bite to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome! It was a little chilly and they brought us blankets and space heaters without question. The servers were super friendly and attentive. The food was exceptional. We had the oysters and whole yellowtail fish. The tres leches dessert was excellent! Beautiful view and overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!

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lizl
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location with lovely view of the bay and Miami Beach

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IsabelP
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very limited menu. Main course does not come with sides. Very small portions.
Wait staff not very informative. Ambience was awesome. Liked it more for brunch have been many times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful time. Excellent cocktails and the ambiance is unbeatable with a beautiful, yet protected, seating overlooking Biscayne Bay.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great drinks and food but the real great thing about this restaurant is the view. It’s stunning! You can see right over the bay to south beach. It’s gorgeous!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating , food is good. Had a great time . Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday and it was so romantic. The chicken is a must have! The service was amazing she the price was fair for all we had got.. they have half off wine bottles on Monday’s! Will be going back for that

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 is rated 4.6 stars by 1811 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.