Estefan Kitchen

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Emilio and Gloria Estefan bring a new concept for sophisticated Cuban cuisine and live music to the Miami Design District’s Palm Court.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan announced they will debut their new fine dining concept, Estefan Kitchen, in the Miami Design District. Inspired by family recipes, Estefan Kitchen brings a refined take on Cuban cuisine to one of Miami’s most vibrant shopping and lifestyle destinations.
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D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited Bongo's several times over the years both in Miami and in Orlando and always have loved eating there. We were excited to try their new venture in this new area of Miami. The restaurant has a lovely only Miami vibe to it. Loved the inside and outdoor bar. We were surprised to see live music on a Sunday but they were very good, just a little too loud for us which was a party of 8, to have conversations at times. The drinks and food were all tasty and fantastic. The only thing that was lagging a bit was the service. For a quiet as the place was we had to wave the server down each time for anything. But aside from that, everything else was terrific and we will definitely recommend it and eat here again

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We've been before this time we had bad service the manager was nice it got handled

OT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant is located toney design district, you'll pass the like of harry winston and armani shops walking in. Decor and ambiance is classic miami - art deco, pulsating music and lots of beautiful people. Live cuban music on the weekends. The food ranged from ok to outstanding. My wife loved the mashed yucca, the empanadas were the best i've eaten. My flank steak entre' was slightly overcooked, as was the lobster in my wife's seafood medley. But the service was professional and the cost was about $90 a seat for drinks throughout and meals from appetizers to desserts, not too bad for this location and name.

D
London
47 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a stylish setting. Not very busy, so feels a bit dry.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my husband wanted us to go to dinner and I must say it was truly a great experience. Food was delicious and service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and courteous. Will definitely return for a date night.

JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We ONLY come here for the food. The service is absolutely terrible. We have been here many times and like I said ONLY for the food. The service sucks. And the worse part is you pay for the bad service because gratuity is automatically included in your bill.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nothing memorable. Expensive for what I got

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great but very loud if you want to have a conversation

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything, food was delicious, nice ambience and service. Wines were reasonably priced but would have liked more choices of Spanish wines. I wish the music wasn’t so loud as we were reconnecting with old friends and would have loved to hear conversations at the table.

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maravilloso el Servicio y la Comida Súper Especial!Recomendare el Sitio con mucho placer!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Delicious food, great wine selection, and fantastic service. The risotto was excellent. We can’t wait to come back next time we visit!

OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders Angel and Gabriel were amazing! I had the watermelon mojito and my girlfriend had the sangria. Both were made perfectly! Not to mention the guys were extremely easy on the eyes, too!!👀👀👀

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME experience!! Great for a celebration, such an uplifting and happy place. Fantastic live music, outstanding food, amazing ambiance— will definitely be back. Avocado salad, croquetas, mojitos....Go!!! Make that reservation!!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress we had was unbelievably sweet and attentive.

IM
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - Ambiance - décor - All great. A very special treat- Besides the great piano playing, Mr. Estefan himself was there and came to our table. Took picutres with him. ( Awsome! )

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Wedding Anniversary

MO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and environment

MD
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for Miami Spice as we saw the menu online and the menu had totally changed had to order from regular menu. The lechon asado was amazing though.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The fire alarm went off at the mall and we had to walk out of the restaurant because it was so loud.
The food was amazing!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We left before we got drinks! Read 6 reviews 6 days old and they were terrible slow service high prices, Empty and terrible food. Well we experienced the slow
Service so we went to another place. Unfortunate we were excited to try Estefan Kitchen out! Will try again at a later date!

r
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

i have been looking forward to going here since the day it opened and was glad i made it. i chose from the 3 course miami spice menu and enjoyed the cuban pork cigars. then i had something new and different, the jackfruit ropa vieja with a large scoop of white rice. tasted so much like the original beef ropa vieja. i need to find more tasty jackfruit recipes! it stands up well! finally i had a lemon tartlet like a mini lemon meringue pie. too bad they didn't play meringue dance music then! finally, it was a slow night, and it rained, but we had the surprise of a guest appearance of a member of the estefan musical family at the piano bar. it inspired like the restaurant coat of arms says,' service to mankind!'

PE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the place was empty ... and although the food was very good the service was poor

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, entertainment was amazing, and service was quick

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had great Birthday brunch. Good service, ambiance and food. Piano playing, that was awesome!

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not worth the price! Small portions! Expensive drinks!!!

D
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Place was packed. Very noisy ! Server was slow. Gloria better get off her Cha Cha heals and turn this place around. It’s in a high end mall with high end pricing for ok food. I give this place a couple years. Then it will close !

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t worth the hype.

TS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT for my birthday celebration. All of my guest enjoyed themselves and was happy of the restaurant choice

CB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited a full hour after we’d been seated for our first glass of wine which had been ordered about 30 minutes earlier after a 15 minute wait for the wine list. We waited 15 more minutes for our appetizers which we’d ordered at the same time as the wine. While we waited, a party of 18, who had come in after us, were served their appetizers. When ours arrived, only 4 of the 6 were correct. The other two people waited a further 10 minutes. Next time we saw our server, one of us asked if his appetizer wasn’t supposed to come with something else. The server checked with the kitchen and returned after we were all through with our appetizers to confirm that there should have been other things in his soup.
The next time we saw our server we were assured that our entrees would be right out, and in 15 minutes they were. They were very good. As was our second bottle of wine. We would have ordered a third but we never saw our server until we were done with our entrees. After another 15 minute wait we were prepared to ship dessert and just ask for the check but decided to order the check with dessert which took 15 or 20 minutes.
Our party ranged in age from 30 to 75 and, while we all agreed that we’d been in louder places, we still, all, felt the music was too loud. (The piano player was very good but could have closed the piano so that we could have had a conversation.
The fact that it took us 2 1/2 hours to have a meal would not have been so awful except that the long spaces between courses were accompanied by an empty bottle and empty glasses. If the server had checked more often we probably would have gone through 4 bottles instead of 2.
The regular menu has all the gluten free and vegan items labeled as such but the Miami Spice menue only identifies the vegan. We asked the server who checked and came back to tell us which items were GF. The whole experience put me in mind of a soft opening night when no one really had any idea what they were supposed to be doing.

g
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not the best experience.
Geared towards a young hip crowd.
Food was ok but not great...especially for the price.

F
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Mmmmmm.... all restaurants work hard and it hurts when they work so hard and under deliver. This place needs a little help and love. Wish they could represent the Spanish culture better. Good mojito and coffee. Went for brunch 😳😑 they get tourist to believe they serve authentic Spanish food. Creamy Soup & avocado toast the took 30 min, we understand quality and passion take time...When it arrived toast wasn’t toasted and soup was this liquid green brown color not creamy or tasty & cold. All this is fixable not saying not to go. Go at your own risk and I’m sure(hope) it was a one off. But from the reviews we read after we went ..... looks like they need a good culinary wizard or ? Not sure .... it was out of our area so probably give it another try in the future.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Good food. Nice music

h
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first impression was Wow! Loved the shopping center location. The place is beautifully decorated. At first we were greeted cordially and taken to a great table. The piano maestro was playing expertly songs that we loved. There were videos of popular music between sets. The waitress Patricia knew the menu well and told us what to expect of each plate we chose. Brought sauces for us to try that didn’t come with our choices. Everything came alive when the band began to play. People dancing and having a great time!

DJ
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun and entertaining! Live music playing on a Friday night and service was excellent!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation at 9:30PM and when I arrive there was no seats, I had to seat by the bar. Everything else was great but I guess they need to organize better or don’t do reservations.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panamá 500 años

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EG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ambiance and service were ok. The food was average and overpriced.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Been here a few times and every time the food quality goes down and seems like the prices go up. My café con leche martini was missing the whipped topping garnish and our food came out cold. Not expected in an empty restaurant. Brunch menu has changed and not for the better. Needless to say, we will not be returning.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was cooked perfectly! Really great atmosphere. Great place for tourists to come and get a feel for our Miami sabor and local icons, the Estefans. Excellent sangria too. The guava and cream cheese mousse was phenomenal!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a birthday celebration! Food was delicious!

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