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Marfil Bistro

4.6
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348 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Marfil Bistro opens for lunch and dinner, we offer an à la carte, where you can find a merger of the traditional modern kitchen, with a selection of dishes recommended by our creative Chef.
We recommend you to try the "Rack of Lamb" it's come over Himalayan salt board with grilled root vegetables and rosemary kalamata tapenade. You also cannot miss the "Mediterranean stuffed Branzino" that comes with giant beans salad and don’t forget a nice bottle of wine from our extensive wine cellar that will highlight all the flavors of your food. For dessert, we suggest "La Bola", a large sphere of chocolate, flamed until its chocolate soufflé and vanilla ice cream is discovered, we are sure this will complement your wonderful experience.

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
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 348 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, creative food and incredible service

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jgarcia
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint and cozy place. Service was good. I asked for additional bread and she replied, "how many"? Which is kind of awkward. As for the food, the Osobucco was a bit dry, pasta and octopus were good. Ambiance was nice except for when they sing Happy Birthday because the inside is rather small for how loud they played the song Which went on 5 times while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was good but get ready to wait almost an hour for your server to pass by your table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the few truly gourmet restaurants in the growing Miami area city of Doral, Marfil never disappoints. The fish dishes are fresh with subtle but tasty sauces that do no overpower. While the wine list is limited, the selection is quite broad and of very good value. A wonderful place for either a business dinner or romantic outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has been a place that impressed me with such high quality in its menu the taste of the spectacular dishes !

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ShabbirS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply the best fine dining option in Doral with a gourmet menu that is consistently well executed and superb service and attention to details that is also a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Marfil we receive excellent service, great food in a warm and cozy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate there off Miami Spice menu. Everything was great!

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vipClaudiaH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, best of Doral, try it!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience second visit will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were forced to leave (after waiting for over 20 min) due to the long waitand there was no hostess at the entrance.....

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Kerri2014
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

When we arrived we were shocked to find the dining room at capacity given the COVID restrictions. We asked to be seated outside. Our server seemed to not understand that covering your nose is an important part of wearing a mask and had her mask pulled beneath her nose the entire time. The appetizer of coconut shrimp was good, but not exceptional. It was pretty standard fare that one could find at nearly any restaurant. I ordered the steak and eggs. The first plate they brought me consisted of overcooked sunny side up eggs and the toughest, most flavorless steak I have ever encountered. Not only was it overcooked (I asked for medium rare), it was also so tough I could barely get a knife through it. My friend tried it as well and agreed it was inedible. The second steak they gave me, after I complained, was better in texture and better cooked, but was equally devoid of seasoning. I had to ask for salt, which brought murmurs of disbelief from the waitstaff. The dessert was ok, but not memorable. Overall it was a terrible experience and I have no plans to ever go back. I’m
Surprised to have had such a disappointing time as the reviews I read were high. We chose the Miami Spice menu. Perhaps that was a mistake, although I thought the idea was to be exposed to the menu and attract customers to return. That did not work in this instance.

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NosleidyR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Love the ambiance! The food was not to the price standard. The kids food was cold and our food was tasteless. The drinks were good but the service was a disaster. It took forever to take the drinks and the food order. The waiter didn’t not give any recommendation on the food, he didn’t seem knowledgeable about the menu, had an actitud and barely came to check on us. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone and surely not coming back!

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vipCapote1
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great go there a lot always happy to serve

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I love everything in this restaurant

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DaylinE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word to describe my experience, “perfect”. Food delicious and service was fast and very professional. Definitely a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre salgo fascinada con la comida de este lugar no creo poderme aburrir nunca ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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XimenaA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere . I recommend this place .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow one More time I have to say , the best food ever we went for my mother in law birthday and we had a lovely evening we order 4 appetizers and all of them we espectacular the octopus 🐙 , the croquet and the dates everything was hot and perfect cook this is my fourth time in this restaurant and for sure not the last one , I want to say thank you to Cecilia who take care of my table very professional, love this restaurant I definitely recommend this place for everyone ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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vipMariaA
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The octopus and short rib risotto were great. Overpriced for the area but nice covered outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & magnificent food!!! Would definitely recommend and return many times. Loved it!!!!

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kattanw
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great place for casual lunch and dinner, it was my first time and i enjoyed it.

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Vfhurt
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the miami spice menu and I couldn’t be any happier. Excellent selection, portion and vegan friendly.
The service was great very attentive and fast.

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vipMichelG
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and live music

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IsbelU
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service was five stars, the food was amazing. I will definitely be going back soon

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vipCapote1
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always even with all the restrictions. We wore our masks and staff were so attentive. Will be back and the food was fantastic

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MaeG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious!
I had the lamb shops with Parmesan risotto, amazing. Service was excellent. I definitely recommend this place

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vipValeber
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, good service, wonderful time, for any ocasión .

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vipLOR1220
Miami
100 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar area is very nice fro Happy Hour.

Starters: Cheese Croquettes - very nice, but suggest to share, goat cheese can be overpowering; also had the Octopus - the fired polenta that came with it was wonderful (could be a choice by itself).

At the suggestion of our server Roberto, we both had the fish special (Herbed Grouper over Champagne Risotto) excellent suggestion

To finish had the Isla Flotante, the meringue was a little stiff but sauce was very nice.

Had a very nice bottle of Albarino

There was life music, which made the dinner very enjoyable.

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vipPassionfruittax
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere phenomenal price is for the quality of food you’re getting. Ample parking and the staff was amazing. Must try the salmon and fried eggs for brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cena familiar

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MichaelN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. A bit pricy but makes for a great place to spend a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the food was good. i wouldn’t call it memorable but everything was good. service was polite but a little bit hit and miss, sometimes our server would forget about us and not check on us for a while. On the other hand we didn’t feel pressured to leave. overall recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

UNA HORA DE ESPERA para la mesa PONIENDO COMO ESCUSA EL DÍA DE LOS ENAMORADOS ... lo cual denota muy mala organización... cubierto no adecuado para postre ......

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day 9pm reservation
This small restaurant scheduled a concert with a Venezuelan band in their back location on the same day as Valentine’s Day. That was a mistake. Folks attending the concert showed up late for their dinner reservations which the restaurant still honored delaying everyone else that had not attended the concert.
We had 9pm reservation. I was dropped off by my fiancé to check in on time as there was zero parking due to concert. He had to park across the street at City Place and pay for parking.
They were understaffed for the event and the night. Empty tables waiting to be bussed while folks stood waiting to be seated. After waiting until 9:34, I sat at an outdoor table and this expedited it getting bussed. So 9 pm reservation and I sat at 9:34. Service was extremely slow because the kitchen could not keep up, despite the heavily restricted Valentine’s menu. We ordered wine which was served fairly quickly. Nothing else was offered although I requested bread since I was starving and drinking on an empty stomach. None was provided. It was well after 10 before they took our food order... and it was 10:36pm (yes we sat for another hour) before our appetizers arrived. It was like this for others as well, since I heard a young couple in front us comment their food took an hour to arrive as well.
I got 4 extra toast points with my entree which made no sense at that point.
The food was delicious, however we were disappointed that our favorite dishes were not available. We probably would not have made a reservation here had we known of the restricted menu.
Now to ambiance.... we sat outside as requested because they play the music way too loud inside to be able to speak to each other without shouting. Our “ambiance” was watching wrestling on the big TVs (yeah on Valentine’s Day!) and the impatient crowd (couples, families, kids) waiting to be seated. I will not return on a special holiday.
The food was EXCELLENT, the rest not so much.

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JeanP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the food and service. We went on Valentine's day and I thought it would be out of control but the dinner experience went smooth.

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Goliath627
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing. The restaurant had pre-fixed menu which was awesome because your food wait was minimum.

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RimasS
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One bbn I'd the best under the radar restaurants in Doral. Went for Valentines Day and had an amazing dinner.

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vipRonL
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there as visiting family in the area, and we were very surprised with the ambiance, quality of service and the food. Being it was Valentine's Day, they had a special menu which was a choice of some excellent appetizers and main dishes which were excellent and had a great presentation.

Our waiter was did a fantastic job of explaining the choices, wine options and was extremely attentive. I would recommend the Sangria, which is not only a slight twist on the classical Spanish blend, but the delightful modification makes it a pleasant beverage to accompany the fish or short ribs we had.

Look forward to visiting again when we are back visiting, and taking our family to enjoy it.

FAQs

Marfil Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 960-7054.

Marfil Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 348 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.