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MORLA, Miami, FL

MORLA

4.8
4.8
160 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Morla restaurant offers a modern creative cuisine featuring authentic and diverse flavors from Mexican and Peruvian gastronomy to awaken your palette.

Located in Downtown, Miami our concept introduces a collaborative menu curated by Michelin star chef, Xarles Thomson, where shared seafood dishes take center stage, each creation indulges in an explosion of flavors and unique experience.

With an atmospheric cozy setting, the restaurant’s contemporary feel is a hidden gem - this is one of the few restaurants in Miami with an impeccable selection of high-end wines, inclusive of Monte Xanic from Guadalupe Valley in Mexico.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Peruvian, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (786) 359-4221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    M O R L A

  • Catering

    Contact us for more information 786-359-4221

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate any occasion with us. We offer a cozy private room for parties of 15 to 20 people. Live a fantastic dining experience where two great culinary worlds meet.For more information call 786-359-4221

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Thank you for making your reservation with us, if it is your first time visiting us, I would like to make some recommendations. We are located next to Budget rent a car on second street, we are also located in front of a very large parking lot, if you come by uber or lift take into consideration that you will be dropped off in another entrance. You have to go around the corner where the rent a car is. You will see a large black gate with a secret entrance that is always kept closed for privacy and to create a more welcoming and private environment.Thank you and see you soon.

  • Additional

    Beer, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown Areas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Downtown Areas

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. CS

    CatalinaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love every meal, hostess was very friendly. Ambiance was great,
  2. EM

    EddieM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service was superb.
  3. m

    mwjtpac

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. It was a busy night, so service was a little slow. Other than that, outstanding!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, if you're reading this, it means that you were so lucky to learn about MORLA, and now you just have to make a reservation and get ready for an exceptional gastronomic experience! If you’ve had ceviche before, think about it and multiply it by 10: fresh, tasty, zesty and downright delicious. And save some space for dessert! Treat yourself to a creamy flan: it’s just like my grandmother‘s! You don’t know it, but it means that it’s terrific. I’m bad at names, so I don’t remember the name of the servers that took care of me, but they were both kind, attentive and welcoming. Top-notch dinner!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my grandmothers birthday. It was such an amazing experience. All of the food was fresh, the service was quick and attentive. We will definitely be coming back again!
  6. p

    pmfeeney

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise. Wonderful ceviche so wonderful we had one twice. The service was great and the chef talked to us about the flavors and ingredients we asked about. Superb evening!
  7. TP

    TeresaP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous food, decor and atmosphere!! would highly recommend and hope to return on my next trip to Miami.
  8. JW

    JerryW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morla truly is a hidden gem - the food is incredibly unique, creative, and satisfying. Unique and carefully selected wine list. Will definitely be back!
  9. JE

    JElle

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is so good. The pear fiocchi was impeccable with subtle hints of passion fruit in the cream sauce. I’m not a big octopus fan, but the presentation comes out smoking so we had to order it. It had great flavor. Also recommend the filet mignon. For dessert the cheesecake is legitimately the best dessert ever made. Overall, It’s a beautiful restaurant. Little vibe tucked away in Brickell.
  10. AS

    AllenS

    Miami

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been wanting to check out Morla for some time. As I was entertaining an important client, it is always a bit risky to hit an unknown to me, tucked-away in downtown Miami spot, (even if the reviews are positive). Decided to take the chance anyway and book a table for a Saturday evening. My fears and concern were quickly quelled upon entering as I was greeted by a friendly representative of the establishment. I immediately felt comfortable as I waited for my dinner guest to arrive (my instinct told me that this possibly may pan-out). A few minutes later and with guest now at the table, our server Oliver, (as it turned out was my entrance initial greeter) could have not been more warm and accommodating. Let's talk food now- The Guacamole and Crunch Octopus was a great starter followed up by the Nikkei Tuna Ceviche bathed in a amarillo leche de tigre. Wow - We were off to a great start. Next came the Filet Mignon Anticucho accompanied by a couple of excellent side sauces - and what were those amazing potato's??? The final dish of the evening (we were feeling a little spicy by then) was Aguachile Shrimp Tiradito. AGAIN WOW - A flavor burst of Jalapeno and Cilantro infused into this shrimp dish - exactly what we were looking for to wrap up our experience. Reflecting back on my initial apprehension regarding a new spot, I realized that I could not have made a better choice for this evenings dining experience. Morla definitely delivered beyond my expectation - which in turn will definitely bring me back again.
  11. j

    jamesr

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a romantic dinner but a little pricey 250 for dinner for two but we did get a bottle of wine.
  12. MT

    MarkTwain

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Lovely place. Unassuming from the outside, but beautiful inside. Especially the frescoed ceiling. The menu was small but every dish was incredible. The salmon miso and the pear pasta were our two favorites, but we also loved everything else they brought. Highly recommend.
  13. LO

    LauraO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food and ambience are incredible!
  14. R

    Ryan

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, atmosphere was exceptional. The pork tacos, the pear pasta and the tuna ceviche were incredible! Our wait staff was so attentive and helpful with recommendations for food. We did not have a single item off the menu that we did not love.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place. The food is awesome and the wine selection is very good as well. The menu is not big but everything on it is delicious.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date or meeting location, very very private.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it as always!!
  18. E

    Elvis189

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is a hidden gem. The menu is very limited but every item on it is absolutely delicious. The staff was awesome. Make sure to leave room for dessert. The vegan chocolate was incredible. (I’m not even vegan)
  19. VD

    ViennaDad

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An extraordinary surprise- we chose Morla based on proximity and reviews, but we certainly didn’t expect that we would have ended the evening having had one of the best meals in recent memory. The space feels quiet and intimate; the decor is thoughtful and eclectic without being cluttered, and the lighting was great. We were warmly greeted and given a full rundown of the menu with some great recommendations and started off with a spectacular pisco sour served in a glass cloche and topped with a huge bubble of vapor. Each dish (we had five for the two of us) was gorgeously presented and beautifully done- bright and creamy ceviches, fantastic fish tacos, and ending with a pear pasta that felt rich yet light and somehow like a comfort food that I never knew I needed. Service was friendly and attentive and deeply knowledgeable. We felt as if we were visiting more of a welcoming home instead of a restaurant in the very best way. I’d give Morla my highest recommendation. No doubt at all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible experience! We had a reservation for 10 people for a friend’s birthday. The dining area was beautiful. Our server was amazing and made sure to take care of us. Also, the FOOD - pure ART AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I highly recommend eating here!!! I’m so happy I found it and was able to celebrate my friend’s birthday here.
  21. Y

    Yogananda

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing 🤩🤩🤩
  22. JM

    JME7

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, ambiance was so nice. Extensive wine list. The staff was so nice and welcoming as well
  23. KS

    KrisS

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you! Wonderful restaurant, friendly staff, brilliant chef, and beautiful ambiance!!
  24. Y

    Yogananda

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is heaven!!! I love it
  25. D

    Dylan

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 amazing hidden spot
  26. MM

    MayM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was AMAZING as was the service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an absolute BEAUTY!!...if you like to seat on a place filled with lights and plants, and great lounge music, with delicious food, this is your place!!!! I cannot explain how delicious and fresh the food is, from the cocktails to all the plates... OMG and the desserts!!! I cannot thank enough on the amazing time I had in this beautiful place, everyone was super nice and kind!! An absolute GREAT SERVICE!! WE WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK!!!!!!!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Morla. The staff was very kind and solicitous. The location is cool. Our favorites were the miso salmon, the Baja fish tacos, and the octopus guacamole. We also tried their signature drinks which were fun.
  29. LS

    LauraS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner here. Restaurant is charming and Luis our server was so kind and very attentive. Our food came out very quickly and was super fresh. The branzino tiradito and Nikkei salmon ceviche are some of the best ceviches I've ever had. I love pear pasta and this is probably my favorite ever. You can tell this pasta is made fresh and cooked to perfection and the chunks of pear are great. The filet skewers were perfect texture and the side potato/chocle dish was delicious. I loved the old station 28 but this elevated menu is amazing. Definitely recommend!
  30. JK

    JavierK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place excellent food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best experience in all of Miami. The food is beyond compare and the place is super nice and relaxing. The service and the people working there are excellent too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! The food is incredible, the ambience so beautiful and the service is excellent.
  33. C

    Couldbebetter

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an awesome restaurant. So different. Excellent.
  34. ER

    EduardoR

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to have a great meal with awesome service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent food
  36. LS

    LuisS

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida es especial y única. Probamos muchos platos y todos fueron excelentes. El servicio fue muy bueno, tomaron buen cuidado de mi esposa (que tiene intolerancia a la lactosa). El ambiente es ideal para compartir con tu pareja o la familia. El precio es ligeramente costoso, pero vale la pena.
  37. NR

    NoahR

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There aren’t enough great words to explain the experience at this restaurant. The food, service, ambience, and experience are absolutely top of the line. The owner of this restaurant greeted us at the door, spoke with us so kindly, and you can see her passion for making the place top of the line. This is a HIDDEN GEM of Miami and deserves exponentially increased recognition. You will never regret an experience at Morla.
  38. R

    Robd

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and worth the trip. An oasis in downtown Miami.
  39. GP

    GregP

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars Great restaurant, food & service. Really creative cooking with awesome flavors. Great to see something different!
  40. AI

    AmandaI

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful experience overall…15/10 recommend! Romantic ambience, superb service, & the food EXCELLENT. As a local Miami native and foodie, I must say this hidden gem deserves to be fully booked every evening. What a gem…will definitely return and introduce family and friends to the restaurant!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

MORLA is rated 4.8 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for MORLA

91 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131-2102

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Miami

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Peruvian, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Thank you for making your reservation with us, if it is your first time visiting us, I would like to make some recommendations. We are located next to Budget rent a car on second street, we are also located in front of a very large parking lot, if you come by uber or lift take into consideration that you will be dropped off in another entrance. You have to go around the corner where the rent a car is. You will see a large black gate with a secret entrance that is always kept closed for privacy and to create a more welcoming and private environment.Thank you and see you soon.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    M O R L A

  • Additional

    Beer, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (786) 359-4221

  • Catering

    Contact us for more information 786-359-4221

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate any occasion with us. We offer a cozy private room for parties of 15 to 20 people. Live a fantastic dining experience where two great culinary worlds meet.For more information call 786-359-4221

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