From Michelin-starred Mexican to Cuban classics and more delights, eat your way through the best restaurants in Miami.
September 2023: Summer is still going strong in Miami, and so are the Miami Spice restaurant months. September is your last chance to explore all of this city’s amazing food—especially those hard-to-book Miami Michelin-starred restaurants. Just be sure to check the weather forecast and reserve outdoor tables with caution. Though there are still plenty of fun things to eat, see and do when it rains in Miami, too.
The best restaurants in Miami are our local treasures. These are the places we turn to for a delicious meal and a great time, no matter the reason. Our top places to eat in the city are a true mix of flavors and feels, from white tablecloth fine dining—like some of Miami’s best steakhouses—and trendy spots leading the way in culinary innovation to tried-and-tested cheap eats in Miami that never, ever disappoint. Don’t be surprised to run into some of Miami’s best bars on this list either. Where there’s a solid cocktail there’s likely to be an epic dish that follows. Now, who’s ready to dig in? Check back often as we update our roundup of best Miami restaurants with new discoveries and old favorites.
Just as we’ve always done, Time Out’s local experts scour the city every day for great eats, great value and insider info. We emphasize fun, flavor and freshness at every price point. While we normally update the list of best restaurants quarterly, plus whenever there’s a truly spectacular new opening, we’ll be making changes monthly. We do our best to keep you informed as new places open, others close and some of our favorites return. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent spot: if it’s on the list, we think it’s awesome and hope you will, too.
We hope you’re hungry, Miami.