Living in Miami

Food and Restaurants

Miami has a lot of great cuisine. In addition to the publications and websites listed under entertainment, here are some additional references for finding out where to eat in Miami:

Yelp, Search restaurants by location, cuisine, price range and customer reviews.
Eater Miami, Miami Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog.
Tasting Table Miami, “Food. Culture. Daily.”
Short Order, Miami New Times food blog


Ayesha’s Kitchen, 9105 SW 115th Terrace, Miami. (305) 254-0693
Love Aloo Gobi and Chicken Tikka Masala? Ayesha makes Indian cooking look easy.

Biltmore Culinary Academy, (305) 913-3131
This culinary school focuses on technique.

Cooking with Kids Miami, (786) 395-0355
Kids get to be the chefs!

Wok Star,
Learn how to create easy Asian-inspired meals without recipes or measuring.



Whole Foods, Natural foods supermarket with good produce and preservative-free and organic meats.
Winn-Dixie or Publix, Large chain stores that have everything. Many stores throughout Miami.
Milam’s Markets, Locally-owned and operated independent grocery chain.
The Fresh Market, Another natural foods supermarket. European-style market shopping experience.
Farm Fresh Miami, Subscription service to receive locally sourced and organically grown fruits and vegetables. This Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group has a drop off at the UM Wellness Center every other week. Use passcode: gocanes to save 50% off your first delivery.

Farmers’ Markets
Check out fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, and other delectable goodies at these farmers’ markets. Many markets sell unique work by local artisans, host kid activities, and provide entertainment. A more complete source of markets, community supported agriculture, and community gardens can be found here at

University of Miami, 1300 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (September to May)

Brickell Flatiron Park Green Market, 1001 South Miami Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brickell Flatiron Park Green Market, 1001 South Miami Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coconut Grove, 3300 Grand Ave., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 305.238.7747
Coral Gables, Corner of LeJeune Road & Miracle Mile. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (January to March). 305.460.5600

Lincoln Road, Meridian & Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Miami Culinary Tours
South Beach Tour des Forks


The following list of restaurants were recommended by students, faculty and staff, and several “Best of” lists. They are located in various locations, the atmosphere can range from authentic to not-so-authentic, and prices range are inexpensive to very expensive:

Big Pink Restaurant, 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 532-4700
The Butcher Shop Biergarten & Grill, 165 NW 23rd St., Miami. (305) 846-9120
The Cheesecake Factory, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. (305) 447-9898
Deli Lane Café, 7230 SW 59th Ave, South Miami. (305) 665-0606
Green Street Café, 3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. (305) 444-0244
Laspada’s Original Hoagies, 4346 Sea Grape Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Lulu in the Grove, 3105 Commodore Place, Coconut Grove. (305) 447-5858
Cafe Bistro @ Nordstrom, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. (786) 999-1313
Seasons 52, 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. (305) 442-8552
Peacock Garden Café, 2889 McFarlane Rd. Coconut Grove. (305) 774-3332
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 403-3103
Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. (305) 534-3600

Asian Fusion
Stir Moon, S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables. (305) 663-5881
Gigi, 3470 N Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 573-1520
Moon Thai, 1118 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables. (305) 668-9890
Sushi Samba, 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. (305) 673-5337
Sakaya Kitchen, 3401 N Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 576-8096

Bulldog Barbecue, 15400 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. (305) 940-9655
Pride & Joy BBQ, 2800 N. Miami Ave., (305) 456-9548
Shorty’s BBQ, 9200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami. (305) 670-7732
Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue, 204 NE 1st St., Miami. (305) 377-2877
Swine Southern Bar & Table, 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. (786) 360-6433
Tom Jenkins BBQ, 1236 South Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. (954) 522-5046

Burger & Beer Joint, 900 S Miami Ave #130, Miami. (305) 523-2244
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 1540 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables. (305) 740-5972
ROK:BRGR, 5800 SW 73rd St., South Miami. (305) 663-6099
Shake Shack, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables. (786) 470-3701
Umami Burger, 1080 Alton Road, Miami Beach. (305) 672-4334
The Filling Station & Garage Bar, 95 SE 2nd St., Miami. (786) 425-1990

New Chinatown Restaurant, 5958 S Dixie Hwy., South Miami. (305) 662-5649
P.F. Chang’s, 901 S Miami Ave. #104, Miami. (305) 358-0732

Ortanique on the Mile, 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. (305) 446-7710
Reggae Tacos, 93 SE 2nd St., Miami. (786) 425-9558

La Moon, 97 SW 8th St., Miami. (305) 860-6209

El Palacio De Los Jugos, Multiple Locations
Latin Café, 2501 Biscayne Blvd. (305) 576-3838
Versailles Restaurant, 3555 SW 8th St., Miami. (305) 444-0240

Buena Vista Bistro, 4582 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. (305) 456-5909
Chocolate Fashion, 248 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables. (305) 461-3200

Frozen Yogurt
Yogurtland, Multiple Locations

The Local Craft Food & Drink, 150 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables. (305) 648-5687

Ice Cream
Azucar Ice Cream Company, 1503 SW 8th Street, Miami. (305) 381-0369
Milani Gelateria, 436 Española Way, Miami Beach. (305) 532-8562

Bombay Darbar, 3195 Commodore Plaza, Miami. (305) 444-7272 (Coconut Grove)

Periconne’s Marketplace and Café, 15 SE 10th St., Miami. (305) 374-9449
Piola, 250 S. Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 374-0031

Raja’s Indian Cuisine, 33 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. (305) 539-9551

Izakaya, 159 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. (305) 445-2584

Pao Town,, 2624 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. (305) 760-4726

Latin American
Los Ranchos, 3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove. (305) 461-8222
Jaguar, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. (305) 444-0216

Café Nuvó, 412 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. (305) 534-5822

Con Sabor A Mexico Carnitas Estilo Michoacan, 542 SW 12th Ave., Miami. (786) 267-3526
Talavera Cocina Mexicana, 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. (305) 444-2955
Chipotle, Multiple Locations
El Vato Tequila & Taco Bar, 1010 S Miami Ave., Miami. (305) 523-2393

El Novillo, 6830 Bird Rd., Miami. (305) 284-8417

Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market, 398 NW North River Dr. (305) 375-0765
Monty’s Seafood Restaurant, 2550 S. Bayshore Dr. (305) 856-3992
Scotty’s Landing, 3381 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove. (305) 854-2626
Tarpon Bend, 65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. (305) 444-3210
Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 673-0365

Bulla, 2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. (305) 441-0107
100 Montaditos, Locations around Miami
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami. (786) 369-0353

Thai House, 1137 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (305) 531-4841

Basilic Vietnamese Grill, 218 Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. (954) 771-5798


There are numerous food trucks roaming the streets of South Florida. You can find out about upcoming events on The free Food Truck Tracker App (iTunes, Google Play) by Burger Beast is the easiest way to get the daily locations of all the South Florida Food Trucks.

Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Festival
Every 4th Wednesday of the month. 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival
Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami
Every 3rd Saturday of the month. 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Free Parking.

Wynwood Street Food Fest
Wynwood Food Truck Lot, 210 Northwest 22nd Ln., Miami
Every 2nd Saturday of the month. 6 p.m.–Midnight.