Some of the best food in the country can be found in downtown Miami’s restaurants. Latin, Italian, Peruvian, Japanese – no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll be able to find it in Miami.

Downtown Miami Restaurants


1. Pollos y Jarras

On the outside, Pollos y Jarras is a trendy hot spot known for making delicious Peruvian food. But look closer and you’ll find a meat-lovers paradise that even Ron Swanson would love. The menu describes their rotisserie chicken as “For you, who lives life in wild abandonment and who enjoys pleasure with no limits.” Dank.

Address: 115 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL

Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10pm

Price: $$$$$

Pollos y Jarras Downtown Miami Restaurant

Pollos y Jarras Miami

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Mike’s at Venetia

An old-school Irish pub, Mike’s is a local secret located on the 9th floor of a residential building. They’re known for serving cheap drinks and deliciously sinful bar food. Go during happy hour (Monday-Friday, 4-7pm) for even cheaper drinks and appetizers. The best part of Mike’s is the view. Being on the 9th floor means epic views of the Bay and Miami Beach.

Address: 555 NE 15th St,  Miami, FL

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3am, Sun 12pm-3am

Price: $$$$$

Mikes at Venetia Downtown Miami Restaurant

Mikes at Venetia Miami

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Soya e Pomodoro

A former bank converted into a restaurant, Soya e Pomodoro is an intimate Italian eatery offering homemade pasta and rich Italian classics. The bohemian atmosphere and romantic lighting make it the perfect spot to catch one of their live jazz shows while you dine. Be sure to save room for the killer dessert menu.

Address: 120 NE 1st St, Miami, FL

Hours: Closed Sun, Mon-Tue 11:30am-4:30pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-4:30pm & 7-11:30pm, Sat 7-11:30pm

Price: $$$$$

Soya e Pomodoro Downtown Miami Restaurant

Soya e Pomodoro Miami

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Tuyo

Tuyo is the crown jewel of the Miami Culinary Institute, where students create an ever-evolving menu of “modern American cuisine.” Dishes run the gamut from vegan banh mi to mango-lime tuna poke to seared foie gras. All of it comes with sweeping views of the Miami skyline.

Address: 415 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

Hours: Closed Sun, Mon 11:30am-1:30pm, Tue-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm & 6-10pm, Sat 6-10:30pm

Price: $$$$$

Tuyo Downtown Miami Restaurant

Tuyo Miami

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CVI.CHE 105

No list of Miami restaurants is complete without mentioning CVI.CHE 105. It’s known as one of the best restaurants in Miami, offering Peruvian dishes including unique ceviches. The food is just as beautiful as the venue – a sleek, modern space. Try their signature cocktail, the Pisco Sour, a fresh, creamy drink perfect for hot Miami nights.

Address: 105 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL

Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10pm

Price: $$$$$

Cviche 105 Downtown Miami Restaurant

Cviche 105 Miami

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Zuma

A chic Japanese venue offering flavorful sushi, shashimi, maki and more. Plates are served “izakaya style,” meaning they’re designed for sharing. The dining room is right on the Miami River, with serene views of luxury yachts peacefully coming and going from the marina.

Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL

Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm & 6-11pm, Sat 12-2pm & 6-11pm, Sun 11:30am-2:30pm & 6-10pm

Price: $$$$$

Zuma Downtown Miami Restaurant

Zuma Miami

Photos courtesy Zuma

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