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#67 of 356 Latin in Miami
#226 of 2,154 Restaurants in Miami
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$31 - $50
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Latin, Seafood, Contemporary, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water view here is spectacular. Reserve for sunset and then watch the moon come out and sparkle on the bay. Unfortunately the price is truly high and the food is average at best. We had tasty fish dip with tostones and some dry yucca...balls as appetizers. The server Faran was friendly and great. Our entrees took a long time to come out but it's a very pleasant place to sit around, so we didn't care. However, our entrees were disappointing. The catch of the day was a mushy filet on top of mushed-up yucca, not a great combo. The pork chop Milanese was too dry. The short rib dish was good enough but it was $59! The half chicken was just ok. We passed on dessert at this point; we were already at almost $400 for four of us with only one drink apiece (skip the Inca Spritz, which is more like soda pop). Considering this restaurant is part of Michael's Genuine in the Design District, which is reliably delicious, there seems to be no reason this restaurant is not equally good. It has one of the rarest views in Miami. This could be a gem. But it's not.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden restaurant with just above average food and with below average service. Beautiful property with a nice ambiance.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad experience from start to finish. Humorless hosts After choosing the main dish (20 min), we were informed that it was not available. After choosing new dishes, the octopus arrived cold and hard. There was still a delay in the drink I chose I do...not recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended as somewhere in Miami that offered a Latin American experience with a waterfront location. We had high hopes but were sadly disappointed and wouldn’t return or recommend. Overcrowded bar - although drinks very good - and slow to be seated....Lots of groups waiting to be seated, so we weren’t alone. Table service is attentive and the place is very busy. But sadly the food didn’t live up to the hype, it was piping hot but lacked flavour which is surprising because even the salads had too much salt on.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 25, 2024

Although a beautiful setting outside on the intercoastal, clearly there were not enough staff. Service extremely slow. Food was poor. Burgers burnt and ran out of buns. Fish of day oily and tasteless. Seafood tower might better be called a mini tower and way overpriced....Couldn't get a second glass of wine in time to finish eating. Overall, nice setting, poor and overpriced food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chyunna Brown, Other at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear Lazarus, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had during your recent visit to Amara. We greatly appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to identify areas where we can improve...More

Reviewed January 28, 2024

Great restaurant but lousy valet parking. Broke door handle and did have the decency to mention it nor provide the missing part.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chyunna Brown, Other at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear Mr.Davila, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Amara. However, we're deeply sorry to learn about the inconvenience you experienced with the valet parking service. Ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our...More

Reviewed August 5, 2023 via mobile

Large group so a fixed menu unfortunately. What we had was very good. Outdoor seating was too warm to be comfortable. Overall service was good and the group had a very positive experience.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023 via mobile

More expensive than Cipriani for a 5th of the quality & zero alcohol! Lamb was cold, chicken was tough and dry. We had no desserts or alcohol & the cost was astronomical, happy to pay it when the quality is reflected but sadly this place...was a huge disappointment!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chyunna Brown, Other at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2023

Dear Journey, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent dining experience at our restaurant. We truly value your input as it helps us improve and enhance our offerings. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had with the...More

Reviewed July 28, 2023

This is a very nice restaurant with a wonderful view allowing to dress up for the evening. All the staff were attentive, professional and very happy. This is not a cheap restaurant, we were 6 and the bill was just shy of $1000.00 but the...food was great. A very nice restaurant for a special occasion, like a family trip. Would recommend you visit when in Miami.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reservations Amara at Paraiso, Marketing at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2023

Good-afternoon Sk-Amck,   Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about your dining experience at Amara at Paraiso. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind Regards, Chyunna Brown Guest...More

Reviewed May 26, 2023 via mobile

The tuna appetizer was amazing, I had the spicy prawns and they were delectable. My husband had the catch of the day red snapper very flavorful. They don’t know how to make a Mai tai even our waiter agreed what the bartender tried to serve...was a mojito. That being said the service was excellent and the view beautiful despite the rain.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reservations Amara at Paraiso, Marketing at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2023

Good-afternoon Blond,   Thank you for dining at Amara at Paraiso! We truly appreciate your feedback. I am so glad to read you had a wonderful experience and were able to enjoy all that Amara at Paraiso has to offer. Thank you again and we...More

Reviewed May 22, 2023 via mobile

We recommend you get a reservation; we were there on a Saturday night and the place was full. Service was quick and good. The food was really good. We had the whole fish to share which was one of the best dishes in all our...vacation. We added the cauliflower which was also very good and the seafood chorizo which was unique and delicious. Will definitely come back my next time in Miami.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reservations Amara at Paraiso, Marketing at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2023

Good-afternoon David,   Thank you for dining at Amara at Paraiso! We truly appreciate your feedback. I am so glad to read you had a wonderful experience and were able to enjoy all that Amara at Paraiso has to offer. Thank you again and we...More

Reviewed March 27, 2023

Extremely disappointed at the quality of the food and how overpriced it is. The place/environment is beautiful, I have to say that service was great (our server was Rosemary), but I was shocked at how much we paid for what we ate (quantity and quality-wise)....For starters, we ordered the yucca cheese puffs (who were delicious, though a bit heavy), the charred octopus, oysters, the tuna carpaccio, short rib empanadas, and steak tartare. The octopus was nice, as well as the empanadas (though the empanada dough was a bit too thick). The oysters were delicious, though extremely tiny (not really a problem). The steak tartare was one of the greatest disappointments. The portion was 0.4in thick, the appearance was not great and both the appearance as well as the tasted did not resemble at all a traditional steak tartare - none of the regular spices/condiments were there, and it was pale and unappealing. For the main course, we decided to share the meat parrillada. Though we asked for it to be cooked medium rare, everything was extremely overcooked (except for the chorizo). And charging 156 dollars for the amount (and quality) of meat that was served was honestly ridiculous. We will definitely not be going back, as there are tons of other restaurants, in Miami, Forth Lauderdale and surrounding areas, with the same nice ambiance, good service, but a much better cost/benefit.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Chyunna B, Guest Services Manager at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2023

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. While we are pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance and service provided by our server Rosemary, we understand that some of the food options did not meet your expectations. We are happy...More

Reviewed March 19, 2023 via mobile

I've always wondered how you can spoil a restaurant with an excellent location and expensive repairs, but this restaurant once again shows what you can! Terrible cuisine, we were there with a family of 5 people and we could not find any dish at least...normal, everything was very salty and most importantly overcooked to black, I can't imagine how the cook could allow this to be given to the guests.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reservations A, Marketing at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2023

Good afternoon,   Thank you for dining at Amara at Paraiso! Your feedback is truly appreciated. We are always looking for ways to improve on food and service.  We hope you’ll give us another try. Would you be so kind as to share your contact...More

Reviewed March 7, 2023 via mobile

Located East of sketchy parts of Biscayne Blvd, Amaro at Paraiso is a Michael Schwartz restaurant jewel of fresh ingredient Miami dinning (emphasizing latin flavors). The outdoor dinning views are gorgeous. Service is highly professional. Reservations are a must. We enjoyed: Top notch cocktails (Margaritas,...Manhattan (more citrus than classic Manhattan), Moscow Mule) Fresh fish dip & tostones - Must try! Empanadas (short rib; cheese-onion) - mouthwatering delicious Vegetable rice entree - very good Grilled trout - good Pan-roasted chicken - succulent! Tasty desserts (olive cake, pavlova, flan) - all good Open for several years, Amaro at Paraiso has actually gotten better over time ( a rarity)!! If you’ve never been, you owe yourself the treat!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reservations A, Marketing at Amara at Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2023

  Good-afternoon,   Thank you for dining at Amara at Paraiso! We truly appreciate your feedback. I am so glad to read you had a wonderful experience and were able to enjoy all that Amara at Paraiso has to offer. Thank you again and we...More

Reviewed February 25, 2023 via mobile

Overpriced, poor food, noisy , one pays for the view, not worth returning, it was second time there and the last, difficult to access

Date of visit: February 2023
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