We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Amara at Paraiso

Claimed
Reserve a Table
2
Mon, 8/19
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

#230 of 3,753 Restaurants in Miami
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Location and contact

Menu

RAW BAR
Half Dozen 19
Dozen 38
Raw Oysters*
17
Ceviche*
sweet potato, avocado, pistachios, aji amarillo, leche de tigre
18
Tuna Tiradito*
ajo blanco, pumpkin seed pesto, peach salsa, lime, mint
24
Chilled Shrimp
cilantro, togarashi, lemon, aji panca
95
Raw Bar Platter
Dozen oysters* , Ceviche*, Tiradito *, Chilled Shrimp
SNACKS
4
Spanish Peanuts
guajillo chile, agave, sea salt
6
Warm Olives
cascabel chile
7
Crispy Hominy
verde spice, lime
9
Yuca cheese puffs
Parmesan, sea salt
6
Amara Pickles
tajin, fresh dill
11
Smoked Wahoo Dip
vinaigrette, plantain chips
EMPANADAS
Priced by the piece
8
Short Rib
olive, raisin, chimichurri, baked in a lard crust
7
Corn & Leek
roasted poblano, mozzarella, smoked paprika aioli, in a fried yuca crust
SMALL
14
Farm Lettuces
heart of palm, shaved radish, avocado, pumpkin seeds idiazabal cheese
14
Fried Queso Blanco
shaved cucumber, georgia peach, jalapeño, lemon, sunflower seed
12
Roasted Beets
Farm cheese, salsa guasacaca, agave peanuts, opal basil
16
Grilled Sweetbreads
chimichurri, grilled lemon
24
Grilled Atlantic Shrimp
spicy fresno chile paste, shaved cabbage, lime
MEDIUM
20
Arroz Verde
cilantro rice, romesco, vegetable escabeche, avocado, cucumber, egg yolk
23
Crispy Octopus
mashed yuca, smoked paprika aïoli, vinaigrette
24
Grilled Lamb Ribs
shaved chayote squash, serrano chile, grilled lime
19
Wood Grilled Pork Collar
green tomatillo salsa, toasted pumpkin seed, grilled lime
LARGE
34
Banana Leaf Wrapped Cobia
mashed yuca, pickled vegetables, coconut pesto, grilled lime
45
Amara Feijoada
grilled pork belly, short ribs, chorizo with meaty red beans, arroz verde, farofa
32
Pan Roasted Half Chicken
charred tomatillo salsa, marinated kale sour onion, shaved heart of palm
38
Grilled Hanger Steak*
grilled escarole, fresno pepper, idiazabal cheese, grilled lemon
42
Grilled Short Ribs
salsa guasacaca, shaved vegetables, roasted jalapeño
FROM THE WOOD GRILL
Chorizo Verde 9
Chorizo 9
House Made Chorizos
two per order
105
Seafood Parrillada*
banana leaf wrapped cobia, grilled octopus, giant prawn, diver scallops
105
Meat Parrillada*
grilled sirloin, korean short rib, sweetbreads, chorizo verde, red chorizo
139
Charcoal-Grilled Dry Aged 32 oz Bone-In Ribeye*
joyce farms, 100% grass-fed, grilled citrus, sea salt
AMARA MOTHER SAUCES
paired appropriately
Chimichurri
Green Tomatillo Salsa
Smoked Paprika Aioli
Cascabel Chile Paste
Fermented Chile Hot Sauce
Vinaigrette
VEGETABLES / SIDES
$9
Summer Squash
mint, yogurt, savory granola, serrano, lime
Grilled Escarole
fresno chile, idiazabal cheese, escarole
Mashed Yuca
pickled vegetables, vinaigrette
Braised Meaty Red Beans
farofa, chopped herbs
Grilled Japanese Sweet Potato
roasted jalapeño crema
COCKTAILS
About
Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso is the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant bringing together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida's diversity of food culture. From environment to cuisine and vibe, experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Latin, Seafood, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
Reviews (189)
Filter reviews
155 results
Traveler rating
82
31
19
11
12
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
82
31
19
11
12
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch cheese puffs empanadas yuca cobia octopus pineapple cake pork collar warm olives smoked fish chorizos hominy hanger steak parrillada short ribs rice pudding flat bread
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 155 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I has our first visit to Amara at Paraiso last night and it won't be our last. The star of this place is its remarkable vista of Biscayne Bay. It was stunning, even at twilight on the heels of a nasty August...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Robert V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best of Miami. Really enjoyed the Peach Salad with goat cheese. Good service, excellent view of the water from the outdoor (covered) back patio. Would recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank coreyg384
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is offered off the menu and for larger parties family style. However, not your average family style. Fish, steak and chicken are all nicely done and tasty. Steak and Fish were excellent. The Empanadas were exceptional. Perfectly crispy with lots of flavor. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Michele H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the outside seating for dinner. There are even some couches available to sit around and have drinks with your friends. It was a very interesting experience. The food was very different and presented very well. The next time I come here, I'd like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went last night for Miami Spice extravaganza.. as we do every year to various restaurants..this is a mixed feeling review. The service 5 star.. location 5 star...ambiance 5 star, the appetizers were excellent to include the extras ordered, no issues with that. But of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank JUANP5822
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

will definitely come back to try more stuff because I loved everything we had! The bay views were amazing and their menu options are all so different and delicious!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank sofialQ7908BB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll definitely be back soon! I actually tried on Wednesday but it was 10:30am and they didn’t open until 11:30 so I had to go to Whole Foods.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Coastal526720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had apps and a couple drinks during a happy hour. Loved the ambiance and the food and drinks were delicious. Service by the water could be a little quicker.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 747jaynejayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday dinner and the food is outstanding - we ate all vegetarian and fish dishes and loved everything. Wine and cocktails also great, really wonderful...

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Skinnychef2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is great overlooking the Miami skyline and beaches. Staff was wonderful and very accommodating.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bigpapistef
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 129 nearby hotels
Midtown Inn Miami
293 reviews
.29 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Midtown
578 reviews
.32 miles away
Wishes Motel
85 reviews
.36 miles away
Hyde Suites Midtown Miami
52 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,063 nearby restaurants
El Otro Tiesto
7 reviews
.19 miles away
Lagniappe
215 reviews
.38 miles away
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop
137 reviews
.37 miles away
Sabor a Peru
196 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,191 nearby attractions
Wynwood
1,979 reviews
.61 miles away
Miami Design District
1,303 reviews
.58 miles away
Shops at Midtown Miami
167 reviews
.50 miles away
The Design District Experience
5 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Amara at Paraiso staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing