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My Top 6 South Beach Restaurants
 
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I think by it’s probably clear to everyone how much Mike and I love going to Miami -- re: millions of pics from there every time we visit. For thrill-seekers it may not be the most adventurous vacation to go on, but if you’re looking to be the most relaxed you have ever been this is the vacation for you. 

Just picture laying on the beach listening to the waves crash all day long while a waiter brings blueberry pancakes yo your lounge chair.

Besides laying out all day one of our favorite things to do in Miami is go out to dinner (can you tell food is always on my mind?). We’ve discovered some amazing spots ranging in both price customer experience. So, I wanted to round up some of my favorites for you to try next time you visit!

Cecconi’s

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Vibe:

Located in the Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s is very romantic with rustic wood beam ceilings, overgrown (in the best way) plants, and tons of glowy candlelight. It’s perfect for a date night, but can also be so fun with a larger group! The service is great and I love how warm and cozy the atmosphere is.

Food:

The food here is Italian and SO good. Mike and I decided to split a pizza and pasta dish, which was the best of both worlds. We also split a bottle of wine which I highly recommend.

Havana 1957, Espanola Way

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Vibe:

This restaurant is right on Espanola Way which is the cutest street (and where the picture is from). The atmosphere here is very relaxed and authentic. Think kind of like a Cuban dive bar, but the food is to die for. 

Food:

The food here is Cuban! We wanted to try out something we’ve never had before and the food here was amazing. Even though we ordered a simple main dish of rice, beans, and chicken, something about it tasted so unique and delicious. Also, pro-tip, if you get a large appetizer here, split one of the main entrees with someone else! It’s so much food that you’ll never eat it all.

Azabu

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Vibe:

As a Michelin Star restaurant, you should come looking a little nicer than if you were going to most other restaurants (think dress not ripped jeans). Miami is pretty relaxed when it comes to what you wear, but it’s nice to be a little dressier at places like this. For being a Michelin Star, it’s not too fancy and the menu isn’t complicated, so don’t be intimidated.

Food:

They serve one of my favorite foods here, sushi! I have found that the sushi in Miami is some of the best i’ve tried because the fish is so fresh! If you decide to visit Azabu I highly recommend the salmon sushi. It’s is out of the world and a meal that I will never forget. 

Blue Ribbon Sushi

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Vibe:

Here you can be super relaxed while still having great food. Don’t worry about wearing jeans here, it’s fairly casual with a super friendly staff and great environment.

Food:

Blue Ribbon is known not only for their sushi, but also for their fried chicken! When eating here obviously order sushi, but for an appetizer think about getting their chicken wings, they are so good and different than most wings.

Prime 112 (any of them)

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Vibe:

Prime 112 is a steakhouse, so think that kinda vibe. White table cloths (that you’ll probably get dirty), low lighting, and a little loud. This is a good place for a larger group, not the most ideal date night spot since it’s not very intimate. 

Food:

The food here is soo yummy. They have a killer tuna tartar, and great steak and fish options. If you come before your reservation, get a drink at the bar because instead of bar nuts they have glasses of freshly made bacon.

Mr. Chow  

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Vibe:

Mr. Chow is nothing but fancy. They have crisp white table cloths and a wait staff that works in a 3 man team. Yeah, I didn’t know what that was either until Mike explained it to me. Basically, it means there is one waiter running the show and the other two to do specific jobs like take your order, pour you water, etc. It’s really the height of luxury. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see one of the men create the famous Mr. Chow noodles by hand, it’s amazing! 

Food:

Mr. Chow is a famous Chinese restaurant all over the world with this one being located in the W Hotel. It has a more family style menu where guests can share plates with a group, so it’s ideal for a larger table. If you are going just the two of you, I would try getting a few appetizers and then splitting an entree. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try new things here! I scallion pancakes.

x,

Sarah 


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