South Beach Restaurant Guide
South Beach Dining
Miami Beach is home to fabulous dining to satisfy every palate. With Villa Paradiso's central location in the heart of the Art Deco District, you're just a quick walk from a myriad of South Beach's best restaurants. From burgers and fries at Big Pink to Plantain Crusted Mahi at OLA Restaurant, you're sure to have a sensational SoBe dining experience.
Big Pink | 157 Collins Avenue | 305-532-4700
All-American comfort food with a full breakfast menu as well as sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and a whole lot more, each served in heaping piles conducive to sharing. Desserts are also homemade, with classic Southern choices like Key Lime Pie and Red Velvet Cake.
Joe Allen | 1787 Purdy Avenue | 305-531-7007
Joe Allen offers home-style staples like meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy as well as more modern cuisine like their Warm Spinach Salad with Pistachio Marinated Goat Cheese for brunch, lunch and dinner. They also have a full bar and wine list, and offer friendly service in a "Tropical Deco" atmosphere. Top off your meal with one of their decadent desserts, such as the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cream Anglaise and Whipped Cream or New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.
Joe's Stone Crab | 11 Washington Avenue | 305-673-0365
Established in 1913, the legendary Joe's Stone Crab has served its delicious seafood to a bevy famous folks—from Amelia Earhart and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover. With Southern flare, a commitment to the freshest ingredients and a friendly, food-loving attitude, Joe's Stone Crab has the goods that keep its customers coming back.
Miss Yip Chinese Cafe | 1661 Meridian Avenue | 305-534-5488
Miss Yip serves contemporary Chinese cuisine in a chic Chinese tea house style atmosphere just off Lincoln Road. Homemade Dim Sum, Oven Roasted BBQ Duck and Princess Jade Seabass are just some of the highlights on the extensive menu.
News Cafe | 800 Ocean Drive | 305-538-6397
For super late night eats, an afternoon snack or a complete dinner, head to News Cafe. A combination cafe/restaurant/bar/newsstand, this sidewalk cafe offers 24/7 dining and a happy hour featuring International frozen drinks. Sit on the tree-shaded patio and sip a fruity cocktail while nibbling on their Conch Fritters or their Baked Brie and Fruit. On your way out, snatch up some snacks for later and a few gossip mags to read while sunbathing.
OLA Restaurant | 1745 James Avenue | 305-695-9125
With an internationally acclaimed Latin chef preparing modern fusion cuisine with Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavors served in a hip atmosphere, OLA will satisfy your craving for colorful Spanish fare. Try Chef Douglas Rodriguez's specialty ceviches, such as the cool Wahoo Ceviche with watermelon jalapeno juice with basil, diced cantaloupe, red onions and cucumber sorbet. More substantial menu items include Pollo Criollo, which is jidori chicken over truffled aioli, papa criolla with porcini mushrooms and foie-gras torchon, and the Herb Crusted Lamb Loin with blue potatoes, artichoke salad with goat cheese souffle and lamb demi.
SushiSamba Dromo | 600 Lincoln Road | 305-673-5337
Combining elements of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine, SushiSamba Dromo serves an eclectic mix of flavorful sushi, dumplings, tempura, salads and raw bar selections that send your tongue on an exotic taste-cation. Sample a Beef Maki Roll that contains bacon, boniato, rocoto jam and soy-garlic jus, or chow down on the Moqueca Mista, with shrimp, squid, sea bass, cray fish, coconut milk, roasted cashews, dende oil and chimichurri rice. The drinks are flowing here as well, with Latin classics like mojitos and Japanese Chu-Hi's. Finish off the meal with Warm Chocolate Banana Cake or Mochi, a soft Japanese rice cake filled with ice cream.