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Amara at Paraiso

4.5
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1612 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 through the lens of James Beard Award-winning chef/restauranteur Michael Schwartz.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe dining experience for our guests during these unprecedented times. Our outdoor seating is spacious, with many tables on our covered terrace.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

Experiences

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Offers

Rooftop Lounge

Starting Aug 15, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Perfect for intimate gatherings to share a bottle of Champagne, wine, or a carafe of one of our signature cocktails. Enjoy drinks and snacks on comfy lounge seating on our rooftop balcony.

Wine Shop

Starting Aug 19, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday and Thursday nights, we welcome you to shop our curated selection of bottled wines, priced to take home! Want to stay and enjoy a bottle, some cheese and snacks, while enjoying beautiful bay views? Our rooftop lounge is open and we invite you to pop a bottle from the wine shop at a reduced $10 corkage fee.

$1 Oysters on Tuesdays!

Starting Aug 18, 2020 · Tue 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night! The rooftop is open on Tuesday nights for dining or just drinks and oysters. Please note in your reservation if you would like lounge seating on our outdoor rooftop patio overlooking the bay.

Bottomless Rose Brunch Saturdays

Starting Oct 24, 2020 · Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get started with our favorite Saturday pour, a bottomless glass of French rose. Enjoy the views, sip, sit, relax, enjoy. $27 per person for bottomless rose with our a la carte brunch menu. (Limit 2 hours)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1612 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoseL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place right by the water with a nice view. Great place for date night.

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Klyn
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! I had the Arroz Verde with snapper filet. It was the perfect rice bowl served with fresh vegetables. The yuca cheese puffs are a nice starter

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Ronaldj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the service was great and the view was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the above

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SaraL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Services super slow, made a reservation inside and they put us outside, we had to order the water 3 times. The food was ok but for the prices it’s way too much.
The sausage came under cook when the server came he didn’t ask if we liked it or no even if the food was still in the plate. For the desert make sure to like cream cheese if you pick the coconut cake cause that’s all it is about !

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RoseC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! Great customer service , great food !

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vipPanthy
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting by the water. Menu is varied and appealing, food is good (not exceptional). Pricey, and often a wait.

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PatriciaV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good, we didn’t like the chorizo, I expected more from the comments.
I definitely didn’t like that they sat us in the second floor, the first floor is much nicer.
I might come back! 3 stars

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place! The outdoor sitting is so beautiful and food is very good We had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience service is amazing and the area is beautiful scenery.

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KyannaC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was nothing short of amazing, if you’re a seafood lover this place is for you! The octopus was the best I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, decent food.

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vipJeninBoston2014
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The place is beautiful, but service was terrible. We had to call on a waiter after 10 minutes of being seated to get at least water and menus. We finally got our waiter to provide menus and take our order. There was just lack of attention. We had to ask for napkins, plates to share our food, request to take plates off the table, on and on... I was dissapointed.

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AFPSMP16
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They took forever to bring us water and get our order. Then they took forever to bring us our food. We were told we only had two hours to eat. Mind you I told the waiter that if they had a two hour limit to eat, then the service should be quicker and not penalize the customer. We were then told that we could finish the dessert on the second floor terrace. We went for brunch. We really didn't expect this from this restaurant, as their food is not cheap!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service

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GonC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Would definitely recommend. Great food. Great service.

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Jamal
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We will be going back for brunch. The view of the ocean is great. We did enjoy our food...especially the 7 layer coconut cake.

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vipAwesome
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Service, food, and views were awesome. Highly recommend!

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vipJhanaynaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place !

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vipKittyInTheCity
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was very good however food was bland and not very memorable, especially that sweet potato. Mask less children running around and their mask less table of six got up and walked though restaurant when leaving was very unnerving in age of Covid.

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ROBERTO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place!! Beautiful View!! From the start to end AMAZING!

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MariS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to Amara numerous times, the last few times I have felt the same way. Service is horrible, you don't know who your waiter is and you wait and wait to get someone to take your order. The prices, after COVID has increased, which would be more acceptable if the service and the food was outstanding. In my book, the food is good but not great, which does not tie with the prices...the only things spectacular is the view.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was so friendly! excellent service, and we had a wonderful time. the view was also amazing.

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MorganMM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was overall poor. Had to flag down my waiter at least 3 times. Some of my food came out cold and had to be sent back. Overall it was nice, just think it was a bad night. Will probably go back for just cocktails.

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NataliaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views and ambiance; sat upstairs and they have wine specials on Wednesday to sit in that area where you can purchase wine from their wine shelves at pay a much lower corkage fee of $10.

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ChrisGato
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Stephanie was exceptionally attentive!

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GiovannaV
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

They didnt have few things in the menu
And food wasnt that good!
Atmosphere, drinks amazing

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vipTati085
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and vibe-y! Can’t forget the incredible views and superb service. Cant say enough about this spot. Always on point!

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doralfoodie
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were excellent. The level of service, impeccable. Will definitely go back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced appropriately and all staff were masked. I felt very comfortable. Food was great and so were the views.

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vipLiveLoveEat
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors mix in your mouth, the menu is creative and the food is delicious.

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vipIanK
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Reservation not honored as reserved
Move upstairs
Then moved back inside due to rain to a vey uncomfortable high top corner inside table
Took over an hour to just get drinks after we originally sat down and ordered
Absolutely no attention or apologies from management
Not the servers fault as they were very good but a total and absolute management breakdown.
I have had many great meals at Amara in the past but this experience was very disappointing.

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vipRandyG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the seafood platter - chilled shrimp and ceviche's were incredible. The prawns for main were fantastic. We sat outdoors by the water, really nice spot. A storm came through but waitress had us set up inside, so we finished there. Great service.

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veronicac
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Rebecca our server was so accommodating in every way. Flawless service. Thank you for making a memorable and great birthday celebration.

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DanielE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience I had to new visitors and they loved the place. I will be back soon!!!

JB
vipJackieB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from food to service! Also, can’t beat the ambiance. Beautiful view. Very romantic.

JP
vipJenniferP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from out of town & were dying to try this place. Not only was the service amazing, the food was incredible that even the picky eaters were happy. Very very content with this meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant great ambiance and remarkable view

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, and drinks! Would definitely recommend!

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brendah
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view and food.

FAQs

Amara at Paraiso does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 1612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.