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Amara at Paraiso

4.5
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1544 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.

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Offers

Rooftop Lounge

Starting Aug 15, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 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 - 9:00 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 - 9:00 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.

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 1544 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the restaurant, food and atmosphere. But me and my husband had a reservation and when we got there we found out that the hostess gave our table away, we had to wait for a new table for another 15-20 min. Not professional

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The receptionist told my friend she looked pregnant by saying congrats and then feeling so embarrassed and then said she would give us something nice to make it up and never did.

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and nice staff. Wonderful hostess. Great food and spectacular views.

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vipsc1961
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Warning, at 9:45 u are basically thrown out of the restaurant. To make matters worse if u valet parked your car u can wait 30 minutes because the lady at the valet station had no idea what she was doing. Kinda of ruined a nice evening

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 6 days ago

We sincerely apologize due to Miami Dade curfew we are forced to close at that time. Luckily starting Monday 9/14/20 curfew will be extended one extra hour to 11pm. Hope to see you return!

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vipPapito
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waitress was great. We sat outside until the rain came. But was very nice. The food was good and delicious. Some of the plates temperature where not hot enough. But overall is it was great. Would go back for sure.

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ElizabethW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful restaurant and view and the food was delicious! Went for our Anniversary and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend!!!

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate such a special day with us! Hope have you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was prepared very well. The flavors were good. Everything was pleasing but nothing was extraordinary.

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vipJaded
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The design of this restaurant is superb, and its location is perfect. The best compliment that I can provide is not only saying that I would return, but to mention that I have returned numerous times.

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vipCatarinaZ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were very desapointed. Just moved to Parayso Bay and we were anxious to celebrate at "the famous Amara". We got there at 8:00 as per our reservation.
We had the menus and asked for drinks.
After more than 45 minutes our server came to our table and said that the kitchen was going to close soon. We asked for appetizer that never came. Finally the main corses were served, the fish was overcooked and the chicken was blend.
And then came the bill including the appetizers that never were served.
Very bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the most delicious fresh food al fresco. They did a wonderful job of having covid safety measures.

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review during these unprecedented times! Our priority is always the safety of our guests and employees.

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MilenaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

It was good ambiance, food was good. We had to cancel one of the plates becomes it was taking a lot of time.

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Jess
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For starters we ordered oysters and some drinks. The drinks are on tap (pre-made) and just really watered down... oysters were really tiny. Then we ordered the yuca puffs which were amazing! I thought the octopus portion was rather small and it was pretty charred. The red snapper fillet with a corn salad was great with a side of asparagus with yogurt dressing. Overall, I believe you are paying the price of the location (water views) but the food is not really worth the expensive prices.

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vipAnonymous1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Staff was extremely friendly. Thank you!

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OU812
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

First off, our food was undercooked and I was sick the next day!
This place has been hit or miss for us. After dining here several times, we have had mixed results. Our visit last night will likely be our last. After waiting 25 minutes for our table, which we had a reservation for, we were sat at a table between the door to the patio and the server station. It looked as if it was just placed there to accommodate us last minute. There was barely any room to sit. Along with the crappy table location, our server was indifferent and didn't know the menu. My wife ordered the hanger steak, medium rare, which came out beyond rare. I ordered the chicken, which also had the texture of being undercooked. Turns out that after getting sick, my chicken was indeed undercooked. The only reason for giving this place 2 stars is that we have have a couple of good experiences prior, but this last experience, along with a few other mediocre experiences, has convinced us we will not be returning.

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VivianaN
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing birthday here! Wish I would have gone earlier because they closed the bar pretty early due to covid and we wanted another round :)

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review Vivian! Unfortunately due to curfew implemented in Miami Dade we are forced to close that early, but thankfully starting Monday 9/14 it will be extended one more hour till 11pm. See you soon so you can enjoy that extra round of drinks!

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Kjs590
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was everything, we got a table outside and had a beautiful view. Our server was amazing and gave us great recommendations. I recommend you try the parrillada that’s a surf and turf and everything was delicious and it’s big enough to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our overall experience was great! Wish there had been more food options, sauces to bring to the table and something special done for our friends celebrating their anniversary.

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RichardG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The restaurant wants you to get there and order your food immediately, which is very uncomfortable and the food came to the table cold. Terrible experience

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NikiV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The view is extraordinary. The ambience of the restaurant is very good. The appetizers were very good but the main dishes have a lot of room for improvement. The deserts were excellent!The service staff were very good and eager to please but they need a little more encouragement. Overall it is a great place to be, with great view and a lot of room for improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating with wonderful views and breezy weather. Valet Parking only. The Jalisco by day drink was delicious and the snapper as well as the skirt steak were splendid!

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iliangelb
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food, great service, great ambiance, great view, what else can I say - highly recommend

Amara at Paraiso
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for your review! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Place and view was very lovely. Food was ok. Nothing very out of the ordinary. But again very nice view

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Maria
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a beautiful place. Food was wonderful and ambiance is just amazing. Our waiter was ok. The red snapper was just perfect and so was skirt steak!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service could have been better. Food was tasty for the most part.

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VictoriaK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and decor, great service, fresh tasty food, nice crowd.
Will be back again

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CarlosM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was great as our server and the ambient was magnificent. Thank you

Amara at Paraiso
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We see you returned today and had Aleks as your server again! Makes us very happy to see you return and that you had a great experience. See you soon and thank you for the support!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the view in this place is spectacular.
I wish I can dine here everyday.

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Trufflelover
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection and a wonderful sommelier to help with your choices. The food is fabulous. We were in Miami for a weekend and went there twice and I even got food to go for our trip home. Very accommodating staff. And it’s on the beach with a beautiful view. Just perfect!

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OlgaR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiente muy relajado el mesero nos atendió muy muy bien todo lo que le pregunté sabía responderlo y con mucha seguridad y muy pendiente de todo

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the place has an amazing view and the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Stopped by with a good friend for her early bday brunch. The downtempo edm brought us back to our younger clubbing days and the view is breathtaking, 5 stars! Service was pretty good, from Ramiro(?) at the front accommodating our last minute reservation change, to our waitress checking in on us regularly. Food wise I loved the Huevos ranchero (and that the kitchen carried out my no avocado request) as well as the Nutella French toast. My frozen daiquiri was delicious (2 times) as were the yuca puff appetizer.

Although it was promptly substituted (my friend ended up ordering another of my Margarita) she didn’t like the Biscayne Breeze. Hers wasn’t served with the maraschino on the menu, and the lime flavor was overpowering the other mixers.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
398 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant place on the waterfront, that we celebrated our anniversary and just being together!

Kristina was an excellent server, very polite and professional, and expeditious!

We look forward to coming back to this and celebrate again!!

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

Love love love this restaurant. Highly recommend.

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Lucho4000
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining. The best views of the Miami Harbour. Went for brunch, but was not impressed by the brunch menu.

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EddyL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took forever for our waiter to acknowledge us but after that it was perfect. Great food and ambiance.

Amara at Paraiso
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you weren't greeted in a timely manner. We are glad to hear the rest of your experience went very well! We hope to see you soon!

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GabriellaA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance during sunset and by the water you get a nice breeze that makes it bearable during Miami summer time heat. There’s not much variety for entrees but the selections I had were delicious. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a nice water view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Wonderful view!

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vipYThompson
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely experience but the valet was awful

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Amara at Paraiso does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 1544 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.