Miami's ethnic restaurant scene isn't only made up of Cuban food. There are also Argentinian, Mexican, Spanish, and Peruvian eateries all over the city. Miami is developing its food culture at a rapid pace and becoming a city that caters well across the dining spectrum. Here's a list of some of the heavy hitters that have recently opened, making dining in Miami all the more delicious.

Pura Vida Miami

At Pura Vida, the owners and staff believe health is happiness. This new Miami restaurant was created by a husband and wife team boasting a menu with cuisine made from locally-sourced organic ingredients wherever available. Their animals are pasture-raised, and Pura Vida also caters to their dairy-free, gluten-friendly, and vegetarian friends. Try the Signature Acai Bowl made from raw organic Brazilian acai blended with banana and topped with shaved coconut, fresh fruit, and vegan granola.

Latin Cafe 2000

Latin Café 2000 opened in Brickell at the end of October 2018, and their vision is to create upscale Latin-American cuisine at reasonable prices. The atmosphere has a distinct tropical look that's both casual and encourages a fun evening out.

This new restaurant in Miami is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is served in large portion presentations, making it easy to share, and the Churrasco De Pollo in chimichurri sauce never disappoints.

Abi Maria

Abi Maria is a Havana-inspired craft cocktail bar located just steps from Barley in Downtown Dadeland. This new Miami restaurant offers a wide selection of Latin cocktails using a variety of rums, frozen daiquiris, and margaritas; they also offer small plates and an oyster program. The goal at Abi Maria is for people to enjoy good conversations, cocktails, and light bites with friends before they go out to dinner.


On Ocean Drive, you'll find singer Pitbull's new restaurant iLov305 Steakhouse & Nightlife. He teamed up with the Sugar Factory to unveil a Havana-style club that features a private lounge, three VIP rooms, and four bars.

The menu will include Latin-American comfort food. Starters are served family-style, and the 11-oz. filet mignon is reasonably priced at $49. Flavored bodied cigars are also served at the bar.

Pink Pie

Pink Pie is a South Florida-based pie shop offering both savory and sweet mini pies. They serve pie milkshakes and "pies' cream" sandwiches based on the flavors of the day. Some of the decadent flavors include Caramel Pretzel, Coconut Dulce de Leche, S'mores, Passion Fruit, Gooey Caramel, and Key Lime.

The concept around Pink Pie is to enjoy three or four bite-sized pies in multiple flavors instead of limiting yourself to just one regular-sized pie. The fillings are well-balanced and aren't too rich or too tart.

Swan & Bar Bevy

American singer, producer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams is partnering with David Grutman to open the restaurant and bar Swan & Bar Bevy. The first floor is the swanky restaurant led by Top Chef winner chef Jean Imbert, and the second floor is the bohemian-chic Bar Bevy.

Flavors from all around the world inspire the menu. It's sure to be one of the best restaurants in Miami serving spaghetti tossed with caviar, polenta topped with popcorn, burrata with fresh figs, a Caesar salad topped with bread crumbs and rosemary, and a chocolate soufflé with house-made Nutella.


This Japanese and Asian-inspired cocktail lounge has a Tokyo-style drinking area featuring cocktails from professional mixologist Nico de Soto. Located in Miami's design district, Kaido turns into a mini-club with their DJ-ready sound system at nighttime.

Kaido offer crudos, small plates, robatayaki, and other exquisite dishes using local and international flavors and fresh ingredients. Shareable appetizers such as the Wagyu Katsu Sandwich and the uni Fondue are new to Miami's dining scene.

Donna Mare Trattoria 

The Donna Mare Tratorria recently opened in the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club. This new restaurant in Miami features different cuisine paying homage to traditional Italian food including wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood.

They focus on high-quality food using farm-to-table local ingredients that will satisfy any palate from the Day Boat local ceviche and the Eggplant Parmigiana to the wood-oven Margherita pizza.

Gold of Naples and Passione Napoletana 

These two new restaurants in Miami opened at the same time and are joined together by a patio. They're both casual restaurants with Gold of Naples serving street food and Passione Napoletana specializing in 30 different types of pizza.

Gold of Naples is a premier street food café serving up spicy and delicious food in a relaxing environment. They offer nourishing fast food that's both traditional and innovative. The Neapolitan street food is tasty, eccentric, and healthy, and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you thought choosing a restaurant in Miami was difficult, now you have 10 new restaurants added to the multitude!

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