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Amara at Paraiso - Amara at Paraiso, Miami, FL

Amara at Paraiso

4.5
4.5
3412 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

We accept walk ins and have bar seating available.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Latin American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-9495

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Paley

  • Catering

    The team from Michael Schwartz events can bring the Amara experience to life at your event off-site. For menus and a list of our full-service capabilities email: events@amaraatparaiso.com

  • Private party facilities

    A Love Letter to Miami. Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso brings together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida’s diversity of food culture to create the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant from environment to cuisine and vibe.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Smith: (866) 479-2572

  • Neighborhood

    Edgewater

  • Cross street

    30th Terrace at NE 7th Avenue

  • Parking details

    We suggest ride-share or carpooling. Street parking (pay by phone) is very limited, and valet spaces are limited in quantity as well. Valet is available, Monday - Friday Lunch: $10, Dinner: $15, Saturday and Sunday $15 all day. We look forward to your visit!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Bottomless Rose Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    Relax, enjoy the view and brunch eats, and sip some French Rose ::: bottomless ::: Saturdays 11am-4pm. Even bottomless has a limit and ours is two hours.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SL

    StanL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I dine out 15 times a month. I never complain about a meal. This is my second complaint in more than 25 years. I live 3 blocks from this place and have eaten there 5 times as its a short walk. It as become progressively worse every time. Yesterdays meal was a terrible experience. I had 8 pm reservations, I was seated at 801 pm and immediately told the kitchen is closing so make your order quick. We tried to order 4 different entrees but they were all out of main dishes. So we had to order appetizers. The appetizers arrived cold, and tiny portions. The Chorizo sausages was cold and burned beyond recognition. The grilled octopus was one small piece no bigger than a finger for $25. In fact, It looked like a finger and not octopus. The short rib empanadas were cold and stale. The lemon-vinegrette salad was very good. So if you are into being abused for a $250 diner for two, this is your place.

  2. BC

    BenjaminC

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great great great.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot! The vibe, friendly staff, great food, and waterfront all of 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

  4. PB

    PaolaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Service was fair to poor. Same price places have a better service and outstanding personnel.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my third or fourth visit and while I previously thought the food was good at best, this last visit was exceptional. Every dish was better than the next. Amara has stepped up their game including the service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday bunch outside…great food, drinks, music and the view! Service was great!

  7. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nos encantó , el ambiente y la comida superrr. Volveremos y lo recomendamos

  8. P

    Phillip

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was ok but a bit disappointing for the price. Nothing spectacular. The real draw here is the location and people watching. Right on the water with Miami's hot crowd here showing out.

  9. PG

    PabloG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    They made a mistake in their bottle of wine price

  10. RI

    RICHARDGARCIA

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Food quality is poor and the service was ok

  11. RM

    RenataM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All was great but the octopus size is hylarious! One leg of it is swerved for almost 30 dólares! Should have at least double for the price! Besides, all great and lovely atmosphere!

  12. s

    sasaro

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    great view, food was fine but it's expensive than NYC

  13. MB

    MarynB

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service, wonderful view. Could use some music to add a nice vibe but it was very very nice ♥️

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. We sat outside overlooking the water. Was the perfect place to celebrate after our wedding on the beach. We enjoyed veuve clicquot, oysters, cheese puffs, heirloom tomatoes, and the surf and turf. They surprised us with a lovely tres leches cake topped with fresh berries and sparkler for dessert. Highly recommend!

  16. LY

    LizetteY

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious and a great view. Service was good too. What I did not appreciate was a 2% upcharge for a charity "they" support. With no notification what so ever. I donate and support my own charities and don't appreciate being charged for their choices. I will recommend the restaurant, but will warn my friends about this....

  17. V

    Vfoody

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    the place is beautiful, the food is nothing special and neither the service. With that view if they could have better food and service it will be amazing

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and the service was very attentive! Great place for dinner for two or large group.

  19. RA

    ReidAnnS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, view, and service! We sat outside which was a great choice and shared several dishes…the octopus, arroz verde, yucca cheese puffs, and charred asparagus. All were fabulous as was the classic martini. We will recommend for sure.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting the restaurant and I must say my party was excited to stop at the door and get another table immediately. The food was AMAZING! Will return to the restaurant before departure back to NY

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    the truth horrible the food you hardly had options on the menu lack of plates available

  22. BB

    BrianB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and amazing food! Always consistent and delicious! And that VIEW...Second to none!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location. Yummy food!

  24. m

    maria

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    food or service not worth the money the view was spectacular

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    I made reservation on OpenTable for brunch for 2 to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I indicated in reservation that it will be his birthday. We ran 30 minutes late and I gave restaurant a call to notify we will be late, the receptionist told me they can’t keep reservation and they will try to accommodate us as a “walk in” and there is always a bar seating available in case they can’t sit us. Upon arrival 80% of restaurant was still available and we were seated just fine, and we didn’t see the bar seating anyhow. They didn’t acknowledge the note in reservation made for “birthday” and I didn’t remind them as we had a pretty amazing celebration a previous night at Jaya at Setai where restaurant not only remembered, but knew our names and brought us a cake and 2 glass of champagne complimentary. Anyhow, the brunch at Amara was nice and very casual- 3 solid stars. The food and ambiance were generally good, especially breakfast tacos and tres leches cake, however nothing special. For 3 breakfast dishes, 4 drinks , coffee and dessert plus service fee we paid $230. In my opinion, it’s overpriced compared to California brunch places with a view, but again- we knew the menu before coming, so it was not unexpected. 🥂

  26. MV

    MarioV

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was a great evening. Food was very good.

  27. C

    Cary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hip, energetic Latin restaurant with a great vibe/decor and even better view of Biscayne Bay. Food and cocktails was fabulous!

  28. EC

    ElizabethC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    The manager was lovely and ensured my meal would be gluten free as I have celiac. The appetisers were great but cold. We ordered two mains. I ordered the half chicken and seriously cold. The taste was nice but honestly to be served cold chicken for $40 was unappealing. Our drink orders took an eternity. We enjoyed the ambiance although there were dogs and little kids crying in the area. I would probably come back at a less busy time.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    It was my wedding anniversary, I indicated that on the reservation I made with enough time of anticipation. I was expecting a nice table outdoors, but I got a table in between (inside-outside). I asked the host to change us to a really outside table but they indicated me that all tables there was reserved. So my question is, since I also made a reservation, how can I get one of those tables?. Definitely a bad and expensive experience… LR

  30. IV

    IvanV

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    This is not our first time at this restaurant, but it’s the first time we’ve had such a bad experience. We waited 30 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Once we were at our table we asked the server for a bottle of Prosecco, he forgot to bring it the first time. He finally brought a bottle and apparently we ordered the last one in the restaurant because when we ordered a second one he stated they ran out, the server did not ask if we wanted something else. The food came out 45 minutes later and it was very ok. Desserts took a long time as well. The rest of the staff was not attentive at all. I do not recommend Amara if you want to have a pleasant time with friends and family.

  31. HD

    HectorD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5

    Food took too long to come out and waiter brought plates at different times.

  32. CT

    CiroT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    We, my wife and I felt abandoned. The food and wine arrived late and we didn't order dessert for fear of waiting a long time for it to arrive. Excellent location and environment.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    This place is good with great ambiance. The food was just ok. Nothing too impressive. Service was amazing.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5

    Used to go often before pandemic and service would be amazing. However this time was completely different. We had a bottle of wine and they took it to be put on ice, we didn’t see the bottle for another 30 minutes. We were sat in a corner outside and servers barely passed by there. Food was not nearly good as before, was pretty disappointed overall

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Right on the water. A must go place if you are visiting.

  36. RG

    RichardG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is an amazing waterfront restaurant with a carefully crafted menu that rarely disappoints. Our server was outstanding - friendly and with a genuine interest to providing a great experience for us. We arrive to the restaurant early for a dinner before a concert and the hostess assigned us one of the tables closest to the water. All in, best dinner of 2022 for us, so far! Already looking forward to go back.

  37. CE

    CarolinaE

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Unique place with good food and beautiful ambience

  38. J

    James

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    There are too many good restaurants in Miami to tolerate this type of service from a institution such as this. The Hostess where rude and unprofessional, the server was inattentive and lacked basic knowledge of the menu. I came for the food but I won’t be coming back because of the service.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is very nice. It was a very windy day so we sat in the patio rather than by the water. The octopus appetizer was delicious. Had the red snapper for the main dish and it was delicious too. Although it did have jalapeño so next time I will ask them not to include them but the sauce was a curry flavor and it was delicious. Great service too.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was amazing, Very attentive! The ambiance was everything and the food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amara at Paraiso using the Order Online button. Amara at Paraiso also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 676-9495.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 3412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 118 times today
Google Map for Amara at Paraiso

3101 NE 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    30th Terrace at NE 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Edgewater

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Latin American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We suggest ride-share or carpooling. Street parking (pay by phone) is very limited, and valet spaces are limited in quantity as well. Valet is available, Monday - Friday Lunch: $10, Dinner: $15, Saturday and Sunday $15 all day. We look forward to your visit!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Paley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-9495

  • Catering

    The team from Michael Schwartz events can bring the Amara experience to life at your event off-site. For menus and a list of our full-service capabilities email: events@amaraatparaiso.com

  • Private party facilities

    A Love Letter to Miami. Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso brings together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida’s diversity of food culture to create the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant from environment to cuisine and vibe.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Smith: (866) 479-2572

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