Places to Eat in Miami During WMC and Ultra
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published March 2012
We are all in Miami this week for WMC, Ultra and mayhem, and we are all hungry. Here’s a list of some of our favorite places to eat in this crazy city by the sea. Miami has a huge dining scene and this is just a few of our favorite places to check out.
Versailles is an old school, Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. Don’t let their tagline “The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant” scare you. The food is great, the portions are huge and the atmosphere is fun. It kind of feels like your at a banquet hall. Bonus: A scene from Scarface was filmed here.
David’s Cafe II
David’s has two locations, but the one off Meridian and Lincoln is our favorite. Great Cuban food, reasonably priced and open 24 hours. We like the churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce and their Cubano sandwich is great too. They also have a walk up window for delicious Cuban coffees and pastries.
Another established Cuban restaurant with several locations throughout Miami, including the airport. We’ve only been to the location on SW 8th Street (across from Versailles), and the food was just as delicious, if not better than Versailles!
Photo c/o Yardbirds
Yardbirds brings Southern style, comfort food to South Beach. This place serves a farm fresh menu of seasonal veggies, fried chicken, biscuits, shrimp and grits and lots of other tasty choices. They also have a full bar with bourbon, cocktails, beer and wine.
Michael’s comes highly recommend by our good friend Emily Betty Elrich and she swears by their brunch. Michael’s is big on the whole slow food movement and supporting local farmers and growers. The menu is always based on what’s in season and is constantly changing.
The Standard - Bayside Grill
We love the outdoor Bayside Grill at The Standard. It’s a perfect place to chill on the dock and have a drink for happy hour at sunset, or come early for a sunny lunch by the sea. Since the hotel is also a spa expect to find a lot of healthy and light salads, appetizers, fresh sandwiches, fish and chicken dishes on the menu. They also serve tasty burgers, fries and steaks for those who aren’t trying to detox. Afterwards, you can take a dip in their stunning infinity pool!
We live in New York City where we have some of the best pizza in the world, but we will go on record as saying Andiamo is very, very good. We love the Vesuvio pizza with salami, hot and sweet peppers and the Capricciosa with ham and artichokes. It’s located close to the Design District, so it’s a nice change of pace from the beach and they have lots of outdoor seating.
Yep, the same one they have in New York, although surprisingly with less lines! Great burgers, shakes and fries for those of you who have never been. Do yourself a favor and order a double!
We came here years ago when we first started coming to Miami, and we always try to go back whenever we visit. Toni’s is a low-key, Japanese spot serving super fresh sushi and traditional dishes. It’s unassuming from the outside, but the vibe inside is super chill and they have semi-private booths along the side that are cool for groups.
This place has been serving up delicious sandwiches and smoothies since 1998. They are open until 5am every night, so it’s also a favorite spot for late night party goers on South Beach. It gets great reviews everywhere and for good reason. Try the pate sandwich!
Food Truck Circle in Tropical Park
Hit up a bunch of Miami’s food trucks all in one spot every Thursday from 5:30-11!
Here’s a list of this week’s trucks:
Chef on 4 Wheels
Cold Stone Creamery
The Fish Box
Grill Master Cafe
Latin House Grill
Miami Spice Grill
Overload Extreme Street Food
The Red Koi
El Rey de las Fritas
Rincon del Coqui
Rio Samba Grill