Although Miami has an indisputable Latin flavour to it, but step inside some of our favourite South Beach restaurants and you’ll find dishes with mouth-watering aromas from all over the globe. Are you brave enough to try all five? Strap yourself in for a culinary world tour…!
Located at the very top of the famous 1111 Lincoln Road building, the views at Juvia will take your breath away – especially if you can get a table at sunset. True fusion food, you’ll be tasting hints of Japanese, French and Peruvian flavours, with beautiful raw fish dishes (try the tuna). Be warned, the prices make it a “special occasion” spot, and be sure to reserve in advance, this rooftop resto is always packed.
The name gives it away – Japanese and Brazilian dishes (with a little peruvian influence thrown in for good measure) shine at this colourful, You’ll see sushi, churrasco, ceviches, tiraditos and anticuchos on the menu, which you’ll want to wash down with a tangy caipirinha, followed by a glass fo sake for the true fusion experience!. For dessert, we recommend Sushi Samba‘s warm churros with a pair of spiced caramel and Peruvian chocolate dipping sauces.
Grab a tableon the shaded outdoor patio of this British import for an easy, breezey Miami-style brunch. The asian fusion menu features favourites like Thai salad and sweet potato soufflé with leeks and garlic, while the lobster spaghetti has been described as “unforgettable”. However, it’s the sweets that are the real stars of Balans – try the white chocolate cheesecake or the apple tart with sour cream ice cream.
If you’re looking for the mediterranean fare and sophistication of the French Riviera, you’ll find it at Tamara, inside the National Hotel. Elegant and innovative fish dishes (among others) are served up in this classy Art Deco-style dining room. Take a table outside for great people-watching and a view of the pool.
The Restaurant at the Setai
If you’re looking for something really special (and have the budget to go with it) step into the stunning Setai hotel, whose restaurant is known amongst foodies in Miami for it’s unbelievable flavours and culinary artistry. It’s global-fusion at its best, with everything from delicate duck consomme, to light shrimp mousse. The free-flow champagne brunch is the most sophisticated buffet you’ll ever have the pleasure of lining up for.