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Miami’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurants you should know about.

If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant in Miami, you might go a little bit crazy. So just read this list instead. These are the new restaurant openings we think you should know about—although keep in mind, we haven’t been to all of them. And for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. If you’re looking for the new restaurants we’ve already checked out and loved, go to our Hit List.


QP Tapas

If the words “uni risotto, chorizo okonomiyaki, and cool ranch shishitos” make you want to skip like a kangaroo, then you might already be familiar with this pop-up. It was one of our Best New Restaurants last year, and QP’s latest iteration ups the ante by teaming with Kaiju for cocktails in a new location next to Ariete in the Grove.

Tacombi Wynwood

This is Miami’s third location of the casual Mexican restaurant. Expect to find the same good baja crispy fish tacos and corn esquites you would in the Miami Beach and Design District restaurants. But this new Wynwood Tacombi has a courtyard and ventanita.


Chimba is a Latin American restaurant in Midtown. On the menu, Argentinian empanadas coexist with Venezuelan empanadas, and a shrimp tiradito is listed right above a birria arepa. It’s open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Shojo's Dojo

This sake brewery and bar on Bird Road claims to be the first of its kind in the state. The drink menu includes sake, wine, beer, sake cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. As for food, it describes itself as an “elevated 7/11” with wasabi peas, beef stir fry empanadas, and matcha alfajores.

We already visited Magdalena and think it’s a great coffee shop to work from. Aside from coffee and houseplants, the Edgewater shop also sells baked goods from Caracas Bakery and hands out free flowers on Fridays. So be sure to schedule all your arguments for Thursdays.

Ostrow Brasserie

It’s a French Kosher bistro, and the menu reads pretty classic with steak tartare, French onion soup, and duck confit. You can make reservations at this Buena Vista restaurant here.


Whiskylucan is a Mexican restaurant in Little Havana. The menu includes quesadillas, flautas, tacos, tortas, and sopes. Drinking is definitely encouraged here, and there are lots of options when it comes to tequilas, cocktails, mezcals, and Mexican beer.

Buena Papa Fry Bar

Wynwood seems like an appropriate neighborhood to open a French fry restaurant that asks, “Why do they have to be French?” The menu includes Colombian fries with refried beans and chicharron, plus Mexican fries with carne asada and guacamole. And it’s open very late.

Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is already one of Miami's best spots for ice cream. You can find all sorts of inventive flavors that rotate often, like honey lavender and pineapple coconut cream pie. This new location on Lincoln Road is the national scoop shop's third in Miami.

Dando La Brasa

Octopus, chicken, and ribeye steaks are some of the options on the menu at this fire-obsessed restaurant in Brickell. Plus, they have a chicken lasagna we're very curious about.


Here's another new restaurant that likes to play with open fire. Wynwood's Ossobuco has grilled meats, charred vegetables, and empanadas. You can make reservations here.


We’ve always been big fans of Peel’s banana-based soft serve, which is why we included it in our ice cream guide. But this month, Peel traded in the food truck for a brick and mortar spot in Miami Shores, and it’s better than ever.

Social 27 Supper Club

The team from Doce Provisions opened another Cuban restaurant in Little Havana that features dishes like pork belly chicharron, croquetas and caviar, and setas a la plancha. Plus, a cocktail list that includes a drink called “fuacata”—made with espresso, rum, and fernet.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

This local brewery set up shop inside the old post office building in Downtown. There’s plenty of booth seating, foosball, and a pool table. Food options include burgers, bao buns, salads, and flatbreads.


Located on the 25th floor of the Hotel AKA Brickell, this Mediterranean restaurant serves seafood, pasta, and dry-aged meats with a view of the Brickell skyline.

Santa Diabla

“Miami Lakes” and “speakeasy” are three words we never thought we’d say in the same sentence. But here we are—sharing the news about Miami Lake’s newest bar, Santa Diabla, a speakeasy serving cocktails, porrons, and Spanish tapas.

Marie Blachère Bakery & Café

Marie Blachère is a chain of bakeries and restaurants from France. And this is its first American location outside of New York. The Midtown bakery offers breakfast options, baguettes, pastries, tarts, and croque monsieurs.

Joey Aventura

This Canadian restaurant group opened its latest restaurant in Aventura. It has over 200 seats, two levels, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a patio. You can see their menu here.

Pink Dolphin

Pink Dolphin is a Peruvian restaurant just outside Wynwood. The menu is a mix of Peruvian and Asian cuisine that includes dishes like duck gyozas with huancaína sauce and pink dolphin ceviche—beet cured corvina with beet leche de tigre (no pink dolphins were harmed in the making of that ceviche).


The Aromas Del Peru folks opened Mayu in Brickell. The menu features ceviches, maki rolls, smoked purple causa, and wagyu anticuchero.


Amelia's 1931

Amelia’s 1931 reopened this month with a new aesthetic and menu. No longer a Cuban-style diner, they’ve expanded the dining room and switched up the menu with new dishes like escargot with umami butter and Cuban bread.

Far Out Pizza

The Union Beer team opened up a pizza shop next to their Little Havana bar that serves New York style pies and stays open late. You can pick your favorite Ninja Turtle (that’s the loose theme here) while you try a slice of garlic, mozzarella, peperoni, ricotta, jalapeño pizza.

The Henry Miami

The Henry has locations in Texas, Arizona, California, and now Miami at the Brickell City Centre. Entrees range from Scottish salmon to rigatoni alla vodka. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Regatta Grove

This outdoor “waterfront entertainment venue” in Coconut Grove has three bars, live music, and four different food vendors. You can check out the food lineup here.


This New York Italian restaurant opened a sister location in Brickell this month. The dining room is a mix of white tablecloth and vintage Italian movie posters. The menu includes focaccia, risotto, and fried artichokes.

Soulfly Chicken

Soulfly is a food truck that now has a permanent takeout window in Wynwood, where it serves different forms of fried chicken. There are wings, tenders, and sandwiches.

Casa Xabi

Casa Xabi is a new Basque restaurant in Coconut Grove. Menu items include dishes like salmorejo, hot dog de txistorra, and Iberian pork shoulder.

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photo credit: Whiskylucan

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