Chica is a pretty impressive restaurant if you’re in the mood for the exact opposite of that minimalist, exposed concrete aesthetic we see way too often around Miami. This place is big and has a ton of tables, an elegant bar all lit up with plants hanging over it, and an open wall facing Biscayne Boulevard. But the food - which features a lot of Miami classics like arepas, ceviche, and shrimp - is just okay. It’s also way too expensive. Maybe there’s a place where we’d happily pay $16 for three tiny empanadas, but this isn’t it.
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Schwartz’s Genuine Miami Deli
Schwartz’s Genuine Deli is a delivery and pick-up only deli on 79th Street that does pretty good bagels and sandwiches.
The Anderson on 79th is part trip to the 1980s with animal print and a disco ball, part tiki-bar with palm trees and rum cocktails.
East Side Pizza
East Side Pizza is an outdoor pizzeria in the Upper East Side that's good for a late-night slice.
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La Moon is a casual Colombian spot in Brickell famous for incredibly large hot dogs covered in an equally incredible amount of sauce.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen
Chef Creole is where to go in Little Haiti for classic Haitian dishes like conch, griot, and stewed oxtail.
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MiMo’s tiny Blue Collar is kind of like an upscale diner, serving a great cheeseburger, big sandwiches, and braised meats.
La Placita is a bright Puerto Rican spot in MiMo serving classic dishes like mofongo and chicharrones de pollo.
Osteria Baiocco is an Italian restaurant in MiMo that serves some of Miami’s best pasta.
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