One of Miami-Dade County’s greatest aspects to its quality of life is the incredible variety of cuisine produced by award-winning chefs drawn to live and work in the region. Our area, with strong cultural influences from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, is known as the birthplace of fusion cuisine.
With Miami’s eclectic dining options, people are able to experience food from all over the world. For truly authentic Cuban food, residents and visitors head to Little Havana’s Versailles or La Carreta, or to Hialeah’s Las Culebrinas. For the very best in Argentine steaks, empanadas and pastries, you can visit any one of many genuine Argentinean restaurants, including Rincon Argentino near Coral Gables or Las Vacas Gordas in Miami Beach. If Asian food is your passion, North Miami Beach is home to a variety of excellent Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants. Lovers of Jewish cuisine can find a selection of kosher restaurants and markets in Aventura, while food from other Latin American countries can easily be found throughout Miami-Dade County.
Those indecisive on what type of food they want to enjoy can always walk through Downtown Coral Gables, Coconut Grove or Lincoln Road in South Beach, locations where outdoor cafes and open-aired restaurants line the streets.
In addition to all the fine restaurants Miami-Dade County has to offer, it also plays host to several renowned gastronomic events, such as the Food Network’s South Beach Food & Wine Festival, The Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend, and Miami Spice Restaurant Month, an annual event in which the area’s finest restaurants offer prix fixe menus throughout the months of August and September.
For a starting point to access a wide variety of restaurants in Miami-Dade County, visit the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s dining page.