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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La Social is a casual cafe in the Upper East Side that works for a quiet lunch, breakfast, or brunch.
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.
Go To Sushi
Go To Sushi is a very casual little Japanese spot in the Upper East Side with surprisingly good food.
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Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen
Spanglish is a small cocktail bar in Wynwood with great cocktails and a small food menu.
SuViche is a good place to grab a quick lunch or dinner in South Beach. They do Peruvian/Japanese food here, including sushi and ceviche.
Watr At The 1 Rooftop
Watr is a rooftop restaurant on top of South Beach’s 1 Hotel. The food is nothing special, but this place has one of the best views in Miami Beach.
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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.
Doggi’s Arepa Bar
Doggi’s Arepa Bar in MiMo is where to go for incredibly good Venezuelan arepas and patacons.
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