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Amara at Paraiso

Chef Michael Schwartz Opens Amara at Paraiso
In January 2018, Amara at Paraiso by Chef Michael Schwartz opened its doors in Miami's Edgewater neighborhood. The James Beard award winning chef, known for Michael's Genuine Kitchen and other other culinary gems, shares his love for South Florida at his new waterfront eatery. Upon entry, the dining room is airy with a sprawling view of Biscayne Bay. The 4,500-square-foot, indoor-outdoor space boasts industrial and resort-style vibes, with a few eccentric nods to Miami's exotic style. “The dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty that define why we live and visit here are what Amara at Paraiso is all about. It couldn’t exist anywhere else,” said Schwartz. “This restaurant is in the unique position to bring it all together. It’s our love letter to Miami and why we are proud to call it home.” The pre-fixe menu includes nods to Latin America with a snack menu of warm olives, grilled flatbread and tender short rib empanadas. The flavors of poblano chilis and smoked paprika are a distinct combination again the flaky yuca crust. Main dishes include the banana leaf wrapped cobia, grilled beef short ribs with cabbage and the Amara Feijoada spread. The bar program doesn't disappoint with bottled cocktails made in-house, in addition to The Calm Before the Coconut, served in fruit.

Amara's vibe is ideal for a dinner date, however the experience during brunch truly brings diners into Miami's flavors. Dine on the outdoor patio along the water as a live band plays traditional Latin favorites. In addition to the listed brunch menu, various carts make their way through the dining room - all of which are difficult to say no to. Some carts are savory with grilled items like grilled lamb chops seasoned with rosemary. Alternatively, the sweet cart has lime churros with a hot chocolate sauce for dipping. As you take in the breeze coming off the bay, sip one of the signature cocktails like the Florida citrus tropical mixer, which goes down almost too easily. The inspiring blend of Miami's signature style combined with the city's Latin influence make you understand why Miami is one of the country's most unique city's. At Amara, Schwartz immerses diners into what it means to live and celebrate in South Florida's cultural melting pot along the bay. The view is truly unmatched and a step into Miami's local spirit.
3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33137, USA
+1 305-702-5528
Sun 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Mon - Thur 6pm - 11pm
Fri, Sat 6pm - 12am