Miami’s diverse DNA puts the ‘magic’ in the Magic City. South Florida is a delectable melting pot that abounds with international allure and flavor. Aventura has steadily become a mecca for foodies, thanks to its expansive array of unique restaurants, star chefs and cultural dining experiences.
Diners visiting Aventura Mall can globetrot to Grecian islands, Peruvian plains, Jamaican beaches and beyond. An atlas of culinary adventures makes Aventura a must-visit destination for epicures looking to expand their palate.
Experience the multitude of cultures at these five Aventura Mall restaurants.
You don’t need to pack a passport to visit Estiatorio Ornos, but you do need to bring your appetite. Chef Michael Mina’s Mykonos-inspired concept will transport you to the magical Mediterranean.
WHAT TO ORDER: Grilled Octopus
Mina’s menu is a love letter to the Greek isles. Each coastal-inspired creation is packed with flavor, and the grilled octopus is no exception. Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, making it a classic selection. The octopus is served atop savory fingerling potatoes that will leave you wanting more.
Pubbelly Sushi Restaurant
Crafted by five-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee Chef Jose Mendín, Pubbelly marries Japanese cooking with Latin spices. Pubbelly’s lively atmosphere and shareable sushi plates make it an ideal hangout spot for an after-work happy hour or dinner with friends.
WHAT TO ORDER: Butter Krab Roll
The butter krab roll is a favorite among Pubbelly devotees. The delicious item combines kanikama, ponzu, warm clarified butter into a goma soy paper roll.
Experience the rich flavors of South American at CVI.CHE 105. The seafood haunt is the ultimate destination for fresh ceviche and traditional Peruvian fare.
WHAT TO ORDER: Trilogía De Ceviche
As the saying goes, “three is the magic number.” Trilogía De Ceviche features three of the restaurant’s most popular ceviche’s in classic-style, rocoto sauce and yellow pepper sauce.
Motek Café serves of kosher-style Israeli Mediterranean cuisine that draws inspiration and flavors from Israel, Lenanon, Morocco and Yemen. The family-owned business offers a delicious all-day brunch, dinner, baked sweets and coffee.
WHAT TO ORDER: Arayes Burger
Motek is the 2022 reigning Burger Bash champion, making their burgers a must-try. The Arayes Burger puts a unique spin on an American classic. Rather than a traditional patty and bun, the café stuffs Lebanese grilled beef into a pita that’s served with tahini, pickles, and the choice of fried or mixed greens. Motek also offers a version using Impossible Meat, allowing vegans to enjoy the mouth-watering sandwich too.
Venture into Aventura Mall’s Treats Food Hall to find Jrk!, a Jamaican fast-casual restaurant. Jrk! modernizes traditional homemade Jamaican dishes with health-conscious ingredients that will keep your taste buds and body happy.
WHAT TO ORDER: Jerk Shrimp
Order the jerk shrimp for an explosion of Caribbean zest. The bowl includes shrimp, rice with peas, pineapple mango salsa, pineapple plantains, jerk peppers and onions.
Don’t end your feast around the world early. Explore Aventura Mall’s 50+ restaurants and eateries.