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Best Places to Eat in Miami

July 10, 2019

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It’s no secret that Miami is home to an impressive and diverse array of cuisines, esteemed restaurants and award-winning chefs. Indulging in a variety of local and international flavors is one of the many perks of visiting or residing in the Magic City – and at Aventura Mall, we’ve kept this in mind. In addition to offering the city’s superior shopping experience as The Best Mall in Miami, we offer topnotch, cult-followed and Michelin Star Chef-led establishments, with eye-catching aesthetics for every occasion and mouthwatering dishes to please every palate.

Here are just a handful of Miami’s best restaurants located right here at Aventura Mall:


Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar

Voted Best Restaurant in South Florida and Best Brunch in Miami, Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar guarantees patrons an entertaining experience via its extensive offering of craft beers on tap, a craft bottled beer list, hand-crafted cocktails, premium rotating bourbons and delectable eats. The Aventura establishment boasts a 1,200-square-foot patio, which overlooks an open-air piazza. Cool off from the Miami heat with a fresh Florida-made brew and visit between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends to indulge in the restaurant’s popular bottomless brunch.

Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar is located on the upper level of the New Wing.


International Smoke

Cult-followed for its smoke-y, globally-inspired and flavorful signature BBQ dishes, International Smoke – created by award-winning Chef Michael Mina, and lifestyle star and cookbook author Ayesha Curry – now has a Miami location right here at Aventura Mall. The 200-seat restaurant is outfitted with brass and wood furniture, along with a maroon and red color palette inspired by the cooking times of meat, ranging from rare to well done. The outside terrace is decorated in neutral and bright pink accents, including a neon sign reading, “Drink a Little, Smoke a Little.” Menu highlights include cocktails with a kick, charcoal grilled shellfish, wood grilled steaks, juicy smoked pork ribs that fall right off the bone, and more.

International Smoke is located on the lower level of the outdoor area in the New Wing.


Serafina Miami

For a chic atmosphere, inventive libations by Cocktail Cartel, and delectable Italian dishes, search no further than famed New York eatery Serafina. Authentic pastas, signature pizzas and bubbly Bellini’s bring a piece of la dolce vita to the Miami dining scene. In addition to its coveted menu, which is comprised of local and imported Italian ingredients, the eatery is enhanced by its covered outdoor pergola surrounded by lush greenery and bright flowers – the perfect spot to enjoy some of the best pizza and pasta in Miami. Buon Appetito!

Serafina Miami is located on the upper level of the New Wing.


Pubbelly Sushi

Eclectic cocktails, rolls and dishes await diners at Pubbelly Sushi by Chef and restauranteur Jose Mendin. The restaurant features a view of the mall’s three-story slide tower and Gorillas in the Mist fountain/splash pad, and offers high-top tables on its outdoor patio, as well as a spacious indoor dining room. Guests can enjoy sipping drinks from funky glasses, experimenting with a variety of plates, and relishing in the elevated and upbeat atmosphere.

Pubbelly Sushi is located on the lower level of the outdoor area in the New Wing.


Genuine Pizza

Enjoy everyone’s favorite go-to meal – or better yet, sign up for a pizza making class – in Genuine Pizza’s light and airy space. The ingredient-driven pizzeria creates pies and dishes with honest ingredients, chef-curated toppings, and a tender, quick-fired crust. Its 3,500-square-foot establishment is characterized by string lights, orange barstools, stained-wood tables, yellow and grey Cuban tiles, and a large moss wall. Outdoor seating offers orange chairs and marble-topped tables surrounded by green landscaping.

Genuine Pizza is located on the lower level of the outdoor area in the New Wing.



Dive in to a menu synonymous with South Florida’s exciting medley of Latin cultures at CVI.CHE 105. Voted Best Ceviche in Miami by Miami New Times, the restaurant offers a vast selection of unique, creative and flavorful Peruvian gastronomy. Industrious chef and owner Juan Chipoco’s indoor-outdoor Aventura location is next to the mall’s 93-foot-tall slide tower by Carsten Höller and the Haas Brothers’ Gorillas in the Mist fountain, giving it a fun, family-friendly feel. Inside the modern, airy dining room with white booths, colorful Peruvian fabrics and a striking porcelain fish chandelier are a busy sushi bar and semi-open kitchen for plenty of culinary theater.

CVI.CHE 105 is located on the lower level of the outdoor area in the New Wing.


Le Pain Quotidien

Searching for where to eat in Miami when you want to be transported to a European brassiere? Look no further than Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian bakery-restaurant offering lighter fare in a bistro atmosphere. The indoor/outdoor restaurant flanks the “Gorillas in the Mist” fountain and provides plenty of patio seating, as well as a cozy indoor dining room. Enjoy a cup of coffee, sandwiches, pastries and more.

Le Pain Quotidien is located on the lower level of the outdoor area in the New Wing.


Once you’ve added these top restaurants in Miami to your dining list, there are plenty more options to explore throughout the mall’s wings and inside Treats Food Hall. Now, dig in!

For more information, visit or call 305-935-1110.

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