Where to eat from August 1 to September 30


For anyone who loves food, August and September in Miami is always something to look forward to. Miami Spice is a two-month restaurant promotion, organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) 21 years ago, initially with the goal of attracting tourists to Miami during its low season. While that’s certainly no longer an issue, Miami’s spice tradition is one that locals and visitors alike look forward to every year.

This year, lunch/brunch menus will cost $28, while dinner will cost $45 or $60, a slight increase from last year and, for the first time, two different tiers. These prices include a starter, main course and dessert. (Taxes, gratuities and libations are extra.) According to GMCVB, “The two different price points for dinner this year were introduced to maintain the program’s commitment to value and allow for greater variety restaurants to participate, with an emphasis on flexibility and options. The difference between the two tiers reflects the cost of entrees and ingredients used. Restaurants can choose to offer one or two dinner menu options as long as that menus reflect value and savings over their current menu prices.

Some of this year’s new additions include Leku at the Rubell Museum (they’re hosting an early preview, so diners can grab their Miami Spice offerings now); Chug’s Diner by James Beard-appointed chef Michael Beltran, who recently received a Michelin Bib Gourmand; Hoja Taqueria by the team behind Broken Shaker; Casa Isola, the Italian outpost of chef José Mendín, named by James Beard; and Cote Miami, a Michelin-starred New York import.

Kaori’s kitchen in Brickell is now led by Cuban-Chinese-Colombian executive chef Raymond Li (formerly a corporate chef at El Cielo Hospitality Group, which launched its family-focused Li’s Dimsum concept during the pandemic) where he serves artfully, loaded with umami Pan-Asian plates. “Our menu this year is a mix between our signatures and [new] dishes we introduced a few months ago, all showcasing the sophisticated simplicity of the restaurant,” Li shares. he learned to make during his stay at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris.

For vegans and anyone interested in plant-based cuisine, Full Bloom Vegan Cuisine in Miami Beach, voted America’s Best Vegan Restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2021, is participating for the first time this year. Owner Omar Barberini shares that they will be serving some of their popular dishes that best showcase their globally inspired cuisine crafted by Venezuelan-born vegan executive chef Chris Rojas, who previously worked at Norman Van Aken’s Norman’s 180 and Zuma.

Chef Adrianne Calvo, who recently celebrated 15 years of her flagship kitchen brand, Maximum Flavor, has been a Miami Spice participant for 10 years. “We love Miami Spice and how it makes Miami more food-centric in August and September,” she enthuses. “Everyone is obsessed with where they’re going and what they’re trying. The energy is contagious! Chef Adrianne’s restaurant and wine bar, which bears the same name, will offer a Miami Spice dinner menu this year, in addition to lunch. Customers can expect bestsellers like brown sugar-crusted salmon, 24-hour braised ribs, sweet corn tamalito, and new items like wahoo sashimi.

His restaurant Cracked is also joining for the first time this year. “We wanted to provide a new option for our loyal fans and give an opportunity to those who haven’t tried [the restaurant] yet to experience it. Putting it all on a concise and curated menu where diners can choose from three dishes, gives them three great opportunities to fall in love with Cracked!

Here are the restaurants participating in Miami Spice 2022, by neighborhood:

Airport area

Restaurant of the 94th Aero Squadron


Leku at the Rubell Museum


Bourbon Steak Miami

Estiatorio Ornos at Michael Mina Restaurant

Novecento Aventura

Perl by IP Leader

Pubbelly Sushi Aventura

Reunion Ktchn Bar

Ball port

Handcrafted beach house

Atlanticos – Port St. Regis Bal

The Zoo-Restaurant

coconut grove

Cuban Chug Dinner

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden

Restaurant Jaguar


Peacock Garden Bistro

plant queen

The key club

Coral Gables

Bugatti Bistro

Eclectic restaurant and bar



Restaurant Gustave

Kao Sushi & Grill

MesaMar Seafood Table

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Sawa Restaurant and Lounge

Seasons 52

Wagyu Bar

Tur kitchen

Restaurant of the Two Sisters

Well-Fed Modern Latin Restaurant



BLT Prime

Blue Matisse Restaurant and Nau Lounge

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

Downtown Miami Neighborhood / Brickell Neighborhood

American Social


South Boulevard

Brickell Brewery Key

Cana Restaurant and Lounge


Da Tang Zhen Wei

Restaurant Fi’lia




La Canita

La Terraza Cafe & Bar

Restaurant & Bar



Novecento Brickell

Paperfish Sushi

Perricone Market and Café

Pubbelly Sushi Downtown Brickell

Quinto La Huella



Toro Toro

Divine Tuscany

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab

Via Emilia Garden


Café Catula Gourmet restaurant and art gallery

Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard restaurant and wine bar

Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland

Restaurant Whitney’s

Vizcaya key

Beach Canteen

lighthouse keepers

Little Havana

Cafe La Trova

Miami Beach: Mid-Beach

Ambersweet at The Confidante Miami Beach

Donna Mare Trattoria

Hoja Taqueria

The Palms Restaurant

Miami Beach: North Beach

Cafe Prima Pasta

Miami Beach: South Beach

7 spice restaurant and lounge

A fish called Avalon

Azabu Miami Beach

Baia Beach ClubMiami

Bar Collins


Cafe Americano Ocean Drive

Casa Isola Osteria

Chotto Matte

Como Como Marisqueria

Dolce Italian Restaurant

drunk dragon

Fratelli La Bufala

Full Bloom – Gourmet Vegan Cuisine

Havana 1957 Ocean Drive

Jaya, at Setai

Jubia Miami

Katsuya South Beach

La Cerveceria De Barrio

Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill

Mareva 1939 at the National Hotel

Meet Dalia

Mercato Della PescheriaMiami Beach

Mila Restaurant


Orange Blossom

Orilla Bar & Grill

Planta South Beach

first fish

First Italian

Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach

RWSB Miami


social club

strawberry moon

Sushi garage

Serevene Miami

Tanuki Miami

The Bazaar of José Andrés

Via Emilie 9

court house

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Miami Design District


Miami side


Grill of raw sugar cane bar

Swan and strip of bass

Miami Lakes


ML Steaks + Sports


French bistro

real food kitchen

South Miami area

Cracked by chef Adrianne

Old Lisbon Sunset Road

Restaurant of the Two Chefs

Sunny Isles Beach

Azzurro Italian Restaurant and Bar

IL Mulino NY – Sunny Isles Beach

Kitchen 305

Upper East Side

Blue collar


Wynwood area

Back door monkey


Miami Bottled Blonde


Mayami Mexicantina & Bar

Negroni town center

Pez Loco – Restaurant and tequila bar


For more information and for updates on new restaurant additions, visit the Miami Spice website


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