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In general, Miami is known for its Cuban fare and variety of Latin American and Caribbean cuisines — including Argentine and Venezuelan. It's also a hot spot for chefs and mixologists from all over the globe. And, of course, with the ocean nearby, seafood — especially stone crabs at the historic Joe's Stone Crab — is mandatory. A local tip: The fried chicken is also delicious. And if you don't want to wait two hours in line, order from Joe's Take Away and organize a beach picnic.

You can't go wrong with any of the hotels mentioned, which offer everything from a carnivore's repast at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann (Faena Hotel Miami Beach) to a rustic Emilia-Romagna feast at Osteria Morini (Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach). In fact, a lot of the restaurants mentioned are also in hotels that vary from the historic and renovated to the newer and funkier, such as the Moxy.

Miami Beach also features a world of Michelin-starred talent. Kosushi Miami's exquisite sushi menu and cocktails merge Brazilian and Colombian influences. At SLS South Beach Miami, The Bazaar by José Andrés incorporates stunning molecular-gastronomic Latin American and Caribbean bites. And a little further north, check out Thomas Keller's The Surf Club Restaurant (just technically over the Miami Beach border in Surfside) at the historic Four Seasons at The Surf Club, as well as Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach for outstanding Chinese cuisine. And right next door, Nobu Miami in the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach offers world-class seafood (Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is a boutique section of the Morris Lapidus-designed Eden Roc Miami Beach).

Rooftop dining and drinking have become especially popular, lofting guests into the balmy Miami skies across a variety of restaurants and lounges. Try Mila's Mediterranean and Japanese menu, Serena's Mexican dishes at the Moxy Miami South Beach, and Peruvian-influenced Japanese on Watr at the 1 Hotel's rooftop.

At Juvia, try a mix of French, Japanese, and Peruvian — but check out the Champagne bar and sunset-dinner menus as well. Smoke hookah at Voodoo Nightclub & Rooftop Lounge, and don't miss Sky Yard at the top of the Lincoln Eatery, a popular food hall.

For strictly local talent, get to know married chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, who run Stiltsville Fish Bar. We also admire chef Jeremy Ford — who meticulously maintains Stubborn Seed — as well as chef Bee's (his formal name is Piyarat Potha Arreeratn) NaiYaRa Thai & Sushi. Further north, at 27 Restaurant & Bar and Broken Shaker, both in the Freehand hotel, Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi were the first ones to revolutionize the Magic City drinks industry with their cocktail sleight of hand.

For more casual eats, roam Miami Beach's food halls: Lincoln Road Mall and Time Out Market. And feel like a real Miamian by ordering a beer at the long-running Abbey Brewing Co. and a tropical sorbet at The Frieze. Head to Charlotte Bakery for Venezuelan-Argentine croquetas and empanadas, and find a mojito or Cuban coffee just about anywhere — but try Mas Cuba Cafe if you're taking a museum break at The Bass.

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/your-ultimate-guide-to-miami-beach/ss-AAPPMf2

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