Miami Spice: The City’s Top 10 Restaurants

Everyone who reads my weekly column knows I love food and I’m a big fan of Miami. So for this week I thought it’d be fun to give you my Top 10 list of my favourite Miami’s restaurants. Every one of these is sure to please even the most picky Foodie.

My Ceviche
Chef Samuel Gorenstein will soon have three locations,1250 South Miami Ave, in Brickel and he’ll also open in Coral Gables at the shops at Midtown Miami.

Sam is a genius. He has a talent using raw foods. It is fresh and tasty and I have experienced his food first hand, when he was on food network’s kitchen inferno and I was judging. He made the best Fish soup I’ve ever had.

Zuma
This restaurant, started out in London then made its way to Miami and also Bangkok.
It was right after to the Nobu explosion that they hit the scene. People at first thought it was a copy of Nobu but it’s creative and modern and not at all like traditional Japanese cuisine. Great crowd but very expensive. Try the Bangkok outlet as I find it to be much more affordable.

Mr. Chow
Mr. Chow is a New York, Miami, London, Beverly Hills and Malibu fixture. Located at the W Hotel South Beach, it has an impressive interior design. The combination of Chinese recipes mixed with an incredible western flair makes it a winner. The Beijing duck is unreal!

Barton G’s
This is all about theatre and the artful display of food. This is one eatery where you should never request the kitchen to custom make something as the menu here is specifically crafted so all the food has to be prepared the way it was meant to be. It’s dramatic. The food is creative with huge portion sizes and best of all, it tastes great.

GG’s
This is a little bit farther up in Hallandale Beach. The restaurant has a beautiful view on the canal. It’s well priced and it’s the epitome of Miami modern cuisine.

Le tub
Also based in Hallandale Beach. This is about the joint. One that is written about frequently. Oprah Winfrey claimed they made has the best beef burger she ever had. It’s inexpensive so you can just dress down and enjoy. But be prepared to be waiting in line.

Villagio
In the very chic Bal Harbour Shops is this Italian food temple which has incredible pastas and salads.
The salad is the best, all seafood and great olive oil . Jus ask them to go light on the garlic.

Paquitos
One of the best Mexican places in Miami, well technically it’s in North Miami Beach. Paquitos shows that well prepared Mexican food can have fresh flavor and that it can be so much more delicate than some congealed mess with thick dense starch. Salsas and guacamole are amazing here.

Joe’s Stone crab
Still one of the most iconic restaurants in the whole of South Florida. You can’t book ahead and lines usally start to build from 5 PM. Amazing imports of brilliant crab, in particular the Red Alaskan is to die for.

Prime 112
Looking for great steak? This is the one place for the best in South Florida. Fillet mignon is my favorite there.

What do you think? What’s your fav Miami resto?  Hit us up on Twitter @goingglobaltv and let me know.

Daniel - Living GreenDaniel Green, the Model Cook is a Celebrity Chef known for his healthy approach to food and living  well. With TV, books, magazines and live appearances, Daniel spends his time helping fans to cook better, feel better and live better. He’s also an avid traveler and a self-confessed Foodie.

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