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5 Hidden Gems

By Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual with contributions by Lisa Petrillo

Casa Faena photo by Nik Koenig

06.18.18

The feast is on! From dazzling debuts to dishes we can't get enough of, here are 50 reasons why Miami’s dining scene is hotter than ever.

Casa Faena
This needle in a haystack can be found within the staggeringly large Faena District. Sundays bring the (Not Your) Basic Beach Brunch, with standouts like lobster eggs Benedict. 3500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.8485

Palat Miami
Buena Vista is all about the small yet mighty these days, so it comes as no surprise that this new tapas-focused restaurant fits right in. Menu highlights include sea urchin with squid ink pasta. 4702 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786.953.7577

Palmar
Now that Miami’s Asian cuisine shortage is a thing of the past, there is plenty of room for finds that up the ante. Palmar sparkles with tropically twisted upscale Chinese dishes like clementine chicken. 180 NW 29th St., Miami, 305.542.0532

Paon Eatery
Helmed by a chef who worked at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona, the petite Paon is a huge find. Just order the warm Brie with tomato and truffle oil on brioche toast for proof. 1076 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor, 786.348.0672

Riviera Focacceria
Italiana It’s worth circling Midtown to find this tiny treasure, where the focaccia con formaggio is a melty treat worthy of obsession. 3252 NE Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, 786.220.6251