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The Resy Guide to the Must-Eat Dishes of Miami


There’s something about being in Miami that makes people want to go big: order the deluxe seafood tower, splurge for the colossal stone crabs, try the gold-encrusted filet. There’s a time and a place for those meals, but you can find so much joy in Miami restaurants right now without going over the top.

The simple beauty of a fresh mahi sandwich along the Miami River, of dim sum in a strip mall, of croquetas at a ventanita, of griot and pikliz on the beach — these are the experiences that define eating in Miami.

Need “fancy?” You can have seared foie gras with guava in Hialeah or wagyu short ribs in Coconut Grove, and both will be cooked for you by the people who own those joints. People who live and work and eat in Miami. People who know that this town’s best food requires no gold foil to stand out.

Step aside, colossal crabs. (There’s always time for you later.) Here’s our guide to 17 dishes that make Miami truly delicious.

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