Best New Restaurants in South Beach & Miami

April 28, 2016

New restaurants open in the South Beach and Miami areas all the time. Some make it and become hot spots for celebrities, while others open and fail rather quickly. Finding the best new restaurants isn’t always easy. Here’s a look at some of the top choices recently opened in the South Beach and Miami area.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – 1220 16 Street, South Beach


Maybe the hottest new restaurant, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila features plenty of great choices with a different feel than most South Beach restaurants. It’s a hip new restaurant with a covert lounge and caters to taco lovers. They also provide late night options to fill your cravings after dinner time.

This isn’t going to be the place you go if you want the finest dining option in the area. Instead, it’s a great spot for a casual meal or late night hang out. It’s owned and operated by the Menin Hotel Group in Miami.

The restaurant is known for providing excellent tacos with plenty of flavor. They actually converted a warehouse into the restaurant and the tacos are served from an Airstream trailer found inside the doors. It’s funky, unique and perfect for those looking for something different.

Coya – 999 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Brickell already has a very exciting dining scene, but Coya adds even more excitement. This spot provides plenty of colorful decor and feels a bit like it came over from London. The Peruvian menu provides a number of excellent choices and there’s a dedicated ceviche bar for all to enjoy.

Coya is known for the amazing seafood, fresh vegetables and meat skewers prepared on a charcoal grill. They serve herb and fruit infused liquors, along with plenty of excellent mixed drinks from the bar. Even if you’re new to Peruvian dishes, you can enjoy plenty of excellent choices recommended by the staff.

The dining room provides a look at many area antiques from native works of art to murals and so much more. Coya has a location in the UK, which was named as the Restaurant of the Year, as well.

Traymore Restaurant & Bar – 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


A casual choice with plenty of excellent seafood, Traymore Restaurant & Bar is found inside the Metropolitan by COMA Miami Beach Hotel. Chef Jonathan Lane provides healthy dishes featuring locally sourced freshwater fish, along with many other options. It’s known as Shambhala Cuisine and incorporates many seasonal Florida ingredients into the dishes.

You can enjoy a tower of shellfish, Key West shrimp, a chargrilled steak and even wild mushroom ragu. They even provide brunch on Saturdays and live jazz until 3pm.

Corsair – 1999 West County Club Drive, Aventura

Recently, Chef Scott Conant from the FoodTV show “Chopped” brought his talents to the Turnberry Isle Resort in a new restaurant called Corsair. This restaurant features Farmhouse Mediterranean dishes perfect for foodies to enjoy. With plenty of seasonal ingredients and a rustic feel, this is a place you could easily get hooked on. You may fall in love and this spot might become your new choice every weekend.

The restaurant overlooks the Miller Golf Course with both indoor and outdoor tables. They provides eservice all day long with a bar menu full of appetizers and plenty of full meals on the dinner menu. Enjoy diver scallops, a large rib eye, boneless wings, seafood tartare and plenty of other choices here.

Matador Room & Bar – 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


A retro choice with a relaxed atmosphere, the Matador Room is found inside the newly renovated EDITION Hotel in Miami Beach. It’s the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy stepping into an era of tropical refinement. The dining room provides plenty of glamour with a retro style much like a 1950s hotel.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten provides a menu full of amazing dishes with a Caribbean and Latin influence. He uses plenty of locally-sourced ingredients, such as the Florida octopus, roasted red snapper and Florida grouper tacos.

The decor includes plenty of pictures of bull fighters (Matadors) to add to the feel. Of course, you can also enjoy one of the fine cocktails from friendly bartenders when you dine at the Matador Room, as well.

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There are several new restaurants open throughout Miami and South Beach. If you’re looking for a new hot spot or just something different, these new restaurants provide just what you need. Try them all and find your new favorite spot for a night out.

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