This month we’re exploring South Beach, powered by Lyft. Get ready for our neighborhood guide, dropping next week!
Eating well on South Beach can feel like parting with your whole paycheck when the bill comes. But not during Miami Spice. For those two months, you have an overwhelming number of affordable options. Here are the ones we’re most excited about:
Set in a restored 1930s house on the beach, this restaurant’s got a homey, kitschy feel, but with an internationally inspired menu that you wouldn’t find on your grandma’s dinner table. Sip a signature cocktail poolside on their outside patio, or come with a group and enjoy your meal family-style in a dining room worthy of a Pinterest board.
With terrace views and seafood-strong Mediterranean fare (thanks to Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli), Driftwood Room is one of the swankier spots on our Spice list. Dress to impress and take advantage of the prix fixe menu for a perfect date or meet-the-parents situation.
Our South Beach Spice list is a little hotel-heavy, but with good reason — this Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine located in the Fountainebleau is worth the mention. Make sure to visit the dimly lit, modern space on Saturdays and Sundays for some dank dim sum only offered during lunchtime.
Juvia’s the resident rooftop restaurant on our South Beach Spice list — the spot’s outdoor terrace has a rooftop garden feel and an ultramodern dining room. And if their outrageous views aren’t enough, their bomb menu fusion of Peruvian, Japanese and French style cuisine should be.
Let’s just start off with the fact that Yuca is actually an abbreviation for Young Urban Cuban American, so you know what you’re getting yourself into. Located right on Lincoln Road, this place has a vibe as vibrant and colorful as the Cuban fare it dishes out — unfortunately, their salsa dancing classes aren’t on the Spice menu.