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Dining Out: The Hot New Restaurants in Miami

Skip the diet and eat out at these recently opened dining spots.

Miami is constantly evolving with an exploding art scene, prominent sports teams and thousands of visitors and new residents migrating daily. The culinary culture is just as sought-after as the real estate. From celeb chefs to global eats from Peru, the Mediterranean and the Far East, here are the hottest new restaurants you need to try right now.

Izzy's Fish & Oyster

South Beach got a piece of the northeastern pie with the opening of Izzy's Fish & Oyster. This modern New England seafood joint from local favorite chef Jamie DeRosa offers new takes on old favorites such as fish and chips, clam bellies and Maine lobster rolls, served hot or cold. 432 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.397.8843


In Thompson Miami Beach, "Top Chef" Dale Talde’s latest namesake eatery, TALDE Miami Beach joins the ranks of his two NYC-area outposts. First-generation Filipino-American, he’s known for mixing East and West in creative mash-ups such as pretzel pork and chive dumplings. The atmosphere is just as dope: Old-school hip-hop and graffiti fill the tavern-inspired dining room. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.605.4094 

Kung Pao chicken wings
Kung Pao chicken wings (Courtesy TALDE Miami Beach)

Los Fuegos 

One of the top toques in South America, Francis Mallman is venerated for his vibrant approach, using outdoor fire cooking as his trademark technique. Mallman's only North American restaurant, Los Fuegos, located on the Veranda of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, features the renowned chef's signature asado (outdoor barbecue), along with Argentine wines and craft cocktails. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.8800 

Driftwood Room

Known for its nightlife and party scene, Miami Beach is also home to hip, trendy and top restaurants. Food Network Star Alex Guarnaschelli helms the stoves at Driftwood Room, a coastal Mediterranean-inspired establishment that opened in October inside the new Nautilus SIXTY Hotel. Florida shrimp à la plancha and lemonfish crudo are served in the mid-century-style dining room and outdoor terrace, which spans nearly 2,000 square feet. 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.503.5700

Driftwood Room outdoor terrace
The luxurious outdoor terrace at Driftwood Room complements the Art Deco architecture of the Nautilus Hotel. (Courtesy Driftwood Room)

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

Peruvian food has been on the rise for quite some time. Having spent time in Peru immersing themselves in the culture, the team behind Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar has experienced the passion and pride of Peru, which is evident in the restaurant’s design, cuisine and atmosphere. This Kendall neighborhood hot spot has brought it to a new level with vivid bites (think passion fruit ceviche), creative cocktails and more than 50 beers in fashionable digs. 8405 Mills Drive, Miami, 305.630.3844

Ceviche spoon
Ceviche is a popular Peruvian dish. (Courtesy Pisco y Nazca)


A mix of bar, market, bakery and raw bar, Marion is Miami's one-stop shop for elegant Mediterranean. This is the perfect place for a casual meal or to pickup a meal to go. Here you'll nosh on homemade bread and wood-fired fish while sitting on leather banquettes. Brass mirrors, large windows and antique lighting create a cozy French-bistro ambience.  1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, 786.695.0101


Now open at The Setai hotel in Miami Beach, is buzz-worthy Jaya. Under the direction of executive chef Mathias Gervais, Jaya is a celebration of Southeast and Northern Asian cultures. The menu is a combination of new creations by Gervais and executive sous chef like Thali platter and pork bun bao, and longtime Setai favorites including Peking duck and dim sums. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 855.923.7899

Indian Thali platter
Thali platter consists of small pots of chicken, fish and okra. (Courtesy Jaya)