In addition to serving good food, Jim and Neesie in the Generator Hostel makes great cocktails. This Mid-Beach spot is home to some of the best margaritas in the city, which go very well with their oysters with cucumber mint mignonette and the excellent crispy octopus too. It’s also pretty laid-back here, and feels more like a dim living room in case you’d like to actually hear the person you’re eating with.
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27 Restaurant in Mid-Beach does both dinner and drinks incredibly well in a laid back, tropical space.
Taquiza North Beach
Taquiza in North Beach makes the best tacos in Miami and is one of the most affordable spots in the area.
Taquiza is a rare affordable spot in South Beach that also makes some of the best tacos in the city.
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MiMo’s tiny Blue Collar is kind of like an upscale diner, serving a great cheeseburger, big sandwiches, and braised meats.
Upland is where to go to escape the clubs and chain steakhouses of South of Fifth, while also enjoying some good pizza and pasta.
Ms. Cheezious in MiMo is where you want to go if you’re in the mood for any kind of grilled cheese.
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Mama Joon is a Mediterranean restaurant in the Life House Hotel in South Beach. The food is just okay, but the backyard is pretty.
Esotico is a shiny tiki bar and restaurant near Downtown. The drinks are strong and they serve a surprisingly good octopus hot dog.
Katana in North Beach is one of those sushi restaurants where the plates float by on a little stream, and it works great for small groups or dates.
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