The Best of Miami Spice

photo courtesy of pubbelly

Every year for the months of August and September, some of Miami's best restaurants offer diners the best of Miami cuisine at the best price – $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner. A two-month restaurant promotion that lasts from August 1 to September 30, participating eateries offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes. 

The offering is expansive, with restaurants as far as Doral, Sunny Isles, and Pinecrest serving delicious dishes and signature sweets. And it's the perfect time to try the restaurants on your list.

Here, our list of favorites for Miami Spice.

27 Restaurant and Bar
The menu is a mix of delicious dishes that showcase the restaurants blend of Israeli-LatinAmerican-Caribbean flavors including the spicy griot & pikliz and Elad's signature shakshuka. The highlight? The menu comes with a complimentary cocktail from one of the best bars in town. 

One of the most talked about new restaurants in Coconut Grove, the Spice menu at Ariete will rotate every ten days showcasing a mix of seasonal dishes and standout favorites already popular with the regulars. Go with a friend who likes share and avoid choosing between seasonal pie and house-made doughnuts for dessert.

If you like a good dim sum brunch Hakkasan's lunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays and is sure to leave you feeling full. The menu includes a dim sum basket with three different dumplings, three entrees and a mango custard for dessert.

One of Miami's best gastropubs Pubbelly's Miami Spice dinner menu starts with an selection of five different signature appetizers and gives diners a choice of four entrees – think corn soup dumplings, duck confit ravioli. or uni pasta. There's dessert too. 

Pao by Paul Qui
The menu at Pao draws on Filipino flavors serving up Unicorn – a mix of sea urchin and corn pudding – alongside smoked short rib asado and buko pandan, a dessert made from young coconut and pandan jelly.

The neighborhood favorite brings back its popular prime rib just for Miami Spice. Enough said.

Toro Toro 
This hidden gem at the Intercontinental offers a Pan-American twist on steakhouse favorites with smoked swordfish dip and prime grade skirt steak. For dessert, pay $5 extra for the pleasure of La Bomba, a chocolate sphere filled with fresh berries, dulce de leche & strawberry ice cream, cream cheese mousse, almond cookie crumbs, and caramel, prepared tableside.

Miami Spice
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