As if there weren’t enough restaurants in Miami, 2019 is coming in strong with some of the most amazing up and coming restaurants to hit the scene. From Mexican to Japanese, we’re going to let you in on some of the hottest places to eat in Miami that are about to make their mark in the restaurant world.
So, get your phones ready to show off those amazing food pictures because you’re not going to want to miss this.

Here are Miamis Top 6 Up and Coming Restaurants:

First on our list is a Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge with a large, open space, adorned with Japanese style accents. Kaido provides a comfortable environment where guest can enjoy themselves while drinking Japanese-inspired cocktails and eating some amazing cuisine. Come in for dinner and try some of their specialties such as the Grilled Foie Gras (Kyoto cherry blossoms) and the Pineapple-Yuzu Kakigori (Coconut, Blueberries). After (or before) dinner, unwind with one of their custom cocktails or a glass of champagne. You’ll feel like you’re at home.


A Mexican centered restaurant that caters to the three elements of the pre-Hispanic era: Nixtamal (partially cooked corn), Mezcal (served by the sip or by the shot), and Wood Fire, due to the fact that they use a wood fire grill to prepare their dishes. Bakan prepares amazing authentic Mexican food with everything from fresh guacamole to Escamoles (an egg sautéed in butter, shallots, epazote, guacamole and blue corn tortilla). They also have plenty of drinks to choose from such as margaritas and many specialty drink option. Which one will you choose?

La Placita
Run by Latin American TV and soap opera star, Julian Gil, and famous chef and restaurant owner, Jose Mendin, La Placita is a colorful and exciting environment specializing in Puerto Rican cuisine. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you get a sense of the culture through not only the food but the design and accents that add a certain characteristic to the environment. Come in for lunch, brunch, and dinner and get some of your favorite Puerto Rican dishes prepared fresh for you. Don’t forget about happy hour! Come in during these hours and receive a five-dollar plate or any beverage for a lower price.

When you step foot into this restaurant, you’ll automatically feel like you’re eating outdoors within nature. Bamboo-style chairs and trees covering nearly every corner, giving this restaurant a chic yet quaint feel to it and will leave you feeling relaxed and at one with nature. Specializing in Italian/Latin American cuisine, you can get anything from pizza to Ensalada Verde. Eating here will be in an experience like no other.

While the plates are a bit higher in price, once you take your first bite, you won’t regret it. With Edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling, brick lines within the walls and a large bar area that seems to specialize in Mezcals (considering their large collection), Pez is the definition of a hipster dining experience. Specializing in Mexican style seafood, they merged the two to create dishes such as shrimp enchiladas and fish tostadas. If you’re like me and have an addiction to both, Mexican food and Seafood, you’ve come to the right place. They won’t disappoint.

Time out Miami

A local shopping center that specializes in some of the best restaurants and cafés that Miami has to offer. That’s not all though. Time out Miami has everything from attractions to music and nightlife activities. Whether you’re with your family and friends or on a date with that special someone, this is the place to go this summer. Check it out for yourself.

So, if you’re a local to Miami and feel like you’ve tried out every restaurant that there possibly is, think again. These restaurants are soon to be the next hotspots that everyone – local or otherwise- are going to want to check out.

Congratulations! You got it inside look on some of the soon to be hottest restaurants in Miami. Now go check them out before everybody else does!