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These are the best new restaurants on Miami Spice in 2023

The suffocating August heat is upon us but we’re kind of ok with it because of Miami Spice! From August 1st through September 30th, local Miami restaurants will feature a 3-course meal for either lunch, brunch, or dinner at a steal. At just $30 or $35 for lunch$30 or $35 for brunch, and $45 or $60 for dinner, you can hop around Miami trying out the spots that have been on your list. 

Every week in August and September, we will be publishing at least one guide to help you navigate and decide where to go next for Miami Spice. You should know that we’ve done your homework for you, which includes some math to make sure that you’re making the most of your time and dinero

For this round, we are focusing on the restaurants that are joining Miami Spice for the first time in 2023. Some of these are new restaurants while others have been around for longer but chose this year, to make their Miami Spice debut. Either way, we’d go here if we were you. 


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address2856 Tigertail Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Miami Spice availability: Lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
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Step into Koko by Bakan for Miami Spice and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a trendy spot in Mexico City. Not only is the food amazing, but the design of Koko is chic and where you want to spend time with your girls. And speaking of the eats, Miami Spice lunch for just $35? Sí, por favor! You’ll want to try everything on the menu. Try the balanced Aguachile Güero and sizzling Short Rib Tacos. “Provechito”.



Neighborhood: Bal Harbour
Address: 9700 Collins Ave Suite 101
Cuisine: Mediterranean 
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner every day; weekend brunch
Book your table: HERE
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Located in the lovely Bal Harbour Shops, Aba is anything but your average Mediterranean restaurant. We can’t even believe it’s located in a mall, that’s how good it is. Believe us when we say that their Miami Spice offerings are out of this world. They’re offering up some seriously flavorful dishes that go beyond hummus (although their hummus with sweet corn and smoky garlic is a must-try). From lamb and beef kefta kebabs to charred eggplant spread with house yogurt, Aba is bringing the heat with their range of entrées. And if you’re brunching it up, think short rib shakshukakefta & eggs with tzatziki, lemon dill rice, and a delicious summer vegetable frittata. But let’s not forget about dessert, because Aba knows how to end the meal with a bang. Frozen Greek yogurt and peach drop biscuit basket with Chantilly cream, anyone? Don’t take our word for it, head over to Aba, one bite and you’ll be hooked. We’d come here after a much needed shopping break.



Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 11 Washington Ave
American, seafood
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Friday to Sunday; dinner Wednesday to Sunday
Book your table: HERE
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Ok Hungries, this is MAJOR! Can we get a hallelujah for Joe’s Stone Crab finally joining the Miami Spice family? This legendary eatery has been the apple of Miami’s eye for over a century, and it’s about time they got in on the Spice action. For $35, you can indulge in their incredible lunch menu from Friday to Sunday, and if you want to take it up a notch, their $45/$65 dinner menus are available from Wednesday to Sunday. Just thinking about their iconic Stone Crab Bisque and famous Chopped Salad is enough to make us go bananas and let’s not forget about their iconic Key Lime Pie (seriously, it’s a must-try)! Although they aren’t in season yet, you can add some Stone Crabs to whatever menu you choose for $20 to $45 more.



Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 698 NE 1st Ave G170
Cuisine: French
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
Book your table: HERE
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Attention Hungries and francophiles, there’s a new kid on the block and she’s ready to spice things up! Chef Michael Beltran’s French-inspired Miami cuisine is giving us a taste of opulence for the next 2 months. Get ready to indulge in escargot with herb butter and pork terrine before diving into their mussel bouillabaisse with toasted sourdough bread, before moving on to entrees like French onion soup agnolotti or an au poivre burger. And don’t even get us started on the dessert – rum  baba or a citrus and lavender blood orange granita with lavender ice cream and orange meringue. All of this for only $60 per person, after one meal here, you’ll be dreaming of the day when Miami Spice returns (or visit again and again).



Neighborhood: Design District
Address140 NE 39th St Unit #133
Cuisine: Italian
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner Sunday to Thursday; Sunday brunch
Book your table: HERE
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Get ready to immerse yourself in pink perfection at Sofia Design District. Picture yourself brunching under a frilly, pink umbrella in their charming courtyard or dining amidst their stylish dining room. Whatever time you choose, prepare to be dazzled by their Miami Spice menu. For brunch, indulge in one of 6 entrée options, from a delectable Brioche Alla Francese topped with pistachio and whipped crema fresca, to the heavenly combination of mascarpone & ricotta of their Frittella Di Ricotta. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with their hamburger Wagyu topped with truffle pecorino, or the panino vegetariano with roasted eggplant, house pomodoro, 36-month-aged Parmigiano, and fresh mozzarella. If dinner is more your vibe, brace yourselves for their decadent pasta choices, like the  Cacio E Pepe Al Tartufo with truffle pecorino & shaved black truffle or the creamy Rigatoni Alla Vodka, and don’t even get us started on their Cotoletta Alla Milanese. But make sure you save room for dessert because Sofia Design District has the most heavenly tiramisu and cannoli.



Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1209 17th Street
Cuisine: Seafood
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Wednesday to Sunday
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A delightful evening at Joliet, a swanky seafood bistro and garden in sunny Miami Beach is waiting for you. Get ready for a culinary journey filled with mouthwatering Cajun and New Orleans-style dishes. Brace yourself for an explosion of flavors during Miami Spice! Indulge in heavenly appetizers like pimento cheese and country ham Johnny cakes. And for the main course, prepare to be blown away by choices like jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage or the delectable blackened red snapper served with a side of creamy grits and collard greens.



Neighborhood: Sunny Isles
Address: 17945 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Tuesday to Sunday
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Behold a place that has it all – breathtaking waterfront views and the most divine Greek cuisine that will send your taste buds on a wild ride. For a mere $60, you’ll be spoiled with a showstopping seven appetizers that will make your mouth water. Get ready to feast on grilled octopussaganaki cheese, and the irresistible Faroe Island salmon tartar. And that’s just the beginning! Brace yourselves for the four classic entrees on offer, like the heavenly branzino filet with spanakorizo or the seductive lobster pasta in a light tomato sauce. Make sure to keep some room in that belly, because their portokalopita (orange cake with housemade vanilla ice cream) is out of this world. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s always the olive oil cake with bruleed figs and lemon chantilly.



Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2217 NW Miami Ct
Cuisine: Modern American, Florida-inspired brasserie
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Wednesday to Sunday
Book your table: HERE
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Get ready for a flavor fiesta at Brad Kilgore’s new spot in Arlo Wynwood! This fusion of old and new Miami cuisine will blow your taste buds away.

Picture this: a fusion of old Miami charm and modern flair with a Southern twist and a dash of tropical goodness. Kilgore’s $60 menu is a gift through his wild and inventive creations featuring funky dishes like jerk oxtail ragout-topped beignets, cheesy agnolotti with sweet corn, and a refreshing summer squash salad. Now, onto the main event! Choose between short rib “vaca frita” with maduro purée or local mahi-mahi with passion fruit beurre. And fear not, vegetarians – there are mouthwatering ricotta pillows (gnudi) with fire-roasted tomato jam just for you. Save room for the grand finale – desserts that will make your sweet tooth dance with joy. Treat yourself to the heavenly vanilla bean flan de queso, the irresistibly gooey chocolate turtle fondant with candied popcorn ice cream, or the refreshing sorbet trio -pomegranate-cranberry, mango-orange, and citrus herb.



Neighborhood: Upper Buena Vista
Address: 5010 NE 2nd Ave Unit 201
Cuisine: Israeli, Mediterranean
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Tuesday to Sunday; weekend brunch
Book your table: HERE
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Get a taste of Israel with a groovy 70s twist from the one and only chef Tom Aviv. Dive into Fish and Bread, a wickedly delicious ceviche-like dish served with sourdough bread. Up for an adventure? Take a bite of fishwarma, a groovy variation of the legendary shwarma. And don’t you dare miss out on the rose pasta—spaghetti infused with tomato foam, mascarpone cheese, dried tomato, and kalamata tapenade, topped with parmesan and basil perfection. Hungry yet? Well, you’re in luck. Branja’s Miami Spice dinner is available from Tuesday to Sunday for $45 per person.


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