Miami’s culinary scene is as is as dazzling as the city itself with staples like Joe’s Stone Crabs and acclaimed restaurants from some of the culinary world’s most famous faces. If you’re seeking a fancy night out at an upscale eatery, Miami has no shortage of options for you to indulge. However, Miami also offers some deliciously affordable options that are easy on the wallet. While we love to highlight local flavors and authentic cuisine in our Spice of Life posts, the melting pot that makes Miami so wonderfully diverse also shines through in its vast array of culinary options. So while there’s no official cuisine of Miami, here are some of our favorite hidden gems for those seeking exceptional food at an attractive price.
When it comes to Miami, everyone knows that Cuban cuisine reigns supreme. Puerto Sagua has been a South Beach staple for locals and visitors for years. Hailed by Zagat as “sooo delicious” and a South Beach “landmark”coffee shop that’s almost “always packed, ”this no-fuss and casual cafe has been serving up Miami’s best Cuban food to locals and visitors for years. The food is as comforting as the warm and friendly staff, and their Ropa Vieja, a classic Cuban dish of tender, stewed beef, is the stuff of legends.
700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
A perfect lunch option (or anytime option as it’s open from 9am-5am daily), La Sandwicherie has been serving South Beach’s best sandwiches since 1988. A simple counter occupying a corner off of 13th street between Washington and Collins Avenue, La Sandwicherie serves simple sandwiches so addicting they’ve been commended in Bon Appetit. Look for a neon-lit sign to find flaky croissants and fresh baked baguettes piled high with tasty meats, fresh produce, and creamy brie cheese. For our insider tip, make sure you ask for extra portions of their special sauce! The tangy vinaigrette tastes like magic and will have you coming back to La Sandwicherie during your Miami trip again and again.
229 14th St Miami, FL
With multiple locations throughout Miami, Spris Pizza offers delicious wood fired pizzas in a chic casual setting. Their signature, Artisan-style thin crust pizzas come adorned with deliciously elevated combinations like their Frutti di Mar pizza with baby kale, baby clams, shrimp, scallops, garlic, Italian parsley. Their already attractively priced menu gets even better during their “Beat the Clock Happy Hour,” from 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Choose from their Margherita, Pizza Diavolo or Pizza Genovese and pay based on the time that you place the order. That means you can get an entire pizza for as low as $5.30!
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