Required Eating 2023: 100 Miami Restaurants We Can't Live Without

Welcome to our annual guide to Miami's Top 100 restaurants.
Welcome to our annual guide to Miami's Top 100 restaurants. New Times photo-illustration. Stock images via iStock.
Miami's food scene has reflected our growth over time, as restaurants continue to spring up courtesy of out-of-towners like Major Food Group (Carbone, Dirty French, and Sadelle's) and Richard Caring (Sexy Fish), even as locals continue to thrive: Grove Bay Hospitality Group, Groot Hospitality, and Kush Hospitality all have debuted new ventures in 2022.

We're not the only ones to notice the explosion. This year, Michelin published its first-ever Guide to Florida, shining a spotlight on the excellence of eateries in Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. In total, 65 Miami-area restaurants were recognized in the inaugural guide.

Though our economy continues to be driven mainly by visitors, our restaurant scene celebrates our uniquely diverse local culture. Whether you're treating yourself to a $10 Cuban sandwich or treating your date to a $500 omakase, it's Miami's singular and tantalizingly elusive flavor that you're after.

And it's in that same "only-in-Miami" spirit that New Times proudly presents "Required Eating 2023," our annual guide to Miami's Top 100 restaurants.

Dig in!

—Laine Doss, Miami New Times food editor

P.S.: As always, if we've left out your favorite, please let us know at [email protected]
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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