The 38 Essential Miami Restaurants, October 2015

By Olee Fowler for Miami Eater


We now present you an updated version of Miami’s Eater 38 for Fall of 2015. Your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group, which is listed in alphabetical order, has been culled from a panel of experts and covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, histories, locations, and, collectively, satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those who are never happy.

Every couple of months, we’ll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least a year), or have stepped up their game.

After much reflecting and pouring over reader emails and comments, we’ve decided to drop Bourbon Steak and Cypress Room (you can read why here in the Eater 38 archive). The good news is that in their places we’ve added Taquiza and Mignonette.

Think we missed something? Temper tantrum not necessary- just nominate your favorite restaurant in the comments section or drop us a line. Pop-up restaurants, however, do not qualify.


27 Pubbelly

Typically, serious food fans would laugh off the notion of an Asian-inspired gastropub in Miami, but when it comes to Pubbelly, it’s no laughing matter and a serious statement of what happens when people know what they’re doing. This is the one that started it all, now with four subsequent siblings to add to the family.


1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-7555
American Restaurant, $$$$