Miami is known for its Cuban cuisine but there are also some fantastic South American offerings such as Colombian food.
In addition to stand-alone restaurants offering up various cuisines from Chinese and Japanese and Middle Eastern and Italian (among other cuisines), there are cafés, steakhouses and restaurants operating from boutique hotels as well as chain restaurants such as TGI Fridays and Ben & Jerry’s.
Foodies and chefs alike herald Miami for its unique New World cuisine. Local food blends local produce, Latin American and Caribbean culinary tradition and the technical skills required in European cooking. Nuevo Latino is said to be the brainchild of four chefs: Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Mark Militello and Douglas Rodriguez. All of them still work in Miami and most of them work at the restaurants they created in the 1990’s. This cuisine influences several restaurants around the city to this day.
Miami Beach and South Beach have some great options for eating out in Florida. There are also many interesting places to play and the area is stroller friendly. There are plenty of baby and toddler friendly restaurants in South Beach such as the Front Porch Café (Great for breakfast) located at 1437 Ocean Drive and the Shake Shack at 1111 Lincoln Drive. If you want to sample some Cuban food try Havana 1957 located at 819 Lincoln Road.