While Wynwood can often be a bit of a hit-or-miss situation, there are an abundance of spots that fall into the former category and are well worth your time. In this roundup, we’re diving into the best restaurants in Wynwood (so you can plan your adventures confidently) with all the enthusiasm of a food critic who just found a Michelin star in their spaghetti. Enjoy.
The Best Sushi in Wynwood
B-Side by Itamae
Itamae may have tugged on our heartstrings when it comes to Nikkei cuisine, but B-Side sealed the deal completely with its incredible sushi. Try the Her Loss Roll with torched salmon tartare, serrano, kani, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayo, and soy paper; the Motomami Roll with crispy white fish, sweet plantain, avocado, cream cheese and soy sauce; or The New Danger Roll with spicy tuna, scallion, avocado, yuzu tobiko, and sweet and spicy sauce. Also, try their cebiche bowls. And all their other bowls. Just try everything.
B-Side by Itamae is located at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The omakase at Hiden will make your accountant cringe, but we promise you, the $300+ meal is worth every single splurgy penny. To get to Hiden, you’ll have to go through The Taco Stand, an assuming, casual taco joint with not a hint as to what awaits in the back room. Be sure to make reservations in advance as the eatery only has eight seats and while getting one isn’t exactly an easy feat, the effort is entirely deserving of the feast to come, and nowhere near as implicated as needing to fly fish in from Japan, which Hiden does.
Hiden is located at 313 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Hiyakawa may have just taken Japanese cuisine to levels never-before-achieved in Miami. You’ll be enjoying your meal in an intimate and impeccable atmosphere, where every single thing, including each bite you take, is perfectly curated and absolutely flawless. If you can, opt for a seat at the counter where you can watch the chefs perform their diligent magic and be prepared to let out an endless stream of “ooos” and “mmmms” as various fish practically evaporates on your tongue.
Hiyakawa is located at 2700 N Miami Ave #5, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
If typical omakase prices seem a bit out of reach, then Omakai is a solidly good, and much more casual, idea. With omakase menus ranging from $20 to $84, it’s as accessible as it is delightful, and you won’t need to wait weeks to get a reservation. They also have a vegan omakase experience, and a plethora of a la carte appetizers, sushi rolls, and nigiri that will leave your belly full and happy.
Omakai Sushi is located at 2107 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
While the book-length menu at Uchi might make it difficult to decide what to order, rest assured that it’s impossible to go wrong with any route you take. Whether you opt for omakase (which also comes in a vegetarian option) or any of the array of cool tastings, hot tastings, agemono, or yasaimono, you’ll be pleasantly rewarded. As for the sushi and sashimi in particular, expect some wildly unforgettable mouthfuls, which you can make even more delicious by adding the “make it fancy” option, 8g of kaluga hybrid caviar, to dishes or nigiri. Pro tip: Uchi can rack up a hefty bill, but if you go during their happy hour (every day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) you’ll still get to savor quite a few favorites at a fraction of the cost.
Uchi is located at 252 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Brunch in Wynwood
Beaker & Gray
Bottomless Saturday and Sunday brunch at one of Wynwood’s hottest hot spots? Count us in. As implied by the name, Beaker & Gray knows a thing about cocktails and isn’t afraid to show it. Their weekend brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes 2-hour long bottomless sparkling wine, mimosa, or watermelon-mosa for $48, as well as a special brunch cocktail menu definitely worth the dive. Beaker & Gray doesn’t sell themselves short on the food menu either. Expect savory options like a Wagyu Burger with pickled cucumber, bacon jam, smoked gouda and caramelized onion aioli; Crispy Taquitos, made with wagyu, mezcal ranch, mole, and a sunny side egg; Cheddar Chive Waffle with honey butter, black pepper, and maldon salt; and sweets like a Guava Skillet Cookie with pasta de guayaba, brown sugar and cortadito ice cream; and Sourdough French Bread with bacon maple syrup, leche condensada and puffed rice.
Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Le Chick is clearly known for their chicken, especially their fried chicken, but truly everything on the menu is worth a go. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and features more options that you’ll know what to do with. Expect dishes like The Hangover Sandwich, with marinated ribeye, bacon, mushrooms, red bell pepper, caramelized onions, cheese sauce, lettuce, spicy peach aioli on a charcoal ciabatta bun, and a choice of skin-on fries, spiced sweet potato fries or coleslaw; Fried Chicken, with crispy buttermilk fried chicken, spicy maple syrup and homemade ranch sauce; Truffled Deviled Eggs with truffle puree, smoked paprika and aioli; and a list that goes on and on. Two-hour bottomless mimosas and frozen margaritas are also available for $40 and $50, respectively.
Le Chick is located at 310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
This Tulum-inspired eatery serves up brunch in digs splashy enough to capture the essence of Miami’s nightlife, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Their brunch, dubbed “Mexibrunch,” features traditional Mexican eats with a twist and a menu that is 60 percent “veganizable.” You’ll find things like classic Huevos Rancheros, served with salsa tatemada, frijoles refritos, over easy eggs, sour cream and cotija cheese; and Queso Fundido with melted Chihuahua cheese, and choice of rajas, chorizo, truffle and mushrooms; as well as Crispy Rice Tuna Tartare with tuna, sesame, serrano, kewpie and chipotle; a variety of sushi options; and taco bowls.
Mayami Wynwood is located at 127 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
If you haven’t been to Morgan’s for brunch, you either don’t live in Miami or don’t know what’s good for you. This old faithful is an icon in the brunch sphere and best of all, they offer their brunch daily. Served until 5 p.m., brunch includes classics like the Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, consisting of fried chicken, waffle, and cheddar cheese; Breakfast Burrito with cheddar, black beans, rice, avocado, salsa, an over easy egg and sriracha mayo; pancakes, omelets, steak, and eggs; and more. Pair your goodies with a pitcher of their sangria, mimosa, or peach bellini and you’re golden.
Morgan’s Restaurant is located at 28 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
If you’re looking for a fabulous drag brunch in Wynwood, then R House is your prerequisite stop. On Saturdays and Sundays, R House puts on a mighty entertaining show, complete with bottomless drinks and enough tasty food options to help you keep drinking. Brunch is priced at $60 and reservations are required. Bottomless drinks include mimosas, white wine sangria, mojitos, and soft drinks. On the menu (served family style), you’ll find options like R Cuban Breakfast Croissant with mojo pork, serrano ham, Swiss cheese, and a scrambled egg; Cinnamon French Toast with guava syrup, cream cheese, tropical fruit and coconut flakes; and a Chimichurri Cheeseburger Slider. There’s also a family-style vegan option that features a cauliflower rice bowl with roasted veggies and guacamole or an acai banana berry bowl, plus sides.
R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Lunch in Wynwood
Many Asian options, all under one roof. With 10,000 square feet of playroom, seven Asian eateries, two bars, and a bustling open seating area in the middle of it all, there’s a little something for everyone. You’ll find options like the by-now-famed B-side by Itamae, Usagi Tokyo, Yip, and more, all crafting exceptionally good dishes served up in a casual/hip atmosphere sure to make an impression.
1-800-Lucky is located at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Former Mandolin chef Erhan Kostepen helms the kitchen at this Aegean eatery, where an enormous menu of meze-style small plates delivers big, hearty flavors. Dishes here are intended to be shared and are divided into two only categories, hot and cold meze. There are many options though, including Shaved Zucchini with garlic, virgin olive oil, and green peppers; Branzino Ceviche with orange and lime zest and mustard sauce; Artichoke Puree with orange, dill, and potato; Spicy Yogurt with char smoked shredded potatoes, burnt butter and Turkish long peppers; Lamb Chops with paprika and olive oil marinated and buttered rice; to name only a few.
Doya is located at 347 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
This lunch list wouldn’t be complete without an option for a quick, classic sandwich and La Sandwicherie is just the spot. These guys perfect the art of sandwich making, serving up a plethora of options (you can also build your own) on crispy French baguettes or croissants. Expect these bad boys to absolutely stuffed with goodies and do not—we repeat—do not, miss out on topping whatever you get with their cornichon vinaigrette. The sandwiches are the main game here, but La Sandwicherie also dishes out salads, desserts, milkshakes, and veggie juices—all worthwhile.
La Sandwicherie is located at 169 NW 23rd St Unit 102, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Love Life Café
This plant-based mecca prides itself on clean ingredients and scratch-made dishes. You can choose from tons of options including salads, like the Wynwood Salad, served with local organic lettuces, avocado, meatless balls, plantains, roasted onions, pico, carrots, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and spicy mango dressing; handhelds, like the Voted “Best Veggie Burger in America,” made with a superfood patty, love life cheddar, guacamole, pickles, kale, and cilantro aioli, served with a side of roasted sweet potatoes; bowls, like the El Chamo with jackfruit mechada, brown rice, black beans, plantains, avocado, guasacaca sauce, and cilantro aioli; and much, much more. There are plenty of gluten-free options, too, and breakfast items are served all day.
Love Life Café is located at 545 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Zak the Baker
A little cliche never hurt anyone, so we’ll just go ahead and say it right out Zak the Baker is Wynwood’s little slice of heaven. And speaking of heaven, this particular one is fluffy; jam-packed with traditional, artisan loaves of bread made using natural leavens and preferments; brimming in pastries, cookies, and cakes; and, of course, offering up plenty of delightful lunch dishes, scratch-made with locally sourced ingredients. When it comes to local, Zak the Baker is one of Miami’s most serious players. This summer, owner Zak Stern even offered locals a mango swap opportunity, where those with mango trees in their backyards could bring in mangos in exchange for free loaves of bread. Zak will be preserving them and using them throughout the year to make jams and more, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Zak the Baker is located at 295 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Happy Hours in Wynwood
Cerveceria La Tropical
With a sprawling indoor/outdoor area, there’s plenty of room to gather with a large friend group, and it’s calm enough to even bring the family. This spot doles out Latin-Caribbean dishes from chef Cindy Huston, some of which are also available during their happy hour, Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Think $3 plantan chips, $3 and $4 tacos and $10 jerk chicken wings. As for drinks, you can snag your draft beers for $5.50, cocktails for $8, and specialty cocktails for $12.
Cerveceria La Tropical is located at 42 NE 25th St, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Freehold graces its patrons with $6 cocktails and smash burgers, but they also have loads of other offerings each day of the week, like an all-night happy hour on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to close. Their signature cocktails include options such as the Agave Suave, made with Cayeya tequila, passion fruit, fresh ginger, lime, tajin, and cucumber; El Jefe Margarita, with Casamigos Blanco, 818 blanco or Patron reposado tequila, agave, fresh lime, and a Grand Marnier floater. Freehold Miami is temporarily closed during hurricane season but is reopening on October 31.
Freehold Miami is located at 2219 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Gramps can pretty much be considered a Wynwood rite of passage at this point, so do make sure you work it into your happy hour rotation. Monday through Friday between 4 pm and 8 pm, all drinks are half off; you can enjoy them in a more intimate setting inside or a more open area outdoors. Don’t forget they also have Pizza Tropical tucked away in the back, so you can pop over whenever you get the munchies.
Gramps is located at 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
This old-Florida-themed bar is helmed by the same team behind Beaker & Gray, so you’ll know you’re in good hands when you arrive. Their happy hour, dubbed “Rush Hour,” runs Tuesday through Sunday from opening time to 8 p.m. Expect a handful of tasty $8 cocktails, like Sippin Through Traffic with Sipsmith gin, basil, lemon, and tonic; and Diesel with Jim Beam bourbon, Cafecito bitters and Demerara; as well as $6 wines and $5 beers.
The Sylvester is located at 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Veza Sur Brewing Co.
Casual and laid back, this place is the perfect happy hour for when you want to get away from the traditional kookiness of Wynwood. On Fridays, Veza Sur offers “Tremendo Happy Hour” from 4 pm to 7 pm with a curated happy hour menu of beer, cocktails, and food; on Tuesdays from 7 pm to close, Veza Sur hosts Local’s Night with 50 percent off beers; and Tuesday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm, this joint pays homage to the Magic City with their $3.05 Cerveza Chopp, featuring your choice of Spanlish-Latin Lager or La Yuma-Amber Lager for only $3.05.
Veza Sur Brewing Co. is located at 55 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Pizza in Wynwood
Miami has attracted many a NYC transplant, but this particular outpost is one of the best things we’ve drawn into our Wynwood web. With every bit of New York “oomph” you could desire out of a pizza place, Joe’s thin-crust pies leave nothing to be desired. Think simple, no-fuss slices and pies that are alarmingly tasty.
Joe’s Pizza is located at 234 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
If you’re into strange, Mister 01 has it for you. From star-shaped pizza pies (which you may have seen all over Instagram) to their Coffee Paolo, a pizza made with Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola, natural honey, spicy salami calabrese, and yes, coffee, this pizzeria is king of bizarre, and surprisingly delicious. They also serve up a lengthy menu of more classic pies also meriting exploration, all of which can also be made gluten-free and vegan.
Mister 01 is located at 2315 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Head over to the back of Gramps, where Pizza Tropical is located, for a seriously good slice. The pizza stand may be small, but it is mighty and will pair brilliantly with that third beer you’re having at the bar. Options include El Mushroomo Pie, made with fresh mushrooms; El Peppe Pie with Ezzo Sausage Co.’s Italian meats; El Vegano Pie, a 20” veggie pie with no meat or cheese but loads of veggies; and more. By the slice or the full pie, the choice is yours. You’ll also find fries, wings, and a variety of side sauces to dip them in.
Pizza Tropical is located at 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Prince Street Pizza
Located inside the sprawling Oasis Wynwood, this New York joint serves up famous thick-cut “Soho Square” pies. Expect all the classic variations, creatively named, like Spicy Spring with Fra Diavolo sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, and pecorino romano; and Mercer Margherita with original pizza sauce, fresh garlic, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, EVO, and fresh basil; as well as a variety of Neapolitan-style (round cut) pies.
Prince Street Pizza is located at 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Tacos in Wynwood
This casual, Mexican street food spot can amass quite the line, but it moves fast and is always worth the wait. Tacos are made with hand-pressed corn tortillas and include options like Camaron with achiote seared gulf shrimp, citrus slaw, chipotle aioli, and guacamole; Carne Asada with char-grilled angus steak, pico de gallo, chipotle, queso mixto, and cilantro; Al Pastor with marinated pork, roasted pineapple, onion, cotija and cilantro; and a bunch of sides, salads, and bowls. In the back, you’ll also find a compact nightclub, heavily laden with tequila and mezcal options, usually packed and quite fun to dance in.
Coyo Taco is located at 2320 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
La Tiendita Taqueria
Remember when Birria tacos became all the rage? Well, La Tiendita serves up a mean one, made with 3-hour braised birria beef, melted mozzarella cheese, onions, and cilantro, and served with consommé for dipping. Their other taco options aren’t to be looked over either. Think Carne Asada, made with 48-hour marinated grilled beef, guacamole, onion, and cilantro; and their Cochinita Pibil Taco, with Yucatan-style slow-roasted pork, pickled habanero “encurtido” and cilantro. The menu is robust, so you’ll find plenty of other options, too, like burritos, quesadillas, pizzadillas, flautas, fajitas and more.
La Tiendita Taqueria is located at 218 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Pilo’s Tequila Garden
Based on its name, it’ll come as no surprise that this quirky and colorful Mexican spot features over 25 tequila brands, and some tasty margaritas to match. To help you digest all the booze you’re bound to be imbibing here, Pilo’s Tequila Garden offers a variety of traditional taco options, flautas, burrito bowls, quesadillas, and burritos. Be sure to try their churros for dessert, if you haven’t eaten your body weight in tacos by then.
Pilo’s Tequila Garden is located at 158 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Taco Stand
This San Diego transplant offers the perfect fast-casual bite. Expect a variety of traditional tacos, like Al Pastor, Pollo Asado, and Camaron, as well as Baja Taco with battered fish, cabbage, cilantro, tomato, onions, and chipotle sauce; and Nopal Taco with cactus, melted cheese, cilantro sauce, tomato, and avocado. You’ll also be able to choose from an abundance of burritos and quesadillas. Best of all, they put fries in their burritos. So, a hard yes for us.
The Taco Stand is located at 313 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
The Best Bars in Wynwood
For those less techy in nature, HiFi is shorthand for high fidelity, which in the world of music refers to high-quality sound, and Dante’s HiFi certainly has it. Dante’s bills itself as the first vinyl listening bar and venue dedicated to the analog audiophile music culture in Wynwood, and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, along with an extensive library of vinyl records. It’s intimate and a perfect spot to sip on some cocktails and take in some tunes.
Dante’s HiFi is located at 519 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Located on the third floor of the Arlo Hotel, Higher Ground serves up solidly good libations from a cocktail program designed by Bar Lab, along with food from award-winning chef Brad Kilgore. Expect light bites like Smashed Cucumbers with ginger lime marinade and chili crisp; stone oven pizzas, burgers, and desserts. As for cocktails, bring a friend who likes to drink and try as many as you can. Highlights include Above the Canopy, made with Ketel cucumber and mint, Lustau Blanc Vermut, St. Germain, lime, fresh aloe, and eucalyptus essence, topped with cucumber soda; and Lush Life, with palo santo infused Altos Blanco and Chinola, shaken with Li Hing Mui and lime juice and rimmed with black lava salt.
Higher Ground is located at 2217 NW Miami Ct Third Floor, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer lovers, take note. J. Wakefield Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom that you don’t want to miss. It all kicked off with founder John picking up beer brewing as a hobby, using a Mr. Beer homebrew kit. After crushing multiple homebrew competitions, John used a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to open his own brewery, and the rest is history. Today, J. Wakefield will impress you—and often surprise you—with their cult classic El Jefe, a coconut-infused Hefeweizen. Plus, there’s always something seasonal to try.
J. Wakefield Brewing is located at 120 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
If sipping on vino and munching on marinated olives sounds like your jam, then you’ll love Ruka. Think comfy, laid-back vibes, charming small plates that mesh gloriously with their indie wines, plus a spacious outdoor patio perfect for listening to the occasional live show. On their menu, you’ll find cheese and charcuterie boards, boquerones and chips, a couple of sandwiches and sliders, and more. Make sure to take advantage of their happy hour, Wednesday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ruka Winewood is located at 51 NE 24th St Unit 104, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen
This cozy spot, decked in shiny tufted booths, patterned wallpaper, and warm lighting, feels like you’ve walked straight into the Jazz Age, and it’s definitely endearing. Their signature cocktails are equally aesthetically pleasing, and feature creative options like The “Selfie” Sour made with gin, pineapple, Campari, fresh lemon juice, coconut foam, and yep—your selfie, which you upload to their site when ordering. Other notable cocktails include Cuero Na’ Ma! Made with Haig Club single grain whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, sherry wine blend, Italian vermouth, lavender bitters, and aged in a leather bag for 12 days; and Cafeteria Old Fashioned, with 1888 aged rum, cigar bitters, and cold brew coffee reduction.
Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen is located at 2808 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.