Where to Eat Before a Miami Marlins Game

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When it’s game day at LoanDepot Park, make sure to grab a bite to eat before cheering on the Miami Marlins. You’ll save a few bucks on overpriced ballpark fare. Here’s a quick taste of some of the fantastic restaurants near the stadium. 


Where to Eat Before a Miami Marlins Game - Cubata, Jamon Iberico Pata Negra, La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market, PaperFish Sushi Bar, Pinolandia - May 2024

Just a few minutes away from the stadium, Cubata in Little Havana will put you in a festive mood with delicious Latin-inspired plates, live music, and no shortage of mojitos. The energetic ambiance is contagious, and we wouldn’t blame you if you end up skipping the game just to hang out here longer. Whether you load up on small plates like ceviche and croquettes or opt for a larger dish like the roast chicken with orange sauce, you’ll leave in a great mood for the game.  

Cubata is located at 1605 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135. For more information, visit their official Instagram.

Jamon Iberico Pata Negra

If you’re craving traditional Spanish flavors, look no further than Jamon Iberico Pata Negra near Downtown Miami. You’ll find an array of tapas that cater to just about any palate. Cheeses, meats, seafood, rice dishes… it’ll take several visits to even make a dent in the menu. Some must-trys include the namesake ham, the chistorra sausage, the gazpacho, the beef tenderloin, and the Chilean sea bass. That’s plenty to get you started. And, oh yeah, some wine. 

La Camaronera

Fried food fans will find a lot to like at Little Havana institution La Camaronera. The seafood joint is home to a range of delicious fare like fish, shrimp, oysters, and more. This place is all about seafood, so if you want meat, look elsewhere on this list. The fried snapper sandwich is one of the best sellers for good reason, but be careful: You might need a nap after devouring one. 

Other favorites include the hogfish, the shrimp tacos, and the conch fritters. And while we recommend getting your dish fried when available, other preparations are also offered – diets need not worry.

La Camaronera is located at 1952 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135. For more information, visit their official website.

Paperfish Sushi

If you’re a sushi lover, Paperfish Sushi in Brickell is your spot. While it’s located a little further from the stadium than the other entries on this list, it’s still a very reasonable commute. Indulge in expertly crafted rolls, fresh sashimi, and other Japanese specialties with a few Peruvian influences mixed in. The generous happy hour is the perfect pre-game situation for any night games; you can do some damage and then Uber to the stadium in just a few minutes. 


Pinolandia is a no-frills Nicaraguan spot that’s good, cheap, and fast – you can’t ask for more. The menu here is compact, with the carne asada being the star of the show. This broiled steak is served with gallo pinto, the restaurant’s signature fried cheese, and a few other goodies for under $20 – it’s a steal for the food you get (the portion can easily last two meals). If meat isn’t your thing, this isn’t the place for you. 

Pinolandia is located at 119 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33128. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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