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Where To Eat and Drink in Coconut Grove

July 30, 2018
Coconut Grove is known as home to one of the best restaurants and lush settings in the Magic City, with seemingly great options at every corner. From its hippie vibes to waterfront views and laid-back spirit, here are the best spots around this popular neighborhood to drink and dine (organized geographically from north to south).
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1. Bombay Darbar

2901 Florida Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-7272

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Known as one of the Magic City’s best Indian restaurants, Bombay Darbar’s menu items are nothing if not rich and savory. Visitors can opt from choices like mango curry chicken and traditional Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosas, lamb vindaloo and more. Reservations recommended.

2. The Spillover

2911 Grand Ave Ste 400D
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 456-5723

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From the guy behind popular eatery (and neighbor) The LoKal, comes a seafood-lovers paradise. The bright and cozy space features a menu filled with the jewels of the sea. Make sure not to miss smoked Florida fish dip, the massive pan con minuta sandwich, lobster BLTs and the carnivore-approved alligator ribs. All which pair perfectly its collection of more than 50 cider, sours and meads, featuring a rotation of one of each on tap.

3. Sapore di Mare

3111 Grand Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 476-8292

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It’s hard to miss that cheese wheel pasta topped with truffle currently dominating everyone’s social media feeds, and this is the place to get it. This quaint, seafood-centric eatery boasts that decadent dish along with many others like pasta stuffed with grouper cooked with zucchini cream sauce and clams, steamed crab meat tartare, and burrata cheese with Sardinia anchovies.

4. Jaguar Ceviche

3067 Grand Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-0216

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A pan-latin eatery nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, serving dishes ranging from ceviche to Argentine provoleta, lomo saltado, cochinita pibil and more. A not-to-miss restaurant if for those searching for distinctive Latin American food all in one place.

5. Harry’s Pizzeria

2996 McFarlane Rd
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(786) 655-0121

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Most people frequent Harry’s for the pizza, but the real star on the menu are the polenta fries. Locals also enjoy the salad and the wood-fired oven roasted chicken wings. The menu is simple yet appetizing, which is why Harry’s keeps so many coming back for more.

6. Farinelli 1937

3199 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 648-9023

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This pizzeria — from the guys behind neighboring Strada — showcases a wide array of wood-fired pizzas from the traditional margherita to the more un-traditional pies toped with items like octopus and lamb along with plenty of outdoor seating to soak up all that people watching. If pizza isn’t what’s being craved, there is also a full menu of Italian cuisine available.

7. Lokal Burgers & Beer

3190 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 442-3377

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This hip, eco-friendly restaurant by Matthew Kuscher, stays true to its “local” name by serving up a variety of burgers, sandwiches and brews all made with locally sustainable ingredients, plus some of the best sweet potato fries in town.

8. Atchana’s Homegrown Thai

3194 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 774-0404

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Thai cuisine is still hard to come by in the Magic City, but Atchana’s is helping to change that. The low-key spot serves everything from pad thai to chicken satay to a bevy of different curries. And for those who dare — and love spice — check out the tiger tears salad, filled with steak made with a mega kick.

9. Alma

3206 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(786) 502-2155

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This quaint, Spanish-inspired spot features contemporary takes on the classics. Think steamed mussels with chorizo, oxtail sandwiches, sweetbreads, and octopus, alongside heartier dishes like braised lamb shank and ribeye. With a smart yet succinct wine list and plenty of patio dining, it makes the ideal spot for everything from a romantic date to people watching.

10. Le Bouchon du Grove

3430 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 448-6060

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Tiny but mighty, this classic French bistro serves a variety of traditional Parisian fare like chicken fricasse, escargot, and moules frites, in an intimate – albeit a bit cramped at times – setting. Brunch is not to be missed with plentiful complimentary mimosas, pancakes and omelets.

11. Strada In The Grove

3176 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-1312

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This Italian favorite in Coconut Grove is best known for its pastas — the lobster and crab ravioli is the star of the menu— but also features a variety of rustic Italian dishes like grilled branzino, crudos and risottos.

12. Vicky’s House

3190 Commodore Plz
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Go the nostalgic route at this 1980s inspired milkshake shop in the Grove. Named after the owner’s mother, Vicky, Vicky’s House serves up Instagram-worthy milkshakes with fun retro names like the “Golden Girls” made with golden graham crackers and, of course, cheesecake, along with beers out of a washing machine turned cooler.

13. La Rue Bistronomie

3145 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 774-5929

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The sister restaurant to neighboring Farinelli 1937 and Strada, this French style brasserie offers all the classics like moules a la Provencale, steak tartare, French onion soup, along with a wine list that would make any Francophile rejoice.

14. Peacock Garden Bistro

2889 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 774-3332

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The charming eatery offers a delightful garden setting ideal for a visit during any time of the day. Locals rave about the mimosas, which are served in a large mason jar, and come in several flavors such as berry and mango. Bonus: there’s contemporary live jazz every Friday and Saturday night.

15. Lulu in the Grove

3105 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 447-5858

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The self-proclaimed “funky neighborhood joint with a sophisticate vibe,” offers a setting where friends and family alike gather to dine on the large array of tapas on the menu, or simply have a cocktail.

16. Greenstreet Cafe

3468 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 444-0244

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A neighborhood go-to, Greenstreet is frequented by just about anyone in Miami who loves a good brunch or breakfast, with people-watching-friendly outdoor seating included. FYI — the meal isn’t over unless an order of Nutella French toast has been ordered.

17. Glass and Vine

2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 200-5268

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Nestled in a lush setting within Peacock Park, this contemporary American restaurant boasts quality dining surrounded by a soothing ambiance. Helmed by Giorgio Rapicavoli, the menu takes advantage of South Florida’s best ingredients, which has made Glass and Vine one of the most revered wine-and-dine eateries in the city.

18. Ariete

3540 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 640-5862

Ariete has delivered Coconut Grove the neighborhood restaurant it so desperately needed. With the kitchen helmed by former Cypress Room sous chef Michael Beltran, it serves up elevated American cuisine — think grilled oysters topped with bone marrow butter and short rib — in a laid-back, friendly environment that makes guests want to sit down and stay awhile.

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