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Go-To Miami Lunch Destinations

The long awaited, midday lunch break is a repetitious bite for most - but for us, it is a chance to check out some of our favorite Miami staples! Selecting your next lunch destination could be difficult with so many options to choose from, so we’ve narrowed down our go-to spots for you to visit on your next lunch break!

LUNCH STANDOUTS: Widely regarded as a MiMo District restaurant staple, this high-energy Latin and South American hotspot is open for lunch, dinner, late-night and brunch. Crafted by Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia, CHICA's menu draws inspiration from classic renditions of Latin dishes and offers a unique signature lunch menu consisting of favorites such as: Nikkei Style Tuna Tartar, Asado Negro Arepas, CHICA’s Fresh Juices, Peruvian Churrasco Steak and Embered Anticuchos.

AVAILABLE: Monday-Friday | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

WHERE: CHICA| 5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137

Images courtesy of Chica


Conceptualized by 50 Eggs Hospitality Group in collaboration with celebrity chef partner, Lorena Garcia, CHICA is a celebration of vibrant Latin flavors and culture. CHICA made its initial debut in 2017 inside of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and followed with a second location outpost in Miami’s historic MiMo District in 2019. The menu features influences from Garcia’s hometown in Venezuela, as well as that of Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, among others. From the hearty wood-grilled steaks to the freshly prepared ceviche and seafood delicacies, Garcia meticulously reimagines each dish in her own distinct global style. CHICA delivers an unparalleled dining experience and is open daily for lunch, dinner, lively weekend brunch, private dining, and late-night on weekends for a unique nightlife and culinary experience, coined CHICA Nights. From daytime into the late hours of the night, CHICA is that lively party - part delicious feast, part Carnaval - that serves as a singular all-in-one dining and entertainment destination. CHICA Miami is located at 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit: / Instagram: @ChicaRestaurants /Facebook: /ChicaRestaurants

LUNCH STANDOUTS: South Florida’s beloved all-day cafe, Pura Vida, boasts a quality-driven menu catered to help kick-start one’s day. Pura Vida’s menu features an array of fresh juices and superfood smoothies, canned kombucha, artisanal coffees, avocado toast dishes, free-range egg sandwiches, fresh bagels, wraps, and bowls, Raw organic Açaí Bowls, crisp and refreshing salads topped with wild ahi tuna, chicken, salmon, or vegan-lentil based adashah.

AVAILABLE: South of Fifth, 7:00AM-10:00PM | Design District, 8:00AM-8:00PM | Edgewater, 8:00AM-8:00PM | West Ave, 8:00AM-4:00PM| Aventura, 8:00AM-8:00PM | West Palm Beach, 8:00AM-8:00PM | Bay Harbor, 8:00AM-4:00PM

WHERE: Multiple Locations |South Beach, Miami Design District, Edgewater, West Avenue in Miami Beach, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and Coral Gables at the University of Miami. Opening soon: Brickell and Las Olas

Images courtesy of Pura Vida


Pura Vida is South Florida’s go-to wellness eatery and all-day café, offering a balance of nutritious and delectable dishes, sourced using all local and organic ingredients whenever available. Founded in 2012, by husband-and-wife team, Omer and Jennifer Horev, the Miami-based concept provides an extensive menu that showcases an all-day breakfast menu, including a range of raw, organic açai bowls, freshly squeezed juices, superfood smoothies, fresh salads, wraps, bowls and more. What started as a passion project for Omer and Jennifer, has since evolved into a lifestyle brand that has established itself as a genuine neighborhood wellness hub for South Floridians looking for healthy, clean, feel-good eats. Pura Vida has ten locations throughout South Florida, including South Beach, Miami Design District, Edgewater, West Avenue in Miami Beach, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and Coral Gables at the University of Miami. Opening soon: Bay Harbor, Brickell, and Las Olas. Delivery and pick-up are available through the Pura Vida Miami app. For more information, visit: / Instagram: @PuraVidaMiami

LUNCH STANDOUTS: Highlighting KAORI’s farm-to-table practices, and the sourcing of local ingredients and quality fresh fish, KAORI’s lunch menu offers an eclectic culinary journey through land and sea. Guests can look forward to signature menu items such as authentic cuts of A5 Japanese Miyazaki Kobe Strip Loin with Shiso Chimichurri, Furikake Chicharron with Yuzu Mojo, Yellowfin Tuna with Charred Avocado and Miso Sweet Potato Puree, home-made Short Rib Dumplings with Manchego Foam, and Kabayaki Glazed Seabass.

AVAILABLE: Friday-Sunday | 12:00PM - 4:00PM

WHERE: KAORI Miami | 871 South Miami Ave. South Miami, FL 33130

Images courtesy of Kaori


KAORI is Miami’s newest Mediterranean-Asian-inspired culinary concept, nestled in the very heart of downtown Brickell. Located at the ground level of SLS LUX Brickell, the all-expansive dining destination brings two levels of unparalleled indulgence and entertainment to the neighborhood. KAORI’s menu exudes an eclectic and sophisticated fusion of flavors that offers a beautiful balance between the two worlds of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. From the delicately warm-toned interior, to the exceptional food and beverage programming, to the synergetic entertainment component, every harmonic extension of KAORI naturally blends to create the signature ‘KAORI’ guest experience. For more information, visit: / Instagram: @KaoriMiami / Facebook: @KAORI-MIAMI

LUNCH STANDOUTS: There is no surprise that Yardbird has become a genuine favorite among Miami lunch-goers, with a menu that highlights authentic Southern classics such as their Famous Chicken & Waffles, Lobster Mac & Cheese and St. Louis Ribs. This year marks an incredible milestone for the James Beard-nominated and award-winning Miami Beach favorite as it celebrates its tenth year serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to the community with an emphasis on culinary excellence. Stop in and squeeze Yardbird into your next lunch break, you won’t regret it!

AVAILABLE: Monday-Friday | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

WHERE: CHICA| 5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137

Images courtesy of Yardbird


Synonymous with Southern decadence, Yardbird, the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant concept, is the brainchild of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group founder, John Kunkel. Since inception in the heart of Miami Beach in 2011, Yardbird quickly gained fame for its unapologetically indulgent dishes and heady bourbon cocktails. Serving up nationally acclaimed comfort food for over a decade, Yardbird is a tribute to all the craveable American classics that bring people together, where guests can indulge in brunch, lunch, dinner, and a curated cocktail program highlighting a dynamic collection of bourbons. From Los Angeles to Singapore and everywhere in between, Yardbird has spread its wings on a global scale, upholding a current total of six locations, each featuring a menu tailored to reflect the unique tastes of the city it calls home. Outposts include Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Singapore. For more information, visit and follow Yardbird on Instagram @yardbirdrestaurants.

Miami Beach | 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Los Angeles | 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Dallas | 2121 N Pearl St Suite #170, Dallas, TX 75201

Washington D.C. | 901 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Las Vegas | 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Singapore | 2 Bayfront Ave B1-07, Singapore 018972

By ML Staff


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