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Best restaurants in South Florida to Visit this Spring

South Florida is a magical place with many different cultures, and this is reflected in our many restaurants. This time of the year, when the flowers start to bloom, let's enjoy dining in many outstanding restaurants to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy Spring South Florida Style.

Where to Eat - By the Water


Casa Sensei 

Whether you’re passing through Fort Lauderdale you must try a Spring Break meal at Casa Sensei. Brilliantly blends traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian staples to create the best of both worlds. The fusion eatery presents a deliciously dynamic environment for an immersive dining experience in the restaurant’s elegant dining room, on the dog-friendly waterfront patio or via a scenic Riverfront.  Dishes include favorites like the Korean BBQ Beef and Kimchi Fried Rice or tantalizing specialty dishes like the freshly fished Lobster Guacamole. After dinner guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with a complimentary cloud of cotton candy.

The Deck at Island Gardens

There’s no better way to show social media that you’re spending Spring Break 2023 in Miami than visiting The Deck at Island Gardens, Miami’s most treasured waterfront restaurant. From a Sunday brunch buffet to a weekday Sunset RSVP happy hour, private cabana service, special events and more, guests can dine and dance the day – or night – away at this signature Miami hot spot. The menu features eats from the land and sea with European inspiration blended beautifully with global flavors.

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Verde at PAMM

Located at Pérez Art Museum Miami, Verde offers sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and boasts an elevated menu of seasonal-inspired dishes with locally sourced produce. The modern-casual restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. The patio, which leads to the entrance to the museum’s sculpture garden and Maurice A. Ferré park, is a scenic outdoor experience for diners looking to bask in the South Florida weather and immerse themselves in the city’s cultural offerings and views of Downtown Miami. 

Where to Eat - Family Friendly

KAO Sushi & Grill

KAO Sushi & Grill may serve top-level cuisine that combines Japanese and South American flavors with European tapas, but its fusion menu of familiar dishes and global eats (plus a kids’ menu & pup friendly options) makes it the perfect pit stop for the family this Spring Break. Located on the famous Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, KAO brings culinary delights on every level, thanks to masterfully crafted creations that make it one of the top foodie destinations in the area. Parents can dine on Filet Mignon ($38) while kiddos can enjoy the classic Mac and Cheese ($12).


Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

If the family or friend group can’t decide where to eat this Spring Break, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar will satisfy any craving with its diverse international comfort food menu. The restaurant serves up antipasti, salads, burgers and pastas and even has a Nikkei sushi bar offering a special variety of rolls, nigiri, tiraditos and ceviches. Check out daily happy hour specials. Guests are welcome to bring their furry friends.

Food@Science Café at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Visit Food@Science for a science-inspired lunch while enjoying Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. After exploring the showstopping oculus lens aquarium, watching an eye-opening show at the planetarium, aspiring scientists can munch on some brain food to power through the day. The café elevates the Frost Science Museum experience by offering themed menu items related to the museum exhibitions.

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Where to Eat - To Indulge

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Casa Bufala 

Spring breakers searching for a stop within Sunset Harbour, can find a first-class Italian trattoria and pizzeria complete with a handcrafted cocktail bar at the recently opened Casa Bufala. The restaurant serves a selection of gourmet wood-fired pizzas freshly prepared in-house with buffalo mozzarella, as well as antipasti, pasta, calzones and more. A daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m.

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