Miami's Best Colombian Restaurants

The 7 Best Colombian Restaurants In Miami

Colombian food embodies a sense of delightful magic that’ll have your tastebuds tingling at the first bite. From meat-filled platters to lighter soups and straight through to the ever-famous arepas, traditional Colombian food caters to any taste. 

And, the best Colombian restaurants in Miami work hard to truly infuse every dish with authentic, bold flavours reminiscent of a real Colombian kitchen. Sancocho practically rains from the ceilings and meat-filled bandejas stuff the stomachs of hungry eaters. Oh, and expect a shot or two of aguardiente, if you have room for it that is.

Drooling yet? Check out the best Colombian restaurants in Miami to get your fill of some of the best cuisine in all of Latin America.

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1. La Ventana

La Ventana is consistently ranked as having some of the most authentic, delicious Colombian food in Miami. While we suggest sampling everything on their menu at least once, start with their mouthwatering churrasco first. It’s cooked to perfection and served with roasted potatoes that are smothered in savoury hogao sauce. Delicious is a serious understatement, but you’ll have to visit and taste for yourself to truly know.

Best Colombian Restaurants in Miami

2. Pueblito Viejo

Pueblito Viejo is not only one of the best Colombian restaurants in Miami, but it offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a near authentic Colombian cultural experience. Step one foot inside of this eccentric eatery and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a local bar in Antioquia. On the weekends you can enjoy live music as you indulge in churrasco, cazuelas, sancocho and some of the best Colombian rum. Juanes even approves of the place.

Miami's Best Colombian Restaurants

3. Restaurante Monserrate

Monserrate is the impressive hill that dominates the Bogota skyline and is well worth a visit if you’re visiting the Colombian capital city. However, it’s also the name of one of the best Colombian restaurants in Miami. They’ve been slinging authentic dishes of tasty Colombian food since 1974. Portions are large and the service is quality, but you wouldn’t expect anything less from a Colombian restaurant as quality as this.

Authentic Colombian Food in Miami

4. Bolivar

Bolivar’s desire was to unite the Americas, and that’s exactly what this trendy Miami restaurant aims to do with their fusion cuisine. Here, you can enjoy a unique combination of Spanish, African and Native South American flavours. The result is something truly inventive, especially if you’re looking to sample a variety of Latin cuisine outside of Colombian. However, if you’re in the mood for just a traditional Colombian dish, they’ve got that too.

5. El Patio 305

El Patio 305 has been serving some of the best Colombian food in Miami since 1974. And, there are few better places to sample the delectable array of Colombian flavours, especially when it comes to this place’s ajiaco and meat platters. Everything, down to the empanadas, is brimming with savoury flavours that seem as if they belong on the streets of any small town in Colombia.

6. La Moon

La Moon is a trendy, modern space serving Colombian dishes and street food until well into the morning (they’re open until 6 am). If you’re new to Colombian cuisine, or if you’re introducing a friend to your heritage, this might be a good place to start. They serve everything from stuffed arepas and Colombian hot dogs to the unofficial national dish of bandeja paisa. Recipes seem to feature a modern, updated twist but with all of the full flavours you’d expect from home.

7. Mi Pueblo

Similar to Pueblito Viejo, visiting Mi Pueblo is more of an experience than a just a mere meal. They’ve decorated the interior to evoke nearly a theatrical setting of a traditional Colombian pueblo. And, the food is infused with the same amount of authenticity. Whether you’re enjoying a cazuela of exquisite shellfish or sampling their juicy churrasco, it’s all going to blow you away.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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