When: Daily. See summertime calendar
Time: 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Food Stops: 5 food stops. Plenty of food is served.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Walking distance: One mile of leisurely strolling with plenty of seated restaurant breaks and stops covering the unique history and fun local facts
Meeting point: Two blocks from Ocean Drive. Exact location disclosed with ticket purchase.
Weather: We tour rain or shine.
Join us at the South Beach Miami Food Tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging history and architecture walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District with a culinary twist. Enjoy delicious tastings at at a diverse range of establishments. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global (“melting-pot”) cuisine with its predominantly Latin, European, and American comfort food. Uncover the hidden hotspots for ceviche, empanadas, homemade Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different dishes, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.
What you will experience:
Listen to the dramatic and inspiring history & architecture of the Art Deco district.
View the infamous locations of past movie sets, and explore the most important landmarks in the district.
Visit local, favorite restaurants and delicious ethnic eateries hidden in plain sight.
Enjoy tastings where locals eat and learn what restaurants to avoid.
Meet people from all over the world who share a passion for adventurous culinary findings.
MIAMIAN’S FAVORITE BITE
Receive a lesson on empanadas by trying the most popular among locals. Crunchy on the outside and filled with beef and smoked potato inside, this traditional empanada, served with ahi sauce, will make a perfect start to your edible journey.
ARTISAN FLORIBBEAN CUISINE
Made to meet the old, South American traditional standards, savor one of the freshest ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) in town. Try this delicious ceviche made with passion fruit, served with canchita, and infused with a medley of authentic ingredients at a beautiful tavern where you will experience the local, Miami ambiance. A cooling, beer cocktail pairs perfectly with the dish at this local gem labeled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by The Sun Post.
A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA
While savoring a traditional Cuban dish, enjoy the fusion of tropical and urban with a Havana atmosphere in this beloved local institution. Taste homemade mojo with your main dish of beef ropa vieja and sweet plantain mariquitas. Finally, learn the secrets of Cuban cuisine as your guide explains each ingredient of this delectable dish.
Operated by a young family from Verona, Italy, this genuine establishment offers the vegetarian panozzo. Made with a 300 year old recipe called “mother dough,” it is filled with homemade pesto, feta cheese, and spinach. Each bite will leave you wondering how there could be another stop. This surreptitious, all-organic stop is one that you certainly should not miss when you are back in the neighborhood.
A MOROCCAN DELICACY
The air of old-world, Miami-glam greets you as you float up the steps and through the grand, art deco entrance of the Tides South Beach hotel where interiors are golden and glamorous. Once owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, learn about the different components that make its luxurious interiors classic Art Deco. Invigorate your senses with a delicious, Moroccan inspired dish, drafted by one of the most talented chef in town.
A SWEET & SALTY TREAT
Enjoy the crispy and crunchy exterior that envelops the moist and fluffy inside of this scrumptious snack. Combined with a special sweet and salty coating and served minutes after being made at a casual cafeteria, this Spanish, doughy treat is filled with homemade dulce de leche and served hot for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
The finest, sweet Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully earning the title of “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times.
Taverna Bolivar, The Tides Hotel South Beach, Manolos on the Beach, Larios On The Beach, Blocks Deli, Milani Gelateria.
WHY TAKE A TOUR WITH US:
We are not your typical tour guides. We are local food experts who are energetic, fun, passionate and filled with wonderful neighborhood stories to share.
Our guests receive VIP treatment with seating in preferred restaurant sections and dishes served within minutes after we sit down.
We offer generous servings that cater to every appetite.
Our tours are small, allowing for a personalized experience.
We introduce you to some of the best local places most visitors would never find.
We fully cater for vegetarians and/or non-beef, non-chicken, non-pork or non-fish diets. People that require gluten-free diets will have to pass on one of the tastings. We are not able to accommodate food allergies including non-dairy diets.
Small & Large Private tours:
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*Stops and tastings are subject to change without notice. All food served sum up to be such that a meal afterward for most people shall not be needed.