The quintessential Miami Waterfront restaurant from
James Beard Award-winning Chef and restaurateur, Michael Schwartz.

Waterfront dining at Paraiso Bay

AMARA resides two blocks east of Biscayne Boulevard off 31st Street, offering the public unimpeded access
to its entrance with street and valet parking. The 4,500 square foot indoor-outdoor space designed by
Meyer Davis Studio celebrates the natural beauty of its surroundings incorporating the tropical waterfront environment. The restaurant includes main dining room and bar seating for 150 with floor to ceiling windows offering
dramatic Biscayne Bay views, as well as deck seating for 70 on the water. The approach is warm and inviting,
drawing the outside in with white-washed paneling, natural woods, and graphic concrete tiles.

Ivan Barros

Executive Chef, Amara at Paraiso

Chef Ivan Barros is Executive Chef at Amara at Paraiso in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, Barros built a reputation for outstanding leadership and culinary creativity early in his career in Miami, running the kitchens of multiple famed James Beard award winning chefs, Michael Pirolo(Macchialina), Nina Compton and Scott Conant (Scarpetta). Barros then took his talents to New York City to be on the corporate culinary team for Scott Conant. Los Angeles was the next place he called home, spending 5 years at the helm of Alimento in Silverlake before opening his own restaurant in Santa Monica. In addition to Amara, Barros can be found in 2024 rocking cooking competitions on The Food Network.

Always Genuine…

The Genuine Hospitality Group is James Beard Award Winning Chef, and cookbook author, Michael Schwartz’s collection of award winning restaurants. Since his flagship, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, Schwartz and his team have added both fine dining and casual restaurants and currently own and operate seven restaurants. Schwartz is the face of the South Florida restaurant industry and a nationally recognized celebrity chef.

Amara hours, Location & accolades

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm
Friday: 12pm-11pm
Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Daily: Starting at 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 12pm-4pm
Happy Hour

Monday-Friday: 4pm-7pm

weekend Brunch
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm
Lunch: $10
Dinner: $18
Weekends all day: $18
limited street parking available

“Florida’s Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining.”

“Where to go in Miami. The Best Places to explore in Miami are not where you might think… Michael Schwartz’s Amara [is] right on the bay with a beach club setting, Latin American and coastal flavors.”

“2018 Restaurant of the Year”

“Grilled Atlantic shrimp. Banana leaf-wrapped cobia.
Coconut rum cocktails.
Yeah, you’re going to be there for a while.”
“I did my daughter’s engagement lunch here yesterday and it was absolutely fabulous food service and ambience!!!”
~ Cindy A.
Amara is committed to providing its guests and employees with a smoke-free environment, smoking is not permitted in the restaurant or any of the outdoor seating.

A $35 Corkage fee will be applied for guests that wish to bring in their own wine. A maximum of 3 bottles per party (standard 750ml) are allowed. Please see our wine list, as wines that are on our wine list are not permitted. Please call the restaurant if you have any questions. Thanks.