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.

Mariana Coletta
General Manager

Mariana has worked at Amara since 2019, starting as a Restaurant Manager. She loves working at a dynamic restaurant like Amara.
She says “I am the proudest about our entire team and how much
we have grown our business after COVID.”

The staff enjoys working for Mariana “I have never met someone with such a passion and tenacity for restaurants as Mariana,” says Ramiro Penalba, a member of Mariana’s team of managers. Mariana, who was born in Venezuela and raised in Mexico, loves the variety of food we serve and her favorites are the Grilled Spicy Shrimp and Grilled Fish.

Executive Chef Michael Paley

With a nostalgic return to Florida and intrigued by Miami’s evolving culinary scene, Paley’s approach to Latin American cooking is underpinned by bold flavors of traditional dishes and decidedly bright–a showcase for fresh ingredients. The New Jersey native attended culinary school in Florida after graduating from university, inspired by the intersection of creativity and critical thinking unique to a career in restaurants.

Having cooked in kitchens from Kentucky to Texas, Paley draws from his surroundings to create a sense of place you can taste in his menus.
The Chef has garnered praise from both Food & Wine Magazine for artisan pizza and Southern-inspired cuisine and Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants list for his embrace of regionally- sourced products with a custom-built, wood-burning fireplace.

Executive Chef Michael Paley

With a nostalgic return to Florida and intrigued by Miami’s evolving culinary scene, Paley’s approach to Latin American cooking is underpinned by bold flavors of traditional dishes and decidedly bright–a showcase for fresh ingredients. The New Jersey native attended culinary school in Florida after graduating from university, inspired by the intersection of creativity and critical thinking unique to a career in restaurants.

Having cooked in kitchens from Kentucky to Texas, Paley draws from his surroundings to create a sense of place you can taste in his menus.
The Chef has garnered praise from both Food & Wine Magazine for artisan pizza and Southern-inspired cuisine and Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants list for his embrace of regionally- sourced products with a custom-built, wood-burning fireplace.

Mariana Coletta
General Manager

Mariana has worked at Amara since 2019, starting as a Restaurant Manager. She loves working at a dynamic restaurant like Amara. She says “I am the proudest about our entire team and how much we have grown our business after COVID.”

The staff enjoys working for Mariana “I have never met someone with such a passion and tenacity for restaurants as Mariana,” says Ramiro Penalba, a member of Mariana’s team of managers. Mariana, who was born in Venezuela and raised in Mexico, loves the variety of food we serve and her favorites are the Grilled Spicy Shrimp and Grilled Fish.

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-Friday: 12pm-11pm
Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Dinner
Daily: Starting at 5pm
Lunch

Monday-Friday: 12pm-4pm

Late Afternoon

Daily: 4pm-5pm

Rooftop Happy Hour

Monday-Friday: 5pm-7pm

weekend Brunch

Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm

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“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”

“While being romanced by Latin American flavors from the kitchen of Executive Chef Michael Paley, patrons will get all the right vibes from Amara’s decor.”

“Grilled Atlantic shrimp. Banana leaf-wrapped cobia.
Coconut rum cocktails.
Yeah, you’re going to be there for a while.”