Amara at Paraiso


The safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. Thus, we have set up the following protocols to ensure a safe restaurant environment, during these unprecedented times.




Five Part Strategy

  • Screening
  • Masks
  • Distancing
  • Hygiene
  • Safety Culture

This strategy was recently developed by Mass General Hospital to have a safe hospital environment and successfully keep their doctors and nurses healthy. Our plan was created to meet Miami Dade County The New Normal document specifications.


  • Temperature Check and Three Screener Questions (By order of City of Miami) completed and passed by every employee and any vendors who needs to enter restaurant.
  • Screener completed before anyone enters the restaurant.


  • Mask are worn correctly 100% of the time by all staff is in the restaurant.
  • All customers entering the restaurant must be wearing masks at all times except when seated at a table.  When guests get up from the table to go to the bathroom they must wear their mask.


  • Specific waiting area space created to avoid guests being within 6 feet of each other while waiting to be seated.
  • Tables spaced seated 6 feet apart
  • A maximum of four people can be seated at one table.
  • Created spaced bathroom waiting areas to avoid guests coming too close together.


  • Gloves worn by all back of house employees, bar staff and anyone touching plates or glasses (bussers and food runners)
  • Gloves replaced every 30 minutes.
  • If employee is not wearing gloves, handwashing occurs every 30 minutes.
  • Have self-dispensing hand sanitizer or handwashing station at the entrance and hand Sanitizers on All Tables
  • One staff member focus exclusively on sanitizing restaurant.  Cleans between seating every consumer touch point; Chairs, Table surface, Booster seats, Highchairs, Booths.  Also, cleans and disinfects every thirty minutes:  Restaurant entrance door,  Bathroom doors , Any bathroom touchpoints , Restaurant telephone, POS tablets, Credit Card Machine, Office keyboards, Guest pens and Host stand
  • Touchless payment set up using Toast Pay at the table.  Guests can also use Credit Cards.
  • Using disposable menus


  • It is important for employees to not come to work if they have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, a recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19 – they have to stay home.

Thus, we will pay people who fail any of the screener questions to stay home or if they call in sick with COVID related symptoms.

Straight from our guests

We’ve been coming to this place for a few years now. Unsure how I’ve never reviewed it before but realized that there’s no time like now to give a positive review for my go-to weekend lunch spot!

Food is always delicious. I highly recommend the ceviche, chicken liver toast, deviled eggs, and grouper. Service is usually great. Sometimes is slammed but you just have to be patient and kind to the servers as they always try their best (and might even bring you a complimentary snack).

But my main reason for writing this is how they are handling COVID. We’ve eaten out only a few times since restaurants reopened and I’ve felt the safest at MGFD. Their staff wears masks properly (actually on their nose and mouth), offer you a paper bag to store your mask while eating, they have hand sanitizer on the tables, changed table layouts, even added extra trash cans so you can throw out your paper towel after using it to open the bathroom door. They use paper menus and offer cardless payment options using your smartphone with no need to install a special app.

I’m not at all surprised they handled covid so well. But still thankful and gracious. It’s easily worth the drive from FLL to Miami for a delicious and safe lunch.

—Melissa (Yelp) 

Wow! Great service, probably some of the best in Miami. Ellick, my server, was prompt and overall accommodating. He offered a dog bowl for water and made sure I always had a full coffee, water and that my dogs were well taken care of, they even have homemade dog treats!!!!

They Turkey Sandwich was delightful filling yet light and a superb portion size. Definitely, worth the price.

—Lauryn R. (Yelp) 

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