The best places to dine in and around Miami

Miami Culinary Tours, a small local company forged with a team of knowledgeable and passionate foodies guiding popular Miami food tours, announced today their release of restaurant recommendations for their guests just right in time for high season. Each participant at the South Beach Food Tour and at the Little Havana Food Tour is given a booklet with top restaurant recommendations as well as other tips to navigate the diverse Miami food scene.

Participants recognize the importance of food in travel and celebrate the authentic culinary experiences around historic Miami neighborhoods – but knowing where to go can be difficult to navigate in a city with so many options. Miami Culinary Tours guides travelers and locals alike through exclusive epicurean adventures while stopping at some of the best restaurants in Miami for tastings at each stop.

Less than 10 restaurants made their list of top places to dine around Miami that is given to each tour participant at the end of the tour. They are a great representation of the culinary diversity that can be found in Miami. Starting with several options on the beach such as one of local’s favorite called My Ceviche located at 235 Washington Avenue. My Ceviche made the list for their freshest ceviche in town, followed by SuViche located at 1119 16th Street for their creative Japanese Peruvian flair. They couldn’t leave out Yardbird located at 1600 Lenox Avenue as many of Miami Culinary Tours’ guests come from all over the world wanting to taste that Ol’ great American comfort food – and Yardbird just has it. For those who want to splurge a little, Barton G The Restaurant located at 1427 West Avenue is a restaurant they recommend with complete confidence for their exquisite cuisine and theatrical experience. La Gloutonnerie located at 81 Washington Avenue also made the list for their sophisticated cuisine and dramatic interior, a an excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Outside Miami Beach they choose Blue Collar located at 6730 Biscayne Blvd. for their out-of-the-world modern American cuisine with a real local ambiance that is sometimes hard to find in South Beach. For a trip to Argentina without the need of a passport, they recommend Graziano’s located at 394 Giralda Ave. in Coral Gables for their exceptional South American wine selection and traditional homemade empanadas – and for a true taste of France, Le Bouchon du Grove located at 3430 Main Hwy. made the list and it is where Miami Culinary Tours’ team go to splurge a little, and therefore, they highly recommend it.