Miami Spice is back!

By: CultureOwl
Miami Spice is back!

Did someone say food? The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) officially kicked off the 19th year of its beloved Miami Spice Restaurant Program. The program was fast-tracked to further support local restaurants reeling from impacts due to COVID-19. For the first time, Miami Spice Months will last four months – from June 1-September 30 – to offer restaurants prolonged exposure, and ultimately drive business. The promotion is also extended to take-out and delivery, another first for the program, since restaurants are currently required to operate at reduced dining room capacities.

The advance launch of Miami Spice is one of the GMCVB’s many efforts to support Miamians during this critical time, and this year, draws a parallel to the program’s start as a post 9/11 recovery effort. It also comes on the heels of the highly successful Miami Eats campaign that debuted in March to encourage take-out and delivery, and ordering direct. It started with just 320 restaurant partners and quickly grew to 1,200.

Miami Spice is a cornerstone of Miami Shines, a comprehensive travel and tourism recovery program to promote Greater Miami and the Beaches to locals, encouraging vacationing in their backyard, as well as tourists and organizations seeking locations for meetings and conventions. The program includes a strong lineup of promotional incentives across restaurants, hotels, museums, and attractions, and will also include spas once they are ready to reopen for business.

“The GMCVB remains wholly committed to upholding the stellar reputation of this program and continuing to shed light on the incredible culinary talent across our vibrant destination,” said William D. Talbert III, C.D.M.E., President and CEO of the GMCVB. “We will never stop finding new ways to bolster Miamians, who continue to demonstrate resiliency time and time again.”

During Miami Spice, restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe menus at reduced prices of $25 per person for lunch and brunch and $39 per person for dinner. Diners can choose from more than 100 participating restaurants and counting. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip/service charges are excluded. While the program is open to GMCVB partners, the bureau is waiving fees to participate in Miami Spice. Restaurants can join in when they are fully operational or ready, allowing them to “Spice Now,” or “Spice Soon,” which will be denoted in the website directory.

Some of this year’s participants are as follows and will be updated regularly.

 27 Restaurant and Bar

 7 Spices Restaurant & Lounge

 94 Aero Squadron Restaurant

 The Alley

 Alloy Bistro Gourmet

 Amare Ristorante

 Amore Restaurant & Bar

 Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar - Pinecrest

 AQ by Il Mulino

 Aromas Del Peru West Miami



 Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant

 Blue Collar

 Blue Matisse

 Bourbon Steak Miami

 Brasserie Brickell Key

 Brasserie Central

 Byblos Miami


 Café Catula Fine Restaurant and Art Gallery

 Café La Trova

 Cafe Prima Pasta


 Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill

 Casa D’Angelo

 Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables


 CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar


 Diez y Seis

 Dolce Italian Restaurant

 doma Restaurant

 Donna Mare Trattoria

 Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

 El Tucán

 Esotico Miami

 Essensia Restaurant and Lounge

 Estiatorio Milos

 Fi’lia Restaurant

 Fi’lia South Beach

 Fiola Miami

 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Coral Gables


 Fooq’s Miami

 Glass & Vine

 Graziano’s Bird Road

 Graziano’s Restaurant Brickell

 Graziano’s Restaurant Coral Gables

 Hakkasan Miami Beach

 IL Mulino NY Sunny Isles Beach

 Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen

 Jaya, at The Setai

 Kao Sushi & Grill

 Katsuya South Beach

 La Cerveceria De Barrio

 La Fresa Francesa

 La Terraza Café & Bar

 Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill

 Los Fuegos at Faena Miami Beach

 LPM Restaurant & Bar

 LT Steak & Seafood

 Marfil Bistro


 Maska – Indian Kitchen & Bar

 Meat Market Miami Beach

 Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach

 Met Café and Bar

 Mi’Talia Kitchen and Bar

 New Campo Argentino Steakhouse

 Nikki Beach

 No. 3 Social Rooftop Bar & Lounge

 Novecento Aventura

 Novecento Brickell

 Novecento Doral

 Novecento Key Biscayne

 Ola Restaurant


 Pascal’s On Ponce

 Peacock Garden Bistro


 Phuc Yea

 Pisco y Nazca Kendall


 Prime Fish

 Prime Italian

 Red, the Steakhouse

 R House

 Rioja Grille

 Root & Bone South Miami

 RWSB Miami

 Santorini By Georgios

 Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

 Shula’s Steak 2

 Smith & Wollensky

 Stiltsville Fish Bar

 StripSteak by Michael Mina

 Stubborn Seed

 Sushi Garage

 Talavera Cocina Mexicana

 Tanuki Miami

 Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Aventura

 Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Coral Gables

 Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar - Midtown

 The Bazaar by José Andrés

 The Deck at Island Gardens


 Tur Kitchen

 Whitney’s Restaurant

A complete list of participants and program details are available at More information on the GMCVB’s response efforts and updates related to COVID-19 is available for the public and members via its website at

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