The Best Restaurants In Coconut Grove, Miami

Tuna Tartare Appetizer
Tuna Tartare Appetizer | © japes18/Flickr
Sierra Brown

Coconut Grove, Miami’s oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood, was founded in 1873 by a mix of pioneers, artists, intellectuals and adventurers. The ‘tropical oasis’ of Coconut Grove thrives to this day as Miami’s relaxing escape from the stress of day-to-day life. Coconut Grove is nestled in the middle of Miami yet it is quaint and distinct from other areas. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants in the area.

Loved by over 40s


Restaurant, American, Beer, Pub Grub

LoKal stems from the German words for ‘restaurant’ and ‘meeting place.’ The restaurant exceeds the expectations of guests by pairing sustainable and locally sourced ingredients with ‘an industrial, raw edginess.’ Using Florida grass-fed beef for their burgers, sandwiches and salads, it’s no wonder LoKal’s has been awarded the title of Best Burgers in Miami.

La Gamba Restaurant

Restaurant, Spanish

Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, La Gamba Restaurant are experts in fine Spanish dining and gourmet seafood. They stay true to their roots and adhere to classic recipes. Their Spanish style has touches of Mediterranean and Catalan flavors that come together perfectly in the Paella and seafood dishes. Some of La Gamba’s fish and seafood come from Spain and the Mediterranean, and their cured meats and cheeses are imported directly from Spain. This restaurant has become a ‘reference point’ for Spanish cuisine in Miami and it’s the perfect meeting place for foodies and experienced gourmets.

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge

Restaurant, American, Fusion, Vegetarian

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge serves delicious meals like grilled mahi mahi sandwiches and New York sirloin steak. It’s located on the 8th floor of the Sonesta hotel, providing spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. Executive Chef Chris Cramer keeps the authentic meals coming for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the culinary team creates various special menus throughout the year.

Lulu In The Grove

Restaurant, American, Tapas

Delicious Brussels sprouts
© Jing / Flickr

No restaurant is more passionate about offering the freshest, organic and local ingredients than Lulu. Here, they make their own mustard, they use free range eggs, smoke their salmon, grind their meat for burgers, and bake their breads and pastries. They even infuse their own vodkas and offer organic wines. Lulu is the image of what an outdoor sidewalk restaurant should be, and they believe that every customer is an important visitor.

Calamari Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood

Tuna Tartare Appetizer
© japes18/Flickr
Calamari Restaurant has a lively court garden, yet it still maintains a feeling of intimacy. Patrons can also opt for indoor dining in the spacious dining room that welcomes them with an open kitchen and visible brick oven. Enjoy the abundant menu, full of Italian favorites such as the lobster ravioli.

Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and LatAm Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Peruvian

This restaurant offers guests meals inspired by the various flavors of Latin cuisine. Enjoy classic dishes like Chupe de Camarón and Grilled Giant Nigerian Prawns, prepared by the talented kitchen team. You can also discover more contemporary creations with their famous Ceviche Spoon Sampler. The diverse menu offers dishes ranging from authentic Latin food to modern twists on some Mexican classics. Dishes are coupled with their famous cocktails and a selection of boutique wines from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay.

Bombay Darbar

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

The goal at Bombay Darbar is to provide genuine and authentic Indian food at reasonable prices. They also strive for prompt, efficient and courteous service to provide the best dining experience for customers. Bombay Darbar is among the best Indian restaurants in Coconut Grove. Whether you love Indian food or are in the mood for something new, the restaurant remains an excellent choice. With a menu as extensive as theirs, offering a variety of chicken, lamb, vegetables, rice delights and more, there’s something here for everyone.

Fornaro Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian

Located in the center of Coconut Grove, Fornaro Restaurant proudly serves authentic Italian dishes with a contemporary feel. Their famous favorite Polpettone, crafted with freshly ground filet mignon, is a must try, as are the perfectly baked brick oven pizzas. With their sauces made fresh daily, Farnaro guarantees that every bite will be fresh and of the utmost quality.

Akashi Japanese Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese

Dine at Akashi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar if you’re looking for a restaurant with great service, a quiet atmosphere, and fresh, excellent quality sushi. This restaurant is quaint, with dark lighting and a saltwater fish tank. Enjoy basic teriyakis and tempuras and delicious sushi either indoors or on the lovely patio outside.
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.