The 25 Most Iconic Dishes in Miami


It doesn’t get more Miami than these dishes

Everyone loves a new spin on an old classic, but at the end of the day an icon is an icon for a reason. There’s comfort there, security, and memory.

They are the dishes you seek out on your first visit and those that we locals still enjoy once or twice a week. You associate them with that Latin roll of the tongue, the mojitos, and the smell of suntan lotion. They are infinitely tied to the cultural fabric, the defining moment that historians argue about, and the source of inexhaustible debates between patrons on which is best.

Here are the 25 of Miami’s most iconic dishes that will always keep you coming back to Miami. The map points below are not ranked, but listed in alphabetical order. Did we miss your favorite quintessentially Miami dish? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

— Written by Gerry Schwartz & John Dangaran