Where to dine out on Noche Buena

Leave the cooking to these restaurants on Christmas Eve


Where to dine out on Noche Buena with the familia because you don’t have time to cook.

It gets confusing in Miami when it comes to Christmas plans. So many different traditions! This year we’re focusing on Noche Buena. We’ve created this guide for those that are keeping far away from their kitchen and want to experience some good food during the holiday weekend. These menus are fun, festive and some are even a la carte.

Oh and don’t get us started on how This year Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on a weekend. We’re mad about it too.


NeighborhoodCoconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
Hours: 6 pm – 11 pm
What you need to know: Nave is one of our favorite seafood and Italian-inspired restaurants located in Coconut Grove. It’s casual enough where there are no tablecloths in their indoor and outdoor seating area. But here you will indulge with delicacies like Japanese uni, caviar,  and French onion soup rolls with duck confit jam.

On December 24th, Chef Michael Beltran is cooking a Feast of The Seven Fishes. Dishes include marinated mussels tartine, bacalao ravioli, conch bolognese, and plancha chipirons with black squid rice and lime aioli.
Book your table –  Call +1 (786) 615 3747 or email


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NeighborhoodCalle Ocho
Address: 971 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Cuban
Hours: 6 pm – 12 am
What you need to know: Cafe La Trova celebrates Cuban music, food, and the traditions of cantinero bar culture. It will be a lively night out. James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein has created a prix fixe Noche Buena menu for $85 per person.

The menu includes stracciatella filled squash blossoms with confit tomato stew; tuna crudo with blood orange, serrano chilies, and shiso; rosemary cured prime rib with horseradish cream, salt-baked baby potatoes, au jus, and spinach; pork loin, filled caramelized bacon and plums, congri, and apple puree; and Michy’s bread pudding. A la carte menu items will also be available, including signature empanadas and croquetas. Master Cantinero Julio Cabrera will be serving his signature Cuban Egg Nog on Christmas Eve and throughout the month of December.
Book your table –  HERE 


NeighborhoodDesign District
Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine: Korean
Hours: 5 pm – 11 pm
What you need to know: COTE is a sleek Korean steakhouse concept from New York City. You’re going here to feel fabulous. Each table has a smokeless state-of-the-art tabletop grill. Don’t worry you’re not cooking your own steak. Their team is trained and will do all the work. Sit back and enjoy 45-day, USDA prime dry-aged beef that is aged in-house.

On December 24th, COTE is serving their regular menu as well as a special Christmas feast. The special is $142 per person. It includes seven selected cuts of COTE’s most notable USDA Prime and American Wagyu beef, and lamb. Korean sides like pickled seasonal vegetables and salads; fresh red leaf lettuce with ssaam-jang; fluffy Savory egg soufflé will also be part of your decadent meal. And to end the meal like a kid on Christmas, soft-serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel.
Book your table –  HERE or call +1 (305) 434 4668


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Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr
Cuisine: Peruvian
Hours: 6 pm – 10 pm
What you need to know: We’ll never say no to Peruvian food, especially if it’s at La Mar. Not only is the food great but so are the waterfront views. Chef Diego Oka has created a family-style fried turkey feast with stations that feature seafood rice, pan con chicharron, anticucho shrimp, whole fish Nikkei, ají de gallina empanadas. It’s an elevated buffet where you’ll be going for seconds.
Book your table –  HERE


Address: 251 NW 25th St
Cuisine: Asian
Hours: Last seating 9:30 pm
What you need to know: KYU has been one of Wynwood’s most loved restaurants since its opening in 2016. It’s reminiscent of a sleek warehouse with an open kitchen and a brightly lit mirrored bar. This year, you’re in luck because they’ll be open on Christmas Eve. No prix fixe menu here. KYU will be serving their a la carte menu. Some of our favorite dishes include roasted cauliflower, crispy hamachi tartare, Wagyu beef brisket, and Korean fried chicken.
Book your table – HERE 


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Neighborhood: Allappatah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd Street
Cuisine: Basque
Hours: 12 pm – 3 pm | 6 pm – 11 pm
What you need to know: LEKU is situated in an open-aired garden setting in the Rubell Museum. It’s elegant and you should kick off the festivities with a gin and tonic. Executive Chef Mikel Goikolea has created an inventive Basque menu for Christmas Eve that includes roasted guinea hen with citrus sauce, beluga lentils and Goxua tradicional (a typical Basque dessert cake with meringue and caramelized custard).
Book your table –  HERE or call +1 (786) 464 0615


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Where to dine on Noche Buena
Where to dine out on Noche Buena