The 2023 Miami Spice Guide for big groups

Where to grab dinner with the whole family or your close friend group


This is our 2023 Miami Spice guide for big groups. 

It can be overwhelming to decide where to go to dinner if you’re rolling out with a big group of friends or la familia entera.

The places we chose can accommodate large parties and are giving great vibes for celebrations, birthdays, or fun situations, just cause. We have lots of Mediterranean-sharing style menus, an option for live music, a couple of Mexican options, and one of our favorite Peruvian restaurants.

Until September 30th, local Miami restaurants will feature 3-course meals for either lunch, brunch, or dinner at a steal. At just $30 or $35 for lunch$30 or $35 for brunch, and $45 or $60 for dinner, you can hop around Miami trying out the spots that have been on your list. 

Check out our 2023 Miami Spice guide for big groups and see what works for you!



Neighborhood: Midtown
Address3255 NE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Peruvian
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Wednesday to Sunday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Maty’s sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience offering a delightful homage to Peruvian home cooking curated by the talented Chef Valerie Chang. If you love a bright, open space with light wooden tables, chunky booths, and a beige color palette, then Maty’s is for you. If you’re a party of six you can score a table online, if you’re seven or more, email them HERE.

Start your meal with the refreshing Black Grouper Ceviche with red onion and aji limo leche de tigre. Or, if you’re craving a Peruvian twist on comfort, dive into the Choclo, where sweet corn cozies up with parmesan and huancaína. Now, let’s talk entrées. For a taste of tradition with a modern twist, the Chicken Milanesa is your answer – crispy perfection topped with spinach, parmesan, and a creamy pesto salsita. Or the newest addition of the menu, Roasted Squid, snuggled on a bed of tacu tacu and drenched in macho sauce.

Last but not least, let’s sweeten the deal with a dessert. The Mango dessert is a tropical melody of lucuma, lime, and dulce de leche that is exactly what you need to end your meal and in this heat.


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Neighborhood: Little Havana 
971 SW 8th St
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Sunday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Located in the heart of Little Havana. This renowned establishment, brought to life by the world-famous Julio Cabrera and Chef Michelle Bernstein, offers live music and Cuban dishes. This spot is great for a big family outing with extended cousins or if you’re celebrating a birthday. You can get a reservation for up to 10 guests online.

With their Miami Spice dinner menu priced at $45, you’ll pick an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For appetizers, don’t miss the Empanadas (two per order) or Croquetas with cilantro lime, huancaina & cancha.  For the main course, the Skirt Steak Ropa Vieja served with arroz y frijoles negros, tostones, and avocado cream is a tempting choice. Alternatively, the Lechón, a braised mojo-marinated pork shoulder accompanied by steamed yuca, crispy pork skin, and tangerine mojo with pickled onion. To round off your meal, go for the decadent Michy’s Bread Pudding, which features a delightful combination of chocolate, Cuban rum-soaked raisins, and orange rind. If you’re a sucker for flan, get the Flan De La Flaca. This is a traditional flan served with maracuya sauce and tortas de aceite.


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1421 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday; Dinner everyday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Paperfish is the perfect place to go out for dinner with the girls and embrace all the aesthetics and painting the town pink. Kickstart your dinner with your choice of appetizer. Will it be the classic Edamame? Or perhaps you’re in the mood for something refreshing, like the Wakame Salad, a seaweed sensation for that refreshing start of any Japanese meal.

For entrées – you’re in for a treat with their Platters. Go for the PaperTuna Platter. This dish comes with a 5-piece roll of the “paper tuna,” 4 pieces of signature nigiri that range from aburi to hamachi yuzu, asana, and hotrufle, plus a tiradito apasionado and a short rib. If you’re craving a fusion fiesta, the Acevichado Platter is calling your name. It comes with a 5-piece roll bursting with the tangy goodness of acevichado, accompanied by 4 pieces of signature nigiri, a tiradito apasionado, and a divine miso black cod that melts in your mouth.

We can’t end a Miami Spice Dinner without a sweet treat! Say goodbye to your meal with Mochi Ice Cream.


Neighborhood: South Beach
1545 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Located at the Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach, Byblos has been a longtime favorite. The interior is sensual and Mediterranean, with blue and gold accents. The outdoor patio is fantastic for dining al fresco. It’s also a great dinner spot if you’re planning a long night on the Beach with a group of friends. If you make a reservation online, they will accommodate parties of up to eight. 

Their Miami Spice menu encourages sharing, allowing your group to dive into a mosaic of flavors.  Start with the Roasted Red Beets with pistachio, caraway, and labneh atop a bed of barbari bread. Or opt for the Duck Kibbeh with dried fig, date molasses, and tahini. Don’t miss out on the Lamb Ribs, adorned with dukkah, buttermilk sauce, carob molasses, and a fiery red chili schug. And of course, the Hummus, a pomegranate and roasted pine nut-topped masterpiece.

When it’s time for the main course, the menu’s versatility shines through. You should get the Turkish Manti Dumplings with eggplant and yogurt sauce or the Middle Eastern Fried Chicken with tahini and za’atar. And because every meal deserves a sweet encore, dessert steals the spotlight. Dive into the Stuffed Baklava with mint ice cream, pistachio nougat, and a kiss of dark chocolate.


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Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Sunday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
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For a fancy birthday dinner or when you want to impress clients, stop by LMP Restaurant & Bar. Trust us, this place is the bee’s knees. With its swanky ambiance and delectable menu, this is an ideal choice for a group dinner during Miami Spice. You can score a table for up to eight guests at LPM.

Let’s start with the appetizers. We’d try the Salted Chilean Seabass Croquettes with roasted pepper relish. For our main, we’d go with the homemade Rigatoni pasta with tomato and chilli, giving your taste buds a spicy kick. Or the Salt Baked Snapper with artichokes and tomatoes for all you fish lovers out there. But our favorite, hands down is the slow-cooked coquelet au citron confit. This Marinated Baby Chicken is probably one of the best chicken dishes we’ve had. We’re never one to order chicken at a restaurant, but this one is worth it.

For dessert, treat yourself to some French Toast with spiced ice cream, a dish that will have you floating on cloud nine. Or indulge in the heavenly Vanilla Cheesecake with berry compote – your sweet tooth will thank you.


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 347 NW 24th St
Cuisine: Aegean, Turkish, Mediterranean
Miami Spice availability: Lunch everyday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Doya, our queridos Hungies, is not your average restaurant. It’s a modern Aegean Meze + Bar that embraces the joy of sharing good food and company. If you’re looking to get a table for up to eight guests, you can do it online. We love it for birthdays or family affairs.

Inspired by the Grecian and Turkish Meze culture, you’re starting your meal with refreshing Shaved Zucchini, a dish that combines garlic, green peppers, and extra virgin olive oil to create a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. Or you’re diving into the Haydari, a garlic yogurt dip with burnt butter, and mint.

Now, onto the main event, order the grilled Turkish meatballs, aka Kofte. These juicy, flavorful meatballs will make you weak in the knees with every bite. And for a little extra kick, give the Lahmacun a try. This thin and crispy flatbread topped with ground beef, parsley, and onion will take your taste buds on a wild ride. And let’s not forget about the Chicken Thighs, cooked with onion and sumac, delivering a burst of flavors that will have you coming back for seconds.

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – dessert. Prepare to be enchanted by the Chocolate Cake, featuring Turkish tea biscuit, pistachio praline, chocolate Cremieux, and a surprising twist of sumac ice cream. And if you’re a fan of the classics, the homemade Pistachio Baklava is a must-try. Sweet, flaky, and filled with pistachio goodness.


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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address2856 Tigertail Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Miami Spice availability: Lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Step into Koko by Bakan for Miami Spice and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a trendy spot in Mexico City. Not only is the food amazing, but the design of Koko is chic and where you want to spend time with the girls. A group of six of you can grab a reservation online for Koko. You’ll want to come here with friends who are visiting from out of town or if you’re looking for good ambiance and food.

Start your dinner with the Tetelas 5 de Mayo en Crema de Huitlacoche. These little pockets of deliciousness are filled with black truffle and cheese, giving you a taste of Mexico vs. France in every bite. Or, spice things up with their Aguachile de Camaron con Mango, featuring fresh shrimp, mango, cilantro, and lime. As far as entrées go, brace yourself for the Slow Cooked Short Rib en Mole Coloradito. Tender short rib smothered in coloradito mole served with string beans and sesame seeds, and accompanied by house rice. It’s a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more. And if you’re a seafood lover, the Salmon del Atlantico is your go-to. Grilled zucchini and heirloom cherry tomatoes complement the tzirita-marinated salmon, creating a dish that’s fresh, light, and satisfying.

End your meal with their heavenly Bread Pudding, a creamy caramel delight that will have you swooning with each spoonful.


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The 2023 Miami Spice Guide for big groups
The 2023 Miami Spice Guide for big groups
The 2023 Miami Spice Guide for big groups
The 2023 Miami Spice Guide for big groups