Where to eat on a rainy day in Miami

Eating out where parking is convenient, when it’s pouring


Miami’s rainy days have arrived and we’re deep in hurricane season. We’ve got until November to worry about torrential downpours and flooding. It’s not a fun time in Miami but neither is being cooped up at home. There’s definitely a breaking moment when you need to get out.

Here’s a list to keep handy for those rainy days. We included info on these restaurants’ parking situations to avoid getting wet. Of course, wearing a rain jacket won’t hurt. But we promise that these are the spots that will make you not hate Miami as much in the Summer.


Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 140 NE 39th St STE 241
Cuisine: Food Hall
Parking Accommodation: Covered garage parking

Pull up to the covered Palm Court parking garage located on 39th street for easy access to MIA Market. Parking is only $3 for up to 4 hours which is unheard of in Miami. Find the elevator and go all the way up to the second floor (hit 2U in the elevator). When crossing from the elevator to the entrance of the market you might get a little drizzle but we promise it won’t be too bad and it will be worth it.

If you’re craving sushi we recommend stopping by Yasu Tanaka. Chef Yasu is serving some of the freshest nigiri and handrolls in town. If you’re looking for something that will make you forget you’re in food hall. Stop by Ruby Dee’s, a seafood and vegetable-forward concept by Chef Daniel Roy. Menu highlights include West Coast oysters with a cucumber mignonette and a Maine lobster roll with house aioli and black truffle. Close your eyes, take a bite and forget the rain.


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 70 SW 7th St
Cuisine: Italian
Parking Accommodation: Covered garage parking

Yes, we know that Brickell City Center is an outdoor mall however, it is covered and has an underground parking garage. And for the cherry on top of your rainy day, Casa Tua Cucina is right next to the escalators when entering the parking on 8th street.

This Italian food hall has ample indoor seating and an extensive menu with a selection of crudos, salads, pasta and pizza. Maybe you are on a date and did not check the weather before you left. He or she will forgive you when sharing some salumi, cheese and a cacio e pepe tagliatelle.


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine: Food Hall
Parking Accommodation: Ample free parking

Okay, so, The Citadel parking situation for a rainy day requires a hefty umbrella and/or a raincoat. Located directly behind the Citadel, it’s not covered but it’s free and there are plenty of spots. It’s a quick sprint to the entrance.

Once inside, all will be well because the dining options have something for everyone. Our favorites at the moment include The Shores (focusing on fried seafood, oysters and anything that comes with a side of cocktail sauce) and United States Burger Service (simple burger blends with great dipping sauces for those fries). There’s also Neapolitan-style pizza at Ash’s Pizza Parlor, Laotion food at Lil’ Laos and more.


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Neighborhood: Aventura
Address: 19565 Biscayne Blvd Ste 946
Cuisine: Greek
Parking Accommodation: Covered garage parking / free parking

Estiatorio Ornos by Chef Michael Mina is located inside of Aventura Mall which is kind of perfect if you are looking for a fine dining break when shopping. Free parking spots are abundantly available.

This Greek restaurant is perfect for the fam. Bring them all and share some tzatzki, halloumi, phyllo-crusted dover sole and more.


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 11350 S Dixie Hwy.
Cuisine: Island-minded
Parking Accommodation: Valet parking

In a world where parking anxiety is real, sometimes it’s worth the price so you valet. And that’s exactly what you will be doing when arriving at Mamey on a rainy day.

Chef Niven Patel’s love for vegetables is clear on Mamey’s menu, sourcing local produce from his ranch in Homestead. Our favorite dishes include the heart of palm salad, Ghee roasted plantains, lemongrass glazed grouper, coconut shrimp, summer rolls and the red curry mussels.


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Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Parking Accommodation: Valet parking

Looking for where to take a client out for lunch on a rainy day in Brickell? We’ve got you. Stop by Edge Steak & Bar inside of the Four Seasons where Chef Aaron Brooks is putting his Aussie spin on a modern steakhouse concept.

Their lunch break menu includes two courses for $21 offered daily, featuring a weekly-changing menu. The best part of it all is that when you valet, you can expense it because hello, it’s a work lunch.


Neighborhood: Kendall
Address: 14690 SW 26th St
Cuisine: Cuban, Peruvian & Korean fusion
Parking Accommodation: Ample free parking

The parking at Finka isn’t covered, but it’s free and there’s plenty, especially if you’re dining with a big group. Yes, you’ll need that umbrella but once you’re in, we promise a delicious meal with matching cocktails to go along.

Chef Eileen Andrade grew up learning how to cook classic Cuban food. At Finka she adds Peruvian and Korean flavors to her unique dishes. Come hungry. You’re feasting on arroz con pollo fritters, tostones topped with vaca frita, sweet Sriracha pork ribs and more.


Rainy Day Restaurant Guide