Miami Travel Guide

Anthony Bourdain heads South to sunny Miami, FL. Get a list of each place he visited.


Activities
Miami International Airport
Tony arrives at the airport. You can take a super shuttle into the city for $19 or taxi for $32 (and be at the beach in less than 30 minutes).
  • 2100 Northwest 42nd Avenue
  • Miami, FL 33142 US

Miami International Airport

Tony arrives at the airport. You can take a super shuttle into the city for $19 or taxi for $32 (and be at the beach in less than 30 minutes).
2100 Northwest 42nd Avenue Miami, FL, US
Love Hate Tattoo Studio (Home to Miami Ink Artist)
Master tattoo artist Chris Garver has "inked" Tony 2 previous times so it's become a Miami ritual. Tony gets another tattoo on his forearm.
  • 1360 Washington Avenue
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

Love Hate Tattoo Studio (Home to Miami Ink Artist)

Master tattoo artist Chris Garver has "inked" Tony 2 previous times so it's become a Miami ritual. Tony gets another tattoo on his forearm.
1360 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL, US
Miami Jai-Alai
Tony and Chris Garver go to see a game. Tony humorously describes Jai-alai as "guys with wicker scoops attached to their arms throwing balls around."
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  • 3500 Northwest 37th Avenue
  • Miami, FL 33142 US

Miami Jai-Alai

Tony and Chris Garver go to see a game. Tony humorously describes Jai-alai as "guys with wicker scoops attached to their arms throwing balls around."
3500 Northwest 37th Avenue Miami, FL, US
Miguel Paredes Art Gallery
Miami's art scene is thriving and Tony spent a lot of time in the new Design District. Chris Garver is friends with Miguel Paredes and the 2 stop by his art gallery to see the latest exhibit.
  • 173 Northwest 23rd Street
  • Miami, FL 33127 US

Miguel Paredes Art Gallery

Miami's art scene is thriving and Tony spent a lot of time in the new Design District. Chris Garver is friends with Miguel Paredes and the 2 stop by his art gallery to see the latest exhibit.
173 Northwest 23rd Street Miami, FL, US
Stiltsville Boat Tour (Ace Sailing Charters)
Fellow chef Michael Schwartz (chef of Michael’s Genuine) invites Tony on a boat tour (see company's address below) of Stiltsville; a series of abandoned buildings in the ocean once used as casinos and underground rum-running safe houses.
  • Northwest South River Drive
  • Miami, FL 33128 US

Stiltsville Boat Tour (Ace Sailing Charters)

Fellow chef Michael Schwartz (chef of Michael’s Genuine) invites Tony on a boat tour (see company's address below) of Stiltsville; a series of abandoned buildings in the ocean once used as casinos and underground rum-running safe houses.
Northwest South River Drive Miami, FL, US
Phone: +1 305-798-1626

Hotels
The Raleigh Hotel
The Raleigh offers a great bar, old-school interior and a nice pool. The Raleigh feels like home to Tony. Tony recommends the Raleigh Beachfront. "Another great place besides the pool. Can also take out jet skis."
  • 1775 Collins Avenue
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

The Raleigh Hotel

The Raleigh offers a great bar, old-school interior and a nice pool. The Raleigh feels like home to Tony. Tony recommends the Raleigh Beachfront. "Another great place besides the pool. Can also take out jet skis."
1775 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, US
Phone: +1 305-534-6300
Biltmore Hotel
"If you want huge, strange and wonderful -- the Biltmore is a Spanish-style estate, with old Floridian glamour and a 23,000-square-foot swimming pool."
  • 1200 Anastasia Avenue
  • Coral Gables, FL 33134 US

Biltmore Hotel

"If you want huge, strange and wonderful -- the Biltmore is a Spanish-style estate, with old Floridian glamour and a 23,000-square-foot swimming pool."
1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, FL, US
Phone: +1 855-311-6903

Restaurants & Bars
La Perrada De Edgar
This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a "Colombian" -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mustard and potato sticks. Tony also has the "Edgar Special."
  • 6976 Collins Avenue
  • Miami Beach, FL 33141 US

La Perrada De Edgar

This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a "Colombian" -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mustard and potato sticks. Tony also has the "Edgar Special."
6976 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, US
Las Olas Cafe
"This place is good for more traditional Cuban cuisine. It's cash only, popular with the locals, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish."
  • 644 6th Street
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

Las Olas Cafe

"This place is good for more traditional Cuban cuisine. It's cash only, popular with the locals, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish."
644 6th Street Miami Beach, FL, US
El Palacio de los Jugos
"El Palacio is literally a palace of juices and jumble of different stands all under one roof. Offerings include fried plantains, Cuban rice and beans, chicharones, roast pork sandwich, etc."
  • 5721 West Flagler Street
  • Miami, FL 33144 US

El Palacio de los Jugos

"El Palacio is literally a palace of juices and jumble of different stands all under one roof. Offerings include fried plantains, Cuban rice and beans, chicharones, roast pork sandwich, etc."
5721 West Flagler Street Miami, FL, US
Mac's Club Deuce
Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights. Mac's was also the first place Tony ever went to the first time he was in Miami.
  • 222 14th Street
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

Mac's Club Deuce

Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights. Mac's was also the first place Tony ever went to the first time he was in Miami.
222 14th Street Miami Beach, FL, US
The Room
"A civilized alternative to Mac's Club Deuce, The Room offers hand-crafted beers and a great selection of wines. Their crowd’s generally laid-back and pretty mellow. It feels far away from the madness on a back street."
  • 100 Collins Avenue
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

The Room

"A civilized alternative to Mac's Club Deuce, The Room offers hand-crafted beers and a great selection of wines. Their crowd’s generally laid-back and pretty mellow. It feels far away from the madness on a back street."
100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, US
Garcia's Seafood
"Garcia’s is no flash, no pretense -- just simple wooden tables by the Miami River. There’s good fresh local fish, due to the fact that fishing boats dock right up to the restaurant to drop of their catch."
  • 398 Northwest North River Drive
  • Miami, FL 33128 US

Garcia's Seafood

"Garcia’s is no flash, no pretense -- just simple wooden tables by the Miami River. There’s good fresh local fish, due to the fact that fishing boats dock right up to the restaurant to drop of their catch."
398 Northwest North River Drive Miami, FL, US
River Oyster Bar
"For slightly more tricked-out ambiance, this restaurant offers largely local and organic cuisine. Inside is a horshoe-shaped bar serving seafood stew and roasted lobster."
  • 650 South Miami Avenue
  • Miami, FL 33131 US

River Oyster Bar

"For slightly more tricked-out ambiance, this restaurant offers largely local and organic cuisine. Inside is a horshoe-shaped bar serving seafood stew and roasted lobster."
650 South Miami Avenue Miami, FL, US
Tony Also Recommends
Try "a cortadito or café con leche or cafecito (one-shot version) in Little Havana."
  • Miami, FL 33130 US

Tony Also Recommends

Try "a cortadito or café con leche or cafecito (one-shot version) in Little Havana."
Miami, FL, US
S&S Diner
Tony goes here for lunch. He describes it as a gloriously unchanged-by-time greasy spoon. Dating back to the 1930s, S&S features old-school communal seating around a horseshoe bar with stools. Tony orders meatloaf, grits, gravy, peas and an iced tea.
  • 1757 Northeast 2nd Avenue
  • Miami, FL 33132 US

S&S Diner

Tony goes here for lunch. He describes it as a gloriously unchanged-by-time greasy spoon. Dating back to the 1930s, S&S features old-school communal seating around a horseshoe bar with stools. Tony orders meatloaf, grits, gravy, peas and an iced tea.
1757 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL, US
Chez Le Bebe
"Go Haitian with their fried pork shoulder, fried plantains and salad."
  • 114 Northeast 54th Street
  • Miami, FL 33137 US

Chez Le Bebe

"Go Haitian with their fried pork shoulder, fried plantains and salad."
114 Northeast 54th Street Miami, FL, US
Bahamian Pot Restaurant
"Run by 3 generations, this place opened in 1989. It’s a great stop if you’re craving island cuisine. One of the best meals is their breakfast of boiled fish and grits served with johnnycakes made of sweet buttery corn meal and milk batter."
  • 1413 Northwest 54th Street
  • Miami, FL 33142 US

Bahamian Pot Restaurant

"Run by 3 generations, this place opened in 1989. It’s a great stop if you’re craving island cuisine. One of the best meals is their breakfast of boiled fish and grits served with johnnycakes made of sweet buttery corn meal and milk batter."
1413 Northwest 54th Street Miami, FL, US
Food Truck Circle in Tropical Park
Tony checks out Miami’s vibrant and growing food truck scene. "The park offers every kind of mobile and delicious madness." Tony samples from Sakaya Truck and Grill Master Truck.
  • 6521 Bird Road
  • Miami, FL 33155 US

Food Truck Circle in Tropical Park

Tony checks out Miami’s vibrant and growing food truck scene. "The park offers every kind of mobile and delicious madness." Tony samples from Sakaya Truck and Grill Master Truck.
6521 Bird Road Miami, FL, US
Michael’s Genuine
Michael’s is in the design district just north of downtown. Tony says it’s probably the best restaurant in Miami right now and has seriously amazing food. Tony and Michael eat deep fried pigs’ ears and deviled eggs.
  • 130 Northeast 40th Street
  • Miami, FL 33137 US

Michael’s Genuine

Michael’s is in the design district just north of downtown. Tony says it’s probably the best restaurant in Miami right now and has seriously amazing food. Tony and Michael eat deep fried pigs’ ears and deviled eggs.
130 Northeast 40th Street Miami, FL, US
Pubbelly
"This is a gastro pub offering short rib steak tartare and pork belly (among other things.) There is communal seating and a local crowd."
  • 1418 20th Street
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139 US

Pubbelly

"This is a gastro pub offering short rib steak tartare and pork belly (among other things.) There is communal seating and a local crowd."
1418 20th Street Miami Beach, FL, US
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