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The 15 Best Lunch Spots In South Miami

Updated: May 2, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in South Miami. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for South Miami’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

Find the perfect spot

Shahs Of Kabob

Persian, $, South MiamiPersian, $South Miami
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Garden

French, South MiamiFrenchSouth Miami
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Café Pastis

French, $$, South MiamiFrench, $$South Miami
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    14 Hidden Gem Restaurants in Miami, 2020 Edition

    Eater, 2020

Old Lisbon Restaurants - South Miami

Portuguese, $$, South MiamiPortuguese, $$South Miami
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Root & Bone

American, $$, South MiamiAmerican, $$South Miami
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Taco Genius

Mexican, $, South MiamiMexican, $South Miami
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

European Corner

Latin, $, South MiamiLatin, $South Miami
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rice Mediterranean Kitchen

Mediterranean, $$, South MiamiMediterranean, $$South Miami
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

In Ramen

Asian, $$, South MiamiAsian, $$South Miami
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Apoke

Hawaiian, $, South MiamiHawaiian, $South Miami
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Spris - South Miami

Pizza, $$, South MiamiPizza, $$South Miami
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Pizza

Pizza, $$, South MiamiPizza, $$South Miami
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Runner South Miami

Japanese, $$, South MiamiJapanese, $$South Miami
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

My Ceviche

Peruvian, $$, South MiamiPeruvian, $$South Miami
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Yumbrella

$$, South Miami$$South Miami
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 16799 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in South Miami and 790 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - 14 Hidden Gem Restaurants in Miami, 2020 Edition. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine, Taco Genius, and Rice Mediterranean Kitchen are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in South Miami.

Shahs Of Kabob, WHISK Gourmet Food & Catering, and Cafe Garden are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in South Miami.

Café Pastis, Cook Cook Hotpot Buffet, and Shahs Of Kabob are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in South Miami.

Café Pastis, Shahs Of Kabob, and WHISK Gourmet Food & Catering are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in South Miami.

Root & Bone is the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurant in South Miami.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Pair Riesling with banh mi

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your banh mi? Try Riesling. The dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • Take grilled fish steak to the next level

    Experts often pair grilled fish steak with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

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Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in South Miami can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. If you want to avoid the struggle, our partners at SpotHero help you reserve a parking spot digitally before you even leave for your destination.

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