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15 Superb Coral Gables Restaurants

Where to dine in the City Beautiful

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Coral Gables’ restaurant scene has had a resurgence of sorts over the past few years. While chain steakhouses and old-school eateries used to dominate the neighborhood, a slew of new eateries have popped up offering a different types of flavors, techniques, and exciting cuisines that the neighborhood has never seen before. Here are 15 eateries to check out in Coral Gables right now.

Editor’s Note: Most Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eating House

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804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, FL
(305) 448-6524
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This Coral Gables favorite known for its eclectic take on modern American fare. On the weekdays it features with menu favorites like crispy brussel sprouts, braised pork calentado, and chicken and waffles, alongside make-at-home pasta kits that offer everything to prepare one of its decadent pastas at home for four people. On the weekends, diners can feast on the all day brunch menu its famous Captain Crunch pancakes, tater tots, and Tang mimosas.

2. Caja Caliente

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808 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 431-1947
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Make every day Taco Tuesday with Caja Caliente. Not only does it serve up its eclectic Cuban tacos filled with everything from chicken to gator, it also offers croquetas, bowls, quesadillas, and empanadas. And for those looking to get their brunch fix, every weekend it serves up its menu with offerings like Cuban coffee soaked French toast, guava pancakes, and more.

3. MKT Kitchen

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1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 882-2600
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This Coral Gables newcomer offers everything from decadent pastries, classic breakfast options, a variety of sandwiches, entrees, and family meals. Plus, guests can pick up a bottle of wine and dry goods from its onsite marketplace.

4. Bachour

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2020 Salzedo St
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 203-0552
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While many flock to Bachour for its artistic dessert creations, the food menu is quite popular, too. Highlights include a croissant French toast, chicken curry tartine with frisée, and steak and frites featuring a 45-day aged New York strip loin. 

5. Threefold Cafe

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141 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 704-8007
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The only Aussie restaurant in town, Threefold Cafe is the spot in the Gables for a casual breakfast, serving Panther Coffee and Zak the Baker bread. Plus, it has an all-day breakfast menu of fun (hearty) plates like “Big Bad Aussie,” “Hash Tag This,” and “Toasted Like A Tourist.”

6. Talavera Cocina Mexicana

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2299 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-2955
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This traditional Mexican eatery has been a cornerstone of Giralda for nearly a decade, making a name for itself with hearty authentic Mexican fare, a variety of boozy tequila, and a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for romantic date night or a casual dinner with friends.

7. Tur Kitchen

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259 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 483-8014
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This chic Mediterranean eatery serves up elevated versions of classics like branzino with Romanesco puree, squid with dates and chorizo, a variety of hearty pides, alongside an extensive bar program.

8. The Local Craft Food and Drink

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150 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 648-5697
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Boasting a casual pub-like feel, its menu of gastropub, Southern favorites like its kimchi fries, cheddar scallion hushpuppies, hot fried chicken sandwich, and famous burger, are offered daily for lunch, dinner, and the occasional midnight snack.

9. Luca Osteria

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116 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 381-5097
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Giorgio Rapicavoli’s latest eatery is a tribute to his Italian roots. Located on pedestrian friendly Giralda Avenue, it features Italian classics updated with modern techniques and flavors. Think items like pappardelle with beef short rib bolognese, wagyu beef carpaccio, grilled monkfish, alongside spruced up versions of Italian-influenced cocktails. 

10. Graziano's in the Gables

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394 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 774-3599
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This carnivore’s destination features all cuts of meat grilled to choosing with choice of sides, as well as paninis, burgers, chicken, fish, pastas, and Argentinian street food. Compliment the meal with a bottle of wine from the vast selection available without a corkage fee.

11. Caffe Abbracci

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318 Aragon Ave
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 441-0700
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This longstanding Italian eatery is a staple in the Coral Gables neighborhood. Serving up crowd favorite dishes like beef carpaccio, lobster ravioli, veal chops, and branzino, every day to a faithful clientele.

12. The Gramercy Miami

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65 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134
(786) 747-4854
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This over-the-top newcomer takes its inspiration from “New York power dining rooms” and features old school classics with an updated spin. Think oysters, truffle caviar deviled eggs, waygu burgers, prime rib, salmon, and banana splits, alongside decadent sushi rolls like salmon caviar rolls, wagyu “surf and turf” rolls, and other maki rolls.

13. Bulla Gastrobar

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2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 441-0107
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A casual Spanish spot that has been a longtime pillar in the Coral Gables neighborhood boasts high-top tables,tasty sangria, and hearty tapas like suckling pig hash, veal and pork burgers, and Oxtail flatbread.

14. Brasserie Central

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320 San Lorenzo Ave #1205
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(786) 536-9388
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Nestled inside Merrick Park, Brasserie Central offers a hearty array of French classics on its menu. From croque Monsieur, to daily quiche specials, Nicoise salad, and crepe Suzette, it’ll certainly satisfy any craving one might have.

15. Mamey

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1350 S Dixie Hwy
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 266-2639
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Niven Patel’s tropical newcomer inside the Thesis Hotel offers the chef’s modern take on Caribbean cuisine with influences from Asia and Polynesia. Grab a drink on the rooftop terrace — created by the experts at Bar Lab — before heading downstairs to its outdoor patio to dine.

1. Eating House

804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134, Miami, FL

This Coral Gables favorite known for its eclectic take on modern American fare. On the weekdays it features with menu favorites like crispy brussel sprouts, braised pork calentado, and chicken and waffles, alongside make-at-home pasta kits that offer everything to prepare one of its decadent pastas at home for four people. On the weekends, diners can feast on the all day brunch menu its famous Captain Crunch pancakes, tater tots, and Tang mimosas.

804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, FL

2. Caja Caliente

808 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Make every day Taco Tuesday with Caja Caliente. Not only does it serve up its eclectic Cuban tacos filled with everything from chicken to gator, it also offers croquetas, bowls, quesadillas, and empanadas. And for those looking to get their brunch fix, every weekend it serves up its menu with offerings like Cuban coffee soaked French toast, guava pancakes, and more.

808 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

3. MKT Kitchen

1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This Coral Gables newcomer offers everything from decadent pastries, classic breakfast options, a variety of sandwiches, entrees, and family meals. Plus, guests can pick up a bottle of wine and dry goods from its onsite marketplace.

1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

4. Bachour

2020 Salzedo St, Miami, FL 33134

While many flock to Bachour for its artistic dessert creations, the food menu is quite popular, too. Highlights include a croissant French toast, chicken curry tartine with frisée, and steak and frites featuring a 45-day aged New York strip loin. 

2020 Salzedo St
Miami, FL 33134

5. Threefold Cafe

141 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL

The only Aussie restaurant in town, Threefold Cafe is the spot in the Gables for a casual breakfast, serving Panther Coffee and Zak the Baker bread. Plus, it has an all-day breakfast menu of fun (hearty) plates like “Big Bad Aussie,” “Hash Tag This,” and “Toasted Like A Tourist.”

141 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL

6. Talavera Cocina Mexicana

2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This traditional Mexican eatery has been a cornerstone of Giralda for nearly a decade, making a name for itself with hearty authentic Mexican fare, a variety of boozy tequila, and a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for romantic date night or a casual dinner with friends.

2299 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134

7. Tur Kitchen

259 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This chic Mediterranean eatery serves up elevated versions of classics like branzino with Romanesco puree, squid with dates and chorizo, a variety of hearty pides, alongside an extensive bar program.

259 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

8. The Local Craft Food and Drink

150 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Boasting a casual pub-like feel, its menu of gastropub, Southern favorites like its kimchi fries, cheddar scallion hushpuppies, hot fried chicken sandwich, and famous burger, are offered daily for lunch, dinner, and the occasional midnight snack.

150 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL

9. Luca Osteria

116 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Giorgio Rapicavoli’s latest eatery is a tribute to his Italian roots. Located on pedestrian friendly Giralda Avenue, it features Italian classics updated with modern techniques and flavors. Think items like pappardelle with beef short rib bolognese, wagyu beef carpaccio, grilled monkfish, alongside spruced up versions of Italian-influenced cocktails. 

116 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

10. Graziano's in the Gables

394 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

This carnivore’s destination features all cuts of meat grilled to choosing with choice of sides, as well as paninis, burgers, chicken, fish, pastas, and Argentinian street food. Compliment the meal with a bottle of wine from the vast selection available without a corkage fee.

394 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

11. Caffe Abbracci

318 Aragon Ave, Miami, FL 33134

This longstanding Italian eatery is a staple in the Coral Gables neighborhood. Serving up crowd favorite dishes like beef carpaccio, lobster ravioli, veal chops, and branzino, every day to a faithful clientele.

318 Aragon Ave
Miami, FL 33134

12. The Gramercy Miami

65 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134

This over-the-top newcomer takes its inspiration from “New York power dining rooms” and features old school classics with an updated spin. Think oysters, truffle caviar deviled eggs, waygu burgers, prime rib, salmon, and banana splits, alongside decadent sushi rolls like salmon caviar rolls, wagyu “surf and turf” rolls, and other maki rolls.

65 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134

13. Bulla Gastrobar

2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL

A casual Spanish spot that has been a longtime pillar in the Coral Gables neighborhood boasts high-top tables,tasty sangria, and hearty tapas like suckling pig hash, veal and pork burgers, and Oxtail flatbread.

2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL

14. Brasserie Central

320 San Lorenzo Ave #1205, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Nestled inside Merrick Park, Brasserie Central offers a hearty array of French classics on its menu. From croque Monsieur, to daily quiche specials, Nicoise salad, and crepe Suzette, it’ll certainly satisfy any craving one might have.

320 San Lorenzo Ave #1205
Coral Gables, FL 33146

15. Mamey

1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Niven Patel’s tropical newcomer inside the Thesis Hotel offers the chef’s modern take on Caribbean cuisine with influences from Asia and Polynesia. Grab a drink on the rooftop terrace — created by the experts at Bar Lab — before heading downstairs to its outdoor patio to dine.

1350 S Dixie Hwy
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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