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11 Restaurant Pop-Ups to Check Out in Miami Right Now

These newcomers are keeping Miami’s dining interesting

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With so many restaurants having to pivot their eateries due to COVID-19 related restrictions, pop-ups have become a huge dining trend. From flavorful fusion menus, to a natural wine bar on the sand, and even an outdoor old fashioned steakhouse Miami’s food scene is pushing the boundaries and trying its best to stay afloat.

Here are 11 pop-ups in Miami that should be added to everyone’s to do list.

Editor’s Note: A number of South Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for on-site 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. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Cheeseburger Baby at Bob's Your Uncle

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Miami Beach’s beloved late night burger spot is popping up in North Beach at local watering hole Bob’s Your Uncle. The menu reads just like the OG Cheeseburger Baby with original burgers alongside a build-your-own option. Fries, hot dogs, and onion rings served plain or with a slew of toppings like cheddar cheese sauce, chili, and bacon. There’s also a selection of sandwiches served on Texas Toast that pair nicely with the beers on tap. 

Jaguar Sun at Lot 6

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First it was tacos and now it’s an old fashioned steakhouse featured at Jaguar Sun’s darling Lot 6 pop-up in Little River. Moving on from its original taco-fueled pivot, Jaguar Sun is transforming to Sonny’s Someday Steakhouse with a menu full of steak, classic salads, hearty sides, and a martini and Manhattan-heavy cocktail selection. Reservations available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m.

Seoul Chicken

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From the same camp as Michael’s Genuine and Harry’s Pizza comes Seoul Chicken, a Korean inspired concept located inside Harry’s Pizza Design District. This menu features flavorful roasted chicken dishes that undergo a three day process that’s finished out in a wood fired oven with a healthy portion of a traditional Gochujang rub created a slight spicy sweet experience.

Falafel at Zak the Baker

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Order at the window or via delivery apps at Zak the Baker after the bakery’s normal hours to indulge in various platters, hummus, and pita sandwiches. For those with dietary restrictions when it comes to gluten, try the arepitas, house made gluten-free pitas filled with choice of falafel, shawarma, or sabich. Available Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sweet Beach

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Situated right next to the boardwalk in Miami Beach, Sweet Beach is popping up at the Shelborne South Beach. The palm-tree lined tropical bar offers bites and cocktails with the same caliber of detail as it’s big sister Sweet Liberty. Take in the ocean breeze while playing one of the many games situated throughout the space.

Da Lida Pop Up at Fooq’s

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Downtown favorite, Fooq’s, has dedicated its space to showcase new pop-up concepts. Currently, visitors will find Da Lida, a casual pasta spot with a seasonal menu of traditional Italian food and a well-focused wine list. Every Tuesday through Saturday evening guests can choose from five featured pasta dishes, a selection of antipasto, and of course dessert.

Rosie's

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The Copper Door Bed and Breakfast in Overtown has created Rosie’s, a pop-up cafe, featuring all day breakfast and lunch dishes including chicken and waffles, soft scramble toast, and shrimp and grits. There’s also a selection of sweet dishes and fresh pastries. Visit this pop-up for delivery or takeout on select days of the week. Check Instagram for its weekly schedule.

Yeti’s Pizza

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Thin, crispy, and perfect for soaking up boozy beverages, Yeti’s is serving pizza by the pie or the slice alongside several different sides like pepperoni chips, inside out cheesy garlic sticks, and charcu-yeti. Pop in before 8 p.m. for half off slices — that’s just $1.50 per slice for cheese pies.

El Primo Red Tacos by PEZ

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El Primo features authentic birria-style street tacos straight from Tijuana that have become Instagram famous on the west coast. The menu offers beef birria in taco and quesadillas with options like adding bone marrow. There will also be birria ramen and consumme, as well as tequila and mezcal shots. Available for takeout and outdoor dining Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

BoyChoy

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A new delivery-only pop-up from the team behind Novikov Miami available on UberEats. It’s traditional Chinese takeout with all the classics like dim sum, Mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, ginger lobster, and peking duck.

Margot at Nikki Beach Miami

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Margot has popped up on the sands of Nikki Beach in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The natural wine spot offers socially distanced dining and drinks including 55 natural wines by the bottle and 10 by the glass, as well as a full casual food by Chef Jimmy Lebron. Reservations are required.

Cheeseburger Baby at Bob's Your Uncle

Miami Beach’s beloved late night burger spot is popping up in North Beach at local watering hole Bob’s Your Uncle. The menu reads just like the OG Cheeseburger Baby with original burgers alongside a build-your-own option. Fries, hot dogs, and onion rings served plain or with a slew of toppings like cheddar cheese sauce, chili, and bacon. There’s also a selection of sandwiches served on Texas Toast that pair nicely with the beers on tap. 

Jaguar Sun at Lot 6

First it was tacos and now it’s an old fashioned steakhouse featured at Jaguar Sun’s darling Lot 6 pop-up in Little River. Moving on from its original taco-fueled pivot, Jaguar Sun is transforming to Sonny’s Someday Steakhouse with a menu full of steak, classic salads, hearty sides, and a martini and Manhattan-heavy cocktail selection. Reservations available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m.

Seoul Chicken

From the same camp as Michael’s Genuine and Harry’s Pizza comes Seoul Chicken, a Korean inspired concept located inside Harry’s Pizza Design District. This menu features flavorful roasted chicken dishes that undergo a three day process that’s finished out in a wood fired oven with a healthy portion of a traditional Gochujang rub created a slight spicy sweet experience.

Falafel at Zak the Baker

Order at the window or via delivery apps at Zak the Baker after the bakery’s normal hours to indulge in various platters, hummus, and pita sandwiches. For those with dietary restrictions when it comes to gluten, try the arepitas, house made gluten-free pitas filled with choice of falafel, shawarma, or sabich. Available Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sweet Beach

Situated right next to the boardwalk in Miami Beach, Sweet Beach is popping up at the Shelborne South Beach. The palm-tree lined tropical bar offers bites and cocktails with the same caliber of detail as it’s big sister Sweet Liberty. Take in the ocean breeze while playing one of the many games situated throughout the space.

Da Lida Pop Up at Fooq’s

Downtown favorite, Fooq’s, has dedicated its space to showcase new pop-up concepts. Currently, visitors will find Da Lida, a casual pasta spot with a seasonal menu of traditional Italian food and a well-focused wine list. Every Tuesday through Saturday evening guests can choose from five featured pasta dishes, a selection of antipasto, and of course dessert.

Rosie's

The Copper Door Bed and Breakfast in Overtown has created Rosie’s, a pop-up cafe, featuring all day breakfast and lunch dishes including chicken and waffles, soft scramble toast, and shrimp and grits. There’s also a selection of sweet dishes and fresh pastries. Visit this pop-up for delivery or takeout on select days of the week. Check Instagram for its weekly schedule.

Yeti’s Pizza

Thin, crispy, and perfect for soaking up boozy beverages, Yeti’s is serving pizza by the pie or the slice alongside several different sides like pepperoni chips, inside out cheesy garlic sticks, and charcu-yeti. Pop in before 8 p.m. for half off slices — that’s just $1.50 per slice for cheese pies.

El Primo Red Tacos by PEZ

El Primo features authentic birria-style street tacos straight from Tijuana that have become Instagram famous on the west coast. The menu offers beef birria in taco and quesadillas with options like adding bone marrow. There will also be birria ramen and consumme, as well as tequila and mezcal shots. Available for takeout and outdoor dining Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

BoyChoy

A new delivery-only pop-up from the team behind Novikov Miami available on UberEats. It’s traditional Chinese takeout with all the classics like dim sum, Mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, ginger lobster, and peking duck.

Margot at Nikki Beach Miami

Margot has popped up on the sands of Nikki Beach in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The natural wine spot offers socially distanced dining and drinks including 55 natural wines by the bottle and 10 by the glass, as well as a full casual food by Chef Jimmy Lebron. Reservations are required.

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