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  • The Best Haitian Food in Miami

    Over time, the number of Haitian people in Miami increased dramatically, giving rise to the community known as “Little Haiti.” This area now includes many art galleries, institutions, schools, and restaurants that serve authentic Haitian cuisine. The best Haitian restaurants in South Florida use ingredients such as thyme, garlic, cloves, star anise, djon djon mushrooms, dried shrimp, piman bouk peppers, scotch bonnet peppers, almond extract, and ginger to infuse their dishes with aromatic flavors.

    Imagine spending your days lounging by the turquoise waters of Miami Beach and your nights indulging in the most mouth-watering Haitian cuisine. This dream can become a reality with a stay at one of the South Beach vacation rentals in Luxury Rentals Miami Beach offers a short-term rental Miami Beach. You will have access to some of the city’s best restaurants and experience Haitian cuisine’s unique flavors and spices.

    Cecibon Restaurant

    If you’re looking for tasty Haitian cuisine in Miami, visit Cecibon Restaurant. This relaxed eatery serves up delicious dishes such as griot (marinated fried pork), poulet (chicken legs cooked in a red gravy sauce), tassot cabrit (deep-fried marinated goat meat), stewed turkey, Haitian-style fried chicken, fried red snapper, ke beef (stewed oxtail), fried shrimp, fried tilapia fillet, Cajun meatballs, and more.

    Enhance your meal by adding a slice of delicious cake or an order of sweet plantains.

    Location:  1 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127

    Naomi’s Garden Restaurant & Lounge

    Naomi’s Garden Restaurant & Lounge is great for lunch or dinner. The former restaurant and lounge has a relaxed atmosphere and offers a variety of Haitian cuisine options, including delicious barbecue plates, Caribbean-style seafood, and traditional dishes.

    You can order dishes for take-out or dine-in. Dining options include the terrace outside or the indoor dining area.

    Location: 650 NW 71st St, Miami, FL 33150

    Chef Creole Seasoned Restaurant

    Chef Creole’s multiple locations in Miami offer an excellent opportunity to experience Haitian cuisine, known for its well-prepared seafood dishes like fried snapper and grilled conch.

    Chef Wilkinson Sejour’s restaurants in Miami stand out for their unique culinary fusion, blending non-Haitian seafood specialties with creole flavors. For instance, his conch salad and conch fritters are highly recommended dishes showcasing his certification style.

    Location: 1392 Nw 119TH ST, Miami

    L’auberge Restaurant

    L’auberge Restaurant offers traditional Haitian and Caribbean dishes that are hearty and comforting. The atmosphere is casual, resembling that of a fast-food restaurant, so even if you’re in a hurry, you won’t have to worry about having a long sit-down meal.

    The portions are enormous; every dish has rice, beans, and fried plantains. The fried pork is a local favorite (called Griot), and the goat stew is to die for.

    Location: 13315 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami, FL 33161

    Piman Bouk Restaurant

    The building houses Radio Piman Bouk’s studio on the second floor and also serves as a cozy restaurant. Radio Piman Bouk has been a reliable news source for Miami’s Haitian expat community for many just the right amount of years. Dining at this place gives you a sense of belonging to a significant cultural establishment.

    The menu has many traditional Haitian dishes prepared excellently, such as the oxtail stew or “ke bèf,” served in a shiny tomato sauce with some spiciness. They also do “Friday,” a group of Haitian fried delicacies, including meats, root vegetables, and cakes explicitly made upon request. However, wait for the Friday may take up to 30 minutes to arrive.

    The braised and fried goat dish known as tasso habit is also delicious. It has a crispy exterior and a tender interior and pairs well with pikliz, banana meze, and diri kole.

    Location: 5921 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

    La Bakerie

    At most Haitian bakeries, vegetarians may have limited options for patties. However, at La Bakerie in Miramar, they have a spinach patty and a guava-filled patty available.

    In addition, this bakery stands out for offering whole wheat Creole bread and rolls. Before leaving, try the crispy “beef tongue” (langue de boeuf) cookie. Despite its name, it does not contain beef, and no animals were harmed in its production.

    Location: 7102 Pembroke Rd, Miramar, FL 33023

    La Fourchette Restaurant

    La Fourchette Restaurant offers fresh and delicious Haitian classics at an affordable price, satisfying your fast food cravings with a unique twist. You can still enjoy Haitian food from La Fourchette even if you don’t like going out because they offer delivery services.

    The restaurant is not a typical dine-in establishment but rather a place where you order food to go. The focus is on great food without any frills.

    Location: 8267 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

    Piman Bouk’s New Florida Bakery

    Please note that Haitian patties, known as pate in Haitian Creole, differ from Jamaican meat pies. Haitian patties contain buttery layers and puff pastry layers containing spicy minced beef, chicken, turkey, salted cod, or smoked herring.

    At this Little Haiti establishment, there is a constant production of irresistible snacks, almond cakes, cashew pralines with ginger, and freshly baked Creole bread.

    Location: 46 NW 62nd St, Miami, FL 33138

    Tap Tap Restaurant

    For more than 20 years, Tap Tap Restaurant has served classic Haitian dishes in Miami’s upscale South Beach area. The restaurant’s walls are adorned with colorful murals, and a giant neon sign can be seen outside.

    Tap Tap specializes in Haitian cuisine, which often features seafood. I recommend trying their shrimp in coconut sauce or grilled fish with lime.

    Location:  819 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Ivan’s Cookhouse

    Ivan’s Cookhouse offers a unique combination of traditional Haitian and Asian cuisine. While Asian fusion is not new, it is rare to find chefs who also incorporate traditional Caribbean dishes into their fusion creations.

    Chef Ivan Dorvil, a Cordon Bleu graduate, can create unique dishes like braised oxtail and island ceviche that will tantalize your taste buds.

    Location: 14815 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

    La Belle Jacmelienne

    This restaurant displays traditional paintings, sculptures, and masks that will transport you to the colorful arts and crafts of Jacmel, a town in southern Haiti. In addition, you can expect to be served well-executed Haitian classics such as griot, oxtail, stewed chicken, and distinct sides of beans and rice.

    Remember to visit us on the weekend and try our bouillon soup, a flavorful blend of beef and vegetables, or our spicy version of macaroni and cheese.

    Location: 3328 S University Dr, Miramar, FL 33025

    Le Cap

    Lecap in North Miami serves a comforting plate of legit, a dish that Haitians love and is full of veggies and flavor. Their exceptional version of this stew combines beef with slowly braised eggplant, cabbage, chayote squash, carrots, and other vegetables, resulting in a flavorful, velvety stew.

    To get the complete experience, try eating it with a side of djon djon white rice, seasoned with a special ingredient called the truffle of the Caribbean.

    Location: 13639 NW 7th Ave, North Miami, FL 33168

    Final Thoughts

    The Haitian community is one of the largest immigrant groups in Miami. They have created lively neighborhoods from Little Haiti to Aventura, and North Miami has one of the most prominent Haitian communities. 

    Despite being intensely present in Miami, Haitian restaurant cuisine has yet to receive the attention it deserves. The food includes elements from West Africa, delicate French-inspired recipes, and adaptations of Middle Eastern classics.

    If you’re looking for a place to stay in Miami Beach that combines luxury and delicious food, look no further than Luxury Rentals Miami Beach. But it’s not just any cuisine you’ll indulge in – the Best Haitian Food in Miami awaits you. And after a long day of exploring the sights and sounds of Miami, retreat to your Miami vacation rentals.

    A perfect way to unwind and relax offers a penthouse for rent in Miami. So why not treat yourself to the ultimate Miami experience? Book your stay today and get ready to indulge in the best of both worlds.

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