Miami Spice is a program whereby most of the restaurants in the city encourage people to beat the heat and dine on some of the best food Miami has to offer at a fraction of the price. Each restaurant has a set menu of a number of courses from 33-39 for dinner and 19-21 for lunch. Restuarants participate largely to showcase new menu items or expose their brand to a larger audience. In many instances, meals of this caliber would run from 100 per person, so this is an amazing opportunity to discover what Miami has cooking. The Spice menus run from August to September. Happy Eating and enjoy our guide to the top 5 Spice restaurants.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Located in the trendy and new SLS Hotel, this is the brainchild of culinary mastermind Jose Andres. The dining is tapas style and you choose 3 of the 18 dishes. The most famous are the cheese plate, ham croquettes, and mussels.

The Dutch

Located in the W Hotel, The Dutch has been a hot spot since last year and continues to be a place to go and be seen. We recommend the arugula salad, octopus, and short ribs.

Khong River House

This Thai and Vietnamese fusion restaurant just opened in 2013 and is already a big hit amongst locals. It is located just off of Lincoln Road and is perfect for dining then taking a walk. We recommend boat noodles, Thai steak salad, and Thai donuts.

Tongue and Cheek

Tongue and Cheek is a recently opened eatery in the South of Fifth neighborhood that is making waves in the foodie scene in Miami. Your choices are 4 entrees and 4 appetizers. We recommend cauliflower panne cotta, braised short ribs, fried chicken and chocolate cookie dough sandwich.

Edge Steak and Bar

The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences has a new restaurant that is geared towards carnivores. Some of the best items are braised lamb, grilled mahi mahi, gnocchi and filet. This has such incredible views of downtown, it is perfect for a romantic evening.