Top five dinner shows in Miami

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Miami has nightlife like no other place in the world. No matter the time of the year or what day of the week, there is always something to do in this melting pot of cultures.  If you are looking for a place to spice up your boring, at-home dinners, then look no further. We’ve gathered the top five trending spots in Miami where you can enjoy dinner and a show. 

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Mayami
127 NW 23rd St, 
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 660 1341

Located in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Mayami Mexicanita transports its guests to a Mexican oasis. The location, which opened in 2020, is the newest hotspot in Miami. It was brought by White Feather Management, the team behind El Patio, another popular Wynwood spot. Guests can enjoy authentic Mexican dishes such as ceviche and tacos. What can be more authentic than insect-infused Mezcal shots? For $11 a shot, you can really get a feel for Mexican culture. The real draw here is the indoor-outdoor lounge that offers fire performers who do a walk-through every hour to showcase their tricks. 

Sexy Fish
1001 S Miami Ave, 
Miami, FL 33130 
(305) 889 7888 

The long anticipated Sexy Fish made its Miami grand opening early this year in the heart of Brickell. The restaurant is an ocean wonderland with an estimated $20 million worth of art by legends Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry. One of the popular dishes is the sexy king crab croquette with smoked aioli and the kimchi fried rice with the option to add pork, duck and/or foie gras. Each signature dish and crafted cocktail is made to take you on a journey through Asia with its Japanese infused menu. The nightclub has mermaid dancers who have out of this world costumes and makeup, giving them a realistic look. If spending a pretty penny is something you are into, Sexy Fish offers an extensive champagne parade menu to choose, just one of the options costing about $16,000. Rest assured, there are options that are at a more affordable price such as their synergy drink menu that has drinks starting at just $12. 

El Tucan
1111 SW First Ave, 
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 535 0065

This jungle-themed nightclub first opened in 2015 and has been a popular location ever since then. The two-story nightclub is Latin inspired and holds an 11-piece house band that performs each night. With Cuban inspired dishes, such as the coal roasted octopus, and an extensive $18 cocktail list, such as “She went Coco” which is made with Flor de Caña Rum, this place has it all: musicians, professional dancers and even a fire-eating show. You do not want to miss out on one of Miami’s most sought-after locations.

Kiki on The River 
450 NW North River Drive,
Miami, FL 33128
(786) 502 3243

The name alone makes you want to visit. Kiki on The River is located on Miami River Drive and gives its guests the option to pull up to the location in their yacht. It is a lounge that has held a top spot in Miami since 2017 and with good reason. The lounge offers Greek cuisine such as lamb chops and Lavraki, a Mediterranean sea bass. Each Saturday, the restaurant has live performances such as belly dancers and even gives guests the option to make their own smores. Not to mention its extensive bottle menu, which serves high-end champagne such as Krug Grand, Dom Perignon and Louis Roederer Cristal Rose. 

Jaya at The Setai 
2001 Collins Ave, 
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(855) 923 7800

If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere, then look no further than Jaya. Named one of Miami’s “hottest new restaurants,” it is located at The Setai in Miami Beach and offers a menu inspired by all parts of Asia. Whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors, the unique ambiance can be felt throughout the location. Choose from options such as the truffle dumplings and pad thai. The Asian Bazaar fire show has kept the reservation desk extra busy all year long. Enjoy it as you drink a chili passion martini for just $18 or choose from their curated drinks. 

(Correction: A previous version of this story included a video of the wrong restaurant. We apologize for the error.)

Isabel Fassi is a student at Florida International University majoring in Journalism. Born and raised in South Florida, she grew up with a passion for fashion and a curiosity for true crime. Her mission is to share the stories of the unheard and silenced, one true crime case at a time.