Hanging out in Miami Lakes? Here are our favorite restaurants

Charcuterie at El Pimiento.
Charcuterie at El Pimiento.

Miami Lakes’ signature fine dining institution is obviously Shula’s Steak House, but there’s plenty to discover in this gorgeously manicured suburb of Miami. Here are some of our favorite spots for a bite in Miami Lakes.

Shula’s Steak House

Filet mignon at Shula's Steak House

Former football coach Don Shula’s flagship for his sophisticated steakhouse chain serving aged beef and other classics.

7601 Miami Lakes Dr., 305-820-8102;

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

1000 Degree Pizza miami lakes
1000 Degree Pizza of Miami Lakes

Find traditional pizzas or off-the-beaten-path pizza, like one topped with mac and cheese.

7425 Miami Lakes Dr., 305-967-8559;

Dr. Limon


A perfect spot to grab a Peruvian-style lunch. Be sure to try the ceviche sampler.

7341 Miami Lakes Dr., 786-864-1045;

El Pimiento

El Pimiento
Charcuterie at El Pimiento.

Not only are there tapas but you’ll also find live music and flamenco dancing.

16403 NW 67th Ave., 305-826-8181;

Los Magueyes

Spinach and mushroom quesadilla from Los Magueyes

A great spot for Mexican dishes like steak and chicken tacos and steak nachos.

6870 NW 169th St., 305-364-0051

Anacapri Miami Lakes


An Italian-style restaurant and market, where you can have an authentic Italian meal, shop for pasta and enjoy wine tastings.

6125 Miami Lakes Dr., 786-420-2897;

NQC Craft Beer & Grub

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All of the bread is made fresh daily, and the drive-thru makes it easy to get your pan con tortilla and coffee to go.

6189 Miami Lakes Dr., 305-556-4838

El Novillo Restaurant


A long-running Nicaraguan spot with churrasco, rice and beans, maduros and plantain chips, all of which come highly recommended.

15450 New Barn Rd., 305-819-2755;

Casavana Cuban Cuisine

Casavana Cuban Cuisine

Cuban classics like vaca frita and sandwiches at the Miami Lakes outpost of this local franchise.

16435 NW 67th Ave.; 305-828-3895;

Italy Today

Italy Today
An inside view of the Italy Today restaurant in Miami Lakes.

Gorgeously painted domed ceilings and a rustic decor transport you to Italy with a menu starring pasta, salads, paninis and pizzas.

6743 Main St., 305-817-3122;

Miller’s Ale House

Miller's Ale House in Miami Lakes.

Locals flock to this casual sports-pub chain for wings, beers and to catch the game.

15251 NW 67th Ave., 305-231-8585;

Gerardo’s Marketplace

Gerardo's Marketplace

Fresh food, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salad bar and a gourmet Italian market at a spot that calls itself the “best deli in town.”

15509 Bull Run Rd., 305-557-7468;