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MIA to add beachy bar, Brazilian buffet this year

Margaritaville, shown in this rendering, is scheduled to open in April in Miami International’s Central Terminal.
Margaritaville, shown in this rendering, is scheduled to open in April in Miami International’s Central Terminal.

Two new eateries — an island-themed bar and grill and the first U.S. outpost of a Brazilian rodizio chain — are scheduled to open in Miami International Airport’s Central Terminal this year. Both will be located in pre-security areas.

Margaritaville, based on the Jimmy Buffett song, is set to open this summer next to the MIA Hotel lobby. It will replace a sports bar and sushi bar in the Central Terminal; construction is scheduled to start in April.

The first U.S. location of Brazilian chain Viena is scheduled to open on the seventh floor of the MIA Hotel by October after a renovation of the space now filled by the Top of the Port Restaurant. There are more than 90 Viena restaurant locations in Brazil.

IMCMV MIA Airport, a subsidiary of Brazilian restaurant operator IMC, will run both eateries.

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