The 5 Best Restaurants in Wynwood
From DIY poke bowls to farm-fresh everything, these 5 Wynwood restaurants are taking the local foodie scene to new and delicious heights.
Written by: Vicki De Castro
Romantic lights, colorful décor, and vibrant textures all make Sugarcane’s atmosphere a great place for a date or drinks with friends after work. The cuisine at Sugarcane is globally inspired, and the restaurant focuses on creating artful, small dishes that are meant to share. There are also some larger plates, such as pan-seared snapper or whole roasted chicken, that are meant as an entrée for several people. The dishes come from three different kitchens—a raw bar, an open fire grill, and a traditional kitchen—and each bite is an unexpected combination of flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous, then take a look at the sushi menu for some creative rolls; our favorites are the wagyu beef roll and the spicy hamachi ponzu roll.
2. Ono Poke Shop
For the best poke in town, Ono is the place to go. The poke bowls are made up of your choice of fish (salmon, tuna or crab) on top rice or greens with a variety of toppings. There are 6 bowls on the menu, but customers have the option of customizing their own bowls. A tip before your visit to Ono: get all the sauces on top of your poke bowl. The fast-casual joint also offers a beer, wine, juices, and ice cream sandwiches in addition to their poke bowls. At Ono, simple ingredients are celebrated and the seafood used is always fresh and never frozen. They tend to sell out early, so make your way before the lunch craze settles in.
3. Coyo Taco
Coyo, located in the heart of Wynwood, specializes in Mexican street food. They add a modern twist to the authentic flavors of Mexico, and they use nothing but the freshest ingredients available. The have everything from tacos to burritos to quesadillas and salad bowls. While you wait for your delicious al pastor or pulpo tacos, snack on starters like elote, arroz verde, cebollitas, and of course, guacamole. The tortillas are crafted on-site by a tortillera who makes as much as a thousand tortillas in a day. The Mexican joint also has a secret bar in a backroom where you can sip on margaritas made with their own house-made mix.
Kush is the place for burgers, beer, and a good time with friends. The best part? The food is all sourced from Florida farms and the craft beer is brewed locally. The beer menu consists of eighteen taps, one nitro cap, a cask, and an aged reserve bottle list. Aside from local brews, some of their other beer offerings come from other parts the world, assuring that there is a perfect match for anyone’s taste. Kush believes in quantity over quality, which is why they have a limited-selection menu full of great picks. The Frita Burger is a must have: it’s filled with guava jelly, melted Gruyere, potato sticks, crispy bacon, and LoKal sauce, then pressed to perfection on a flat top grill. Every item on the menu is carefully thought out and absolutely delicious, so you could never make a wrong choice when dining at Kush.
5. Morgan’s Restaurant
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a little bit of everything, Morgan’s is the perfect choice. They are especially known for their brunch, and for good reason. Morgan’s, along with Kush, is known for some of the best chicken and waffles in Miami. If you’re not feeling fried chicken in the morning, opt for the eggs benedict or a stack of pancakes instead. Don’t be fooled by the extensive brunch menu; Morgan’s is great for lunch and dinner too. The veggie burger, turkey burger, and the fried fish tacos are top picks for lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the cozy restaurant is great for the family or a Sunday brunch with the girls.