July 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

Courtesy of Finka Table & Tap
Finka's Eileen Andrade deconstructs a Cuban sandwich.
July was a surprisingly strong month for openings, with well over a dozen new spots for Miamians to try smack dab in the middle of what used to be "off season." Notable restaurants include Finka Table & Tap, a gastropub by the owners of CubanCube food truck; Centolire, the New York Italian trattoria; Bistro BE, a Belgian restaurant that shows Miami there's more than just mussels and beer (like there's anything wrong with that), and N by NAOE, Kevin Cory's intimate lunch/dinner space.

Fireman Derek also opened his first brick and mortar pie shop (good for the soul, bad for the diet), and Shuckers Waterfront Grill reopened after a tragic accident closed the popular restaurant/bar last year.

The restaurants that closed this month hit especially hard. Choices Cafe in Brickell went out with a party, Jerry's Deli closed after over 12 years of catering to our 3 a.m. pastrami cravings, and Jumbo's closed after decades of making history in Liberty City.

But, even as we say goodbye to old favorites, we look forward to the new. We're especially looking froward to Ms. Cheezious finally opening up their restaurant on 74th Street and Biscayne Blvd. in the fall, along with Siena Tavern, Fabio Viviani's Chicago restaurant, which is set to open in a few months. And Little Havana will get new life when Ball & Chain brings classic cocktails to Calle Ocho.

See also: Liberty City Icon Jumbo's, the Temple of Fried Shrimp, Set to Close After Sale


Location Info



235 12th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Bianco Gelato

3137 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bistro BE

1111 SW First Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Cantina La Veinte

465 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Centolire Trattoria Italiana

1569 Sunset Dr., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Embarcadero 41 Fusion

168 SE First St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sole on the Ocean

17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Category: General

Finka Table and Tap

14690 SW 26th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Il Mulino

840 First St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Juan Valdez Cafe

101 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

MIA Brewing

10400 NW 33rd St., Miami, FL

Category: General

MiMo Art Cafe

592 NE 77 St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

My Ceviche

5900 SW 73 Street, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


661 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Porfirio's Restaurant

850 Commerce St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Prost Wurst Grill & Bierhouse

1036 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

Shuckers Bar & Grill

1819 79th Str Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Ticety Iced Tea Bar

206 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

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Eileen this makes me happy to see, congrats chiquitin! Love you and we are all so proud of you. \U0001f618

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