Gloria and Emilio Estefan's Award-Winning Cuban Restaurant.
For over 24 years, Gloria and Emilio Estefan's award-winning restaurant, Larios on the Beach has been known as Miami Beach's go-to destination for authentic, award-winning Cuban cuisine, world famous mojitos and a stunning view of South Beach's Ocean Drive. Having undergone a complete renovation to its interiors, Larios on the Beach re-opened to the public Friday, May 16, 2013.
"We are proud to have a part in the success of Miami Beach's Ocean Drive, one of the most famous streets in the world. For over 22 years, Larios on the Beach has been a destination spot for the local community and tourists from all over the world," said Emilio Estefan.
In collaboration with the restaurant's Executive Chef, Odell Torres, the Estefans have created a tempting new menu featuring traditional favorites as well as Cuban-inspired specialties. New menu offerings run the gamut, from sweet and salty bacon-wrapped maduros, black bean hummus served with crisp plantain chips, to a fresh tropical ceviche and a sizzling chicken vaca frita. Fans of Larios on the Beach will also be happy to know that the restaurant's signature dishes including award-winning lechón(roasted pork), house-made pork tamales and the classic arroz con pollo, will remain on the menu. Decadent desserts include traditional flan, arroz con leche (rice pudding), natilla (vanilla custard) and chocolate tres leches.
A new feature to the Larios on the Beach's menu is the Triple C: "Calorie Conscious Cuban" - a selection of delicious, guilt-free Cuban staples created by Gloria herself. Items include grilled fresh catch of the day, baked plantain chips, vegetarian black beans and baked sweet plantains, among other selections.
"Experience our tried and true Cuban Cuisine, tastes like it's right out of abuelita's kitchen and indulge your taste buds with our new surprising culinary sensations," said Gloria Estefan.
The Estefans proudly commissioned a three-dimensional site-specific sculpture by Miami-based, multi-disciplinary artist Carlos Betancourt in collaboration with Alberto Latorre. With this artwork the artist celebrates and continues to reinterpret the past while exploring issues of memory. The sculpture created exclusively for the Estefans, consists of over 100 three-dimensional objects that appear to be suspended in time. The memory charged treasures range from a microphone used by Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan (Mi Terra), Shakira's harmonica, drumsticks from Shelia E, Tito Puente and Emily Estefan to elements from Betancourt's iconic artworks, most notably from his Re-Collection series. This one-of-a-kind art installation is both radiant and complex, bursting more than a dozen red tones, loaded with symbolism.
At the bar, guests can nosh on scrumptious bar bites such as fire grilled skewers, baked Cuban empanadas and enjoy a unique selection of refreshing beverages including hand-crafted cocktails and premium wines. Here guests can also immerse themselves in the rhythm of the restaurant's live band, which plays every weekend.
The remodeled 2nd floor serves as a private event space for parties and offers breathtaking views of South Beach and the bustling Ocean Drive.
Monday - Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lounge / Late Night Bites:
Friday – Saturday until Midnight
Live Entertainment starting at:
Thursday 8:00 pm - Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm - Sunday 4:00 pm
820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s restaurant group that includes Larios on the Beach, Bongos Cuban Café and Estefan Kitchen Express MIA.
After achieving success with their music, Emilio and Gloria had an opportunity to open their first Cuban restaurant on Miami Beach in 1992. They felt it was a great extension of what they had already accomplished through their music, which was to showcase their culture to the world. It is another way to show their fans who they are – not just through their music, but through their culinary heritage.
Their restaurants bring these two worlds together. When you walk into any one of their restaurants, you’re surrounded by Cuban music while you eat. So it’s food and music, two of the best things in life. Estefan Kitchen allows people from all over the world to discover Cuban food, and learn more about our culture and heritage.
Enjoy! Buen Provecho!
"Serving up contemporary and classic dishes, Larios is the perfect spot for Cuban comfort cuisine,”Lee Brian Schrager, the legendary Miami-based impresario
"... if you want to splurge, and eat a great meal right on Ocean Drive, Larios is a good choice...."Ily Goyanes Miami New Times
"Experience our tried and true Cuban Cuisine, tastes like it's right out of abuelita's kitchen and indulge your taste buds with our new surprising culinary sensations"Gloria Estefan
“With a large selection of food, fast service, and salsa music booming over the Spanish / English conversations lingering nearby, it’s a great place for vacationers or the native south Floridians who find entertainment in the spectrum of Miami’s culture.”South Beach Magazine