These Miami restaurants are among the best places to eat in the U.S., Yelp says

These Miami restaurants are among the best places to eat in the U.S., Yelp says

A funky Argentinian wine bar and eatery, a trendy, intimate space for pasta and raw seafood, and one of Miami’s favorite places for pizza has been named among the top restaurants in the country by Yelp.

The crowd-sourced review platform recently released its annual Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. for 2023, and on it were three Miami favorites: Italian restaurant Crust (No. 50); Argentinian wine bar Bunbury (77); and the hip and intimate Jaguar Sun, 80, who also operates the outdoor pop-up Sunny’s Steakhouse in Kleinrivier, which is currently closed for renovations.

Three Fort Lauderdale restaurants also made the list, including Archibald’s Village Bakery, which was No. 3 in the country, as well as the eclectic Twice Removed (82) and Italian spot Il Paesano (95). North South Grill in Pembroke Pines made the list at no. 53 cracked.

Yelp reports that diners are “raving” about the baked goods at Archibald’s, which is owned and operated by chef-owner Justin Mathys-Archibald and husband Christopher. The biggest seller is the cinnamon roll, but the bakery also serves quiches and breakfast wraps as well as other baked goods such as blueberry muffins with lemon glaze and lemon poppy seed bread.

Paula Costa, owner and creator of Bunbury, said she believes the dedication of the Bunbury staff and the freshness of the menu items, from the steak to the pastas to the empanadas, is what has earned it so much praise on Yelp.

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Klime and Anita Kovaceski of Crust show off the plaque commemorating their appearance on Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants list for 2023.

“We put passion into every corner of the place,” she says of the restaurant, which is located in Square Station right around the corner from the Adrienne Arsht Center. “What people feel when they arrive is surprise. They feel like they are in their neighborhood bar in Buenos Aires or North Carolina or France. They see the energy of the place.”

“We are all obsessed with quality. We have a lot of quality control. Most of the recipes come from my grandmother or mother-in-law. We honor our ancestors, so freshness is the most important thing.”

Klime Kovaceski of Crust, whose chicken parm was recently named the best in the US, couldn’t be happier about the recognition. Crust made Yelp’s list of best restaurants in the country for pizza in 2022.

“Only in America!” he said to make the list. “As an immigrant I wouldn’t have a chance to be no. 50 to be in a village of a small country. To come from a small country and be #50 among a country with 332 million inhabitants is an absolutely incredible feeling.”

Several other Florida restaurants made the list, including Uptown Eats in St. Petersburg (No. 21); Kadence, 30, and Hungry Pants, 42, in Orlando; Izakaya Tori in Tampa (49); Catullo’s Italian in Jacksonville (64); and Tukero Coffee in Dunedin (90).

The best restaurant, writes Yelp, is Broken Mouth | Lee’s Homestyle, a Korean-Hawaiian place in Los Angeles.

To compile the list, Yelp’s data science team analyzed submissions from the community to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews and volume of submissions, with geographic representation based on equal share of submissions from top-rated restaurants nationally. Yelp community managers further compiled the list to finalize the rankings.

Yelp’s Top Restaurants in South Florida


Bunbury: 55 NE 14th St., Miami;; 305-333-6929

Kors: 668 NW Fifth St., Miami;; 305-371-7065

Jaguar Sun: 230 NE Fourth St., Miami;


Archibald’s Village Bakery: 608 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale;; 754-300-5926

North South Grill: 154 S Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines;; 954-404-8308

Twice Removed: 3301 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale;; 754-701-1997

Il Paesano: 2645 E ​​Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale;; 954-396-1700

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