Estefan Kitchen

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Emilio and Gloria Estefan bring a new concept for sophisticated Cuban cuisine and live music to the Miami Design District’s Palm Court.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan announced they will debut their new fine dining concept, Estefan Kitchen, in the Miami Design District. Inspired by family recipes, Estefan Kitchen brings a refined take on Cuban cuisine to one of Miami’s most vibrant shopping and lifestyle destinations.
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástico Restaurante y buen ambiente con música en directo
Servicio muy amable y buena comida

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EH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing food and outstanding service and customer care

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant with great ambiance and entertainment. With that being said, the service was mediocre and the food was okay. The guava and cheese dessert was weird. I don’t think I will be back.

AL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant, so elegant and food was so good! Well worth it!

AR
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Estefan’s Kitchen is a delight. It isn’t too crowded so you can easily converse with each other. Each of us selected something different from the luncheon menu. All were outstanding. The price is reasonable and the service, excellent. We’ll. E back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

El ambiente muy bueno. La música en vivo excelente. Es un lugar fabuloso para celebrar.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Love this place, the food, the service, the music. There is however something which puts me off every time I go (and probably the reason I don’t go more often). The air conditioning set up / distribution is horrible. There are points in the restaurant where you cannot stay without catching a cold or navigating through the meal freezing.
I encourage the patrons to have a serious look at this... sad to leave such delicious food with a poor aftertaste

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Fui a pasar el fin de ano y nunca nos trageron pa comida me fui a la 1 y no pude comer tuve que quejarme yo la verdad he ido otras veces y me encanta el restaurante pero hoy fue una experiencia malisima la verdad nada de organizacion y la camarera le tiro una bandeja de champán a mi esposo encima, lo unico que servia era la musica sorry por esto pero yo esperaba algo mejor

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Horrible service, food cold 2 hours to get 1 drink

SN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super fun live music, delicious food and drink.

OT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A nice place to have dinner. We had a wonderful time. Natillas and lechón are outstanding meals. When the pay time has come they said they couldn’t charge our dinner and we had to find an ATM which was a bit far. WAiter never said “sorry” and never explained why they couldn’t charge on our credit card.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services, dinner, and price! We love this place!

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

A great disappointment. Room was extremely loud, appointments were shabby and in questionable taste. Take set with dirty plate. Ceviche was excellent. Mains were lacluster

BF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

It was lunch time on the Friday after Christmas. The Open Table reservation said there was only a five minute grace period. We got there and the place was empty. While we eat six more people came.

The food was boring. I guess you only come here to drink when they have entertainment.

Next time we are near by we are going upstairs to the St. Roch food court where there was a crowd and the offerings looked much more interesting.

LO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Llegamos a las 3, nos sirvieron a las 5:45; éramos la única mesa
La comida la sirvieron tarde y fria
No regrezamos ni recomendamos el rest

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Vaca frita and ceviche were enjoyable. Other items were pretty forgettable. Service was inconsistent - friendly but not super helpful and had to work hard to get attention. Overall not a terrible meal but we won’t likely head back.

EK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuban food as good as it gets with a highly trained staff.

IM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG this was the most liveliest dinner I’ve ever had in life. We participated in a Congo line while waiting for our food. The vibe, the energy, The band, the food, the people. All amazing. I will definitely visit my next trip to Miami!

PF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special occasion, I wanted to see Jennifer Holiday perform... so it was a dinner concert. Asides from the performance the staff was exceptional and thanks to Estefan Kitchen for concert series.

SG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday, we had the whole fried snapper which was AMAZING! also the vaca frita and creole shrimp. Not only was the food and ambiance great, the staff and service was superb. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was above average although portions were small. Great music and ambiance, a little loud to talk. Would go back.

MM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ESPECTACULAR

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B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and was lucky enough to see Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Both were very hospitable with their patrons taking pictures with whoever asked.

M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Hola.

Soy cliente habitual de este restaurante que me parece magnifico, y por eso lo elegí para celebrar mi cumpleaños 50 con mi familia, el pasado sábado 30 de Noviembre. Para mi sorpresa el servicio fue muy deficiente, y no por falta de interés de la persona que nos atendió. Simplemente era el único para atender todas las mesas. El servicio por tanto muy lento, lo cual es lógico porque habían varias mesas ocupadas adentro y casi todas las del exterior. Un restaurante de esta categoría (y de este costo!) no puede darse el lujo de tener un solo camarero para tantas mesas. Nos explicaron que debían haber mas personal pero por razones de un accidente no estaban. Sea como sea, la calidad fue pobre para un restaurante de este nivel. Una pena porque era una celebración especial. Espero que esta nota les ayude a gestionar mejor este tipo de situaciones. La comida estuvo bien, pero como siempre pasa, cuando demoran tanto, la experiencia final no fue nada buena. Saludos. Mario

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SL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding, and we really enjoyed the live music with Willie Panama. I do feel they could improve on a few things though:
1)We are not from Miami, and our Uber driver tried to drop us off at place that had no sign that we were in the right place. We spent a good 15 minutes driving, then walking the area to find the restaurant tucked into an outdoor mall area. That was really stressful.
2)I was called and offered a seat near the band, that sounded great, but we were next to the kitchen with only a foot on either side and had servers carrying food on either side over our heads all night, hardly the ambiance one wants when enjoying fine dining.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for Gloria and Emilio for creating this type of restaurant..it has the Latin flavor in the food and ambiance. Very elegant and open concept...very warm and welcoming.

We have tried both this one at the Design Center and the one at Vero Beach...we like both! Congratulations!

KP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

BEST FOOD IVE EVER HAD. This place is amazing. Service was great and food came out super fast. But the best part was the AMAZING food. Best food I’ve ever had, not even joking.

RG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. The flatbread was really good with plantains and the croquetes were delish as well.

AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Loved the carne asada with yuca!
Restuarant was very loud.

D
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited Bongo's several times over the years both in Miami and in Orlando and always have loved eating there. We were excited to try their new venture in this new area of Miami. The restaurant has a lovely only Miami vibe to it. Loved the inside and outdoor bar. We were surprised to see live music on a Sunday but they were very good, just a little too loud for us which was a party of 8, to have conversations at times. The drinks and food were all tasty and fantastic. The only thing that was lagging a bit was the service. For a quiet as the place was we had to wave the server down each time for anything. But aside from that, everything else was terrific and we will definitely recommend it and eat here again

A
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We've been before this time we had bad service the manager was nice it got handled

OT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant is located toney design district, you'll pass the like of harry winston and armani shops walking in. Decor and ambiance is classic miami - art deco, pulsating music and lots of beautiful people. Live cuban music on the weekends. The food ranged from ok to outstanding. My wife loved the mashed yucca, the empanadas were the best i've eaten. My flank steak entre' was slightly overcooked, as was the lobster in my wife's seafood medley. But the service was professional and the cost was about $90 a seat for drinks throughout and meals from appetizers to desserts, not too bad for this location and name.

D
London
47 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a stylish setting. Not very busy, so feels a bit dry.

KS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and my husband wanted us to go to dinner and I must say it was truly a great experience. Food was delicious and service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and courteous. Will definitely return for a date night.

JR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We ONLY come here for the food. The service is absolutely terrible. We have been here many times and like I said ONLY for the food. The service sucks. And the worse part is you pay for the bad service because gratuity is automatically included in your bill.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nothing memorable. Expensive for what I got

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great but very loud if you want to have a conversation

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything, food was delicious, nice ambience and service. Wines were reasonably priced but would have liked more choices of Spanish wines. I wish the music wasn’t so loud as we were reconnecting with old friends and would have loved to hear conversations at the table.

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maravilloso el Servicio y la Comida Súper Especial!Recomendare el Sitio con mucho placer!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Delicious food, great wine selection, and fantastic service. The risotto was excellent. We can’t wait to come back next time we visit!

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