Often referred to as the capital of Latin America, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach are well stocked with some of the best restaurants specializing in cuisine from the southern half of the Americas. From Colombian to Cuban and Peruvian-run joints, these are five great Latin American restaurants around Miami. .

Bolivar Restaurant Bar Lounge

A colorful, contemporary restaurant, bar and lounge on Miami Beach’s bustling Washington Avenue, Bolivar is a place where you can eat, drink, party, and have a great time. Those who are coming for the food can do so at any time of the day. For dinner, we highly recommend the bandeja paisa, a classic Colombian dish with griddle steak, pork belly, caramelized plantains, red beans and more.

Bolivar Restaurant Bar Lounge. 841 Washington Ave.

Pepper’s Authentic Mexican

Another Washington Avenue stronghold, Pepper’s Authentic Mexican is popular for its Tex-Mex flavors, and massive burritos that are on-hand until the late hours of hte night. The signature Peppers Burrito is one of the best with sauteed peppers, onions, and a choice of chicken, steak, or beef.

Pepper’s Authentic Mexican. 1238 Washington Ave.

Cafe Charlotte

Cafe Charlotte is one of the only places where you can find delicious, authentic Argentinean and European cuisine in Miami Beach. Those who are familiar with Argentinean flavors know that it’s rich  barbecue and eclectic flavor combinations make it one of the best culinary cultures in the world. Charlotte carries that through to Miami Beach with a renowned chimichurri, and excellent wine list.

Cafe Charlotte. 1497 Washington Ave.

Puerto Sagua

Located just around the corner from the Winter Haven Hotel, Puerto Sagua is one of the most popular and well-reviewed Cuban restaurants in Miami—so you know it’s special. You can’t go wrong with a media noche, Cuban coffee, or ropa vieja from this classic neighborhood spot. It’s a great place to sit down, or order take away.

Puerto Sagua. 700 Collins Ave.

Sazon Cuban Cuisine

Also located in Miami Beach on Collins Avenue, Sazon Cuban Cuisine is another example of why this city is one of the best places in the world to find a Cuban meal. This spot serves up all of the breakfast and lunch classics you’d want, as well as a special lunch menu offered Monday through Friday, which offers well priced specials like bistec de palomilla—a form of Cuban steak—as well as chicharrones and fajitas.

Sazon Cuban Cuisine. 7305 Collins Ave.