City Guide / Miami

Miami Neighborhood Guide: West Miami

By Bri Hand | Sep 7, 2021
Palm trees in Miami

If you’re planning on moving to Miami, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Miami, and which one would be the right fit for you. What West Miami lacks in beachfront property, it makes up for in amazing food, culture, and chill Florida vibes. 

Thinking about moving to West Miami? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Where to go out to eat in West Miami 

No Manches! Que Rico is a fantastic Mexican restaurant in West Miami that serves delicious tacos and spicy mango margaritas in a lively, no-thrills space. 

Try authentic Peruvian cuisine in a stylish atmosphere at Aromas del Peru. You can’t go wrong with any of their seafood dishes, and don’t skip the Pisco Sours! 

Introduce yourself to the wonders of Frita Cubana—the Cuban interpretation of a hamburger—at El Mago De Las Fritas. This all-beef patty is seasoned like chorizo, with onions and julienne potato wisps on a Cuban bun.

Tips From a Landing Member

Landing member Ivan at El Mago de Las Fritas in Miami.

“The Frita is a burger unlike any we have ever tasted. The patty is flavorful, juicy, and filled with delicious spices!”

— Madison and Ivan, “How We Spent Three Months Living in Miami

Where to get coffee in West Miami

Latin American Bakery & Café is the perfect place for a coffee pick-me-up. Grab their famous Cuban sandwich to go along with your caffeine buzz.

To energize any sunny Florida day, head over to Liberty Caffe for coffee and cold gelato. 

Old European-style paintings line the walls of Café Demetrio, an artisanal coffee shop with a charming courtyard and classic brews. 

Where to get groceries in West Miami

The West Miami Publix is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. You can also check out Sedano’s Supermarket, a family-owned business and neighborhood grocery store selling Latin products. 

Where to work out in West Miami

Also known as “The Rec,” the fenced-in City of West Miami Recreation Center is the jewel of the city, complete with a baseball field, two full basketball courts, a tennis court, and a racquetball court. The recreation center also has a small gym and two ballrooms.

You can also work out in Cooper Park, which features green spaces, a walking path, a playground, and a little peace and quiet. This is the perfect place to have a picnic, work up a sweat, or get some fresh air. 

Nightlife in West Miami

Happy Wine Calle Ocho is a local hotspot with a huge wine selection, delicious tapas, great live entertainment, and a laid-back atmosphere. 

You can also check out Pueblito Viejo, which serves up authentic Colombian food. It also features a full-service bar and live entertainment on weekends to complete the experience. 

Transportation in West Miami

The city of Miami is connected with a wide variety of free trolley routes connecting popular areas along Biscayne Bay, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Way, Historic Overtown, Downtown Miami, and Wynwood.

Land in a great apartment in West Miami 

If you like the idea of moving to West Miami, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in West Miami, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works.

Still looking for the right Miami neighborhood for you? Browse our other Miami neighborhood guides

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.