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The 8 restos dishing the most bang for your buck during Miami Spice

Knowing how to consume the most and best food for those 33 or 39 Miami Spice dollars takes a level of research that’s usually reserved for nuclear physicists and ESPN interns. Luckily for you, we poached a few from the Pentagon/Bristol to guide you through the places you need to hit to get the most out of Spice.

8. Red, The Steakhouse
What you’re ordering: Brad’s hot stuffed peppers, petite CAB filet, bucatini, triple-chocolate cake
What it normally costs: $69
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings (because nobody wants to do math): $30. The menu changes slightly every week, so you might save even more.
7. Serafina Dream South Beach
What you’re ordering: carpaccio di filetto con salsa di tartufi neri, grilled steak and fries, spiked popsicles
What it normally costs: $64.95
What you’ll pay: $33
Total Savings: $31.95. It’s worth it for the spiked popsicles alone.
6. Smith and Wollensky
What you’re ordering: heirloom tomato carpaccio with burrata, 8oz filet mignon, New York cheesecake
What it normally costs: $71
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $32. And the view is included.
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5. Gotham Steak
What you’re ordering: yellowfin tuna tartare, braised-beef short rib, dark-chocolate cremeux
What it normally costs: $71
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $32. You can actually save another $4 if you order the grilled mahi, but your pride should be worth more than that.
4. Mercadito
What you’re ordering: Pepino el Pyu cocktail, mango guacamole, Toreado guacamole, Dorado ceviche, camaron, estilo baja & carne tacos, Morenita de chocolate
What it normally costs: $68.50
What you’ll pay: $33
Total Savings: $35.50. One of the few menus that starts you off with booze, too.
3. The Bazaar by Jose Andres
What you’re ordering: bao con lechon, embutidos platter, sautéed shrimp, croquetas de jamon, Key lime pie
What it normally costs: $87
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $48. Three, that’s THREE entrees. Jose is feeling generous.
2. PB Steak
What you’re ordering: Florida heirloom tomatoes, pork-cheek ravioli, buffalo sweetbreads, braised short rib, house fries, chef’s daily dessert
What it normally costs: $88
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $49. You don’t even need to order steak to get the most out of this one.
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1. Hakkasan
What you’re ordering: green salad, honey grilled barbecue pork, crispy wheat prawn, spicy crispy shrimp dumplings, crispy chicken in Osmanthus-lemon sauce, wok-fried spicy beef with green pepper, stir-fried Shanghai pak choi, steamed dried shrimp fried rice with taro, white chocolate panna cotta
What it normally costs: $156
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: A whopping $117. Yes, the plates are smaller, but it’s a tasting menu all year anyway. And you don’t even get to order, they just keep bringing food until you explode.
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1. Red, The Steakhouse 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This swanky steakhouse is beloved by A-listers and celebrities, so you know it's good. It's been voted Sexiest Steakhouse of the Year (by Playboy, obvi), has a menu stocked with incredible eats -- apps, steaks, seafood, pastas, you name it -- and a fully loaded wine list.

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2. Serafina (Dream South Beach) 1111 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139

Housed in the Dream South Beach Hotel, this Italian resto cooks up 24 different pizzas and a variety of other Italian dishes in a 129-seat indoor/outdoor space in South Beach.

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3. Smith & Wollensky Waterfront Patio 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Waterfront Patio features a solid bar menu (oysters Rockefeller, buffalo chicken flatbread) and a Deco-ish design: the bar's made of textured blue-backlit glass blocks.

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4. Gotham Steak 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

From the vaunted chef behind NYC's Gotham Bar & Grill, Gotham feels like a massive, two-story MiMo chandelier with an airy restaurant floating inside, where fish and foul are treated with innovative tropical and Asian flavors, and steak is treated...like steak.

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5. Mercadito 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Stop by Mercadito's weekend late-night taqueria, a perfect after-party for your night out. The tacos are cheap, which is good if since you spent all your money on drinks earlier. Or come on a weeknight - happy hour lasts from 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday and includes drink and taco specials (with extra deals on "Taco Tuesday" and "Thirsty Thursday").

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6. The Restaurants At SLS 1701 Collin Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The SLS Hotel is far more attractive since it turned from a giant wall that said "Coming Soon" into a Philippe Starck-designed masterpiece. You, on the other hand, will be far less attractive after taking down a plethora of real-deal eats and cocktails in its two baller restaurants.

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7. Pubbelly Steak 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Because they'd just look like slackers if they only opened four restaurants in two years, the Pubbelly boys have birthed a fifth: Pubbelly Steak, a barn-style meatery in the old Georgia's Union digs (and right down the street from the rest of their empire) serving an extensive lineup of crazy beef cuts with even crazier toppings.

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8. Hakkasan 4401 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

From the guy behind the UK's only Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan's broken up by dark latticework into a Pacman-like maze of banquettes and semi-private booths, and serves semi-Cantonese fare like roasted silver cod with a Chinese honey glaze.

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