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901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
+1 305-372-4145
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 01:00
Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We stayed at mandarin oriental for 5 nights. First morning we tried their buffet, paid $50/person and wasn't impressed at all. So next day we did our research and went to Cafe 104, loved the food but the wait was ridiculous. Did our homework one more time and went to Balans and that's where we went every morning from now... More 

Thank Sameh e
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have eaten here many times including last weekend (12/2/16). I would not recommend to order the steaks. For the price the quality is just not there. Most items on the menu are average. I ordered the burger and that was the first item I really liked after eating here a couple dozen times. It is in a great central... More 

Thank das385
Lyon, France
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The jumbo breakfast was delicious and the service was very good. The Nutella crepes were also great. They have a few healthy smoothies.

Thank SophiaSarahAddas
Monroe, Georgia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

All the Balan's I have eaten at are great and this one is no exception. I have the Balan s Burger and it was great. It was cooked to perfection, juicy and delicious. My mouth waters just writing about it. Will go again next time I am in Miami.

Thank Jim B
Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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216 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were lodging at the Aloft just minutes away. It was the day after the Hurricane passed east Miami. There were not many clients (+/_ 12) in the restaurant. I had the spare ribs and my wife a salad. All was OK. Excellent spare ribs. The beer was OK too.....Very clean place. I do recommend this friendly place.

Thank Pierre L
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was our regular breakfast spot and did not disappoint. The breakfast was good & filled you up the rest of the day. The staff were always friendly and the coffee good. Would recommend.

Thank Cleggy12A
Miami, Florida
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616 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Nice setting and close to much of downtown Miami. Seating outside for people watching if the weather is not too warm. We sat inside ... Nice menu, and very good service. We enjoyed the decor, and the chemistry overall. Ours was a business meeting, but Balan's works well for any reason to meet for breakfast.

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Bronx, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you're up late and want a tasty treat, this is a good spot. I had the Mac n Cheese and steak. Reasonably priced for this area. The staff is also very friendly.

Thank Lorne W
Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was in walking distance of Balans and came recommended by the hotel staff. The restaurant is located in the Brickell district near numerous restaurants and right by the Metromover stop at 9th and 10th. We went to Balans for breakfast. The breakfast menu was not extensive but had all the favorites, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, huevos... More 

Thank bronzebeauty24-7
Toulouse, France
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just a walk of less than 10 minutes from brickell key and is inside the Mary brickell village complex. We arrived late during happy hour and they were quick to advise us to order before the happy hour finished. The mango margarita is just great! The "small " appetisers were actually pretty big and that meant it... More 

Thank Simon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-372-4145
Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?