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901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
+1 305-372-4145
08:00 - 02:00
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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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Miami, Florida
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663 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service was PERFECT! A delightful young lady, Yanet, took very good care of us. She could not have been more pleasant. As for the menu, all the favorites. The request was for "soft" scrambled eggs, and they got it exactly right. The coffee was outstanding. The toast was different, but in a very good way. Already looking forward to next... More 

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The place is run down with stained cushions to sit on and sticky tables to place your elbows on. Friendly server but after ordering soft poached eggs with toast and soft poached for eggs benny, hard boiled arrived. Plus, they tasted vinegary. Wow! How can you kill a breakfast? The restaurant is in a beautiful area, too bad it can't... More 

Thank julie c
BalansUSA, Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Julie, thank you for reaching out and we are truly sorry that your visit was not to your satisfaction. We make every effort to keep our restaurants clean and orderly and we failed to stick to that policy on your visit. We intend to ensure these mistakes won't happen again. We also are disappointed to learn you didn't enjoy our... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I work on the hotel/restaurant industry, and we know when somebody is a good professional.I went to Balans to have breakfast and this server Christopher really impressed me. Always smiling and on the top of his game. Before I needed to ask for anything he was already there to bring it. Incredible antecipatory/personalized service! Congrats, Christopher!

Thank aspectaspect
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I m sorry to write that, I don't like to do bad reviews, but it's several times that I came and every time the service is not good! Rude (the blond hair lady), not smiling, never cone to ask you if you need something and very long!! I 've been server for a while and I know that sometimes happen... More 

1 Thank Nadia B
BalansUSA, Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Nadia, Thank you for telling us about your experience. We try very hard to make our guests happy and it seems we've let you down. This is unacceptable, and we are already doing what we can to investigate the problem more closely to assure that it never happens again. Please don't hesitate to send us a message to tell... More 

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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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219 reviews
86 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

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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 33130-3042
  • 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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