Motek Aventura Mall

Motek-Aventura-MallIf you’re a food lover seeking an authentic taste of the Eastern Mediterranean, Motek Aventura should be your next stop. As a family-owned business deeply connected to their hometown roots, Motek Mediterranean’s vision is clear: to elevate Miami’s food culture by offering genuine, thoughtful, and incredibly delicious Mediterranean dishes to everyone. With a commitment to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients, they pour love and care into every aspect of their service. The result? A clean, friendly, and happy setting with authentic mediterranean cuisine.

Aventura Mall & Other Locations

Starting as a humble Israeli café tucked amidst jewelry stores in downtown’s Seybold building, Motek Aventura has now blossomed into a bustling establishment in Aventura Mall, complete with full table service and a tempting white sangria to accompany your shopping spree. You can find them at the lower level of Aventura Mall, near the Aventura Slide Tower and the Apple Store. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this location can accommodate large parties of 10 or more, perfect for hosting a celebration.

Motek Mediterranean is all over Miami, so wherever you are, you’re in luck! Besides Aventura, You can find them at Downtown and Coral Gables. Miami Beach is next on their list, so get ready for some seriously tasty Mediterranean eats coming your way soon!

Signature Dishes and Must-Try Items

The menu at Motek is a delightful journey through traditional and contemporary Israeli cuisine. With an array of hummus options like mushroom, lamb, and masabacha, each more phenomenal than the last, it’s a dip lover’s paradise. For a perfect introduction, go for the sampler – a generous platter featuring babaganoush, hummus, Israeli salad, and fluffy, freshly baked pita.

Motek offers two culinary paths: one for the health-conscious and another for those who want to indulge. Opt for the former with the green pomegranate salad, brimming with greens and skin-reviving antioxidants. Don’t miss the aromatic cauliflower couscous or the colorful crudité, perfect for scooping up your remaining dips.

If you’re feeling more indulgent, Motek’s award-winning araya burger, tucked inside a pita and served with an assortment of sauces and crispy french fries, awaits. For dessert, treat yourself to knafe with pistachios and rose, served sizzling in a skillet. It’s a nutty, crunchy delight with just the right touch of sweetness, leaving you content but not overindulgent. After this culinary adventure, a few laps around the mall might be in order!

Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner

Lunch Menu: Start the day with some Hummus Shakshuka, explore the flavors of Malawach Yemenite Pancakes, or relish Lebanese Veggie Crudités. You can also try the House-Made Pickles, Tzatziki, Babaganoush, or Labneh Za’atar. The Avocado Toast and Israeli Breakfast are equally tempting options. Hot Mezzes like Salmon Skewers, Crispy Eggplant, and Cauliflower Couscous are also available, along with Moroccan Cigars and Harissa Honey Salmon.

Brunch Menu: Brunch at Motek Mediterranean is a treat for your taste buds. Taste Mediterranean brunch delights like Turkish Lamb Kebab, Beef Kufta Kebab, Chicken Shish Kebab, Chicken Schnitzel Plate, Chicken Shawarma Plate, Lamb Shawarma Plate and more. The Moroccan Fish and Whole Branzino are perfect for seafood enthusiasts, while Baby Lambchops offer a delectable choice.

Dinner Menu: For dinner, indulge in the crispy delight of the Crispy Chicken Schnitzel, a decadent Wagyu Burger or some Majadra Rice with a side of Lahmajun Chips. Don’t forget to try their Malabi Israeli Panna Cotta, Halva Silan Ice Cream, Nana Key Lime, Chocolate Rugelach, and Knafeh for a sweet finish.

Catering and Private Events

Motek offers catering services to make your gatherings extra special. Their catering trays are ready-to-serve and oven-safe for reheating. For those seeking an extra touch of elegance, they provide assisted setup, chafing dishes, and Motek team members to help host your event. They also offer pick-up and delivery services with up to 24 hours’ notice.

If you’re looking to host a private event or corporate gathering, Motek Mediterranean has versatile options, including a Private Shabbat Room, Semi-Private Tel Aviv Room, Semi-Private Chef’s Table, and an outdoor Patio. Contact them directly to book your next special occasion. Simply contact them at to plan the perfect custom catering event.

Address and Operating Hours

Find Motek Mediterranean at 19565 Biscayne Boulevard #938, Aventura, 33180. They’re open to serve you during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10 AM-10 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM-11 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM-10 PM

For special requests or parties of 10 or more, you can reach out to them directly at


It’s important to note that Motek is not a ‘certified’ kosher restaurant for several reasons. First, they do serve dairy items on their premises. Additionally, they do not have a separate kitchen, prep area, or utensils dedicated exclusively to dairy or meat. Lastly, Motek remains open on the Sabbath and during most Jewish holidays. While they offer kosher-style Mediterranean cuisine, please be aware of these considerations if you have strict dietary requirements.



Q : What does “Motek” mean?

A : Motek is Hebrew for “sweetheart” or “honey.”

Q : Is Motek kosher?

A : Motek is a kosher-style Mediterranean restaurant, but it is not certified kosher.

Q : Do they offer vegetarian options?

A : Absolutely! Motek has a variety of vegetarian dishes on their menu to cater to different dietary preferences.

Chris is a Midwest Transplant that has lived in South Florida since 1999. While he likes to remain active and is an avid sports enthusiast, he's become our go-to provider of reviews of any establishment serving food and booze!