Brazilian restaurant chain Viena has opened its first US location at Miami International Airport (MIA), which is the first Brazilian-themed dining option located pre-security at the centre of at MIA.

The new restaurant features European and Brazilian cuisine including Bolinho de Bacalau (salt cod fritters), Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) and the Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail.

With a capacity for 250 guests, Viena’s new 10,000ft2 farm-to-table concept location is situated on the top floor of the MIA Hotel and replaces the “Top of the Port” restaurant that was previously located on the premises.

The restaurant also offers a range of meat, fish and pasta dishes, as well as salads, sandwiches and wood-fired flatbreads as well as free Wi-Fi and electronic charging stations for guests.

It also features a full-service centre bar with large-screen TVs for guests to watch sporting events and enjoy a daily happy hour.

Miami-Dade Aviation director Lester Sola said: “The opening of Viena adds even more diversity to the award-winning concession program at MIA.

“Thanks to Viena, our Brazilian passengers – or those who just want to get a taste of their culture – can now enjoy Brazilian cuisine without leaving the airport.”

When compared to other US airports, MIA operates more number of flights to Brazil, which makes the South American country the Miami airport’s busiest international market.

Operated by IMCMV Holdings, which is a US subsidiary of the Brazil-based International Meal Company Alimentação, Viena has nearly 80 locations throughout the country.

IMC owns and operates Margaritaville and Land Shark Bar & Grill destination restaurants throughout the US, Brazil and Panama as well as more than 200 coffee shops and casual and quick-service restaurants in Brazil, Panama, Colombia and the US.