Lunch, Best Value: This cash-only fish joint has been a staple in the Little Havana neighborhood for almost 50 years. Originally known as the Garcia Brothers Seafood Market, the venture was a labor of love, created by the exiled Garcia family, who left their native Cuba shortly after Castro took power. The family had already been in the fishing business back home so it was a logical move for them to open the market. By 1976, the Garcias decided to begin serving fresh-cause-and-cooked seafood at their market, and it quickly became known as "Los Paraditos", a place where locals could enjoy fish-fry while standing at the market's window. These days, La Camaronera has expanded and become a full-fledged, sit-down restaurant where patrons can enjoy specialties like camarones fritos (fried shrimp), filete de pescado (fish filet), shrimp tacos, conch fritters, and a tres leches for dessert.
Local Expert Priscilla Blossom Says:
Best for Lunch Because: The sandwiches here are second to none and you'll get all the energy you need for your afternoon meeting by lunching here.
Recommended as Best Value Because: All sandwiches under $8, $11.35 for the best shrimp tacos around, and a great, attached fish market make La Camaronera a must for seafood lovers.
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