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For more than a century now, Miami's restaurants have been known for serving quality seafood. Beginning with Joe's Stone Crab on South Beach and continuing with Captain's Tavern in South Miami and Captain Jim's in North Miami, some of the most authentic and freshest dishes come from restaurants that are (or were, originally) attached to fish markets. Others spring from the hands of our talented chefs working in establishments such as Area 31, which sells only local and sustainable product. A few are even one-night-stands, like the all-you-can-eat Maine Lobsters for $35 at Kitchen 305 that goes on every Wednesday like a poker game.
In addition, the ethnic influences that shape this colorful city also flavor our seafood dishes, and you can find everything in Little Havana from Puerto Rican seafood asapao (soupy rice) to Bahamian conch chowder to Peruvian ceviche. The latter is especially innovative at De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean on South Beach, but the dish is so popular in the city that entire restaurants--Ceviche 105, for example, in downtown, and Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar in Coconut Grove--have devoted themselves to preparing it.
It's difficult to go wrong eating sushi anywhere in town, as you'll soon realize after enjoying hand rolls and sashimi at places like Makoto in Bal Harbour, Katsuya on South Beach, and Zuma in Downtown Miami. When it comes to seafood, there's no wrong way to enjoy it in Miami.