For generations, Miami's reputation for serving fresh-caught, high-quality seafood precedes it. There's the ever-popular Joe's Stone Crab on South Beach. Then you've got Captain's Tavern in South Miami. Others spring from the hands of our talented chefs working in establishments such as Area 31, which sells only local and sustainable dishes. Undoubtedly, some of the most authentic and freshest dishes come from restaurants that are (or were, originally) attached to fish markets.
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 popular, and found at restaurants like CVI.CHE 105, for example, in downtown, and Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar in Coconut Grove--places that 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. At the end of the day, when it comes to seafood, there's no wrong way to enjoy it in Miami.