Down by the river, tucked behind a maze of downtown freeways and bridges, this seafood shack is a hidden gem. From the nautical interior and rustic waterfront deck to the fishing boats that chug by, this place oozes character. Conch fritters, gorgeous ceviche and Florida stone crab are warm-ups for the entrées: juicy grilled jumbo shrimp, say, or grilled yellowtail, grouper or lobster, served alongside buttery parsley potatoes, green plantains, Caesar salads or fries. The Key lime pie is one of the best in town. Tricky to find, but worth the effort.
|Venue name:||Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish||Contact:|
398 NW North River Dr
|Cross street:||at NE 2nd Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–10pm; Sat–Sun 11am–11pm|
|Price:||Main courses $12–$25|
The fish here is a little overpriced but it's always fresh and the views of the Miami River from the restaurant's top floor deck are pretty hard to beat, so you forgive the extra digit or two. Stick to the classics when ordering—grilled mahi with a side of fried of rice and plantains (tostones) is the way to go here.