Fidele Seafood Restaurant
This tiny takeout-only spot in North Miami specializes in seafood. They stick to traditional Haitian-style preparations and make one of the best whole-fried snappers in Miami. While whole deep-fried fish can often be overcooked and have a chalky, stringy texture, that’s never the case at Fidele-la. They have truly mastered the art of frying fish, seasoning the snapper in epis and dredging it in a light coating of cornstarch. The result is a crisp skin concealing flaky fish. It’s so good that you don’t really need the side dishes, although their diri kole is solid—fluffy rice, tender red beans, and just a slight hint of sweet cloves.
photo credit: Cleveland Jennings