The drive to Key West is a notorious pain in the ass, so save some gas and just go to Monty’s instead. By no means is this the best place for seafood in Miami, but if you hold out for one of their tables with a good view of Biscayne Bay (there are many at the very large and mostly outdoor raw bar) and order a Miami Vice, you won’t care because if there is one tried-and-true Miami equation, it’s water views plus frozen alcohol equals happiness.
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The Original Daily Bread Marketplace
Daily Bread is a cafeteria-style Middle Eastern restaurant with a little marketplace inside.
Minty Z is a vegan dim sum spot in Coconut Grove with some really good food, including a carrot and black sesame bao we thoroughly loved.
El Carajo Tapas and Wine
El Carajo is a Spanish restaurant in the back of a gas station where you can pick out a bottle of wine from the store and eat tapas.
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Captain Jim’s Seafood
Captain Jim’s is a casual restaurant in North Miami that serves simple but delicious local seafood.
Joe’s Take Away is the much more casual location next door to Joe’s Stone Crab where you can show up in shorts and get food to go.
Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
Casablanca is a casual seafood spot on the Miami River. Most of the seating is outdoor waterfront tables, which is exactly why you come here.
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La Mar by Gaston Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
La Camaronera Fish Market
Little Havana’s La Camaronera serves great seafood in a casual space. It’s also where you’ll find the incredible pan con minuta sandwich.
Shore To Door Fish Market
Shore To Door in Coconut Grove serves fresh fish on the weekends. Their backyard is our favorite place in the whole city to eat seafood.
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