Top Five Ceviches in Miami: An Orgasmic Fusion of Flavors
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In Peru, which is most often associated with the dish, it is usually accompanied by complementary sides such as sweet potato, lettuce, corn, and avocado. This Latin American fusion has found its way into the hearts of many foodies, regardless of their ethnic or national origin. Freshness of the seafood is essential, however, because there is no cooking per se involved in the Peruvian stuff. (Other versions, like the Ecuadorean, do cook the fish.). Try any of these places for the freshest and tastiest ceviche in Miami.
As Miami's only restaurant that features the seemingly natural blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, SuViche has a lock on the raw-fish market. Brazilian owner Aliosha Stern started the place as a project for a degree in business administration at the University of Miami. The concept was so popular that Stern decided to open this first location in Brickell. Those in Miami Beach need not worry -- success has spawned a second location, opening on Alton Road at 16th Street in July. Head to Brickell Tuesdays for the buy one roll, get the second 50 percent off. The spot also serves tiradito, a dish that is similar to ceviche but whose fish is cut into cubes or thin strips. Diners often order ceviche and sushi for the complete SuViche dining experience. Sushi rolls here cost about $8 to $10.
This place is Peruvian through and through, from Abuela working the register to the fabulous fresh raw fish lining diners' tables. Opened in 2008 on Biscayne Boulevard, the restaurant has become a favorite, with a solid lunch crowd and a buzzing dinner service. Sabor's signature ceviche spans 11 selections, including fish, shrimp, mixed seafood, mussels, and one called "return to life," given its name because of the stronger-than-usual concentrate in which the seafood is prepared. Papas à la huancaína, boiled potatoes smothered in a light but creamy yellow sauce, is the most popular appetizer on the menu. If you're not in the mood for ceviche, try lomo saltado, tender sliced beef served with peppers, French fries, and a side of white rice. Prices are reasonable at $10 to $15 per person.