Surrounded by water and considered by many as the capital of Latin America, Miami Beach is one of the best places in the world to order ceviche. The light and raw salad-style dish is an open book where every restaurant and chef adds their own unique take. To weed out the less impressive, here are some of the best ceviches you can find in Miami Beach.

Ceviche Bolivar

Of their five different takes on this classical dish, Bolivar’s eponymous blend is its most appealing. Ceviche Bolivar rides on the tangy punch of shrimps marinated in a citrus lulo juice for a popping taste with the hearty complement of yuca fries.

Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge
841 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Ola’s Mixto Ceviche

Local Peruvian sensation Ola is about as on-point with their ceviche game as it gets with over twelve different versions on their menu. The best is the eclectic mixto ceviche, which combines shrimp, cobia, and octopus with lime and orange juice, limo pepper, cilantro and kalamata olives.

1745 James Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hamachi Ceviche at Semilla

This high-end gastropub has some of the most sharp and creative tapas and seafood in Miami Beach. Their hamachi ceviche is a revelation with sushi-grade yellowtail soaked in the creamy and citrusy Peruvian specialty leche de tigre.

Semilla Eatery & Bar
1330 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Make your own at My Ceviche

Sometimes the best way to get exactly what you want is to decide for yourself. At My Ceviche the make your own option features an array of ingredients. Choose from fish, shrimp, or octopus for your main ingredient and mix with different lime and lemon juice combinations and a base of either lettuce, rice, or quinoa.

My Ceviche
235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Ceviche at Front Porch

An institution of Ocean Drive, the Front Porch Cafe has top-notch renditions of most local dishes. Their ceviche hits home with the essentials pairing grouper, shrimp, and octopus with roasted Peruvian corn, lime, and cilantro. For an extra little treat, they also include sweet potato.

Front Porch Cafe
1458 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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