La Camaronera Seafood Joint & Fish Market

1952 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135
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La Camaronera Seafood Joint & Fish Market

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  • Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
If you like seafood, La Camaronera should be your new favorite fish spot. The entire menu is seafood, from the shrimp empanadas and grouper soup to breaded lobster and fried whole fresh fish of the day. It's all thanks to the Garcia brothers, who were born into a family of fishermen in the province of Las Villas, Cuba. As the story goes, the 11 brothers helped their father learn the trade — everything from catching to cleaning — and support the family. Since 1966, that same tradition continues in Miami, when Garcia Brothers Seafood was established. Once operating a fish market and wholesaler, the Garcias grew their biz into a restaurant in 1976 with the addition of a few deep fryers and a U-shaped counter where customers would line up sans seats to enjoy Cuban fish fry at its best. Sure, there are plenty of places in the Magic City to get a fried-fish sandwich, but it probably won't taste as good as the original snapper pan con minuta (market price). Forty years later, come lunchtime, the dining room is still standing room only, full of patrons hungry for the house specialty: camarones fritos, the restaurant's famous fried shrimp.

Read our full review of La Camaronerea.

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