Sonia's Seafood Market & Restaurant

Miami needs a place like Sonia's Seafood Bait & Tackle Restaurant. A fish market, bar, music venue, local's hangout and veritable shack of eccentricities, it's a Flagami mainstay. Diners can pick up fresh catches like red snapper, yellowtail, hogfish, mangrove, calamari, lobsters and langostinos — or sit a spell and get their fish grilled or fried and paired with soups, croquetas, black beans and rice and other classic fare. The atmosphere is lively and festive, particularly during happy hour. Don't be fooled by the divey decor, however, prices aren't rock bottom. English speakers will stumble through, as it's all Spanish-speaking, all the time, but "pescado, por favor" is simple enough. You want South Florida authenticity — here it is.Read our full review.

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