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Ten Best Ceviches in Miami

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5. My Ceviche
What began as a tiny take-out window in SoBe has grown to many locations in the Magic City. This is because the ceviche is a dream and the possibilities are endless. You get to design your own ceviche (starts at $11.95) by selecting the seafood and the style. We like the fish, shrimp, and octopus combination with coconut for a picnic at South Pointe, but create whatever you like — it's all delicious — and it even comes with lime-flavored popcorn.
 4. Jaguar Cevich Spoon Bar & Latam Grill
Jaguar has long roared its ceviche prowess in Coconut Grove. To get a taste of all this restaurant offers, order the ceviche spoon sampler ($14). It offers a spoonful of six ceviches. It helps the medicine go down, and by medicine, we mean fresh fish and flavors.

3. Sabor a Peru
If you want to taste the flavors of Peru, head to Sabor a Peru on Biscayne Boulevard, where they take a homey approach. There are, of course, lomo saltado and other hot dishes, but when it comes to ceviche, there are 11 varieties. For a bit of a combination, try the ceviche de pescado y choros ($13.99), with mussels served atop traditional fish ceviche. 

2. La Mar
When Gastón Acurio, the chef who famously put ceviche on the world stage, brought his restaurant to town, he noted, "In Miami, you see Peruvian food growing faster than in any other city." New Times food critic Zachary Fagenson wrote about how La Mar stacks up: Though the offerings might look "identical to other ceviche dishes around Miami, they're not. The fish is cut with such precision and the tart, lime-based leche de tigre is balanced with such a deft hand it's clear the cooks working in near silence at the open raw bar and grill are held to a higher standard." The clasico ceviche ($17) is on another level.

1. Cvi.che 105
Located in the heart of downtown, Cvi.che 105 makes our hearts go pitter-patter. The ceviche seafood orgy ($14.95) is described as "plenty of texture and flavor to ensure sensations we should not even tell." The seafood swimming in tiger milk may be more than most can handle — it's an explosion in your mouth.

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Carina Ost