Fish Tacos in Miami

    By Rachelle Lucas
    The TravelBite

    One of the things I love about living in Florida is all the fresh seafood available year round, and nothing quite beats a Florida fish taco.  

    While the fish taco may have been invented in Baja, Florida perfected it with a variety of seafood and flavorful toppings.

    You can find everything from grilled or fried grouper, mahi-mahi, Canaveral shrimp, and even Florida lobster stuffed inside a corn or flour tortilla topped with a zesty citrus-based salsa or mango chutney.

    While the fish taco may have been invented in Baja, Florida perfected it with a variety of seafood and flavorful toppings.

    Florida perfected the taco with a variety of seafood.


    Fish Tacos with Blackened Grouper

    Fish Tacos with Blackened Grouper.


    Recently I took a trip down to Miami to explore their taco scene with a video crew. One of my favorite stops was at Coyo Taco in the trendy Wynwood District.

    While Coyo’s lengthy menu of fresh tacos is legendary, their lobster tacos are totally on point with the fresh-from-Florida theme, and topped with a mixed slaw of jalapeño, poblano, red pepper, pickled red onion, jicama, carrots, cucumber, and a fresh squeezed citrus juice including grapefruit, orange, and lime.

    While Wynwood definitely has a fun vibe on mainland Miami (love Panther Coffee and all the artwork!), no trip to South Florida would be complete without visiting the beach. So for dinner we headed over to The Local House to try their Florida fish tacos. Yes, we had tacos for lunch and dinner.  One can never have enough tacos.

    The Local House is best known for its brunch, but I gotta say, their tacos and blood orange margaritas were amazing too.

    They take fresh mahi-mahi fillets and batter them with a secret spice mixture and grill them to perfection.  They’re then topped with crispy leeks, pickled onions, shaved radishes, and spicy mayo.