In Aida Mexican Seafood Restaurant in Coconut Grove a mural of AIDA for which this restaurant is known as is what the proprietor Eduardo Gavilan calls his sea goddess. And certain sufficient, her blessings for standout seafood have labored. This can be a seafood restaurant with not solely the freshest fish, but additionally, thrilling preparations impressed by Mexico’s regional cuisines on the path of the simpatico and gifted Chef and Supervisor Mauricio Hernandez. By no means worry when you don’t need fish, there’s additionally a “not from the ocean” part with a to die for pork stomach taco, beef tataki and different interesting alternatives.
AIDA Mexican Seafood Restaurant already has an extended listing of regulars like a pair sitting subsequent to us for whom it was their fourth go to, devouring a lasagna Azteca as we interviewed them.
The décor is what you can count on to see in an upscale seaside resort city in Mexico with its hanging crops, use of pure supplies and different textures, and colourful accents. It’s snug, “alegre” (glad) and small, seating 65 indoors together with on the bar.
The menu is split into starters, tacos and tostada, primary entrees, vegetarian, not from the ocean and dessert. We began with their scrumptious model of guacamole and the award profitable inexperienced ceviche with shrimp. Made with pink shrimp, cilantro kimchi, purple onion and cucumber, it was completely seasoned and had a wealthy style, just a little like pesto ($20). You may as well ask for it with fish as a substitute of shrimp. It’s to not be missed.
We handed on the tuna tostada which, with burnt habanero ponzu marinade and chipotle mayo sounded very interesting, however we opted for one thing new – a pork stomach taco (2 for $18). The fried pork stomach which had been booked in habanero xnipec and topped with cilantro was oh so crispy and crunchy I did the unthinkable for me, ate your entire factor!
One other signature dish to not miss which is into account for a greatest dish of the yr, the corn crusted Chilean seabass. The fish was moist and flaky, complemented by its crunchy prime, resting on butter spinach in a mild lemon broth ($49). We additionally tried the entire purple snapper cooked in a Mexican dry pepper emulsion ($49).For dessert the chef insisted we attempt their specialty apple crumb churro which have been prime of the road churros topped with dulce de leche ice cream and caramel drizzle.
What’s on my want listing for subsequent time as there will likely be undoubtedly be not a subsequent time however subsequent instances, the lasagna Azteca with pink shrimp ($28), poblano sauce, gouda cheese and corn tortillas, the sliced cactus leaf salad ($15), beef tataki ($22)and hen confit with fried cilantro ($25).
There’s a signature cocktail menu ($15-$16), wine by the glass beginning at $10 and bottles at $45.
If you wish to attempt it out, they provide a 3 course lunch with appetizer, primary course, three sides, dessert and recent lime or hibiscus water for $25. It’s provided Tuesday via Friday 11:30 to three p.m.
Avenue parking and garages close by at CocoWalk. Aida Mexican Seafood Restaurant, 3306 Mary Avenue, Miami 33133. In addition they simply opened one other outpost in Fort Lauderdale, the Flagler Village neighborhood.