By Inge Jaffee, MS, RD
A recent family vacation to South Beach brought me to this small, low key, 240-square-foot space, where co-owner Roger Duarte, of George Stone Crab, greeted us. The tiny take-out and delivery hub was bustling and I could see why!
The seafood is amazingly fresh, apparently less than 24-hours off the boat. Chef Sam Gorstein, nominated twice as Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation, and partner Duarte serve up a delightful array of seafood tacos and burritos, offered with shrimp, octopus, raw yellow fin tuna or the fresh catch of the day. Also on the menu, ceviche, of course, stone crab claws, an assortment of salads and salsitas. Sides include crispy plantains, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob served with queso fresco and hash browns with a mustard sauce. Leave room for dessert, there is key lime pie and chocolate fudge brownie.
Having, what seems to be the most finicky 4-year-old twin girls, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly pleased when they devoured the fish and crispy corn chips. My husband enjoyed a grilled octopus burrito and I, a couple of fish tacos. The “latin-fusion” flavors were fresh, tangy, spicy and exotic. I will definitely make my way to My Ceviche next time I wander down south.