Where to Eat in the Miami River District

By Carissa Chesanek  |  August 20, 2014

The Miami River District is starting to boom, especially the dining scene, with low-key fish shacks and trendy Spanish venues. As we patiently wait for The River Seafood and Oyster Bar to arrive next year, here are four hot spots to try right now (hint: there's a lot of seafood).

Seasalt & Pepper
With its picturesque river view and ultra-chic design, this seafood haven was dubbed the ultimate date spot when it opened — now it draws an all-around A-list crowd. Don't miss the killer seafood tartare.

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market
This old-school fishery is as fresh as it gets. Eat inside the no-frills restaurant, complete with ocean-inspired decor, or get your seafood to-go at the adjoining market.

Jamon Iberico Pata Negra (pictured)
Located under the Neo Lofts, this dimly lit, industrial-looking Spanish spot serves authentic grub. Try the extra crispy suckling pig with roasted pork belly or a variety of paellas, which servers present table-side in a gigantic pan and mix with an oar.

Casablanca Sea Food
An oldie but goodie, this indoor/outdoor venue is reminiscent of a cozy Key West eatery thanks to its airy ambiance and water views. Stellar seafood selections include the signature stuffed lobster, seafood paella and awesome raw bar.