On the heels of its one-year anniversary in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood, Mexican seafood concept Aida has brought its flavor-rich, ocean-to-table creations to Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village. The foodie hot spot has opened to a groundswell of rave reviews, wowing diners with the likes of succulent ceviches, aguachiles, shrimp tacos, and whole roasted snapper—all served in a contemporary, high-design space fitting of the trendy neighborhood.
One obligatory starter is the tiradito de atun, a plate of thinly sliced, melt-in-your-mouth, grade-A bigeye tuna in a morita chile pepper marinade. Another is the dish voted “Best Ceviche in Miami” at the 2022 South Beach Seafood Festival: the ceviche verde de camaron, which features large pink shrimp dressed in a powerful blend of cilantro kimchi, red onion, and cucumber. When it comes to mains, don’t miss the huachinango a la talla, a whole red snapper deboned, butterflied, and prepared in a Mexican dry pepper rub, served alongside corn tortillas.
Finally, save room for one—or more—offerings from the dessert menu, the highlight of which are the apple crumb churros, a handful of piping-hot, crispy churros with fresh apple compote and crumble, topped with dulce de leche ice cream.