James Beard-nominated chef Sam Gorenstein opened up his new South Beach spot My Ceviche last month along with partner Roger Duarte, formerly of George's Stone Crab. The menu features six styles of ceviche, including Asian and coconut, plus a variety of fresh seafood dishes like tacos, burritos, and stone crabs. My Ceviche is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and even delivers in the Miami Beach area. Here's a roundup of what diners think so far:
The Short But Sweet News: Miami Beach blogger Monica Minagorri offers some early and straightforward praise via Twitter: "Tried My Ceviche in South Beach and it was amazing!" [Twitter]
The Good News: An early diner voices her approval: "Great new local place South of Fifth. The guys from George's Stone Crab just opened this little 'hole in the wall'--literally and it is awesome. Located next to a hostel this tiny little take out place has everything you need if you want a quick delicious bite priced fairly. I'll always be a fan of Joe's take out but this place is great and the owners are fantastic." [Yelp]
The Enthusiastic News: One Foursquare user tips her recent meal: "Shrimp taco WOW! And ask for the spicy popcorn! Yummie!"
The Underwhelmed News: Another Yelper isn't quite as happy with the food (or the prices): "The ceviche I ordered was alright. I have definitely had better. I paid 11.75 for medium size ceviche and an additional 1.75 for mixed seafood. The octopus was very chewy. Personally, I like octopus that melts in your mouth. I don't wanna feel like I'm chewing on rubber. I was disappointed, because I'm a big ceviche fan plus it is super healthy for you. Oh well, they lost a good customer, because if the ceviche would have been better, I would be ordering from them at least 2 times per week. Plus I feel $13.70 for a medium container of ceviche is overpriced. I barely saw any pieces of fish in the ceviche -- what the hell -- there were more pieces of cherry tomatoes then the fish itself." [Yelp]
The Best Burrito News: Miami New Times blog The Short Order gives My Ceviche top honors in a ranking of Miami's greatest burritos: "Sam Gorenstein makes beautiful ceviche at his teeny-tiny restaurant in the SoFi section of Miami Beach, but he must have seen a market in catering to the international students who stay at the youth hostel adjacent to his place because his burritos are the sleeper hit. Filled with insanely fresh seafood like corvina and sushi-grade tuna, they're like no other burrito in Miami. We love the octopus, filled with coconut-jasmine rice and pickled onions ($9.95). Best way to eat one? Take it one block east and eat it with your toes in the sand!" [Short Order]
More Good News: Over on Facebook, another vote of confidence: "Just had the aji amarillo ceviche-loved it-best in Miami! Thank you for the tostones, I will definitely order them next time!" [Facebook]