In a county swimming with fresh seafood options, finding a restaurant to enjoy a daily-catch dish during the Lenten season (and beyond) is often easier than finding a parking space.
Here are five restaurants for delicious fish:
… for the ceviche, of course
Indeed, one must try the ceviche at Ceviche Arigato, Lake Park’s go-to restaurant for authentic Peruvian dishes. The question is: Which one of the nearly one dozen types of ceviche? A good place to start is the Ceviche de Pescado ($16), fresh fish marinated simply with lime. If you prefer a bit more kick, try the ceviche with Peruvian yellow pepper sauce (ají amarillo) or red rocoto pepper sauce, $19 each. For a taste of the restaurant’s Peruvian-Japanese fusion, try the Ceviche Arigato, which is marinated with lime, soy sauce and a bit of mustard and served with wasabi and avocado, $15.
1447 10th St. (Alternate A1A), Lake Park, 561-863-8877, CevicheArigato.com
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… for the seasonal Fish Fry-day special
Best known for its smoky meats, crispy-top smoked chicken and seasonings accented by Florida’s global cultures, Tropical Smokehouse also offers a batch of fish options, including spicy wahoo dip, barbecued salmon and fried cobia sandwiches. As a seasonal special, executive chef/partner Rick Mace is serving up a “Fish Fry-day” fish-and-chips deal: battered cod with tartar sauce, coleslaw and crinkle fries for $18. The special is offered Fridays from 5 pm on through April 15 (Good Friday).
3815 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, 561-323-2573, EatTropical.com
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… for the Chilean sea bass
Chef Aaron Black’s pan-seared Chilean sea bass at PB Catch in Palm Beach is as lovely on the palate as it is to behold. He serves the fillet topped with glazed baby carrot and beech mushroom over caramelized brussels sprouts in a delicate broth ($55).
251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561-655-5558, PBCatch.com
… for the daily catch
This neighborhood gem, part of Jupiter chef/restaurateur Mike Moir’s family of seafood-loving restaurants, is both a fish market and small eatery. Hibiscus Steatery pays homage to freshly caught fish – as one might expect from Food Shack’s sister restaurant. The menu is written daily. The fresh-catch fish is cleaned onsite and sold in pan-ready portions at the retail counter, which also offers Hibiscus Steatery’s house-mixed spices.
But you can dine here as well. Expect nicely seasoned fish served with homemade condiments such as tangy pickles, spicy melon salad and flavorful aioli.
826 Hibiscus St., just north of Indiantown Road in Jupiter, 561-529-3769, LittleMoirs.com, on Instagram @HibiscusStreatery
Corvina Seafood Grill
… for the moqueca
This Boca Raton seafood restaurant, which opened in December 2021, offers a menu accented with a mix of Latin American and Caribbean flavors. These include the Brazilian flavors in the hearty moqueca fish stew that combines fresh-catch fish with lobster, prawns and mussels in a decadent coconut milk-based broth ($36). A touch of dende (red palm) oil gives the dish an authentic lift. As one might imagine, the menu here is a tribute to fresh fish and seafood. So if you’re craving something lighter than a hearty stew, you’ve got plenty of options that include raw bar items, ceviche, crudos and grilled fish and seafood.
110 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton, 561-206-0066, CorvinaBocaRaton.com