In 1976, the Cuban refugee García brothers added a restaurant side to the seafood market and wholesaler they’d founded a decade earlier, and today it’s a cherished institution for locals with a hankering for edibles from the ocean. Its location very much off the beaten path—along the Miami River west of downtown’s Brickell area—lends even more authenticity, not to mention some great atmosphere as you take in the river and distant high-rise skyline from the outdoor decks both upstairs and downstairs. The simple, yet tasty menu is of fresh fish cooked in a number of ways—grilled, broiled, fried, or, the best in our opinion, in garlic or green sauce. Meals are quite the good deal here, all served with two sides (definitely order the tostones) and a complimentary fish-spread appetizer. There’s usually a wait for a table. If so, hang out at the bar and order an appetizer of stone crabs or famous conch fritters.