PAN-LATIN Way too wordily named, but never mind. To me, Jaguar presents the perfect Miami mix of contemporary Latino feel, flavor, and accessible prices. This colorful, cheerful dining room with sidewalk seating right in downtown Coconut Grove obviously gives pride of place to its tangy ceviches, and the six-spoon sampler is highly recommendable. But I’m still enjoying working my way through the rest of the menu, a tasty trip through Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, with vegetarian options thrown in. If you’re a seafood fan, try the house special chupe de camarón, a Peruvian-style shrimp chowder with rice, egg, and ají (a very slightly spicy yellow chili).
- David Paul Appell