Best lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami

My favourite lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami is hands down the Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latin Grill. After a 4 hour drive up from Key West, it was the first restaurant I spotted and walked up to from my hotel in Coconut Grove. The outside terrace was packed, and after a glance at the dishes served, and a peek inside their tropical decor, I was convinced this would be good. It was more than good, it was fantastic! 

First, the ambiance is great! The Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar is just a few steps from the Coconut Grove upscale shopping center Cocowalk. The lively terrace is sheltered enough to have a private lunch, yet gives you a perfect view on the shopping public and street life. A perfect spot for people watching. Inside the restaurant, the tropical decor is bright and happy with a jaguar mural, wicker lamps, and yellow color palette.

The service is excellent, and the food is top notch. As an appetizer you get complimentary nachos with a spicy dip. On their menu there are lots of Latin American style dishes and fusions of pan American ingredients and flavours. As a starter I opted for the ceviche spoon sampler which enables you to taste all 6 different ceviche options they serve in the restaurant. I still get excited when I think of that first spoon I had. The explosion of flavours and the different textures combined were pure art. The second, and the third were even better. It was a journey of flavours you don’t want to end.

Then came the main dish: Mahi mahi ‘a lo macho’ with calamari, and shrimps, in a spicy and sweet aji Amarillo sauce with saffron, brandy and pernod. Could it get any better than this? Seriously, if you’re ever in Miami, go to Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latin Grill and trust me, you will not be disappointed.


  1. Woow zie er geweldig uit, zou ik binnekort samen met mijn verloofde ook wel eens willen doen. Ik blijf je volgen,

    Alvast dank vor de inspiratie !



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