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A Fish Called Avalon
A Fish Called Avalon

A Fish Called Avalon Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.afishcalledavalon.com
  • Phone: (305) 532-1727
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kal Abdalla
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A Fish Called Avalon offers professional planning assistance and custom menu options for all of your entertainment needs. Our specialized hospitality service ensures that your group meeting, dinner party, cocktail reception, or special event will be a success. Please call 305.532.1727 to plan your next party.
  • Entertainment: Caribbean, Latin and Jazz
  • Special Events & Promotions: A Fish Called Avalon is a perfect location for your group dinner, cocktail reception, company party or any special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage located on 7th st. between Washington and Collins Avenue. Valet parking nightly, $20.
A word from A Fish Called Avalon
Located in the heart of The Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, A Fish Called Avalon features Modern American Seafood with tropical influences, impeccable service and nightly entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "I had heard this restaurant was very good and wanted to try it. It was excellent! Everything from appetizers to entree was so creative and delicious. The service was excellent. Sitting outside is nice to people watch. We didn't eat dessert because too full and choices didn't interest us enough. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The best meal I've had in South Beach! Creative, delicious, live music on the porch, with all of the excitement of the Ocean Drive street scene."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Normally I am disappointed when I dine in south beach. A foodie recommended this restaraunt. The waiter was attentive and recommended drinks. I had a mango margarita which was excellent though pricey. My wife had a fresh strawberry vodka gimlet also excellent. The orzo paella was phenomenal and big enough to share. Overall I can easily recommend this restaraunt; our whole party liked the food and ambience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great seafood and atmosphere. Very friendly. Hummus and bread were amazing."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful food, and even better service. Would disappointing if I never had an opportunity to eat there again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant. Santiago, our waiter, was excellent. Food was outstanding. Crab cake appetizer was superb. Paella was truly outstanding. My girlfriend's filet was soft as butter. Pricey...but, that is South Beach."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The meal was amazing. My fiancée and I had one of our best meals ever here. I would recommend it to anyone in South Beach. It was worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Again we return to Avalon. Aside from watching the procession on Ocean drie. The service attentive and unhurried, which is good because the food is great."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Decent food with average to below average service. Had an issue with the temperature of the steak I ordered. Both the waiter and manager came to my table after I sent the steak back and wanted to argue about how the steak was cooked. I was shocked and almost got up and left. Once we straightened out the issue, the steak was recited and served correctly. Great flavor sand large portions."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was delicious, fresh seafood and our server Santiago was phenomenal! Highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "i went thee for my 21st birthday, and the experience was great the food was perfect a little expensive but it's south beach what would you expect the only problem was they close a ilttle bit too early"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We first visited AFCA in 2004 and have returned on each subsequent visit to Miami. I am pleased to say it still continues to deliver the same quality food and ambience. We started with the shrimp cocktail and the special bang bang shrimp (both excellent). For entrees we had the crab crusted grouper and the tuna. Again both excellent. Loved the humous dip served as a pre-appetizer (although we were served our appetizers pretty quickly so didn't have much time to enjoy it). We were seated on the outside terrace (as requested) and it is always fun to watch Ocean Drive go by."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Overall the food and people were great. I feel they need a bit more lighting in order to see the menu and know what you want. Also, waiters need more knowledge of the menu and recommendations to their guests. Food too a bit long to come out and the restaurant was not at full capacity. Enjoyed the ambience of the location,"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Awesome....the bread with their special hummus is out of this world! The fried calamari, salad with pear cucumber& blue cheese, the grouper were all fantastic. This place is for foodies! Plus we ate outside with a great view and lots of people watching."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My adult children and I were visiting South Beach on vacation and had our last night dinner here. The food was great, the waiter was adorable and very helpful. The outdoor seating was fun but it got a little dark. The dessert was my favorite, I would definitely recommend the creme brûlée. The experience definitely ended our vacation on a high note."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food from drink to dessert. Grant was a fantastic waiter who knew the menu well. 2 adults plus 4 year old $200. 18% gratuity included automatically. Outside dining was very enjoyable"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We asked our hotel for a recommendation and a friend had also been here. We started with scallops and calamari - the latter was tasty but dare I say too much?!! then we went for lobster - whole - which needed to be tackled. It was good. My criticisms would be; we did book but arrived to find that they'd put us inside - so we waited for 40 minutes in the bar for an outside table - and they'd done the same to another couple; I'm not expecting fine dining - but really hate it when the waiter does not wait until everyone at the table has finished eating before removing the plates - my friend was actually still chewing when the waiter took her plate! Generally a good experience. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great dinner, great food and service. Great sitting outside watching the South Miami folks getting ready for Memorial weekend. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Celebrated our 17yr anniversary and were not disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I think Avalon has ambitions to be a great fish resturant. And they try hard. Nothing to complain about really. But the ambitions comes with a price tag - its expensive to eat here and the food they serve doesnt match that level. It looks nice but doesnt taste that much."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Too expensive for subpar food. Not worth the trouble of trying to find parking (which took me an hour to do). "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was great. Will come back next time in Miami. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was our third time eating here while visiting SoBe. The view and the people watching from the porch is terrific. The hummus served with the bread is very good. Our salads were tastey and fresh. The paella was decent. The key lime pie was mushy and didn't seem fresh. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything was completely delicious! At least 50 characters in length"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A fish called Avalon is one of our favorite seafood restaurants on south beach. we always try to sit on the upper street level seating so that we can watch everyone go by without them being in our face. the food is always good at Avalon and the creme brulee is a great dessert. the only rub in the whole evening was our server. he was very friendly but seemed distracted most of the time that we were there and didn't know the menu as well as he should have. We'd go back for the food and the views on Ocean dr. but we were disappointed in the service"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Located on the lower end of the Ocean Drice you see a lot of people while you're dining an exellent fishmenu. Recommandable, but reservation necessary"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent service, food is heavenly, perfect location, overall hot spot!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our first time to South Beach and we weren't quite ready for the urban beach scene. But, "A Fish Called Avalon" went a long way towards making this a very nice vacation. All of the high ratings I found for this restaurant are greatly deserved. Our server was entertaining (just enough). The food was spectacular. We purchased a bottle of Kistler which was $50 less expensive than the restaurant the night before. I had the special Mahi Mahi and it was delicious. My wife had the Grouper and she loved it. The Spanish guitar background music was not over powering. And you were entertained by the unusual traffic walking past the restaurant which is typical for South Beach. We sat on the porch. Inside seating is available."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This was a return visit for us for dinner and it was once again perfect.... we requested a table outside and it was ready for us upon arrival..... the food portions were generous and priced appropriately.... the noise level was expected being on Ocean Dr but we enjoy the sights and atmosphere so it didn't not take away from our wonderful dining experience.... they had a gentleman on the porch playing and singing live and that was a compliment to our dining as well..... after a very disappointing dining experience the night before elsewhere, we enjoyed and appreciated A Fish Called Avalon even more, we will return and recommend! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "this place is amazing...it is the only restaurant in South Beach we return to every time we visit...we always want to try something new but make sure we come here at least one night for the music, the food and the incredible service. This time, Orlando was unbelievable. he smiled and said YES to every single request we threw at him."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Restaurant has a varied menu to meet all palates. I had the ahi tuna which was well prepared and served over an Asian slaw with sticky rice. Two sauces (one soy and the other, Mango, I think) accompanied the dish. There was a Wasabi decoration which I also used as a "dip." We ate inside which was nice and quiet. If you eat outside the constant flow of car and pedestrian traffic can be noisy. Also, there is a guitarist but he is drowned out by the surrounding noise. We passed on dessert. Nothing particularly exciting but there was enough variety to satisfy any palate."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We liked everything very tasty and délicious!! A really good address!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was very good. Our guests raved about the seared tuna. Escargot was wonderful. The best place to dine is on the patio. The sidewalk dining would be constant pedestrians going by @ inside is too dark. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Excellent seafood and excellent service! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Dined here for my birthday the other night. To start off the bread was great along with our wines by the glass. Super octopus and scallop apps. Loved my halibut entree and my hubby raved about his paella. Our server was friendly and helpful. A great first time dining experience and worthy of my 5 star rating."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy this place everytime we are in town, beautiful place with great cocktails and fresh seafood. Nothing better then that!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic and delicious experience. You still experience the lively street but from a far classier setting. Try sake and taragon twin lobster tails..perfectly cooked...to die for! Seared scallop appetizer is also a must have. Interesting and diverse wine list to boot."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Excellent menu especially the fish - recommend the octopus and mussels starters - out of this world. Welcoming on arrival, great indoor table. A little dark - number of customers had to use flashlights to read the menu. Service started off really good, nicely timed starters and drinks but then all became very rushed and uncoordinated. Mains arrived before our appetiser plates had been cleared and we had 60 seconds to choose dessert. Main course plates were also cleared whilst one of us was still eating. We gave this feedback at the time and our waiter was genuinely interested in the feedback. Definitely try it ..."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Seafood Paella fit for two. More than any one person could ever eat. Just split one order. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great view of trendy Ocean Drive people watching. Food was great. Had escargot appetizer, lobster tails for main entree came with green beans and mashed potatoes. Great flavor."
    Dined on 4/14/2014