Miami New Times’ Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

Miami New Times’ Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

We’re very happy to announce that Miami New Times, has selected Rivertail as the Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, for their 2020 ‘Best of :: Food & Drink” awards!

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida. (December 9, 2020) –  

Miamians know José Mendín as one of the founders of the Pubbelly family of restaurants. The chef has won numerous honors, including “Best Chef Southeast” semifinalist status in the James Beard Awards five times over. Mendín has opened restaurants in Paris, Puerto Rico, and now, with Rivertail, he tackles Fort Lauderdale. The seafood-centric restaurant adheres to a simple philosophy: Offer the freshest fish and seasonal produce in a convivial, waterfront setting. A hamachi crudo ($16) bursts with Florida grapefruit and yuzu, while a Maine lobster roll ($25) is lightened with a hint of lemon zest. Fresh yellowtail, snapper, and other denizens of the sea are offered simply grilled with your choice of sauce. And, as if he almost can’t help himself, Mendín offers a pork belly Cuban sandwich ($18), an apparent nod to his start at Pubbelly. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

Rivertail is located at 4 W Las Olas Blvd Ste. 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Reservations are now available, visit to book your table. For more information, please visit or follow @RivertailFTL on Instagram.

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