Coconut Grove’s Mexican Seafood Hotspot, Aida, Opens in Fort Lauderdale

Coconut Grove’s Mexican Seafood Hotspot, Aida, Opens in Fort Lauderdale
A little bit of the Grove has made its way north to the Village.Renowned for its upscale take on Mexican seafood classics, Coconut Grove staple Aida has opened a new location in Fort Lauderdale’s uber-hip Flagler Village neighborhood. The spot opened on Thursday, November 17.

“When we were thinking of expanding Aida, we walked around Flagler Village and realized that it’s where we needed to be,” Eduardo Gavilan tells New Times, co-owner of Colibri 4 Restaurant Group, which owns Aida. “The vibes are amazing and when the train goes by, there is such character. We see it as the next Wynwood and it’s a place to bring everyone together.”

Aida’s Fort Lauderdale location now occupies the prior American Icon Brewery Kitchen & Taproom building located at 911 NE Fourth Avenue in the graffiti art-clad neighborhood. With Aida’s arrival, the building has received a total gutting and makeover from its once simplistic brewery vibes. Now, it has a contemporary aroma with a central cherry blossom tree, sun-shaped mirrors, and a mural of the restaurant’s namesake muse by ABSTRK.

“While there has certainly been an explosion of Mexican restaurants in Fort Lauderdale in recent years, there is nothing else like this – Mexican seafood – that exists,” says Gavilan. “If you haven’t been, you haven’t tasted food quite like this.”

AIDA. 911 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

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