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Garcia Seafood Grille

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398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128-1626
+1 305-375-0765
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh Seafood, Great Views

This is the spot for ambiance, food and overall character. The seafood is extremely fresh and flavorful (and that's coming from someone who very rarely eats seafood). Great spot to show out-of-towners who are looking for a great view and good food all in one place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
SheynaS88
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Miami, Florida, United States
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  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Seafood was clearly very fresh. The location of the restaurant is clearly a poor choice...next to a Miami water treatment (sewer) plant on the river. Now the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. Pick the indoor! seating!! While the fish freshness and service were great, the seasoning and sauce the Chilean Bass came with was excruciatingly salty. I did... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch with a colleague here. The restaurant is up approximately 20 steps. Found they have an elevator later. Had the grouper ceasar salad. YUM! They serve a small portion of crab dip and crackers (in lieu of bread and butter). Service was excellent, view of the waterway was great.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the spot for ambiance, food and overall character. The seafood is extremely fresh and flavorful (and that's coming from someone who very rarely eats seafood). Great spot to show out-of-towners who are looking for a great view and good food all in one place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great river restaurant which serves fresh seafood. Book a table near the water. The snapper and stone crabs are good although expensive.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A place to try near downtown Miami, right on the river. The food is fresh, the views are lovely, and the service is very good. If you're not sure about the local seafood, ask your server for recommendations.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came here for lunch and choose to sit outside despite very hot weather. There are fans outside. We were immediately greeted and shown to a table. The servers arrived immediately, we had two servers. They both were attentive and gave us plenty of time to chose and answered our questions about the menu and made suggestions for us. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We came here with foodies. At first they were skeptical of the place. We all ordered fresh dolphin and it was fantastic. The chowder is awesome. Great key lime pie. The foodies were impressed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has a great location, nice view, nice decor and their food is above average. I can't say the same about their service, not a single intention to refill my glass of water or my already melted glass of Coke. We just ordered a couple of appetizers and they were really good. So if you don't care about service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Searching for fish market and fresh catch, I came across this Miami location, well known to locals, but hidden to average tourist in Miami. Tuna tartar was amazing, fresh, combined with avocado just melting in mouth. Excellent Mahi Mahi and resonable priced Mojito. Worth going off the beaten track, when in Miami Downtown or Brickell.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Garcia's is a landmark in Miami. Very friendly service, good for families on just hanging out but very very picturesque. Food is consistent and simple but always fresh seafood! The setting in the river is perfect for afternoon happy hour or early dinner. A must Visit.

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Address: 398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128-1626
Phone Number: +1 305-375-0765
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128-1626
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-375-0765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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