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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Fish, Great Service , not much ambiance

We were looking for a great fish place downtown. While the service as excellent and is very friendly, the food is only , OK. We have had many better meals in town since we arrived. Fish was a little tough, sauce was too creamy. Just nothing noteworthy in our meal at all.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Tbasche
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Los Altos, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Los Altos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a great fish place downtown. While the service as excellent and is very friendly, the food is only , OK. We have had many better meals in town since we arrived. Fish was a little tough, sauce was too creamy. Just nothing noteworthy in our meal at all.

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Access by land or boat. Street or valet parking. Cuban food worth the visit. Sit inside or outside and listen to the sounds of the boats going up the river at lunch. Excellent dinner hideaway. Consistently delicious from year to year. No noise factor inspite of tile floors.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a family owned restaurant where Luis the owner, has followed his father's footsteps by providing the best quality of seafood for their customers. You can enjoy a great lunch or dinner inside or outside by the terrace while overlooking the Miami River. For those looking for great seafood and a friendly Sports bar, you can enjoy your meal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch. Very low-key place expecting some good seafood for a good price. Got the stone crab which was decent but not worth $58 per pound!!!!The waiter never specified that the price was per pound. He kept mentioning that the price was $36. Be careful.

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West Hollywood ca
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place has been here forever --small, informal space right on the river surrounded by city lights. Good seafood, simply prepared. A real taste of Miami.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An authentic fresh seafood restaurant embracing a rustic charm and warm Cuban-style hospitality. Outdoor seating overlooks the Miami River. Overall, an unhurried easy-going experience worth enjoying.

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

At first, the aroma suggest you are entering a fishing boat that has just returned after a week of deep sea fishing. Once you get to second floor, you an see the large dining room and the outdoor dining deck with views to the smelly, commercially-developed Miami River. After ordering, the food lacks flavor. The overpriced two-ounce sautéed octopus did... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Three of us came down for a race weekend. Stayed in the area and had heard about Garcia's Exceptional meal and service at the bar. Thanks Luis, hope to see you again soon.

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Miami, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Never disappointed on any meal that I have had at this place! Today, I went with my family because I have not seen them in a year since I moved to Pittsburgh, PA. Boy have I missed really good seafood!! The stone crabs, the oysters on the half shell, the snapper and shrimps with cilantro sauce....We feasted and the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The sea food is fresh. The restaurant is not luxurious, but has a breathtaking view of the Miami river. We ordered fry yellowtail snapper that was cooked to perfection. Their prices are reasonable. The only downside is that they only have two single restrooms, one upstairs,and one downstairs. To make it up, they have free valet parking.

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Restaurant Details

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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