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“Good Meal, ok service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Garcia Seafood Grille

Garcia Seafood Grille
398 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128-1626 (Downtown)
+1 305-375-0765
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Ranked #298 of 3,415 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Meal, ok service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and i ate here upon reccommendation from the hotel consierge. The meal was pretty good, large portions (we actually could have split the meal). It was fairly busy so the service was a little slow, but the view is pretty. We really enjoyed the conch frittets and blackened white snapper that we had, the sides were ok...

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Amazing spot for fresh fish, go for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Garcias twice and will definitely be back when we are in the area. We love to go for lunch and sit upstairs on the outside deck. The beers are ice cold, literally the coldest beer I have ever had. So refreshing! The fresh seafood is amazing- I recommend the grilled yellowtail and grilled shrimp. It is a very casual ambiance, so it wouldn't be my first choice for dinner. But don't miss it for lunch!! Parking is valet only (it is free).

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San Diego, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“average food, good atmosphere, slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

hmm it was just ok... I saw the reviews and expected it but it was kinda.. meh..
Grilled yellowtail on the menu is not the whole fish one in some yelp photo, so i got some nuggets instead. And not cheap.
We had the key lime pie. That one is good though.
The service is slow which is a downside. But the decoration is really unique though with shells or fishing goodies and nice pics on the wall around ceiling.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“good and bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The grouper was good, but it was cool by the time we got it. The side salad was a joke....shredded lettuce, 3 little slices of onion and 3 little slices of tomatoe. We read it was the top 5 fish places in Miami...not worth taxi cab ride (not in the best area)

Visited December 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“a special place in a special location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

family owned, daily fresh fish, on a special location: North River Drive (Miami River) and you feel like you went back in time. especially the outdoor seating, nothing fancy, not pretentious, just fun and great fresh seafood. what else do you want to do for lunch or dinner? overlooking the river and a few nice downtown views. 2 stories.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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