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“Upbeat pleasant atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zim Zari California Coastal Grill

Zim Zari California Coastal Grill
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, American, Bar
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa, Florida
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Upbeat pleasant atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Zim zari has an upbeat, pleasant sporty atmosphere. The three of us "older folks" were seated at one of the large booths. We were given salsa and chips to munch on while awaiting our meals. The menus are large, in the shape of surf boards, and there are many items from which to choose. I had the Black n Blu burger and it was delicious! I'd have it again! The cole slaw was strange tasting and I will skip that next visit. Our server was very pleasant and checked on us multiple times. Zim Zara is a nice addition to the choices of restaurants in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must visit if you enjoy a friendly atmosphere woth great food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem. This is my first visit to this restaurant and i definitely will be returning. I ordered the chicken tacos with lettuce wrap instead of tortilla, and the Chipotle Port sangria. The Chipotle port sangria is a simple amazing drink the sweetness combined with the spice of chipotle is a perfect combination. The chicken tacos were very flavorful the only downside was it was very watery and messy. My only recommendation to this restaurant is slow down. I received my drink chips and salsa and main meal all together within 5 minutes of ordering there was no enjoying each portion of the meal it all came to quickly. Other than that the atmosphere is very good with ample seating not too crowded and not to bar like.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank djw2189
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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381 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Awesome Tacos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Went there for the first time last week with friends. On Tuesdays it's $2.00 a taco night. They are awesome! Not your regular kind of tacos. I had two, one was Ahi Tuna and the other Moroccan Beef. Both were excellent. The bar section is fun and they make very good cosmos. I'm in that area 3-4 times per year. I'll be going back for sure!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great place to take friends and family...or just have some cocktails.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Zim Zari is the perfect place to go with friends and/or family. From the minute you walk in you will get the California vibe. The decor is west coast for sure, with lots of bamboo and surfboards around the dining area. They also show surfing videos up on a big screen towards the back wall. It sounds kind of tacky, but it fits and isn't a distraction. Service is excellent. All of the bartenders and servers are super friendly and quick with their service. The food is very fresh and flavorful. It's well presented and I've yet to try something there that I didn't like. If you're really hungry order one of their burritos. You will be full when you're done. My favorite, thus far, are the surf and turf tacos. Filet mignon and fresh grilled shrimp. Awesome. They also serve complimentary chips and salsa, which are also very good. We often sit at the bar because there always seems to be nice folks there having a good time, but the table areas and high tops are fun as well. I highly recommend Zim Zari.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Port Richey, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food, Nice place to meet friends and hang!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We eat here as a couple and as a family with the kids several times a month- Always get good service, excellent food, and the prices are very affordable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paul M
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