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“Reason they are #1 in Key West”
Review of Garbo's Grill

Garbo's Grill
Ranked #4 of 449 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We always like to check out the best restaurants when we are on vacation (no matter price or atmosphere). The best fish tacos and fish sandwiches can be found here. My son like it so much that this was was where he wanted to eat lunch every day. You may call it a sandwich wagon but the food is out of the WORLD. Sometimes there is a line but the wait is well worth it. We would spend $20 to park just to eat lunch there (<$20 for 2). Food preparation was outstanding.

Better tacos than any Hawaii or Calif. restaurant.

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Thank vilkey
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This great little food truck is not open every day, so we had to wait a couple of days until it opened. But it was worth the wait! We had the fish tacos and the Korean beef barbeque and both were awesome. The prep area of their food truck was extremely clean and everything was made fresh in front of our eyes. The staff was very friendly and helped us decide which sauces would be best for us. I enjoyed watching the chicken family in the parking lot while we waited. We will definitely return to this great little gem!

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Thank mindyroo
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Street food at its best!! We were tipped off by a local friend about the existence of this taco haven. It is a little shack on a street corner run by an enthusiastic couple. But, don’t be fooled by its unimpressive exterior!! The setting is in a corner of non-paved parking lot on Green Street – the seating is almost non-existent, although you can huddle around the solitary table, or sit on the couple of freezer/storage boxes (with chickens running around pecking away at food droppings), or perch yourself (rather precariously, if I may add) on the hammock (a thick rope that runs between 2 adjacent small trees).
But, the food will surprise you - in a very good way! We got some fresh fish (you can tell!) tacos and jerk chicken quesadillas recently and the family was unanimous (a feat in itself!) – the best - THE best that we have eaten in quite a while...and the best by quite a margin!!!
If you are in the area, find this spot, and you will most certainly not regret it. The catch is to find them open! A brief review of their hours of operation will provide you a glimpse of the mindset of the owners - laid back whimsical islanders - that come and go as they please - with the smug understanding that their food almost guarantees their fan base (of which there were quite a sprinkling - plenty of evidence of that as we stood in the sweltering heat awaiting our taste of heaven - a very interesting mix of 'yelp-tourists' and the locals - all of whom (the locals, that is) were on a first-name basis with the owners, grabbing a bite before heading off to the nearby marina. And then there were the casual people passing by who were sufficiently intrigued by the long line that formed quickly around 1 in the afternoon…and who felt compelled to join in watching the sheer indulgence and adulation of the people savoring their food!!
We were pleasantly surprised with how impeccably clean the food served up was - the freshest of ingredients - from the fish to the jalapenos, and the crispy purple cabbage; bursts of flavor abound in the pepper crust on the fish and the marinade of the jerk chicken, and the sauces truly sets this eatery in a class of its own - from the standard house-special chipotle mayo to the bottled variants (tread carefully my friend - they can be fiery!). It was one delicious bite after the other as we devoured our food in no time (sorry, forgot to take pictures of the food, but you can find them on Yelp). We vowed to return if we were again in the area and bid a fond farewell to this hidden gem! Credit cards accepted – the tech savvy couple had the smart phone credit card app going…and based on our conversation this was more likely to be open for lunch as opposed to a dinner…

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Don't wait until your last day in Key West to com here, because sometimes she's here and sometimes she's not. She is quirky and friendly and knows fresh fish!! I had the Fish Tacos and they were fantastic!! Seating is very limited as its food from a cart but don't let that put you off. Definately a must GO!!

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My husband had read on tripadviser how awesome this place was and i must admit, I was a little less than thrilled about his desire to visit a food truck but I changed my mind after the first bite of my jerk chicken quesadilla! We also had the pleasure of talking to the owners family and learning a little more about them. Great people, awesome food and a pet chicken! Who could ask for more!

1  Thank BamaBelle9
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