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“Ceviche and a Sunset at Turtle Kraals”
Review of Turtle Kraals

Turtle Kraals
Ranked #91 of 450 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Authentic Key West Seafood and Sunset Restaurant, along the Waterfront. With Turtle Races every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm, the only cevicheria in Key West and a Cuban/Caribbean/Family-inspired menu with many items to share, Turtle Kraals exudes Key West charm. Enjoy the indoor 360-degree bar or catch a spectacular sunset from our infamous Tower Bar, overlooking Historic Key West Bight. Had a great day fishing? We'll cook your catch (fillets only please) for you! In the mood for a fun activity? Try your hand at our complimentary bocce courts.
Reviewed June 3, 2013

A highlight of our last trip to Key West was to try the flight of ceviche at Turtle Kraals at the Key West Bight. For $25.00 you get four different dishes of ceviche to sample, and we found that this was enough for two people fir dinner.

The samples include

1) snapper with sweet potato and corn cut from the cob, flavored with cilantro,
2) divers scallops with mango, pineapple and mint,
3) hog fish with avacado, tomato and basil, and
4) grouper with sesame, Japanese vegetables and soy.

There is a fifth type on the menu, but it is only available as an individual order.

The flight is served with a basket of organic popcorn but we preferred to ask for the warmed corn chips instead. We also ordered a bottle of white wine to go with our dinner, but half way through we thought that if we were to do this again, we would order four different glasses of wine to share, one to go with each of the four types of ceviche. And since it was a particularly nice evening, we sat upstairs at the Tower Bar where we were treated to a glorious sunset. It was so nice we had one additional glass of wine apiece.

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Croce C, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thanks for the great review. You have a great idea about offering a flight of wine with the flight of ceviche! We are on it!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stopped during happy hour for some ceviche with a great view. Sit up on the roof and you will not be disappointed. A variety of ceviche available as well as cheap oysters. Typical bar with happy hour specials. Interestingly popcorn was served with the ceviche.

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Croce C, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Ceviche has become a local favorite. Yes the view is great from the tower bar.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went here to try Cerviche Bar and get some fish for dinner. We had the Grouper dinner and Snapper dinner. Both were very good and just the right portions. Cerviche was just ok. I would not order it again. Just not what I was looking for. Otherwise service was great also. Beautiful view of sunset. (We ate on the upstairs deck)

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Croce C, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

You cant find fresher fish on the Island. Sorry you didn't like the ceviche.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

My wife and I stopped by for lunch and had a pleasant visit. We tied the ceviche sampler and cold beers while enjoying the view of the marina. The food was good and our service was friendly. Good place for a quick bite at a casual place.

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1  Thank ForkU
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Croce C, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thanks for stoping in! Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Michael, our waiter was awesome, very friendly and attentive. Food was good too. I will go here again for sure.

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Croce C, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Glad you had a good experience. I'll be sure to tell Mike you spoke highly of him.

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