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“Niece River View So So Food”

Garcia Seafood Grille
Ranked #130 of 4,165 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Isla Verde Carolina PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Niece River View So So Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Good view of the river, not comfy seating (terrace). Oysters on the shell fresh. Fried fish a little over-cooked. The house salad small and not plentiful. Service give and take... Small birds flying close to you, good for children. Bit pricy for what you get.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Fresh grilled fish and shrimp on the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

I found Garcia's listed on a bunch of websites with mixed reviews. I decided to go because the seafood is very fresh and there's a big patio overlooking the river.

We went on a weekday for lunch, and while it got pretty crowded outside around 1PM, the service was very friendly and it didn't take very long for us to get our food and drinks.

The server recommended the grilled shrimp, which came deliciously spiced and only needed a bit of lime juice to make it absolutely perfect. We got fried conch, which was a little heavy but great as well, and then a whole grilled yellowtail which we devoured.

You won't find this place walking around town, since it's located up the river and I couldn't really see anything around except fishing boats and underpasses, but it's definitely worth going to if you're craving some very fresh and nicely cooked seafood.

In terms of the crowd, we saw a good mix of tourists and locals coming for lunch. The prices are great - we went a little overboard since we were getting wine by the glass when instead we should have gotten a bottle (or two)... We underestimated how long we would want to hang out there under the sun. I'm thinking dinner for two would set you back around $100 if you share two apps and one entree.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Meal, ok service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing spot for fresh fish, go for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“average food, good atmosphere, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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