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La Gamba

4.1
87 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Iberian cuisine with a focus on Mediterranean flavours
Paellas (vegetables( sea food)(chicken &sauce)
Fresh Fish Branzino , Turbot,Hake, salmon
Salads
Meats
Tapas and much more.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Tuesday through Sunday 12:00 (Noon) to 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(786) 464-0908
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fuller Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking Thursdays-Sunday
Pay to Park lot directly next (North) to our building
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Entertainment
Classic Cuban music Sundays and Sundays @ 2 pm
Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 87 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We arrived and they were CLOSED for renovation
I would not recommend Open Table.!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2017

We had reservations for 4 people at 8pm on a Friday. But, when we arrived, there was a note on the door that stated they were not open and were undergoing renovation. Why couldn't they have contacted me via OpenTable or the phone number I left, so that I could have made other dinner arrangements? It took us another 1.5hrs to find a table at a nearby restaurant, since it was a busy Friday in Coconut Grove. Unprofessional, to say the least.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Muy buena la comida, buena ubicación. El servicio bueno.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent food at a reasonable price topped off with really great service. Will definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Terrific tapas and wonderful seafood paella. Food and service were exceptional

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Food did not stand up to the previous reviews. Our lobster was mushy and the paella was tasteless.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We had reservations and were told there was a private event inside the restaurant but we could be seated outside. We arrived and they were startled that we came. Hesitated to seat us. Then left us sitting for a half hour. We left and walked back to our hotel and ate there 😕

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Everything was excellent from the greeting to desert. Fantastic server

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Very courteous and prompt service. Nice clean fresh table settings and friendly staff anxious to please . Very small but nice clean and neat. All had tapas, seafood entrees , wine dessert and coffee. If you like Spanish food from the Catalan area, you will like this place. Would definitely return for comfortable, nonrushed Saturday night dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Perfect meals bit slow on service though. Maybe the server was having a thought night.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2017

Great food, friendly service. A little crowded but adds to the experience!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Truly outstanding food and very friendly service. La Gamba had a "neighborhood" kind of feel. We truly enjoyed our dinner at LA Gamba.

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1.0Dined on December 22, 2016

Ordered paella, opened the mussel and a dead crab rolled out of it. Really put me off. The appetizers we ordered were average at best. Menu was expensive for what you get. Would not return.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Both chefs I have experienced at this restaurant (one from Catalunia, the other from San Sebastian) are excellent

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Pleasant ambience, good service, but that's about it. The appetizers were boring at best and the entrées lacked imagination and flavor. Would not go back or recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Excellent Spanish Menu, specially from Barcelona service is excellent and attentive

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was authentic Spanish and excellent.
The service was very good with a cozy atmosphere.
Great meal with service to match.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We have been to La Gamba in the past to sit alfresco while having tapas which were very tasty. This time we ate inside with friends. Our waiter was very attentive, and great because he answered all of our questions, and gave us his true opinion on his recommendations based on our questions. The food was delicious. We had the grilled artichokes which we would recommend, and was enough to share between four people as an appetizer. We also had the smoked octopus appetizer, smokey with a garlic alioli very delicate and unique. My friend and I had the branzino which was cooked to perfection, and our husbands had the lamb chops and lamb shank. Both of their dishes were dripping with savory flavor and satisfying portions. At the end of the meal we had desert because it began to rain. The two deserts were chocolate mousse which was like a usual mousse, but the manchego cheesecake with raspberry reduction was very different and yummy. As it was still raining, the waiter invited us to cortadito coffees complementary. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, and return in the future.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Delicious Spanish food!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Un lugar acogedor,diferente

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1.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Calamari was too oil , the main course was bad I didn't like it

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Hidden gem-- the food is beyond description and priced so reasonably!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Ventured over to this small, quaint restaurant in Coconut Grove for dinner one night and had a fantastic time. Food was excellent, the staff was great, and price was very reasonable for the amount of food we received. Definitely will be going back. had a great time. Thnak you

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

I had my in-laws visiting town and decided to take them to La Gamba based on friend's recommendations and on their OT reviews. Very, very, VERY happy I took them here! The food was FANTASTIC. We ordered a bunch of plates to share, most notable ones where the angus ribs, the Spanish Seafood rice (incredible flavor!!!) the 5 jotas ham, grilled prawns with a brandy sauce, a grilled vegetable platter and a strawberry gazpacho which was incredible. The place is small but it make it feel authentic and warm. The servers and the owner where all super friendly and did a great job at making us feel at home. I am definitely coming back asap and will recommend to anyone looking for authentic Spanish cuisine that will leave a mark on you!

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2016

I invited very important persons based in my experience sometime ago.I think the owner is differ ent.The Cava was warm .Just one person to take care.Service slow.Food so so
and when I suggested a change in a Cava offer that they had,one young fellow who said
was the owner teached a lesson of how not to attend a customer.
I will not return.I will not reccomend the place.I will reccomend not to go there.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

The place has very limited sitting and parking.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2016

We arrived, were greeted immediately and sat down since we had reservations. The oxtail croquettes were amazing, but other than that everything was very blah. Thankfully the servers were nice, very attentive. The meals were tiny. Not a lot of flavor. We ordered the chorizo and chicken paella and it didn't taste that great. The chorizo was hard and portions were really small. Would not recommend this place and we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2016

The food is excellent, and the menu varied. The only reason I gave 4 stars not 5 as value is we ordered what we thought was an octopus salad and actually was a green salad with a few, very few, thin slices of octopus. We enjoyed it, but it was not what we expected. Or thout we were paying for. The special rice of the evening was with seafood and was amazing! Advice, ask your server for a description of the dish you are thinking of ordering.....then enjoy it!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2016

Gambas excelentes

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2016

great service and unique, delicious food. nice local place in the grove

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2016

Great spot for lunch highly recommend you seeking out this venue

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Food horrible, too small portions, too spencil , i went there last february 14th night, they tould me by phone that live music is part of the reservation, but no music , i'm no happy .

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

An enjoyable tasting menu. a bit pricey considering small portions and limited menu, but well prepared and artfully served. Great for a light dinner and drinks, enjoyable street-side in the Grove. Excellent service and preparation.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Excellent food for those than really appreciate simple perfection. The way the rice is cooked with seafood is an unique experience in Miami area.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2016

The ratings we found were pretty good and the restaurant was close by, so we gave it a try. My wife's salad was very good as was my shrimp appetizer. However, the paella was disappointing in that it needed a lot more flavor. Even adding their house sauce didn't improve it much. it is a small place; not more than 30 seats.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2016

The food, service & the place are great .

It looks like the schedule of the live music has changed, and the night we went there wasn't any. Highly suggest, if possible to time a visit when the there is music. Specially the duo playing Cuban music.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2015

Some of the best Spanish food in Miami! Always love to go back. Servers are friendly and helpful, recognized and greeted us even though we hadn't been there in awhile. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Small place (not much elbow room) with sidewalk seating available. Enjoyed the artichokes with ham and the seafood paella (great texture to the rice) on this, our first time visit. Service was very pleasant and accommodating. Worth trying again. The Grove seems to be making a comeback.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

La Gamba has the best spaniard food in Miami. The staff is fantastic and the prices are reasonable for the quality of food served.

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