Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill

4.4
123 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Tarpon Bend features a modern interior for an upscale dining experience. The feeling inside Tarpon touches on an ocean motif and engenders an open-air feel, with the dining room opening up to the café seating area on the sidewalk.

Tarpon features day-boat fresh fish specials and top quality meats from local sources. Everything on the menu from entrees and salads, dipping sauces for appetizers to the desserts is made in-house from scratch daily.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 444-3210
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Wayne Eldred
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Catering
We can do a buffet, pass arounds, sit-down wine dinner or cocktail party. Bring us your list of foods and we can prepare them as you like, or ask for our catering packages.
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Cross street
Galiano Street
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Parking details
There are meter parking spaces on Miracle mile and side streets. There is a garage above the restaurant - enter on Galiano Street, park then take the elevator to the first floor... you'll be on the patio by Tarpon.
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Entertainment
Live Music on Saturdays from 12:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 11:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Host your next event at Tarpon Bend and see what all the buzz is about! Tarpon Bend has quickly become the number one destination in Coral Gables for those who want to enjoy top quality food and service in a laid back atmosphere. Located on Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables, Tarpon Bend is a standout restaurant for service with a smile.

Whether hosting a corporate happy hour party or celebrating a birthday party, let our expert party planners take the hassle out of planning your next event. We take pride in making each event unique and unforgettable. Choose from our outdoor patio area or enjoy the lively atmosphere inside. Our staff can also advise you about our party menus.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 123 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent, but bar area was very crowded and extremely noisy. Would return, but at different time.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

First visit & im so glad I picked this place. Was a great vibe from the moment we stepped in. Host was very nice & our waitress Ariana was the BEST! I have a new go-to spot in the gables! And I’m telling everyone

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our waitress was amazing. She was attentive but did not houver.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The service was good and the food and happy hour too. It is a good place to meet friends.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Disappointed. After a nice appetizer, it was all downhill. Entrees were very slow coming out from the kitchen and my cod was cold. Sent it back, came back fine but never saw our waiter again until we had to ask for him. This place is way too loud, hard surfaces etc. With so many other good options in CG, don’t go here.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The service was quick and friendly, the food was delicious, everything perfectly cooked! We loved the Miracle Mile Mojitos!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

It was very rewarding dining outside. Our server, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was nice. Flan wasn’t great turns out they used too much rose water to make it but they replaced it. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is a great place to just hang out with friends/work colleagues and have a drink and small food
Comment for improvement - Add some vegetarian options to your menu

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good time with good friends. Was very surprised it was so quiet on Easter Sunday. But nonetheless we had a good time. Service was quick. I had the benny from the brunch menu and a rosè.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food but very poor service. The waiter who took the order didn’t serve the food and we had to get up and find a waiter to bring catsup and other condiments. It was a slow night and there were more waiters than customers but they still ignored us. Vary poorly managed restaurant. I assume all the talent was in the kitchen because they certainly were not on the floor.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food is amazing , the enviroment is awesone and we enjoy every moment

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Tarpon Bend never disappoints! Great place for happy hour any day of the week.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The appetizers and entree were really good.
Desserts were a huge disappointment after such wonderful fare, they need to up the ante on the desserts the white brownie was like store bought even though the waiter stated everything was made on site, they need a WOW option, the apple cupcakes were a huge let down.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

All the food was very good.

But the main courses came out too soon as we were still eating our very large, very good chopped salads.

Our server should have been aware of that and kept the mains warm in the kitchen until we were ready for them.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

It's always a great experience dining here. There was a networking event for the Chamber taking place, which allowed me to connect with a few professionals prior to my meal.

While my server did mess up my order and recognize she served me the wrong dish, she was polite enough to discount the meal due to the error. You can never go wrong with the sushi, calamari or burgers here - especially on a Wednesday. They have burger specials.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We all had the crab eggs benedict and they were incredible. We ate outside under the breezeway and wondered why we don't do it more often. Will return.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The service and quality of the food were excellent. Our server was young and very sweet. There was also life music and we enjoyed the food and environment a lot.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great time with friends. Food and service were excellent. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is top shelf. The wait staff was the most knowledgeable I have ever experienced. She spent at least 10 minutes explaining the menu, specials of the day, and her recommendations. We were given a complimentary appetizer because it was our first time dining with them. The menu items were superb and the drink selections were creative and wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and amazing service !!!! Late night dinner for a catch up with friends. Starters were awesome Ceviche special and chicken buns were recommend and very good. Entrees were all good. Great for sharing. Waitress was fantastic Super helpful and attentive. She made sure we knew they appreciated us choosing their restaurant. Definitely recommended

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice place, fish was great and considering the happy hours wine was affordable.
I just wish It could be less noisy.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service were great but my only criticism is the fact that the restaurant keeps all of its doors and windows open (even though it’s hot and muggy out) for “ambiance” but all that does is make the folks that opted to eat inside feel stupid for eating inside! Dumb comment I know but I had to say it.

Thanks.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2017

I ordered the Cedar Plank Salmon medium but when it arrived it was cooked to a crisp. They ruined a perfect piece of salmon. The Shrimp in the Shrimp cocktail were not as fresh as they should have been. The Flan was very good for dessert. Love that they have 2 drinks for the price of 1 during Happy Hour!!

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Not bad. Just not good either. Better options on the miracle mile.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

The service at Tarpon Bend was outstanding ! Our meal was delicious. Great prices ! I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Buen lugar para lunch

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great enviroment!!!! Food was great and service was awesome!

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

My parents came into town and they loved the restaraunt! They gave us a free smoked fish appetizer because my parents were new to the place. Everything about Tarpon is the best!

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1.0Dined on August 14, 2017

If you are looking for upscale seafood with an ample wine selection, this is not the restaurant for you. It's very casual and there are just two chardonnays to choose from--neither of which are worth drinking. The menu is uninspired. There is also an unpleasant smell throughout the dining area from tables that have been wiped with a dirty rag.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Love Tarpon Bend! Always an amazing meal and the brunch is especially good.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2017

I was very pleased with the food and service and the salmon was delicious. Really enjoy the 2 for 1 during happy hour. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2017

Food was excellent, noise level was low enough so we could easily have a conversation. The atmosphere was very inviting and friendly so that we all felt very comfortable.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2017

At our arrival, we have been placed at a very nice table by one waitress then another staff member kicked us out claiming the table was reserved. The restaurant was half empty so we didn't understand this very strange non customer friendly move. The food was simply not good. My wife had a tuna burger than was seared on the outside but still half frozen inside and very mushy. She only ate a couple of bites and still got sick at night. Our friends complained about their food being too spicy and my fish was just unremarkable. I also had the worse Gin and tonic of my life. How can you mess up that???

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Got there a little late but the dining experience was awesome food always on point!

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2017

The food was Great and the service was Great. All of the food was prepared perfectly and served appropriately. Always a solid meal. They were even offering a Special Menu all week for Coral Gables Food week.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Staff and Manger were very attentive
Food was really tasty
Only complaint was the high $ for cocktails and very small serving glass size. It's getting rediculous to dine out and for your two cocktails cost more than your meal 👎🏻

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