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About Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill

Tarpon Bend features a modern interior for an upscale dining experience with polished concrete floors, comfortable booths, original artwork with tables and fixtures made from salvaged Dade County pine. The feeling inside Tarpon touches on a Florida Keys 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.

65 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Galiano Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 444-3210

Website:
http://www.tarponbendrawbarandgrill.com/index.html

Entertainment:
Live Music on Saturdays from 12:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Licato

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

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Details
Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (4)
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Good for a Date (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 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!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service and the food was great!

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 (México)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Buen lugar para lunch

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 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 👎🏻

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend to friends. Took my husband, parents and child to brunch for Fathers Day!!!!! Fell in love with the good food and the service...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We went for taste of the gables. Our waiter Michael was excellent. Food was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 1, 2017

always a superb treat eating and drinking @ Tarpon Bend. Super friendly and accommodating staff

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 22, 2017

It was my friend's bday and we were surprising her.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Outstanding! Food was delicious and the service was great! Nice happy hour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Food was prepared nicely and in a timely way. We'll definitely be back for business as well as pleasure the fish menu was great as well as oyster choices.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Always great food and service. Miguel and Christie are great servers. I will be back soon. Thank you Wayne

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice ambiance, open dine space to Miracle Mile, charming.
Good seafood.
Service was friendly but not the most effective one.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Pricey menu. Great location, food was ok.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on March 1, 2017

I love Tarpon Bend - almost....

This was my 5th time here and that should tell you something given the plethora of eateries in Coral Gables!

Tarpon Bend is a pleasure on two grounds 1) its independent 2) it's great.

The menu is varied but small enough that you know they can do everything well and the cooking is top notch.

The shrimp starter are a revelation and anything that incorporates trout or Paiche is sure to please.

However.... it is not for everyone, my last visit was with my parents and the noise level made conversation either impossible or a shouting match, likewise the service is mixed, certainly not bad, but no where near the standard of the cookery

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 28, 2017

My birthday

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The Stone Crab was excellent! Liked the oyster shooters a lot, but too much sauce and not enough oyster.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great place for quick drinks before a movie.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

They were out of the first two entrees I tried to order. Service although sweet was inept and painfully slow. I would not return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Amazing place for brunck. amazing happy hours! Their oyster shots are crazy. Their tuna burger is divine. Setting is pretty and Fridays its great after 5!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was outstanding! Food was delicious! Love this place! Definitely try the Fire grilled shrimp appetizer - second time having it and it doesn't disappoint! Also, the Captiva chicken sandwich is delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Food was very good and plentiful. Waiter was very nice and professional.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great service, waitress and staff did a great job. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 2, 2016

They were out of 3 main items on menu. The short ribs were horrible. The snapper was good. Music much too loud in an empty restaurant (Sunday).

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We really enjoy dining at this restaurant. There were two situations which I need to address. First I always make a reservation and I did so on OpenTable about two days before and I called to request a booth towards the back near the kitchen, the hostess was very nice and noted it, when we got there Sat nite there was a very nice young man at the front desk and he proceeded to sit us at a booth near the music, which we enjoy but was too close to even talk. This is why I requested the booth in the back, he said he would go find out if he could seat us somewhere else and told us to sit where he had taken us, this was not the way to handle the situation since it took awhile. This could have been avoided by looking at the reservation and whatever request had been made ahead of time. The other issue was our friends ordered a seafood special which was good but when they brought it out the person who served it said to them be careful because it will go all over, well aside from the heat and smoke from it the sauce was all over my friends white slacks. This should really be done at the kitchen not at the table which actually ruined someone's clothes. I am not a person who ever writes a bad review but I think the two issues need to be addressed. We really enjoy the restaurant and the food, everyone is always very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2016

I've never been there for dinner only happy hour ....but I think the dinner entrees are very over priced ....the short rib I ate was vey dry....on the flip side, the live band was great my blackberry mojito was awesome, and our appetizers were very delicious...(fire shrimp & camalari 👌

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2016

'Raw Bar' is in the name, but the only raw seafood that they had was oysters from places (TX and NH) that we'd never normally get them from. We did try them this time, and I wished I had not, they tasted like mud. And add to that the shucking was horrendous, most of them had been butchered so badly the had broken into multiple parts. The live band was turn up way too loud, and it sounded like the lead singer was almost screaming into the mike. Very slow service was the 3 strike. Never again, what a shame, the place had decent reviews as the 2nd best seafood joint in Coral Gables. How far is the ocean from there?

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Nothing bad to say,overall experience was great , thought the shooters could of have a whole oyster rather then a very small piece ,aa little to small.
I am personally in the hospitality business so I would say a great connoisseur of food and service .

Thank You

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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