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The third of a small, growing chain of casual seafood eateries, Tarpon's 200-seat room offers a limited raw bar -- three varieties of oyster, stone crabs and inventive ceviches. Warm appetizers are appealing, none more so than middleneck clams (from Florida's west coast) pan-roasted in a spicy white wine and tomato broth, with grilled triangular toasts for sopping up the garlic-and-herb-pepped liquid. Catch of the day specials reel in a quartet of filleted fin fish that's likely to include snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, and salmon, each grilled and served simply with lemon wedge. If you fish through the small pool of wines long enough, you're liable to hook up with a neat Napa or try an affordable Chilean Cab like Mars and Venus ($7/glass; $24/bottle.) A couple of steaks, pork loin, and herb-roasted chicken comprise the non-seafood courses, but you might want to forgo the red meat in favor of the steamed Maine lobster served with red skinned potato salad and seasonal vegetables. A comforting soup and chowder menu rotates each day of the week. Not all the fare here is as impressive, and service needs to be thrown a lifesaver, but Tarpon Bend succeeds at being a fun, informal place to knock down a cold brew or enjoy a decent seafood dinner at a moderate price.
Get mojitos for only $3.50 all day. Options include the following flavors: watermelon, grapefruit, pineapple, cantaloupe, and blackberry.
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The Place: Tarpon Bend65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables305-444-3210www.tarponbend.com The Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3-9 p.m., Friday, 3-10 p.m. and Saturday, 3-7 p.m. The Deals: Two for... More »
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Tarpon Bend's raw bar menu might not be the longest in Miami, but what it lacks in variety it makes up for with consistent quality, cheap drinks, and fun personality. The oyster shots, tuna sashimi, and various chilled seafood platters are among the simple raw favorites. The Mexican shrimp "margarita," though not raw, draws raves for its exciting flavor combination: shrimp, spicy tomato tequila-chili sauce, black beans, avocados, and warm tortilla chips. But most appealing about Tarpon Bend... More »
Drive by Tarpon Bend on a Friday or Saturday night and the place is like a block party. Valet parkers have long thrown up their hands, and the entire sidewalk is covered with booze-happy weekenders trying to flag down a harried bartender. Well, you can only guzzle so many $8 Jack and Cokes ($10 on Fridays) before you gotta go. The ladies' room is located at the end of a long, dim hallway decorated with photos of enormous fish caught a long time ago. A massive doorframe with a bold white W... More »
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