Miramar Fish Grotto

★★★☆☆
  • 45 Municipal Wharf

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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  • 831-423-4441

About Miramar Fish Grotto

Hours
SUN BRUNCH 11 TO 4 ; OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ; LUNCH 11:30 TO 4 ; DINNER 4

Food

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The food was across the board bad. The decor was from the 70's and the number of flies in an indoor restaurant was alarming. If you enjoy mildew and moderately priced bad food with your view- this is your place. Management is banking on their view at the expense of the customer.\n

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The food was across the board bad. The decor was from the 70's and the number of flies in an indoor restaurant was alarming. If you enjoy mildew and moderately priced bad food with your view- this is your place. Management is banking on their view at the expense of the customer.\n

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In Medieveal times, people would actually give this kind of food to their enemies in the hopes that they would eat it and die so they would not have to fight. You are only paying for one thing here and that is the view, and really, even that is overrated. Service was annoying at best. Our waitress just did not seem to want to serve us. The food: shrimp salad that was clearly frozen shrimp, so cold that it actually had pieces of ice on it. Clam chowder completely devoid of clams and was simply a milky fishy gravy. Do yourself a favor and go to Phils instead

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★☆☆☆☆

In Medieveal times, people would actually give this kind of food to their enemies in the hopes that they would eat it and die so they would not have to fight. You are only paying for one thing here and that is the view, and really, even that is overrated. Service was annoying at best. Our waitress just did not seem to want to serve us. The food: shrimp salad that was clearly frozen shrimp, so cold that it actually had pieces of ice on it. Clam chowder completely devoid of clams and was simply a milky fishy gravy. Do yourself a favor and go to Phils instead

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The service, drinks and food at Miramar is top notch! We were there during happy hour (daily 2:30-6:00pm) and enjoyed $3 drinks (margarita on the rocks and bloody mary - both delicious!) and $4 appetizers (fried clam strips and fried calamari - excellent!) We also had clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and it was sooooo good!

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★★★★★

The service, drinks and food at Miramar is top notch! We were there during happy hour (daily 2:30-6:00pm) and enjoyed $3 drinks (margarita on the rocks and bloody mary - both delicious!) and $4 appetizers (fried clam strips and fried calamari - excellent!) We also had clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and it was sooooo good!

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My in-laws always take us to this place. The seafood is fresh and the view of the ocean is awesome. The service is great and they are always ready to serve you quickly. The salmon is great.

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My in-laws always take us to this place. The seafood is fresh and the view of the ocean is awesome. The service is great and they are always ready to serve you quickly. The salmon is great.

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Miramar is a great place to bring the family as its menu is user friendly. The prices are a little higher but the quality is good. I love the house specials and the bar is open for the ones who drink. I was eating in this place from the time I could reach the booth! Def a tradition! More geared to the older crowd though. Can be very romantic for a couple.

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Miramar is a great place to bring the family as its menu is user friendly. The prices are a little higher but the quality is good. I love the house specials and the bar is open for the ones who drink. I was eating in this place from the time I could reach the booth! Def a tradition! More geared to the older crowd though. Can be very romantic for a couple.

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Yes after reviewing other comments and suggestions on that resturaunt its a shame that people have experiences like that, where management can care less about customers that are pleasant yet still staff will treat you poorly as if its your fault, that kind of attitude has to change because then people like me can not even rate the resturaunt because im not one to be treated in that manner, and it just does not make me want to drive to santa cruz area from san francisco to be at that kind of rersturaunt.

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Yes after reviewing other comments and suggestions on that resturaunt its a shame that people have experiences like that, where management can care less about customers that are pleasant yet still staff will treat you poorly as if its your fault, that kind of attitude has to change because then people like me can not even rate the resturaunt because im not one to be treated in that manner, and it just does not make me want to drive to santa cruz area from san francisco to be at that kind of rersturaunt.

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I went to the Miramar, and unlike the person before me I had an amazing experience. When we first got there there happened to be a little bit of a wait. The hostesses however were very polite and got us a perfect table by the water. The server was very respectful and knowledgable of the food. We had a few questions and she did not even hesitate to answer. It did take a little while to get our food, but it was understandable, they were slammed. We had one complaint because the snapper was a little bland but the server took it right back and replaced it with what we wanted. I will go back there everytime i go to the warf. HIGHLY RECOMMENED.

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I went to the Miramar, and unlike the person before me I had an amazing experience. When we first got there there happened to be a little bit of a wait. The hostesses however were very polite and got us a perfect table by the water. The server was very respectful and knowledgable of the food. We had a few questions and she did not even hesitate to answer. It did take a little while to get our food, but it was understandable, they were slammed. We had one complaint because the snapper was a little bland but the server took it right back and replaced it with what we wanted. I will go back there everytime i go to the warf. HIGHLY RECOMMENED.

Pros: Great food, excellent service.

Cons: It took a little while because of the crowd.

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I will never go back there. The service was horrible. We had to wait 20min to place our order, 30min for appetizers, another 30min for our entrees. a nearby table ordered 10 min after us, and got their food before us (they ordered similar items). I complained to the manager, and he could not have cared less. Then another manager came over and said ""I heard everything was slow, our computers went down in the kitchen, so give our staff a break, they are only human"" We were more than nice, so I do not know where that came from. Also, they do not clear dishes or refill drinks unless asked to do so. And, IMO, if you are having kitchen problems, you should be making up for it, with a little more attention and friendlier attitudes. The food was decent, but probably not as good as nearby restaurants.

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I will never go back there. The service was horrible. We had to wait 20min to place our order, 30min for appetizers, another 30min for our entrees. a nearby table ordered 10 min after us, and got their food before us (they ordered similar items). I complained to the manager, and he could not have cared less. Then another manager came over and said ""I heard everything was slow, our computers went down in the kitchen, so give our staff a break, they are only human"" We were more than nice, so I do not know where that came from. Also, they do not clear dishes or refill drinks unless asked to do so. And, IMO, if you are having kitchen problems, you should be making up for it, with a little more attention and friendlier attitudes. The food was decent, but probably not as good as nearby restaurants.

Cons: horrible service, rude management

 

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