Ortanique On The Mile

★★★★★
  • 278 Miracle Mile

    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Cross street: Next to Actor's Playhouse, Coral Gables & Environs

    Map & Directions
  • 305-446-7710

About Ortanique On The Mile

Hours
Monday To Tuesday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Tuesday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM Wednesday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Wednesday To Friday From 06:00 PM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 06:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM

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We always send our out-of-town clients to Ortanique for Florida-Caribbean cuisine--Cindy Hutson is a highly accomplished and creative chef!

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We always send our out-of-town clients to Ortanique for Florida-Caribbean cuisine--Cindy Hutson is a highly accomplished and creative chef!

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This restaurant is outstanding! I have been there many times and love it so much, that I decided to write a review on it. I love going on Tuesdays and Fridays and sitting at the bar. The food is outstanding and there is nothing better

3
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This restaurant is outstanding! I have been there many times and love it so much, that I decided to write a review on it. I love going on Tuesdays and Fridays and sitting at the bar. The food is outstanding and there is nothing better

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i love everything about the place but Joel makes the experience complete. The man is a genius at concocting on the spot drinks. He made me a drink he now refers to as "the passion pill"... AMAZING!!!! He's on every detail. Nice to go

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★★★★★

i love everything about the place but Joel makes the experience complete. The man is a genius at concocting on the spot drinks. He made me a drink he now refers to as "the passion pill"... AMAZING!!!! He's on every detail. Nice to go

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I went to Ortanique on the Mile to celebrate my anniversary with my significant other. The restaurant has beautiful decor and I was looking forward to experiencing great food and a great time. We enjoyed the food immensely. It is one of

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★★★★★

I went to Ortanique on the Mile to celebrate my anniversary with my significant other. The restaurant has beautiful decor and I was looking forward to experiencing great food and a great time. We enjoyed the food immensely. It is one of

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This is the most exquisite food I've ever had and I've been to many places over the years and considering I'm from France, this place is such a special place and decor will enchant anyone. I was also very very impressed by the service, waiters are very well trained with excellent manners uncommon in Miami...sorry for those Miamian! Now, food wise -everything on that menu is just FANTASTIC and just delightful and dessert is a MUST> Kudos to Chef Cindy Hutson!!!

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★★★★★

This is the most exquisite food I've ever had and I've been to many places over the years and considering I'm from France, this place is such a special place and decor will enchant anyone. I was also very very impressed by the service, waiters are very well trained with excellent manners uncommon in Miami...sorry for those Miamian! Now, food wise -everything on that menu is just FANTASTIC and just delightful and dessert is a MUST> Kudos to Chef Cindy Hutson!!!

Pros: EVERYTHING FROM FOOD TO SERVICE TO AMBIENCE TO BARTENDER...ET CETERA

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i just wanna thank joel, best bartender in Miami ever!!!
It's not only about the good mojitos in town that he makes.....it's just because of the way he treats customers!
I really miss to sit down in a good bar having a nice chatting with a bartender like Joel
Best regards from Chile
Andres Torres Luque

2
★★★★★

i just wanna thank joel, best bartender in Miami ever!!!
It's not only about the good mojitos in town that he makes.....it's just because of the way he treats customers!
I really miss to sit down in a good bar having a nice chatting with a bartender like Joel
Best regards from Chile
Andres Torres Luque

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Joel,

Thanks for the GREAT expericnce sitting with you at the bar and chewing the fat last Tuesday. We had a great dinner and the drinks were outstanding! We went to the Marlins game but wished we had stayed for one more round with you guys
I am going to try making the next generation margarita this Wednesday for a dinner party we are having. I hope I can get some good limes here in Chicago.

We look forward to visiting you again sometime in the near future!

Best regards to you and your family,
Tadd & Jenn Gleason

2
★★★★★

Joel,

Thanks for the GREAT expericnce sitting with you at the bar and chewing the fat last Tuesday. We had a great dinner and the drinks were outstanding! We went to the Marlins game but wished we had stayed for one more round with you guys
I am going to try making the next generation margarita this Wednesday for a dinner party we are having. I hope I can get some good limes here in Chicago.

We look forward to visiting you again sometime in the near future!

Best regards to you and your family,
Tadd & Jenn Gleason

Pros: Food, Joel,and his knowledge of food and drinks.

Cons: None!!!

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After 3 visits I think I can safely say this is some of the best food in Miami. The food is amazing and the service is perfect. Plan to wait at the bar even with reservations and for a romantic time ask to be seated in the booth area. They have a great wine list and the people are very knowledgeable.

2
★★★★★

After 3 visits I think I can safely say this is some of the best food in Miami. The food is amazing and the service is perfect. Plan to wait at the bar even with reservations and for a romantic time ask to be seated in the booth area. They have a great wine list and the people are very knowledgeable.

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Went here when we were on vacation last week. It was reccomended by a family member who had been there before. I have to say, the food was absolutely delicious. I'm a seafood lover, and tend to be very picky, and each course i had had was to die for. The scallops and shrimp entree was so good I wanted to pick up my plate and lick it. The owner/chef came over to our table and said hello. she was very friendly and fun. The decor was funky with a carribean feel. I drank wine, but my friends were having mojitos and raving about them. Next time I come back to Miami I will definately be back here.

2
★★★★★

Went here when we were on vacation last week. It was reccomended by a family member who had been there before. I have to say, the food was absolutely delicious. I'm a seafood lover, and tend to be very picky, and each course i had had was to die for. The scallops and shrimp entree was so good I wanted to pick up my plate and lick it. The owner/chef came over to our table and said hello. she was very friendly and fun. The decor was funky with a carribean feel. I drank wine, but my friends were having mojitos and raving about them. Next time I come back to Miami I will definately be back here.

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This was our second night in a row. We were going out of town and we had a blast with Joel at the bar. He basiclly told us what we were going to have and that we would love it. He wasn't pushy he asked what we typically liked. He told us about the history of the place and talked about the owners/chef (Cindy Hudson & Shirley). He was by himself and was very busy, so the info was given in pieces. Apparentlly everyone at the bar must have been there before cause everyone seem to know Joel by name. It was crazy but just the fun atmosphere that we didn't know we were in the mood for. I'm gald the hostess told us to go to the bar and wait for our table cause then I would'nt be telling everyone about this. This restaurant, though tightly spaced and a little loud was very cool and makes you feel warm and cozy. The food was every bit as good as Joel said and infinitly more. Do yourself a favor and come to Ortanique, call ahead make sure that Joel is at the bar cause he told us that he only works on certain nights , (don't remember which one's). Ortanique is a little pricey, but that's the last thing you will be thinking about right after you have one of Joel's cocktails, and some of the best food I've ever eaten anywhere(sorry mom) !! By the way we had these rum drinks Joel told us were made with 25 year old rum, and champange, and mint and lime (I know sounds weird but oh my god ! Though we didn't have any wine that night, Joel told us that he had an award winning wine list and Tues. is half price wine. We had the Lamb chops, Boullabase (yes I know I spelled it wrong). We had the Banana fritters, and the rum cake. I'm tired of writing - just go and see Joel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

This was our second night in a row. We were going out of town and we had a blast with Joel at the bar. He basiclly told us what we were going to have and that we would love it. He wasn't pushy he asked what we typically liked. He told us about the history of the place and talked about the owners/chef (Cindy Hudson & Shirley). He was by himself and was very busy, so the info was given in pieces. Apparentlly everyone at the bar must have been there before cause everyone seem to know Joel by name. It was crazy but just the fun atmosphere that we didn't know we were in the mood for. I'm gald the hostess told us to go to the bar and wait for our table cause then I would'nt be telling everyone about this. This restaurant, though tightly spaced and a little loud was very cool and makes you feel warm and cozy. The food was every bit as good as Joel said and infinitly more. Do yourself a favor and come to Ortanique, call ahead make sure that Joel is at the bar cause he told us that he only works on certain nights , (don't remember which one's). Ortanique is a little pricey, but that's the last thing you will be thinking about right after you have one of Joel's cocktails, and some of the best food I've ever eaten anywhere(sorry mom) !! By the way we had these rum drinks Joel told us were made with 25 year old rum, and champange, and mint and lime (I know sounds weird but oh my god ! Though we didn't have any wine that night, Joel told us that he had an award winning wine list and Tues. is half price wine. We had the Lamb chops, Boullabase (yes I know I spelled it wrong). We had the Banana fritters, and the rum cake. I'm tired of writing - just go and see Joel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Joel !!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: Had to leave town, and couldn't make it again till next year .

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When you expect the freshest seafood cooked in the most delectable manner, including the ceviche, you must eat at "Ortanique" . Even if you don't have reservations and you need to sit at the bar you will have an ecstatic experience with Joel making his famous mojitos from scratch, THE REAL THING!!! not just chemical mixes. The ambiance, the food, and especially Joel make this an overall positive and great energy boost any day of the week!!! My hats off to you all. I strongly recommend "Ortanique" to those with a refined palate for both food and drinks!!!
Lots of love and good luck always!
Cecy

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★★★★★

When you expect the freshest seafood cooked in the most delectable manner, including the ceviche, you must eat at "Ortanique" . Even if you don't have reservations and you need to sit at the bar you will have an ecstatic experience with Joel making his famous mojitos from scratch, THE REAL THING!!! not just chemical mixes. The ambiance, the food, and especially Joel make this an overall positive and great energy boost any day of the week!!! My hats off to you all. I strongly recommend "Ortanique" to those with a refined palate for both food and drinks!!!
Lots of love and good luck always!
Cecy

Pros: Joel Garcia's mojitos and Cindy Hutson's ceviche.

Cons: The Valet outside

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Some friends and I headed to Ortanique on the Mile for a couple of drinks last Friday. The bar service was excellent, extremely friendly staff, very nice setting, and most importantly the drinks were amazing. As a Cuban-American I must say I have tried mojitos almost anywhere and everywhere you can imagine, but these were just spectacular. There was an excellent mix of "yerba buena" (spearmint) and rum, it went down smoothly and had a great after effect (lol). Thanks alot bar staff, my bartender (Joel Garcia), and everyone at Ortanique on The Mile for a great time...till next time (very soon). A little pricey, but worth it.

2
★★★★★

Some friends and I headed to Ortanique on the Mile for a couple of drinks last Friday. The bar service was excellent, extremely friendly staff, very nice setting, and most importantly the drinks were amazing. As a Cuban-American I must say I have tried mojitos almost anywhere and everywhere you can imagine, but these were just spectacular. There was an excellent mix of "yerba buena" (spearmint) and rum, it went down smoothly and had a great after effect (lol). Thanks alot bar staff, my bartender (Joel Garcia), and everyone at Ortanique on The Mile for a great time...till next time (very soon). A little pricey, but worth it.

Pros: Nice ambience, excellent service, good people watching

Cons: bad for kids and large groups, limited parking

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We went here for lunch, the service and food was great. I was a bit nervous about the Mango Salad....IT WAS GREAT. The seared tuna and pasta dishes where also awsome....nice for lunch I bet it will be even better for dinner.

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★★★★★

We went here for lunch, the service and food was great. I was a bit nervous about the Mango Salad....IT WAS GREAT. The seared tuna and pasta dishes where also awsome....nice for lunch I bet it will be even better for dinner.

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We enjoyed delicious food and excellent service at Ortanique, but it rankles when tables are squeezed so close together! I prefer to focus on conversation at my own table rather than be subjected to that of the tables next to us.

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★★★★☆

We enjoyed delicious food and excellent service at Ortanique, but it rankles when tables are squeezed so close together! I prefer to focus on conversation at my own table rather than be subjected to that of the tables next to us.

Pros: Delicious food, attentive service

Cons: Cramped space

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Took my girlfriend to Ortanique for a special occasion and it was anything but. First the service was terrible. We sat down after a drink at the bar and no one served us for about 30 minutes. We ordered a bottle of wine and it did not show up until after the appetizer so we returned it. We ordered the tomato and mozzarella salad and did not taste like anything. I had the filet for dinner which was very good. The best part of the meal. Then we ordered desert and the rum cake was super dry. I was really expecting a tasty meal as they have tons of awards all over the restaurant. Very disappointed!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

Took my girlfriend to Ortanique for a special occasion and it was anything but. First the service was terrible. We sat down after a drink at the bar and no one served us for about 30 minutes. We ordered a bottle of wine and it did not show up until after the appetizer so we returned it. We ordered the tomato and mozzarella salad and did not taste like anything. I had the filet for dinner which was very good. The best part of the meal. Then we ordered desert and the rum cake was super dry. I was really expecting a tasty meal as they have tons of awards all over the restaurant. Very disappointed!!!!

Pros: Great Steak!!!

Cons: Terrible Service, mediocre food.

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The concept might look nice but the lack of good service and the absence of clever food will never be compensated.
The wine service was slow, the two first oredered bottles were unavailable. The third arrived well into our appetizers were served, way too warm and in really disgusting cheap glasses, very disappointing especially considering the prices charged.
Bland shrimp and tasteless grouper. Dessert was almost inedible.
Not recommended!

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★★☆☆☆

The concept might look nice but the lack of good service and the absence of clever food will never be compensated.
The wine service was slow, the two first oredered bottles were unavailable. The third arrived well into our appetizers were served, way too warm and in really disgusting cheap glasses, very disappointing especially considering the prices charged.
Bland shrimp and tasteless grouper. Dessert was almost inedible.
Not recommended!

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The City of Coral Gables is lucky to have such a gem! This restaurant exceeds your expectations. The food is amazing, the ambience takes you away to a romantic island away from your usual surroundings. The drinks are spectacular and Joel truly makes the best mojito and white chocolate martini I have ever tasted. It is just as great to stop by the bar before dinner as to eat at the bar because of his spectacular service. One of the few that truly knows all the ingredients and savory dishes offered at Ortanique. When the owners of this restaurant are in town, they are there to greet you, to make you feel comfortable and they offer you the world with their love for food and people. Chef Cindy Hutson's dishes are truly scrumptous and amazing. Thank you for bringing the caribbean to us...It saves us airfare!

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★★★★★

The City of Coral Gables is lucky to have such a gem! This restaurant exceeds your expectations. The food is amazing, the ambience takes you away to a romantic island away from your usual surroundings. The drinks are spectacular and Joel truly makes the best mojito and white chocolate martini I have ever tasted. It is just as great to stop by the bar before dinner as to eat at the bar because of his spectacular service. One of the few that truly knows all the ingredients and savory dishes offered at Ortanique. When the owners of this restaurant are in town, they are there to greet you, to make you feel comfortable and they offer you the world with their love for food and people. Chef Cindy Hutson's dishes are truly scrumptous and amazing. Thank you for bringing the caribbean to us...It saves us airfare!

Pros: Best food in town, Romantic Ambience, Drinks & Service

Cons: None

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Ive been fortunate to have traveled to the Caribbean on many occasions. After dining at Ortanique on the Mile, it is inescapably obvious that the exotic heat that hits the Caribbean, has hit The City Beautiful. This restaurant has smashed the proverbial nail on the head with its unique blend of different Caribbean styles and flavors while still retaining its position as Miamis #1. While truly amazing for its food, this place is the authority of its kind. There are many restaurants today in the Caribbean that cannot compare. I close my eyes, savor the food, and Im in the Caribbean. Chef Cindy Hutson has command of her mastery in the kitchen. The ambiance is very posh and artistic. Reservations are a must here due to the commanding demand of a Caribbean escape so close to home. Like at Nobu, I could finally spare the airline ticket for good. L.A.

2
★★★★★

Ive been fortunate to have traveled to the Caribbean on many occasions. After dining at Ortanique on the Mile, it is inescapably obvious that the exotic heat that hits the Caribbean, has hit The City Beautiful. This restaurant has smashed the proverbial nail on the head with its unique blend of different Caribbean styles and flavors while still retaining its position as Miamis #1. While truly amazing for its food, this place is the authority of its kind. There are many restaurants today in the Caribbean that cannot compare. I close my eyes, savor the food, and Im in the Caribbean. Chef Cindy Hutson has command of her mastery in the kitchen. The ambiance is very posh and artistic. Reservations are a must here due to the commanding demand of a Caribbean escape so close to home. Like at Nobu, I could finally spare the airline ticket for good. L.A.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None.

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Best drinks in Miami prepared by Joe the bartender. Best double pork chop in Miami.

2
★★★★★

Best drinks in Miami prepared by Joe the bartender. Best double pork chop in Miami.

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Excellent. Overall is highly recommnended, the food is very tasty. The service was amable and diligent, everything was perfect.

2
★★★★★

Excellent. Overall is highly recommnended, the food is very tasty. The service was amable and diligent, everything was perfect.

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I have been to Ortanique about 6 times and have yet to be disappointed. The chef knows how to pair foods and compliment flavors. The service is always good, particularly the men who bus the tables. I have to disagree with the member who thought the mojitos were excellent. I found my mojito to be overpowered by the rum and couldn't finish the entire thing. Any fish dish here is absolutely delicious, as is the filet mignon and the venison. You MUST save room for dessert. The banquets are a nice place to spend a more romantic evening, but you definitely need to make a reservation and request to be seated there. I realize the price tag may be significantly higher than Houston's across the way, but when you consider the quality, I think Ortanique is a much greater value.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Ortanique about 6 times and have yet to be disappointed. The chef knows how to pair foods and compliment flavors. The service is always good, particularly the men who bus the tables. I have to disagree with the member who thought the mojitos were excellent. I found my mojito to be overpowered by the rum and couldn't finish the entire thing. Any fish dish here is absolutely delicious, as is the filet mignon and the venison. You MUST save room for dessert. The banquets are a nice place to spend a more romantic evening, but you definitely need to make a reservation and request to be seated there. I realize the price tag may be significantly higher than Houston's across the way, but when you consider the quality, I think Ortanique is a much greater value.

Pros: Food, Decor, Dessert

Cons: Can get noisy, Seating can be tight

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In a crowded field of "fusion" restaurants, Ortanique stands out as the best. Fresh ingredients are used and combined with a caribbean flavor to give this menu 4 stars for its uniqueness. Seafood very fresh. Cobia ceviche in a scoth bonnett pepper sauce was the highlight amongst the apps. Crispy calamari salad rules, great salad!
Restaurant is a bit on the crowded and loud side, but service is attentive. If you can get one of the booths for two, you are in for a nice romantic experience.
Entrees are limited in selection, but expertly prepared. Pork chop was deliscious, as was their signature Tuna. Whole yellow tail snapper was a standout.
Desserts are good, mango strudel was the best of the 4 ordered.
Bar is cool. Joel is a great bartender and considered to make the best Mojito in town. Enjoy this great restaurant, they will take care of you!

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★★★★★

In a crowded field of "fusion" restaurants, Ortanique stands out as the best. Fresh ingredients are used and combined with a caribbean flavor to give this menu 4 stars for its uniqueness. Seafood very fresh. Cobia ceviche in a scoth bonnett pepper sauce was the highlight amongst the apps. Crispy calamari salad rules, great salad!
Restaurant is a bit on the crowded and loud side, but service is attentive. If you can get one of the booths for two, you are in for a nice romantic experience.
Entrees are limited in selection, but expertly prepared. Pork chop was deliscious, as was their signature Tuna. Whole yellow tail snapper was a standout.
Desserts are good, mango strudel was the best of the 4 ordered.
Bar is cool. Joel is a great bartender and considered to make the best Mojito in town. Enjoy this great restaurant, they will take care of you!

Pros: fresh ingredients, good service, great drinks

Cons: bit crowded, rezzies run late, gables parking.boo!

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My friend had a Caesar Salad which was without real flavor. I had opted for Seafood pasta: pasta was chewy and shrimp, clams were NOT fresh. The whole dish was a disappointment and the service, though quick with bread and drink, was lagging during the rest of the meal.

1
★★☆☆☆

My friend had a Caesar Salad which was without real flavor. I had opted for Seafood pasta: pasta was chewy and shrimp, clams were NOT fresh. The whole dish was a disappointment and the service, though quick with bread and drink, was lagging during the rest of the meal.

Pros: Decor, Hostess service, Bar ambience

Cons: Speediness of service, Attentiveness, Freshness of seafood

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I need to stress that I have been to Mangos and Larios. There is by far no comparison in the Mojito drink. The taste is much better and traditional. If you notice the length the bartender takes to make this drink and how detailed is his recipe, the taste says it all. I believe the bartender's name is Joel and he sets an example to others on how to make drinks and service customers. He knows the whole menu and stresses the quality and ingredients every item has on the menu. This restaurant is best for every ocassion and the food stands out by itself (there is just no comparison).

2
★★★★★

I need to stress that I have been to Mangos and Larios. There is by far no comparison in the Mojito drink. The taste is much better and traditional. If you notice the length the bartender takes to make this drink and how detailed is his recipe, the taste says it all. I believe the bartender's name is Joel and he sets an example to others on how to make drinks and service customers. He knows the whole menu and stresses the quality and ingredients every item has on the menu. This restaurant is best for every ocassion and the food stands out by itself (there is just no comparison).

Pros: Best drinks, Great food, Great Bar

Cons: Crowded, Place could be larger

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this place is amazing...the atmosphere, the food,
and especially the waiters!

2
★★★★★

this place is amazing...the atmosphere, the food,
and especially the waiters!

Pros: food, waiters, atmosphere

Cons: nothing

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This place is just amazing. Try the grouper... house specialty.

2
★★★★★

This place is just amazing. Try the grouper... house specialty.

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Beautifully decorated interior. Chef Cindy uses first-class creativity and ingredients to create savoring Caribbean influenced dishes. Hostess has short term memory, same with the waiter Alex. If you're minority race like I am, don't expect to get the attentive service that your White counterpart neighboring tables receive. Expect noisy crowd and packed house. Be sure to make a reservation or wait upwards of 30-45min. during peak dining hours.

2
★★★★☆

Beautifully decorated interior. Chef Cindy uses first-class creativity and ingredients to create savoring Caribbean influenced dishes. Hostess has short term memory, same with the waiter Alex. If you're minority race like I am, don't expect to get the attentive service that your White counterpart neighboring tables receive. Expect noisy crowd and packed house. Be sure to make a reservation or wait upwards of 30-45min. during peak dining hours.

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Chef Cindy Hutson and partner Delius Shirley continue to perform culinary miracles with their New World-Caribbean cuisine on Miracle Mile. This is the sort of restaurant that South Florida should have more of, meaning with food that…

 

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