Head to Coral Gables for a visit to Tarpon Bend. This inviting and warm restaurant is well known for its selection of fresh, high quality seafood ... More
Head to Coral Gables for a visit to Tarpon Bend. This inviting and warm restaurant is well known for its selection of fresh, high quality seafood dishes. Their raw bar is especially popular with items like the Mexican Shrimp Margarita and oysters. Have one of their refreshing and potent cocktails to go along with your fruits de mer . Their happy hour is very sought after with their great deals.
Went there for happy hour one day. The first round was 3 mins before the start of happy hour so she charged us full price. That was ok by all of us. Ok, maybe their computerized register doesnt allow any margin of error.
The second round was 15 mins later... well after the start of happy hour... she immediately brought the bill after this round saying she was leaving for the day. Both rounds were full price. We were all going to stay for many more rounds and then dinner but were so disgusted by her attitude that we all left. Sorry to say we still tipped $2 a drink on the full prices.
We went elsewhere for dinner and agreed never to go back.
Friday April 29, 2006, several friends and I had the misfortune of going to this locale for happy hour. We arrived and immediately went to the bar for drinks. After standing for a few moments we went to ask for a table for 10. That's when the game of 20 questions/Coral Gables inspectors began. Most restaurants/bars that have seating will seat you with no problem unless there was a wait for tables to become available. In this location, a large majority of the tables were empty and stayed empty for the several hours we patroned the establishment. We were questioned 4 times as to whether we were going to order food at our table? Now being that you have a group of 10 people that have come looking for a place to eat and drink, and then you have the staff ask you if you are going to eat at the table once they decide to prepare one for you, the notion becomes a little far fetched...NOT SO MUCH. We were then told that because all 10 of our members were not in attendance that we had to wait until everyone arrived in order to be seated. As I stated before all of this occurred on a Friday, after work in Coral Gables, one of the usually busy business/financial districts in Miami. We ended up getting our table and ordering a hefty amount between the 10 of us. The only reason I stayed was because this was a celebratory occasion for me and someone else had picked the location, but had it been up to me I definately would have told our group that we were going to go elsewhere if thd occasion was just Happy Hour.