Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

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2550 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133 2550 South Bayshore Drive, Miami Directions
+13054612700
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Report | 3 years ago
The festival was dissapointing. I expected a lot of vendors selling a variety of seafood dishes to eat and samplers to taste, recipes, info and tips on how to handle and cook seafood etc. I saw only 3 vendors selling the same thing fried shrimp and mahi and only mahi was available from all vendors. Also expected to see info related to marine life, craft items made from shells. After 1 hour I was bored and left after stretching it to 2 hrs.
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Report | 3 years ago
The food was too expensive. We got a parillada from the Argentinians and the meat was too tough and could not eat it. The funnel cake was $6.00 a bottle of water was $2. The seafood too expensive. Most of the local population probably cannot afford it. Another thing was the parking, $15 & $20.
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Report | 3 years ago
I was very disappointed with the event. I thought it would be a seafood festival, but I only saw about 4 food stands related to seafood. Food was mostly ceviche and paella. The food that was sold and the seafood at the one and only seafood market were extremely overpriced. $5 per not fresh stone crab claw, $6 for 5 conch fritters that were mainly batter, $1 per baby shrimp. $8 for a lobster roll that barely had any lobster. Also, one of my biggest complains besides everything about the event and the food is that there was no indication of where to park. The only parking that seemed to be offered was across the street and it was $20. $20 for parking while I paid $8 for a ticket. Never again.
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Report | 3 years ago
The VIP tickets were overpriced for only offering a little shade and a terribly long line for a small glass of refreshments/beer. The food was very pricy and we weren't able to sample as many of the dishes due to prices. Basically felt we paid $25 to enter a park and pay for pricy food. What we ate was very delicious, however I felt for being a festival we were not rewarded anything or given incentives to return to another one, or even visit the spots featured with no discount either
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Report | 3 years ago
There was absolutely no shade anywhere. It was terribly hot. There was no re admission which there should be so you can walk around the area and then come back and eat some more.
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Report | 3 years ago
Worst festival I have ever been to. Was not worth the price of the groupon and definitely not worth full admission price. Very few vendors, food was poor quality and parking was an additional 15 dollars. Will not return ever.
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Report | 3 years ago
This event was over priced. The entry fee didn't include any samples. The food portions were bite size but at ridiculous prices. I will not attend this event ever again.
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Report | 3 years ago
It was super hot, the food was super expensive, $8.00 for 1 small smoothie $5 for 1 claw and it didnt taste good, we wont be back
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I was upset at the VIP promise there was no WINE! just beer and the private air conditioned bathroom was broken and there wasn't enough chairs for all the VIP sold they should of had a chair per ticket sold and there should of been some one called to service the A/C this was terribly organized!! truelly if I would of known this was getts handled this way I would of just bought the regular tickets!! so I wasn't impressed also the beer vest in Brickell I was unhappy! Maria E Lopez
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Report | 3 years ago
The festival was good and the sea food was excellent but the tickets at the door were $ 25 each. If it had not been with Groupon I would not have gone. Thanks Groupon!
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Tucked between Biscayne Bay and Highway U.S. 1 sits Coconut Grove, which locals refer to as a village within a city. Though enveloped by Miami's sprawl, the neighborhood retains the air of a quaint seaside town, with waterfront parks, fun local eateries, and a yearly seafood festival that combines those two amenities.

The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival takes place in Peacock Park on October 20th, a mere five days after official Florida Stone Crab season opens. Vendors serve up the signature, buttery crab in local dishes, but they also bring together some of the most famous seafood flavors from around the world, using fresh caught fish. They grill fillets in Jamaican jerk seasoning, stir fry shellfish in paellas, and slice raw tuna to stuff sushi. They also boil clams and oysters in traditional New England chowders, or spice crawfish to match the hearty flavors of Cajun Jambalaya.

While the chefs ply their trade and provide cooking demonstrations for interested visitors and ambitious seagulls, musicians perform on stages and kids frolic in the family fun zone. In between food vendors' stalls, artisans peddle nautically themed arts and crafts. The festival also houses a fish market called Grove Wharf, where expert fishmongers help visitors pick out the perfect fillets for dinner.

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