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Touring Coconut Grove

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Quote: Visiting the village of Coconut Grove in the vicinity of Miami you will be transported, during the day or on their active nights, to a very charming area of this city

Touring Coconut Grove

Overview

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When you arrive to the center of town you are greeted by lavish decorated plazas, rustic outdoor push carts plus avant-garde clothing stores which are the trademark of Coconut Grove, Miami’s pedestrian- friendly shopping and dining village. When you arrive in the center of town you are greeted by lavish decorated plazas, rustic import shops, European salons and clothing boutiques the Grove is centered around Main Highway and Grand Avenue. At its heart is Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Avenue, a colorful, casual open-air shopping center that includes cafes and trendy nightspots.Quick Tips: Plenty of activities in this area. From outdoor cafes to movie theaters (16 of them at Cocowalk). Powerboat rental...Read More

Mayfair Hotel and Spa

Hotel | "Mayfair House"

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This very centrally located hotel built around fountains and ground floor shopping mall. Package plans are offered. The hotel has easy accessibility to downtown Coconut Grove. Sauna, whirlpool. Exercise room for a fee. Rooms are comfortable, large size with very elegant decoration. One of the best in the area.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Mayfair Hotel and Spa
3000 Florida Ave
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
(305) 441-0000

The Mutiny Hotel

Hotel | "Mutiny Hotel"

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This hotel is patronized by the rich and famous. Grounds are surrounded by tropical folige with similar decoration by the pool along with the waterfall. All rooms with soft colors and balcony. There are units with kitchens and some with whirlpools. There are safes, irons, hair dryers, fax, and voice mail in each room. Heated pool with sauna, steam room, exercise room. Bikes for a fee. Several restaurants.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

The Mutiny Hotel
2951 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE
Miami, Florida 33133
305-441-2100

Mezzanotte In The Grove

Restaurant | "Mezzonte in the Grove"

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A popular upscale hang-out with classical Italian food. We always try the Tortellini with Veal. Crowded late in the evenings, but very lively with live music and dancing. Waiters are very helpful and friendly. Service is fast. Lounge on premises.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Mezzanotte In The Grove
3390 Mary St
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
+1 305 448 7677

Baleen

Restaurant

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Outdoor sitting by the ocean, whimsical decor, good service (but sometimes too slow). Exceptional food by Chef Robbin Haas. The menu is large, and except for a few delicious indulgences for the meaat lovers, it is all fish and seafood. Fresh oysters shucked at your table are an inspiring toch. Boullabaisse is a masterpiece, lobster bisque is sublime, veal T-bone deliciously flavored and expertly handled.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Baleen
Four Grove Isle Drive
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
+1 305 858 8300

Franz and Joseph's

Restaurant

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Genteel charm remains in the Grove at this Key West-like spot on busy Commodore Plaza. Don't miss sesame-crusted tuna with wasabi, scallops, shrim and mussels with avocado. We had the fettuccine with shrimp and Reggiano Parmigiano and it was excellent. To finish try the lush chocolate cake.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Franz and Joseph's
3145 Commodore Plaza
Miami, Florida
(305) 448-2282

Monty's Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant | "Monty's "

Monty's Seafood Restaurant Photo, Coconut Grove, Florida
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This Monty's Restaurant is located by the waterfront facing Biscayne Bay. It has a large indoor dinning room and outdoor, more informal tables perfect for a casual lunch and with a Caribbean band playing during lunch and dinner. It is famous for "all you can eat" stone crabs 365 days a year. Fish is excellent, fresh and well prepared. They also serve hamburgers, ribs etc., outside. Complementary valet parking.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2001

Monty's Seafood Restaurant
2550 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, Florida 33131
(305) 285-5176

Bice

Restaurant

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This is the newest player in the international power-lunch game located at the elegant Grand Bay Hotel. At dinner the attractive room buzzes with both hotel guests and locals. At all times the food is very good classic Italian, and the service is impeccable. The ossobucco Milanese is the best in the city, and the homemade pastas are mouthwatering. Desserts are perfect to match a perfect meal. Free valet parking.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2001

Bice
2669 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33133
+1 305 860 0960

Jungle Island

Attraction | "Parrot Jungle Park and Gardens"

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Parrot Jungle and Gardens presents a large collection of parrots and other exotic birds in a subtropical jungle with orchids, flowering trees and shrubs. There is a performance in the trained parrot show. A large flock of Caribbean flamingos resides at the lake in the garden section. Visitors can hand-feed parrots and walk through an aviary. Parrot Jungle and Gardens located near the Coconut Grove area at 57th Ave. and 112th St. presents a large collections of parrots and other exotic birds in a subtropical jungle with orchids, flowering trees, and shrubs. There is a performance in the trained parrot show.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 400-7000

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Attraction | "Vizcaya Museum and Garden"

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Photo, Miami, Florida
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On your way to Coconut Grove you can stop at the Vizcaya Museum and Garden an Italian Villa. Formerly the state of James Deering the 10 acre villa is now a museum with 34 rooms furnished with European decorations. The use of cameras within the house is prohibited. Extensive formal gardens with pools and fountains contain sculpture from France and Italy. The museum is facing Biscayne Bay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida
(305) 250-9133

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Attraction | "Fairchild Tropical Gardens"

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Scenic drive through Coconut Grove by the way of Old Cutler Highway and you reach the Fairchild Tropical Gardens, a botanical garden specializing in tropical plants, flowers and trees. It is an 83 acre tropical garden with rainforest and a conservatory. There is an admisión charge. Before you reach the Fairchild Tropical Garden you pass by Matheson Hammock Park, a public park with a nice view of the city of Miami and a small beach.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
(305) 667-1651

CocoWalk

Attraction

CocoWalk Photo, Miami, Florida
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This open air, upscale mall is known as the heart and beat of the town of Coconut Grove. We always enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere with live music entertaiment and strolling performers. There are aproximately 40 stores in this center offering all types of merchandise. They have more than 15 movie theathers also.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2001

CocoWalk
3015 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
+1 305 444 0777