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“Yummy fresh seafood at a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kool Fish Restaurant - CLOSED

Kool Fish Restaurant
Price range: USD 2 - USD 33
Cuisines: Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Lovell, Wyoming
2 reviews
“Yummy fresh seafood at a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Not fancy, just a funky sidewalk open air restaurant, but the service and food were great and it wasn't nearly as expensive as most options in this town. Had the mixed ceviche, with shrimps, fish, octopus, and conch...it was great and the portion was very large. They served crunchy corn tortillas and toasted bread to go with it. Our waiter was very helpful and spoke English quite well. Nice! Decor was a bit spare with unflattering lighting...who cares if the food is good?!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Lou K
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Key Largo, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“None better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

We read a review about a restaurant off the beaten path in Playa del Carmen. I remember the name and logo, and remembered reading reading about a dish called garitas. We chose to walk away from the crowds to the north end of 5th Ave. and saw the Kool Fish sign. AFter speaking a very low-keyed waiter/manager, Osiris..(unusual not to be coerced to go in), we decided to give it a try. A wonderful waiter came to our table and was very helpful and upbeat. We ordered the garitas with crab, and opted for the tacos stuffed with grouper...and a bucket of beers (5.) We were immediately served a nice dish of chips with a delicious pico da gallo and habenero sauce which Alvaro warned us to use lightly (and he was not exaggerating!) The garitas were out of this world...loaded with crab meat and a delicious and gooey cheese, but just the right amount...inside a corn tortilla like "bread." The garlic flavor was perfect...and the whole thing so very tasty. An order is comprised of two of these delightful garitas. The tacos will filled with grouper in a creamy mushroom sauce, and again an order was comprised of two. The garitas, tacos, and bucket of beers came to $180 pesos. Our waiter was one of the nicest young men we have ever met. WE plan to go back on St. Patrick's Day when they promised us green beer, and of course, a margarita. We will have to order the garitas again, but will have to sample something new as well. Fantastic!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Darlene B
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We were staying up the street and this place got our attention. Our server Alvaro was excellent. My husband and I both ordered the Ceviche and it was so fresh and delicious. He also ordered some fish tacos that he said were also very good! If you are looking for a quaint place to get good service and eat some fresh, delicious seafood try this place. I highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Cristina R
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“Great Fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Whole fish was great but needed a little more flavor. We told the owner and he said he was going to make changes with adding a dipping sauce or something with the whole fish. Or grilling it instead of frying it?? The cevechie was excellent and the fillet of fish was a great portion in size and very tasty...Grouper. The server gave us a nice dessert shooter with the bill.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank EKJ_12
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Salt Lake City
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worthy of a 2nd visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

We sought this place out after having eaten here last year with friends. Still as charming and good as we remembered. I love the quiet location and the fresh seafood. The service is excellent. I see there are new buildings going up around the restaurant now...I can hope that this only benefits their business and doesn't detract from the charm and low prices! The freebie shot of the nut drink after your meal is a winner!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Desertbound_9
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