1201 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540344.973200 -93.279575
Neighborhoods: Central, Loring Park
Would go back again – Our dinner was very good. Our server was good, clued us in to a recipe for Mahi Mahi we liked. We ended up sitting near the kitchen which we did not like. The decor is wonderful.
The only negative is that the appetizers were a little smaller than expected.
what's so great about Tiburon?? – Yeah, okay, so they got the nice big aquarium in the center. Okay, so they got an illuminating lamp that can change colors continuously. So they got nice seat and fancy fancy dressed up waiter. So, does that justifies spending over $30 on foods so small in portion, that you will get your belly full only thanks to the free glasses of water??!! Forget it!!!
I MUST ADMIT THOUGH that the DESSERTS are just mouth-watering and jaw-dropping. Even if I have to eat here again...I will only come for the dessert (which perhaps are the best ever...).
Nice Place – Went there on Valentine Day 2004 with my girlfreind. Glad I made a reservation. It was packed. Great atmosphere, but not really romantic due to the crowd and noise, but that was fine with me. Nice design with lighting and huge fish tank. Would definately go back. Service was good. Food was good too, definately need to get some sort of seafood dish.
very, VERY, average – A nice meal, nothing to call your friends about screaming you wont believe the great meal I just had but good flavor (I had the lobster tacos) and a fair value. The only thing to be cautioned about is you may not be getting the freshest seafood ever. My companions tuna was definitely NOT fresh. On the plus side though she was able to get served the tuna (which is paired with a steak on the menu) without the steak and they cut the price in half.
Ambiance here is very nice (theres that word nice again) but nothing amazing. Not really romantic, yet not a place you want to take your kids. The more I write the more I realize how average this place is. Will I go again? Absolutely! Will I move mountains to do so? No.
Mixed Impressions... – My girlfriend and myself dined at Tiburon on Saturday, 3/13/04. The service was excellent and we were seated promptly. However, this was where we had our first run-in. The chairs on one side of the table were soaked in a water spill that was never taken care of. Something to note and also something easily dealt with. Our waiter was knowledgeable, and glasses never empty. Food, however, was another matter. My date's salad was bland and comprised of old, brown lettuce. Despite notifying the kitchen of a food allergy, the kitchen did not withhold the specified ingredients from well-undercooked chicken. Quite a dissapointment when everything else fell into place very well.
It was Great! – This is a place to be enjoying dinner, not running in and out. Our server was fabulous -- great personality and she was willing to follow our pace --so we didn't feel rushed, and we by no means thought she was slow. Food was also fabulous -- lobster cakes for hors d'oeuvres were not bready at all. The conch soup and hearts of palm salad were magnificent -- the soup had just enough heat (not "midwestern" heat) to make it interesting. The heat in the yellowtail snapper was perfect -- it did not overpower the flavor of the dish, but it was definitely there. The tres leche cake was a little dry in the center, but the flavor made up for that so much that we didn't even really notice -- just dip it in the sauce it's floating in. Very reasonably priced, too. Would go back in a second.
Tiburon to be tried! – Calamari: lightly breaded and deep fried, comes with mayo-type dip on a swirl of tomatoes and cilantro. Tasty but ordinary. Lobster Tacos: three, crispy, blue-corn taco shells filled with corn, cheese and lobster (yummy spices, bits of onion or peppers, too). The lobster was in large chunks, some identifiable claw meat. Marvelous! Served with black beans which were dull. Accompaniments: a tad of guacamole and crumbled bits of queso fresco. YUMMY!!! A terrific blend of textures. Price: $19. Tres leches cake. Had it on two occasions perfectly soaked outer layer, next layer was a bit dry, center again very moist. Great flavor, soaked or not. Mention soaking it more when you order it! Splurge and check this place out. Its not the BIG food you get at Oceanaire but not a la carte either. Other appetizers weve had proved to be interesting, of high quality and very tasty.
Do Not Miss This Place – A one of a kind restaurant in the Twin Cities. A wealth of menu choices (primarily sea food) all with a truly Caribbean flair. Superb flavorings and good size portions. The four coconut crusted shrimp appetizer were jumbo, jumbo with a wonderful guava-horseradish dipping sauce.
The lobster tacos were amazing - the most chunks of lobster Ive had in a dish outside of Boston. The chefs tasting menu ($30), also excellent, included a great salad of dark, crisp greens, cashews and dates. The Sueno De Chocolate dessert was molten heaven (share this one). The ambiance of the 45 aquarium, sea grass and changing colored lights (sunset) was great for a romantic dinner or a family get together.
Great tropical drinks ($9), expensive wine one/two below $30. Service could be better. Web site says valet parking, but we saw no one parking cars. $110 for two including drinks, dessert, coffee.
Lobster tacos...MMMMM!!! – Order the lobster tacos. Oh my god, they were amazing. The muscles for an appetizer with the garlic and peppers. MMMMM!!!! The pork is good too as are the drinks. The aquarium is pretty impressive from an atmosphere point of view. Every time I've been there we've been seated right away, friendly and fast service. Tyring to find parking without using the valet can be kind of a drag.
An Acquired Taste – Perhaps Midwest-Caribbean is an acquired taste...I had the paella and it was "interesting." Lots of little critters (ie, crayfish, squid legs, etc.), however, it was terribly bland. And I feel I can honestly say it was unimpressive because my date had fabulous-tasting Tilapia and we had fantasticly-flavored jumbo shrimp to start. I would reccomend this more for the delicious drinks and appetizer than for the entrees.
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