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“Outstanding Seafood Pasta!”

Purple Penguin Cafe
Ranked #204 of 1,157 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$50
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Description: Purple Penguin Café is an eco-chic Ocean Drive restaurant that embraces the elaborate and busy culture of South Beach. The food and cocktail menus feature select staple favorites from around the world. Purple Penguin Café customers enjoy quality patio and street-side dining while experiencing the vibrancy of South Beach. Purple Penguin Café seeks to create a memorable and desirable experience that attracts visitors and brings local customers back.
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our server, Mike L, recommended trying the seafood pasta because it was the best in Miami Beach. His recommendation turned out to be true! The seafood pasta was incredible - a mixture of shrimp, scallops, mussels, with a creamy vodka sauce/pasta and a small lobster tail on top! The presentation was picture perfect and the taste was outstanding. The portion size was large enough to share between two people. My wife and I also ordered two large crab cakes that were flaky and deep-fried to golden perfection. With a 2 for 1 drink special during happy hour, the Purple Penguin was a great find on Ocean Drive strip.
Thanks Mike for your excellent recommendation and outstanding service!

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Thank Tim K
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We arrived late in the Miami and just went for a light dinner. Like we were walking by the restaurants on Ocean Drive, I saw a man eating the sea mix pasta and I said we are eating here. I must say that despite the fact that the Bar does not look so exclusive and fancy, the pasta was extraordinary and the prices were very affordable. Great choice!

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Thank marice81
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious and Mr. Pardo was amazing! All the employees are very friendly making sure they satisfy your needs

Thank Juan D
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Was displaced by Hurricane Matthew and bad service from another hotel. Found this hotel and received great service from the time we walked in. The two ladies at the desk were welcoming and very accomodating. We received two free drinks to kick off our happy hour at the hotel bar. The next morning we were greeted with free continental breakfast. Our server Michael L. Was AMAZING!! customer service at its finest! Will definitely be coming to stay here again.

Thank Jessi R
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Was walking down Ocean Ave to check out restaurants. The owner or manager offered us free drinks if we dined with them. We politely declined but he kept insisting to a point he said he would give us free shots even if we don't dine with them.

The guy seemed nice so we thought lets just eat here since we're already here. As we sat it was happy hour where it's 2 for 1 drinks and he also gave us 20% off apps.

We got 2 apps, 4 drinks and spent $60. They had a service charge but it didn't say what percentage.

Overall we felt duped as they made us feel we were getting a deal but it was just overpriced.

Thank ademano
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