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How would you rate Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant?
My first time here, my experience was nice. The food was good but nothing really special. Not sure if I'd come back, it's not bad but just not my taste. Great staff though!
Food is wonderful here!! Do try the house speciality of oxtail stew, or for something lighter, the grouper is great as well. Everything goes well with the fresh mango juice!
Omg! Where do I begin... Love this place so much... I bring my non Haitian friends & they love it! I'm proud to be Haitian when come to visit. If you've never been... Go try it!
Im sorry to say this but I was very disappointed with tap tap. I waited so long to go visit and eat there specially after seeing them in food network with Guy. The food looked so delicious and pretty on tv. Well I don't even know where to begin. Tap tap is a big fat ZERO bare to me. My family and I went there on Sunday and the service and food was horrible. Y'all must not know about our haitian food. What I ate was just plain no taste food. The griot was dry with no flavor, pikliz had no pepper taste to it, the legume was plain, and the rhum punch...smh....really? What was that? What kind of rhum do they use in the punch? Cuz it sure was not rhum barbancourt. The only thing that was tasty to me was the Poisson gro sel but expensive as hell. $25 really? C'mon now. Our haitian food don't cost that much. The bill came up to $200+ and I didnt see what for. I spent all that money for some left over tasting food. I usually eat at chef Creole every time im in miami but this time I wanted to give tap tap a try and I regret it. For all that money I could have eaten at chef creole for a whole week and some good ass haitian food. Their rice and beans (du riz kole) taste like the one from chauffeur guide in Haiti. Never will I step foot at tap tap again. Nasty food. If any of y'all wanna have a real taste of haiti check out chef creole please. They say the food always taste the bomb in the ghetto......so true!
I had never had Haitian food and tried this place and now I seem to look for a Haitian restaurant everytime I travel to a new city. Their service is amazing and their food was top notch. I got the pork chunks (griot I think it was called) and the sweet plantains and spicy vegetables. Everything was succulent and tasty and the sweet plantains went very well with the spicy vegetables. My boyfriend had the free range chicken and I stole one little bit while I could (he gobbled it up that quickly) and it was juicy and succulent. Great restaurant, great service, and if you have never tried Haitian food you have not lived!
For its high price, meals are only soso. Drive a litte north into little Haiti and any mom and pop shop there will be half the price and sigificantly better tasting. If you just need a craving filled and locked onto the island of South beach, then go ahead. Just be aware, your not getting a good value.
The decor is exceptionally good - some of the best murals I've ever seen in a restaurant - and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the mayi moulen.
Food is authentic and good. Price are a little high but will definitely be back.
We've spent a wonderful week in Miami beach and discovered great places to eat but the Tap Tap was a huge disappointment. The shrimp creole (5 shrimps for 15$) and the grouper were tasteless and nothing of Haitian taste. Sad to add this negative comment.
food is in ok type for an haitian restaurant. Way too expensive for what it is served. The place really needs to be renovated , clean the ac vent per example, repaint the walls /chairs. Common. You' ve got to be competitive. Clean the place. You can do better.
Fabulous, authentic food and atmosphere. Without having to leave South Beach, a tasty option. Prices are decent for the area, the service and the quality of food.
The vege legume with rice/beans and plantains is on point! Drove all the way from miramar passing everything in between, including little haiti.
I was not told that they were not accepting credit cards at the time and had to walk in the hit sun to withdraw money to cover my bill. In result, the manager did not take anything off of my bill to accomadate me for my troubles. The service was mediocre, flies present, waitress barely came out and didn't even refill my water or juice. I would not come here again and wouldn't recommend it either.
The waiter forgot our order - we waited for 1 hour and wanted to leave. fish dry and not impressed. environment in a roadside cafe - nothing ossobenno as they say in 3D ( dinner drivers and Dives)
My husband and I just left from our dinner at Tap Tap, we enjoyed our time and the food was great. It was our first time trying Haitian food and we definitely enjoyed it. We are heading back to our home in Chicago tomorrow and we'll definitely recommend this place to friends and family. Sharon was our waitress and we have only good things to say, she was patient and kind with us even though the restaurant was busy. Thank you Sharon for making sure we left with a big smile on our faces! :)
It was our first experience with haitian food. We decided to get a groupon while we were staying in Lauderdale By The Sea. I trully liked fried bananas. We tried goat as an appetizer which was good as for the goat meat. My husband ordered pork chops which he said were delicious. Me and my sister we've ordered shrimps, mine were in coconut sauce her were the other option they had. She said her shrimps were overcooked, mine were fine. Overall, they have great live music, unique atmosphere, food is good but everything tastes similar.
we went last saturday, the service was terrible, after waited for the food 1 hour, waitress showed up saying they don't have what I ordered, and with another plate for replace, really??? they don't even say it , and they didn't even ask me what I want for replace it,
The service started out good and ended bad. Our server was also the bartender for the restaurant. The food was a long wait, cold and over priced. I have had better Haitian food. Nothing spectacular about it.portion sizes are very small. And to top things off the server added her own tip to our check after we left...
Always podered giving this place a try and have to say I am very pleased. Came in just for an appetizer and a drink or two and ended up staying for a whole 4 course meal! Ate at the bar and Karen took care of us. Very great staff and the atmosphere is very homey. I was raised in Mexican culture and being in an authentic space with such culture is very pleasing and a place with pure ecstasy for the senses. Try the goat stew and stay for dessert! Will for sure be back. A must for Miami locals and tourists. :)
Relaxing lunch on the front porch. Enjoyed pumpkin soup, beans & rice, plat fritay, and shrimp creole. Lovely artwork celebrating Haitan culture.
Delicious, great atmosphere, good wait staff. I had fried pork, rice and beans, and plantains. Our table shared some mango and coconut ice creams. SO GOOD. The ice cream was so fresh and fruity.
I read good reviews about this place, & decided to go there since it was closest to my hotel. These ppl crazy! Plate prices were a lil steep, but I thought it was just because we were in a tourist populated are. It took FOREVER for our food to come! And when I looked at our plates....WTF?! They got us bad. $4 for 1 piece of corn, and $12 for Fritay portions that were so small I almost cursed at the lady. I had a wedding to attend to so I hurried off without complaint of their ripoffs!!
I've not had the experience myself, but I heard little Haiti is a better place to go for some REAL HAITIAN FOOD.
The most authentic Haitian food I've ever had at a restaurant. I recommend this place to anyone who is interested in trying Haitian food while having a good time. The service is wonderful. If you're Miami you have to check out this restaurant Point Blank.
I was extremely disappointed of the food form there. I heard so much about it and my husband and i were curious to go. Last year of 2015, some of friends wanted to eat some island and i didn't really feel like cooking that day. Since, they also wanted to go to south beach to hang out, Tap Tap restaurant came to mind. We took them there and were so embarrassed because of how much we talked about our island food ant tap tap screwed that up for us. the portion of the food was not fair for the price and that food didn't taste like Haitian food at all. i was very upset of the service also, they were late on everything and not once they came check on us while eating to see if we needed something or was everything good. We apologized to our friends for the food and services. The next, we had to beg them to allow them to take them to another Haitian restaurant. We just took them to a local restaurant in Homestead, Fl called Sak Passe and they loved the food. Horrible....
Great food and good service. Interior is a bit old but fits to the restaurants theme. Cocktails are great and try one of the appetizer.
I order food from thr tap tap restaurant on the 5st... Im mix white and haitian, i know haitian food and it didnt taste like it at all. Not even closer. Its not even cooked in the good way. Im really disapointed what a waist of money.
No parking. No Air conditioning. Way overpriced. Both mine and the table next to mines order was messed up
The food is pretty good at tap tap. I feel that the restaurant does an excellent job of keeping the place look authentically Haitian as possible. It kind of reminds me of being at my Grandparents home in Haiti.
They served the white couple that arrived about 5 minutes after we arrived before my mom and I, despite the fact that the food they served us was a leftover legume. I know what leftover legume taste and smells like. My mom wanted the conch, they said they ran out , at 1pm in the afternoon, SERIOUSLY!!!!! They didn't have the desert we ordered either. The food had no flavor, believe me, I've eaten plenty of great tasting Haitian food and that was not one of them. The only time I had a great experience at that restaurant was in 2001 when a group of us came down to Miami from Boston for Haitian Flag Day. I was told it is under new management. Between the new cook and new manager, they are doing a horrible job. It's a shame that it is the only really sit-down Haitian restaurant in a tourist area, because Haitian food is really good and that restaurant doesn't represent good Haitian cuisine. They had the audacity to automatically add an 18% gratuity NOT the 15%. NOT worth the 18%. My stomach still hurts from the leftover SMELLY legume. I literally feel like vomiting. Even our Dog Diamond doesn't want the food I bought home and Diamond eats EVERYTHING. The price reflects the area but not what real tasty Haitian food cost. The Hostess was also the waitress and the bartender. Please bring back the manager and cook that was there in 2001, and to think they priced the legume seperately without meat. Legume is made with meat or crab for God's sake. D. Daniel
Tap Tap is by far one of the great Hatian restaurants in South Florida they embody a culture and style like no other. There Hatian rum style mojito is great and their food is both authentic and delicious all the Hatian traditional entrees are featured including grillo and goat. This place is not what you would call upscale but it will definitely open your eyes to a new culture and style of food.
I was there two days ago and the young Haitian girl at the counter (with braids in her hair) was EXTREMELY rude. She proudly argued with me in front of other customers and she refused to say thank you to me because I complained about how long it took me to get my food. She told me she didn't care if I left a bad review or not..She seem upset cause I interrupted the personal conversation she was having with a customer to ask if my food was ready or not.. Nothing is special about this restaurant at all..,I wasted my time and my gas. Would I ever recommend this restaurant? Absolutely not..
I felt like I was in Haiti. Nice décor, nice staff, and of course good food. This place was on Diners-Drive-In's-and Dives...that's what drove me here.
I went July 20,16 The food was beyond disgusting! This is coming from a normal person that grew up on real cooking8! I cook if not everyday every other day. 1.We waited over 35 minutes to get our food. 2. We get the food it was cold ! 3. Rice and beans hard af 4.The spaghetti tasted like chef borardee. 5.Stewed chicken more like the (litte rubber chicken chew toy dogs play with)! We bought the $18 for $30 Groupon . Our total was $24. The waitress has the audacity (after I asked for all of the clarification before I ordered) to say we now owe $7 more dollars for her 20% gratuity and tax. Please explain how do we owe $ when we didnt even go over and who told her to tip herself 20% gratuity ?? Worst experience in miami so far!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. I should have listen to the "wack wack" review and the 3 before that one. Im verry honest both good and bad. SAVE YOURSELVES PEOPLE!
2nd part. I get a email from the owner sounding like he has an attitude telling me his food is cooked fresh daily and I dont know how to use Groupon. I am a veteran to Groupon since 2010 to be exact and 2 fresh food my 💢!!! Go to little Hati like clives cafe THEY HAVE FRESH FOOD COOKED RIGHT!...YOUR TASTE BUDS WILL THANK ME LATER!
You will be impressed with the food here and good value. Not a tourist trap like some of these places in Miami. It has Authentic food you will enjoy.
The food is special and very tasteful. Personal was very friendly. Sitting outside was very enjoyable. Definitely worth to visit.
The food was extremely delicious. Perfect potion sizes and just flavor all over. The server was very nice, but most certainly running on Caribbean time. Just don't go here if you are in a rush lol. Come to relax and enjoy good food and an entertaining location. Also my aunt has allergies and they were very virtuous about this. Obviously everything is made fresh on location because they knew all the ingredients in the dishes. I 100% will return.
Food taste like some felons that were incarcerated for years that used to work in the kitchen prepared the food. I'm Haitian so these people CANNOT play with my taste bud!!
Just got for the conch fritters and a mojito and you will be happy for the rest of your day!
Great food, music and customer service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The oxtail with rice and beans was great.
amazing little creole bar and restaurant. lovely atmosphere, great cocktails, aperitifs and meals. the decor is primitive art, really cool!
We didn't even get to try the food. While sitting at the bar waiting for our take out, there was a big ass waterbug crawling down the wall and all around the bar (disgusting). When we brought it to the hostess/bartender/waitress attention she stated that "there are roaches everywhere get used to it" 😳(Appalled) maybe you like eating roaches but I don't! We requested a refund and promptly left that place. The ginger beer I ordered is doing flip flops in my stomach as I write this review.
Really excited to see a Haitian restaurant on South Beach. Service was really good, nice Haitian-Creole art scenery, hip Kompa music. Well presented food with great prices.
The food was great. I had oxtails with rice and beans with fried plantains..yummy to my tummy.....
Really good people and flavours. Rum based drinks are good news too..!
Quite a dichotomy in reviews likely explained by different sets of expectations among reviewers:
- price is reasonable for the area, but the area is expensive generally, so while the prices are good it's not cheap
- food is quality authentic home style, like the decor: don't measure it on presentation as this is not a fancy place
- service is unhurried, but nowhere in Miami have I been served quickly and with the focus you'd get in NYC for example.
Tasting of the Caribbean! The service is outstanding, friendly attentive staff. We had pork chunks, creole shrimp, goat, the mix rice and dessert... Everything was delicious!!! Definitely a come back and worth exploring!
Karen was very good. Great service from her. Way to go Karen. The fish was excellent.
Food was incredible! Very favorable. Server was super nice. Perfect sized portions. Drinks were scrumptious.
Good meal ruined completely by their attempt to scam us when the bill arrived. Every item we ordered was more expensive than stated in the menu. $10 rum punch suddenly became $11 'because of the rum'. $4 draft beer became $5 because 'we used to do it in bigger pints'. After arguing with us and slagging us off from the kitchen she eventually gave us a new bill with 15% off - only it was 15% off the scam total, not the adjusted bill she promised. Of course, they stuck on a 20% gratuity. I paid 10% because I was so livid and woke up regretting giving those con artists any tip at all. The food isn't worth the confrontation after being overcharged.
Beautiful restaurant, spacious, colourful, excellent cuisine, well prepared...not fast food....good home cooking. This place it so underrated because not many people are familiar with Haitian cuisine...but once you try these creole-caribbean infused dishes...you will not be dissapointed. Oh yeah, they also have a nice bar and live music some nights.
A happening, culturally enriching place for a good carribean lunch. Welcoming service - nice to find my dog able to join me on the colorful front porch. I'll be back with friends for a chill meal.
Overly priced food! Food was prepared quickly and tasted marvelous but I could purchase the same meal for a lower price.
Definitely a place to visit if you're coming to Miami Beach!!! The food is amazing, and my bartender, Brittney, was amazing. The way her personality is, how she carried the conversations we had was just great. It was an overall amazing experience!
great place for Haitian food and drinks, live music, friendly crowd and excellent service
The food is great, the Haitian rum punch is amazing ($1more for the 5🌟) ..And I love the diversity of mix people in there.
Delicious, authentic Haitian food since the early 90s. Come and enjoy and you won't be disappointed!
Excellent haitian restaurant, good prices overall, the waitress was very kind and patient.
What we order was delicious and you're not leaving hungry!!!
AMAZING! My husband is from Haiti and we love this place! Waitress was great the food is delicious and authentic! My favorite is the griot and the akra...OMG! Heaven in your mouth! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!!
This place is incredible! One of the best meals I've had in months. Don't skip their homemade hot sauce!!!
We enjoy going to Tap Tap... but ...
Consistency is a problem. One of our favorite plates is the Poulet Rouge - it may arrive fiery spicy hot or it may arrive savory and smooth. Sauces accompanying dishes vary from visit to visit and may or may not match the menu. When the dishes are properly prepared they are great.
Almost no wine list, and the "bar" is severely understocked, mixers even less so.
Prices for a Haitian menu by Miami standards are exorbitant, but by South Beach standards are reasonable.
Tap Tap is just a few blocks away from us here in South Beach. We rarely go in the summer as the air conditioning doesn't compete with the heat and humidity. It isn't pleasant to sweat through dinner.
We have had some fun visits here just hanging at the bar - and as long as the bartender keeps the door closed for the AC we can make new acquaintances and have a nice time.
Excellent food!!! Very fresh and well seasoned food. I'm now a fan of Haitian food!
Great place to discover Haitian food and culture. We loved the colorful murals and furniture, service was attentive and charming and the food was delicious! We tried the fritter platter and the stewed beef with mayi moulen, and we were delighted. I would definitely recommend it and will come back if I have the chance.
Very good food, but I don't like the location. They should be in a better location since they have been on the market for so many years.
They serve Caribbean food, especially Haitian good tgat is very similar to Cuban and French cuisines. They serve lasagna, salad, chicken, goat, turkey ( tassot), pork (griot). The food is great . You can try it and also, very reasonable price.
This place was not all it cracked up to be....paid good for the cost of the food and half hour later ....we were starving. ..they didn't give us enough food...
Amazing food and great staff
Tap Tap is an amazing restaurant on South Beach. What I love about it is that it is not touristic and the food is freshly prepared. Although there are not too many vegetarian options, the ones that are on the menu are really nice. My suggestion is the legumi dish. Portions are big and delicious.
Everything was perfect. The only head's up I would add is that the bathroom is a bit dated! For the beautiful Landmark that they are and represent. The place is absolutely beautiful. Just the bathroom need a facelift to compliment the rest of the facility. It was a great experience. Great food, beautiful people. Music Lakay! Keep spreading our culture and cuisine to the world in South Beach
Lovely Haitan food (I'm not Haitan and it was the first time I ate it).
Old school style restaurant on Sobe, pretty large with custom drawn murals and tables, very atmospheric.
The staff are really friendly and chilled.
This place is AMAZING the food is so good! Great family atmosphere. Beautiful artwork everywhere. Some of the best authentic Haitian food around, also decently priced considering the location. Definitely recommend!
This place is trash. They have the worst customer service i have ever seen in my life. They dont even deserve a star.
Food was delicious
I liked this restaurant and loved the decor. We had stewed oxtails, peas & rice and fried plantain. Unfortunately, we almost missed out on a good thing by almost walking past it. Restaurant could benefit from some kind of sidewalk advertisement and or better window advertisement. It's easy to pass by this place without noticing it. Not sure of how much business this restaurant pulls in, but it could probably do more if they did these things.
This was my first time trying Hatian food. We only stumbled upon the place as we were walking by and just happened to look up and into the restaurant. There is not much curb appear or signage to attract customers. I had the Oxtail Stew with rice and peas and it was absolutely delicious. The wait staff, although scarce at times, were nice and shared good conversation. I would definitely go back when in Miami.
As a Haitian, I was not impress with this place at all. There was dirty plates at the bar. Napkins all over the ground and waitress did not greet us but continued to walk pass us untill I questioned her. People was walking out the restaurant because of the lack of customer service. I spent $85 for 4 people for food I could cook at home with more flavor. The presentation of the food was basic and flavor was blend. We will not come back or recommend this place.
Great food. This is a must stop for us when we come to the Miami area. I definitely recommend this restaurant. Best red snapper I ever had.
I'll guess you must fancy Creole food to go there. And if you do you can try this nice Haitian restaurant. The prices are in balance for the service and meals. below 20 bucks for a meal. Its a lovely place to discover exotic creole food. Just think of it, that the goats on the menu have traveled a log way to get on your plate.
Tap Tap restaurant was amazing! It reminded me of Sunday dinners at my aunts house after church. A real family vibe with great classic Haitian cuisine. The kompa music in the background was a nice touch. If you are looking for a Caribbean experience on South Beach definitely give Tap Tap a try!
Delicious! My first Haitian meal - we were visiting Miami Beach, and we wanted to eat somewhere away from the craziness. It is in a nice, walkable neighborhood near the beach, but without the craziness after 11 pm. Mango juice, chicken, shrimp, and fried plantains are awesome. They have a full bar also if you want to get a mixer. Beautiful murals inside a suprisingly big dining area sectioned into rooms.
WARNING. You've been warned. The food is actually good but the service really lags. About 7 dollars gratuity was automatically taken. I eat on south beach all the time and that never happens. The taxes and fees alone could have bought me another meal. The food is good, not amazing. I will not be eating here again.
Great Haitian food in a spot that's a bit of a hole in the wall. The Haitian food is straight up good. Chicken, goat, rice plantains were delicious. Note, they automatically add the tip. Be careful or you might double tip.
The place itself was a little run down. Bathrooms were deplorable. No toilet seat, no towels to dry hands, etc.
I loved it! The music... Great! The food.. Amazing!! The waitress... Awesome personality!
Honestly from the outside, looks like a dump, but never judge a book by its cover!! You'll be surprised!
Best place I ate in Miami. It’s a Haitian restaurant with amazing meals and great prices. The bartender Karyn was the best! Super nice, funny and friendly. I definitely recommend this spot!!!
Tap tap is awesome. This is where I tried Haitian food for the first time and now I am obsessed. It has so much character, which is refreshing for Miami Beach and the quality is awesome. Every time I'm in here it's usually one lady working hard but they are all so kind and on point. Haven't had a bad meal ever and you can't go wrong with the griyo
Had the Goat stew and it was excellent. The taste took me to Haiti. I will come every time I come to Miami Beach. Mrs Sharron was my waitress. Beautiful art work that stands out.
I've eaten there in the past and was looking forward to eating there this past weekend. I was saddened to see how the place was not in as good a shape. The gentleman waiting on us was not very nice. Table was sticky when we sat down.... My dinner mates were served, had dessert, and I still had not had my meal. Turns out, I got forgotten. The food was ok. Artwork was nice.
I really never write reviews, but i been coming here a while and get shown nothing but love every time. The service is great and the pizza is even better. I definitely recommend to any and everyone. Must visit here and enjoy the variety of delicious food.
What are you doing? Stop reading my review and get to Tap Tap right away!!! *AH-MAY-ZING*
The weather was perfect, the food good and the drinks even better. The restaurant was covered in artwork from the tables to the walls inside and out. If you don’t mind the heat and sun sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. The place was calm and not not overly done. There’s a slight was sometimes, 10-15mins, but those moments can be filled with drinks or photos. I ordered maybe 5 different drinks and all were great. I can’t wait to come back.
A complete sensory overload - some of the most authentic and inspiring food, music and visual art you've ever experienced. All in one place, all made with love.
This is a classic Miami place. Wonderful Haitian food and the most amazing Mojito‘s. Nice and friendly staff. The goat tidbits and whole fish are super yummy. They have live music on weekends. Eccentric and eclectic crowd. Patience is needed, the best comes to those who wait. Fantastic art collection and murals.
Tap tap is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami beach. I recommend sitting at the bar and chatting up the bartenders, as they always have interesting stories to share. As far as food goes, everything on the menu is good. My favourite dish is the Griyo, or the creole spaghetti.
This place was perfect for our large family group. 5 of us spent time in Haiti as missionaries for 3 years and we brought our spouses and kids for a taste...read this and 640 more