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Rumba Island Bar & Grill

Caribbean Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, and Pizza Place$$$$
Clearwater
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  • Elisa E.
    "The coconut shrimp was excellent"(7 Tips)
    Sandy S.
    "The Crab Mac & Cheese is to die for!!!"(3 Tips)
    Elizabeth N.
    "Mac and cheese with crab is yum!"(4 Tips)
    Nicol M.
    "2 for 1 margaritas or sangria"(3 Tips)
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  • UnderRadar M.
    UnderRadar McFarlaneOctober 14, 2014
    Food was great. had the grilled chicken ..AWESOME!! and tasted the jerk salmon...very nice. The waitress was on point, very helpful. The chef even came to see us (on request) turns out he is Jamaican!
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • 🌺 Alison 🌺
    🌺 Alison 🌺January 29, 2013
    Always love the food here, never had a bad meal! Great service, management obviously cares a great deal. Sometimes it's a little dark inside, but weekends are awesome, you can see live steel drums
  • Betty F.
    Betty FernandezApril 26, 2013
    Very popular with out-of-towners. What's there not to love? People talk!: "with crab is yum! Shrimp bisque is amazing!"~"Excellent Caribbean Atmosphere"~"whole menu is tasty" Coconut shrimp is..."
  • Ama R.
    Ama RoseApril 1, 2013
    Lobster bisque is too die for. Chunks of lobster in every bite, beautifully seasoned and just the right consistency. Crab cakes w/ mango salsa are also yummy and there cole slaw was fabulous.
    Upvoted Aug 31
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SMay 28, 2015
    2 for 1 drinks ...butterfly shrimp. .atmosphere. ..is awesome. Come before 5:45pm and get lunch specials.
  • Don V.
    Don VancoFebruary 2
    Food is decent, but all priced a couple bucks beyond it's value (ex: $16 "feature" salads are iceberg lettuce - I mean, c'mon). Staff is the saving grace - super attentive. Ask for Ray!
  • Fred H.
    Fred HammerAugust 24, 2013
    Make sure you say hello to Jessica at the tiki bar. She will take care of all your needs. Great personality!!!! Food was awesome! Drinks were great!
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole ThereseDecember 22, 2012
    Love it here! The food was amazing, the wait staff was on point, knew the menu very well. Will definitely be coming back.
  • Keith "Dash" B.
    Keith "Dash" BlairJune 19, 2012
    This is one of those places which should be more popular than it is. Good food, portions could be a bit better but they're decent. Unique menu items and pleasant atmosphere. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EdwardsJune 17, 2013
    It was pretty good. The Rumba salad was a little disappointing, but the fish was delicious and cooked really well. Awesome outdoor seating area as well. I'll be back.
  • Rochelle B.
    Rochelle BaileyApril 9, 2011
    We randomly drove past this and tried it.. Amazing! Complimentary valet parking, avg dinner price $12-15, and food is great! Plus BOgO well drinks (well = skyy, beefeater, bacardi...) great place!
  • Lindsay J.
    Lindsay JoFebruary 2, 2013
    Great customer service, whole menu is tasty. 2 for 1 specials on Saturdays. Coconut shrimp is killer! Love this place.
  • Tanya K.
    Tanya KreshonJuly 25, 2013
    Great place to eat. Food was exceptional and service was also very good. Highly recommend! Kids got the calamari and loved it.
  • Gina H.
    Gina HannahAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food. Great service and great drink specials. The jerk chicken was great. Just the right amount of kick.
  • SuzanneHenslee T.
    SuzanneHenslee TriathlonDecember 26, 2011
    They aren't sure how the $10 special got posted but its not valid. See Shannon (awesome dude) at the bar for great service and a cool atmosphere.
  • Em K.
    Em KloosApril 11, 2014
    The coconut prawns alone are worth the trip. Omgmmmmmmm. The home made key lime pie was also fantastic.
  • Krystal G.
    Krystal GuerraMarch 3, 2014
    Good atmosphere, boring menu. The seared tuna appetizer was great, only outstanding part of our meal. Also, no bar menu.
  • Andrea O.
    Andrea OrtizApril 21, 2013
    Best service!!! Food is amazing!! And great entertainment!! A good way to end the night with this food after the beach!!! Must go!!!
  • Sophie H.
    Sophie HartDecember 27, 2015
    Coconut shrimp. Cabbage jalepeno muffins were all great. The Rumba island signature libation is wonderful.
  • Tracey W.
    Tracey WartellAugust 4, 2013
    Great service from Kelly. The food and prices were outstanding. Great spot right before the beach!
  • Elisa E.
    Elisa Emperor-CrumMarch 25, 2013
    Try the outdoor seating. Live music & great Caribbean atmosphere. The coconut shrimp was excellent
  • Mike L.
    Mike LoschApril 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shannon is a great bartender so sit at the bar he never disappoints. Try the tuna nachos they are terrific!
  • Dana H.
    Dana HESTONFebruary 24, 2012
    No charge valet. Muffins are fantastic. Service is quick. I would come back and try something like the soft shell crabs.
  • Angie C.
    Angie CliffordFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hogfish was awesome! Mojitos were good too! You can tell Dave is back managing the place!!
  • Marta C.
    Marta CapitelloJune 12, 2013
    We are an Italian couple, we never eat so good as at Rumba Island Bar & Grill! I really recomend you!
  • Kasey M.
    Kasey MaJuly 8, 2013
    So much food for such a good price. Salmon stuffed with blue crab was a killer!
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CardApril 15, 2011
    Great food! Try the lafitte dish! Also, have Sean serve you, he was great and made great recommendations. Food comes out fast!
  • Nicol M.
    Nicol MedoJuly 5, 2011
    Rumba has great seafood ! I always get their seared tuna or blackened grouper yuuuum! 2 for 1 margaritas or sangria :)
  • Courtney D.
    Courtney DavisApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    try the greens and the shrimp quesadillas! So yummy. And Sue is the best bartender ever :)
  • Ben H.
    Ben HazelkornMarch 11, 2016
    The fish tacos were amazing. Great Caribbean style atmosphere
  • Matt C.
    Matt CasonNovember 19, 2013
    Nice place and atmosphere sitting outside. Pulled pork was really good.
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NortonMarch 19, 2012
    Mac and cheese with crab is yum! Shrimp bisque is amazing!
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BlytheMarch 25, 2014
    Try the coconut crusted grouper sandwich.... Holy cow it was amazing....
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SaunierMay 2, 2013
    Coconut prawns are to die for!
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HavertyMay 19, 2012
    The wings are smoked and this slightly grilled when you order ... Good choice!
  • Maria D.
    Maria DotoloMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar service awesome. Happy hour all the time! Icky food though.
  • LoveD L.
    LoveD LoveMarch 4, 2015
    Nice American style island food!!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerfeitoApril 17, 2013
    This place is pretty awesome! Great food, great atmosphere and good prices!
  • jcer
    jcerAugust 9, 2013
    Delicious shrimp and grouper coconut rice bowl! Yummmmmmm
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SchmidbauerAugust 31, 2010
    Two for one margaritas, sangria, and rum libations which are delicious all day every day!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MasseMay 8, 2013
    Crab mac and cheese... Its hit or miss so ask how it is for the night
  • Tara B.
    Tara BessApril 22, 2011
    Shrimp bisque is to die for. My sister drives frm lakeland to come here.
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PaineDecember 17, 2013
    The coconut prawns are amazing!!
  • Johnnie B.
    Johnnie BelindaApril 23, 2013
    Great outdoor bar and awesome atmosphere!!
  • Beth
    BethMarch 30, 2013
    Great live entertainment!! Delicious food!
  • Sandy S.
    Sandy SandmeyerAugust 3, 2013
    The Crab Mac & Cheese is to die for!!!
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie WaltersAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The shrimp bisque is great and they have the best cheeseburger in Clearwater! Read more
  • Jason A.
    Jason AquilarFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the jalapeno cornbread muffins. The catfish with green tomato tower is the bomb!!!
  • Sheila
    SheilaOctober 22, 2013
    Excellent food and Service! Visit Jessica at the bar!
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AndersonJanuary 27, 2013
    Crab Mac N Cheese. Enough said. Sooooo good.
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