Tourists and locals can't get enough of Coconut Grove's popular outdoor mall.. In Short The birthday-cake shaped outdoor mall is smack in the middle of Coconut Grove, a historic waterfront neighborhood with lots of restaurants, taverns and independent shops. You can sip a latte, enjoy a gelato or just people watch from one of the stools at Fat Tuesday's circular veranda. Teens and singles inch along Main Highway on Friday and Saturday nights and the outdoor cafes and bars draw a randy crowd. The most popular destinations are the Cheesecake Factory and the AMC multiplex. Live reggae, jazz and contemporary bands play on the pavilion during the weekends. The ground floor is devoted primarily to larger retail tenants like The Gap, Koko & Palenki shoes, and Victoria's Secret. The second floor is dedicated to smaller boutiques.
Not The Same As Before.
CocoWalk used to be a fun place to visit. Now the mall is half empty, there are stores closed on both levels of the mall. Parking is still expensive. The garage smells terrible. If you must go to the Grove, then visit the knife or firkins pub, both great restaurants.
If you are visiting, this is a great place to go for gifts and shopping. The location isn't too far from other attractions. If you are a resident of Miami, you've probably been here once or twice and were ready to see other places in town because there were too many tourists. The variety of stores and restaurants is extensive and there is something for everybody.