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El Pirata Mexican Restaurant

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1999 SE Highway 70, Arcadia, FL 34266-5579
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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217 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wendsday night about 6 pm. The place was completely empty, it concerned us when we walked in. The place was clean. We were seated promptly and Waiter was quick with drinks, chips, and food. Food was very tasty but a little on the greasey side. This is just your average Mexican restaurant.

Thank bob34280fl
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Their chimichangas are my favorite! Large and filled with meat of your choice. It's a weekly must have! Their queso dip that you drizzle on the top or dip the chips in are the best ever! Definitely a must stop if you're in town and hungry for Mexican food!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Biked from rv park to El Prata not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised to get a made to order Gran Burrito that was really good. Obviously freshly prepared as the vegetables in the burrito were still fresh and cool, A couple of cold Modelos and it was a very good meal experience. Good indication is that the... More 

Thank Patrick R
Arcadia, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Long time area resturant, rea Mexican fare. My wife and eat here often. If you like Mexican food you will like this place. Simple surroundings. Good value for the money. Last visit I had the Carnitas plate, it was very good not too hot but spices enough to be good. My wife had the chicken enchiladas. We will be back.

Thank Wayne E
Punta Gorda, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Owners very nice & provide excellent service. Very clean -- floors, windows, walls,tables & condiment on tables all sparkle. No liquor license so don't expect a margarita because they are wine based and don't taste like tequila margaritas. Good variety of bottle beer served with a frosty glass. Never disappointed here.

Thank alfatuffee
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here multiple times and tried many dishes... I'm never disappointed or hungry when I leave. It's a must try if you're in the area.

Thank Stefanie H
Stuart, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here with some friends while visiting in Arcadia. El Parita is a little shack right on State Road 70... the main thoroughfare through Arcadia. The chips and salsa were warm and spicy (but not too spicy) and the service was friendly and propmt. The menu provided a nice variety of choices and everyone enjoyed their food. The... More 

Thank Bill B
Lake Placid, Florida
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stopped in for lunch while in Arcadia for shopping. Service was friendly and the menu offerings were extensive. Everyone was happy with their meal. Not my favorite Mexican restaurant, but the food was fresh and well-prepared.

Thank GAGirl07
Punta Gorda, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. On the outside, the place looks like a 'whole in the wall'. Inside is clean and the staff are friendly. Their menu is extensive and the food is excellent authentic Mexican! I will absolutely be coming back!

Thank oceanicus
Livermore, Colorado
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1,219 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Stopped on Sunday at 2:PM, place was empty. There were 7 of us. The waitress came and gave us menus, that was the last time she was nice. It took 10 minutes to get 2 beers and 1 ice tea. We ran out of chips and she would not refill. I asked for water, she took 15 minutes to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 SE Highway 70, Arcadia, FL 34266-5579
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: 8639932203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?