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El Tamarindo Cafe

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Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. We all had different dishes, beef, pork, and fish. Everything was tasty. They had a Peruvian beer, which I liked. Coconut Flan for dessert, delicious. We would definitely go back!

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Thank Blueyedmick
Tampa
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from the start. Ordered the same food I had yesterday at a different restaurant and it is as if I had ordered two different items. This one was done right! If you want quality food ( both Cuban and Mexican) Come.

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Thank Manny D
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ravioli with pears and blue cheese sublime. Steak tender as can be. The bread and dip was the best we ever had. The brothers and sisters are friendly and warm and serve as if you're in their home. The pork and onions to die for, the Friday seafood soup huge and delicious. Run, come anytime, Italian, Latin, and So much... More 

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Thank Brooklyn Girl N
Leesburg, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Service was good as well and the food came out quickly. It's a little hard to find if you're using Waze, but worth it!

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Thank Douglas H
Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my kids 14, 11 and 9 here right after we flew in to Ft. Lauderdale. It's close to the airport, which is only a 15 minute drive from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale. The neighborhood's nothing to write home about, but the moment you walk through the door you feel like you're in another country (in a good... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten there several times over the years. We especially like the steak, breaded pork chops and the grilled pork loin. I also thought the paella was excellent, full of seafood in succulent rice. The prices are also very good. For about ten dollars, you get two large breaded chops with a choice of two sides. The food comes... More 

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Thank frequently_away
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Please don't miss this place! Try the ceviche and the skirt steak. The wine is amazing, the food phenomenal, the service is the best. It really is our most favourite restaurant in south Florida now.

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Thank Oana S
Davie, Florida
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food is generally good but the portions and prices are a little steep for a Latin restaurant. The service was fine and the place does get crowded for lunch.

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Thank Scott K
Detroit, MI
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered a wide range of dishes. All were flavorful with good portions. The dinner salad served two. At the price, their paella was one of the best I have had. I don't normally try it my first time at a restaurant but others in our party had. Maybe a tad underspiced, but still remarkable. Staff was eager to please.... More 

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Thank Motowners
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I'll be short and sweet! The bread and homemade garlic dipping sauce was so good! (Don't fill up too quick) The ceviche was packed with flavor along w a hardy helping of fresh shrimp and fish. Yucca was crispy Not greasy! Mom's steak fajitas were off the chain and my Hubby's Cuban sandwich was delicious! ASK for the HOMEMADE hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-467-5115

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