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Sofrito Mama's

935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (86 reviews)
“roast pork” (47 reviews)
“pernil” (41 reviews)
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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Puerto Rico 5 times. I can tell you that this joint has better Puerto Rican food than ANY place in Puerto Rico. Hands down the best PR food I have ever tasted and my wife and two kids agreed. We were...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through Sarasota, we were looking for great food and found it at Sofrito Mama's. If you are looking for real authentic Puerto Rican food, this is the place. We ate arroz blanco con habichuelas, chuletas, bistec encebollado, arroz con gandules, tostones, and mofongo. Now...More

1  Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here last year all the way from Delaware and we couldn’t wait to come back while on vacation again. The food is so good we ate here twice this week. A must do while in the area

Thank diri0527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Sofrito Mama’s for lunch. The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Puerto Rican dishes daily but also has weekly specials that change every day of the week. Since I visited on a Wednesday, the special of the day was Pastelon. I was...More

Thank nic_leon2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not great for me. Flavor was not what I expected being a native. Not sure they understood me well since I spoke Spanish and asked about food. I wish you success.

Thank Marguerite M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

It was hard to find this little place, the gps drove us to the next street, but finally we've found out that Sofrito Mama's is located in the mall area. There no place inside to sit down, so do not expect a romantic dine out,...More

Thank domhun
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We live locally and frequent this restaurant. Love the owners - they are so nice and accommodating. The food is delicious and freshly made. However, since there is only outside seating, I would suggest cleaning the seats of the chairs and tables occasionally. Maybe even...More

Thank OriginallyOC
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch and can definitely recommend this place! + We weren't familiar with Puerto Rican food but the owner was very nice and took the time to explain his offer + Took the dish of the day and it was delicious + Huge...More

Thank Hayashi1986
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The CubaRican sandwich is amazing. Also, try their wide variety of specialty sodas. The server was very friendly and the service was fast.

Thank nicolasjpratt
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy w only outdoor seating, but delicious empanadas and other specialities. One if us had a Cubans sandwich and another pork sandwich. Really good and lovely owner.

Thank Traveler5055
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Theresa P
2 September 2016|
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Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do allow dogs and we have 20 seats available.
Emanuel K
30 October 2015|
Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
We are located at 935 N Beneva Rd in the Sarasota Commons Plaza with Publix and the Post Office between the Pack & Ship and the Barber Shop. There is no dress code as we are a take out only restaurant with complimentary... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8786
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At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.
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