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El Pirata Mexican Restaurant

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1999 SE Highway 70, Arcadia, FL
8639932203
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10:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Stefanie H
Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Bill B
Lake Placid, Florida
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank GAGirl07
Punta Gorda, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank oceanicus
Livermore, Colorado
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1,115 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank M Richard M
Clearwater, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

5 Stars for the food...EXCEPT the salsa which is clearly uninspired cheap tomato sauce from a can (you can taste the can flavor) with like 2 specks of cilantro floating around. It's an insult to salsas everywhere! I don't know what they do with the chips, some are fresh, others are stale and others seem overcooked and dark brown. Maybe... More 

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Thank 9SGM
New Hampshire
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113 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We were told to go to Arcadia for great Mexican food. There are several Mexican restaurants to choose from so we were closest to El Pirata so we went there. This was a mistake as the food was mediocre and I needed to send back my Margarita back as undrinkable. Place was seedy looking inside.

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Thank frequentdiner1948
Arcadia, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Nice friendly help. The food is out of this world good, no matter if it's chicken, beef, pork or seafood.

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Thank Donna B
Sun City Center, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

My wife and I have definitely experienced much better Mexican Restaurants. To start with the chips seemed a little stale. The salsa was on the sweet side. There isn't any zip in this salsa...None. I ordered the Taco Salad with whole beans and chicken. I was advised, "We only have refried beans. We don't have whole beans". The chicken I... More 

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Thank John S
Kissimmee, Florida
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

authentic Mexican food prepared pretty well. chips and salsa was given to the table and the first chips were warm and home made...yum!

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Thank pompitus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 SE Highway 70, Arcadia, FL
  • 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?