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El Tamarindo Cafe

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Latin, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Cuban, 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted a light meal after flying in late. The ceviche was presented beautifully and delicious. A generous portion with big chunks of fresh seafood would easily have filled us up. Unfortunately it was so good we kept ordering and overate by a long shot. It was all fabulous, Latin style seafood. I will say, I don't understand why people... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends wanted to go to a Spanish restaurant and I volunteered to do some research on which restaurant to go to. Well, I found it! And I will be back here as often as I can. The service was amazing. The food was out of this world. We eat so much that we couldn't move afterwards. Just thinking about... More 

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Thank Oana S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have passed it everyday on my way to and from work for the past 5 years and finally made it for lunch yesterday. My loss for not stopping sooner. Excellent menu with very affordable prices and the food was cooked to perfection. The roasted pork was excellent and more than I could eat. Kind of a mix between Cuban... More 

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Fairfield, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. May look like a dive from the outside but once your inside its lay out pretty nice. We ordered the ceviche which was outstanding and enough to feed 2 people. Main dishes are large enough to feed two people as well. Recommend this place anytime of the day.

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Thank RayRay40
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Carne Asada is my favorite!! Green plantain (tostones) and beans. Fresh and delicious. In 10 Years Eating in this Restaurant . I fully recommend it. Central American specialty food.

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Thank Jesus G
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you go, try the Mariscada soup. It is loaded with seafood and the creamy version is buttery, rich and satisfying. The portion is huge. So consider sharing the soup and a salad. The creamy garlic shrimp salad is also an excellent choice. Cusquemana is a Peruvian lager that is terrific, if you want to try something new and the... More 

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Thank Karen B
Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We wanted to try a place near our hotel, and i found this online. Cafe con leche was to die for! All the food had huge servings and everyone was so pleasant. We even got to meet the owner and he was very nice. Would recommend to others.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This summer, we met a lady for lunch to conduct a little business, and selected El Tamarindo because it was close and we had enjoyed it previously. We were pleased to find the food and service as nice as ever. Our lunch was great, the sangria was delicious and the server was very considerate of our extended conversation. We'll go... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've had lunch and dinner at El Tamarindo several times and it's always a very enjoyable experience. The menu is an excellent offering of Latin dishes, and the service has always been excellent. Prices are very reasonable. The restaurant is a stand-alone building on a busy road, and it doesn't look like much from the outside. But looks are deceiving.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

3 adults and 3 kids stopped in for a meal before going to the airport to drop 1 adult off. As the saying goes...."Don't judge a book by its cover!" very true! We ordered breaded steak and chicken, yucca frita, rice and beans, caesar salad, fried plantains and fish tacos. Mmmm, so good! Everyone was happy with their meal, even... 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, Caribbean, Cuban, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?