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El Tamarindo Cafe

) #187 of 1,036 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale €€ - €€€ Latin, , Spanish
233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“ceviche” (20 reviews)
“coconut flan” (9 reviews)
“mariscada” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank MBrenner214
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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,...More

Thank frequently_away
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Oana S
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.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 28 February 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...More

Thank Motowners
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank RendaBea
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Based on the reviews, we stopped in for dinner because it's so convenient to the Ft Lauderdale airport. We enjoyed the yuca frita and chicharrones to start. The Tamarindo special (steak, chicken and shrimp) was excellent and even the chicken was still juicy. But after...More

Thank schindlr
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I am 65 years old and have eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world. This wonderful cafe ranks at the top for some of the best food I have ever eaten. It takes a talented cook to prepare a meal that is...More

Thank Chica5471
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good service, taste the ceviche and fried pork !!!, atendant for the owner close to everithing, really good food and really good prices !!! Good desserts !!! One of the best on the area.

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a find! This place is maybe 10 minutes from the airport. Awesome food-we had Cuban sandwiches, tamales and ceviche. Amazing and very generous portions. Reasonably priced too. Highly recommend!

Thank Jeff C
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10 December 2016|
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Response from Jesus G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have tables outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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