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El Tamarindo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Helena, Montana
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

We went with a pretty sizable group the night before a cruise. I thought the food was pretty good, especially the carne asada that came with my combo meal. The beans and rice were exactly that. They were not seasoned at all. My wife wasn't totally impressed with her meal either but there were no major complaints. In the end... More 

Thank Michael T
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

My friend took me for dinner here. We ordered the ceviche as a starter - it was shrimp, white fish, and i think calamari - it was delicious - beyond delicious - and it served 2 I followed that up with carne asado and rice and beans --- too much to finish - had it the next day and it... More 

Thank Seveen
Miami, Florida
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483 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Really like the carne asada, great sides...Tamal is good. I always thought this place should have music in the evening.

Thank joshua b
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Used to go here at least once a month. Off our list now, Service was diabolical, drinks took 15 minutes to be served. The food was ordinary and it took 20 minutes to get an pay our bill I shall not go back until the former Manger returns

Thank Christopher T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch at this restaurant. I initially didn't know what to think based on the size and the decor. However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The server recommended something off the menu based on my diet. I was already prepared that it might be pricey because it was not on the menu and... More 

Thank MissSoro
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

Walked to this from hotel. Interesting menu. Good calamari appetizer, maybe the best I've had. Next was a terrific Carne Asada (the Tampico originated steak specialty) and my wife had churrasco Marinero, lots of food. Very happy. Good service

Thank Terry W
orange, California, USA
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We were in town overnight after a cruise and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. Much to our delight it was fantastic. Great food (especially the churrasco), great drinks and great service. I would highly recommend this if you're in the area.

Thank evilqueen13
Columbia, Missouri
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Have been there many times. Near the FLL airport so its a great place to go before a trip or after. Food is delicious and the desserts are amazing. Not pricey and Good service!

Thank Willie R
New York City, New York
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361 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Ordered fried calamari, fried tostones, seafood paella, churrasco marinero, steak fajitas,and tamarindo special - steak, chicken and chicken. The food was okay.

Thank Re27k
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

An interesting blend of different types of cuisine, but they are mainly Salvadorean cuisine, central American cuisine with a fusion of South American. Everything is very good. Cannot complain of the food or the service. Good atmosphere. nice to hang out at night.

Thank mrbeansd1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?