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1212 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-2202
+1 863-688-1961
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“hanger steak” (14 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1212 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-2202
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I travel a lot, and this local restaurant has just jumped to the top of the list in our book. The staff accommodated our huge group (16) on a Friday night for our 5th anniversary. The food and service were equivalent to...More

Thank tbbigt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had been to this restaurant once before and came back for more. It is an intimate setting good for dates or business or a special meal. I had the cheese selection for my appetizer and it was perfect with a cross of several options...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went for a date night. I should have made reservations because it was an hour and a half wait. We decided to eat outside and it was actually not very hot. We had beef empanadas as an app. We were served 3 small...More

Thank dihoagie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard that Nineteen61 had a reputation for creating a “Food Revolution” in Lakeland with its a collaborative balance of old world techniques with evolving trends. We went for Thursday lunch and were not disappointed! Chef Marcos Fernandez’ creations clearly have a distinct Cuban influence....More

Thank FloridaAquamaids
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with some friends for a celebration and were blown away. The service was impeccable and the food absolutely, outstanding! Everything from the appetizers to the main course to the desserts were delicious. Hands down the best filet I’ve ever had. Love the ambience...More

Thank Eemry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. The food is wonderful and every ingredient is well planned, for a taste explosion!

Thank Natalie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here for lunch and was impressed, so when I asked a special lady out for dinner: I thought of this place. No disappointments. Great ambience, wait staff, and fabulous food. It is pricey, so save for that special occasion

Thank vincetheelder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time. Food is mediocre but fir price is a waste. Has paella andnit sucked. The ricebwas smokey and undercooked. Been to Spain where itb is a staple ao know what is supposed to taste like. Dont waste your money here. A total...More

Thank Reggie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at Nineteen61 several times and every single time we leave after the meal I think about how delicious it was for days. I am married to a Chef and not easily wowed about food and even less wowed enough to take the...More

Thank kim h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service as exceptional and a visit to our table from the Chef was informative and fun. The food was very good. The zarzuela which is seafood stew was an explosion of flavor. I will be back.

Thank Daniel G
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Sharon S
20 October 2016|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
Lakeland, FL on South Florida Ave. About 10 to 15 minutes South of I-4.
5 October 2016|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside patio that is very charming. I am not sure if they allow dogs. Enjoy your visit. This place is definitely worth a visit.
27 May 2016|
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Response from StephenRo | Reviewed this property |
The food was not inexpensive but, given the effort to procure quality ingredients and the exceptional job preparing the food, I felt the expense was more than reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-688-1961
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