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1212 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-2202
+1 863-688-1961
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“hanger steak” (14 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1212 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-2202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic. The staff are warm & friendly, the venue is lovely, very romantic. I had the octopus which was superb, I tried the brussel sprouts which were delicious. On Sunday I tried the waffles & fried chicken that too was great. Certianly...More

Thank Pholpheist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit and food quality & service still outperforms. In the desert that is fine dining in Lakeland, Nineteen61 is an oasis.

1  Thank Callibra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere is absolutely amazing. One of a kind, authentic food. The owner is well liked and well known in our community.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Lakeland. Definitely try their gourmet ham. The appetizers are very creative. Small but very nice ambience. The chef/owner came around and created all of the patrons. The only negative is no liquor mixed drinks. But the wine selection while...More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Top class. The food is very tasty. They change the menu often and each time it’s better. Ambience is good too.

Thank druralil
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We all tried different items, I luckily chose the Hangar Steak and the marinade was an incredible touch, juicy, excellent taste and just a little short on quantity but the taste more than made up for it! Everyone said their chosen dishes were great but...More

Thank rtgepd1
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This may be the first time I have rated a restaurant "excellent." From start to finish, we had a superior experience. We made reservations in advance as we were going to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Received a confirmation call the afternoon before our dinner...More

Thank SparkyRanger
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went on our 53rd. anniversary because we wanted everything to be just right. And it sure was! We were surprised by being served a complimentary glass of Champagne and after a great meal, we were served a complimentary dessert. The chef/owner came out of...More

Thank Dave1159
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My husband brought me to Nineteen61 for my birthday. It was intimate & delicious. Both of us enjoyed the 1961 salad, I loved paella & my husband thoroughly enjoyed the brisket short ribs. An amazing dinner was topped off by key lime pie for 2....More

Thank littleward
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The food was terrific and the service was awesome. Both red and white sangrias are very good. The restaurant is small and it has a great atmosphere!!

Thank vic32801
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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, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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