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Sofrito Mama's

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935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
12:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We read a review of this place and have Been back 3 times. Such a nice family and you can tell they put the love into the food. It is worth a stop. Come hungry they give you lots of food but you won't be disappointed. They explain everything and are such a nice couple. We love this place.

Thank nancyr22
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner to pick up food. The place is pick up/takeout only. They do have some tables that customers can use to have their meal. Thankfully in the afternoon they are I. The shade, but it is still hot. Personally I prefer the take out and head back to my hotel and be comfortable. On the food, I had... More 

Thank bugteacher0105
Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this hidden gem in middle of shopping plaza. Take out style, but has tables for outside dining. Food was very good and enough for another meal.. Just wish they had a sampler so you could try a number of their items in a smaller portion

Thank LynnRI
Darmstadt, Germany
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Sofrito Mamas because of the TripAdvisor reviews :-) It is really a small, quite unspectacular looking place in a shopping mall. Missing out on this restaurant would have been a big mistake, because the food was delicious, quite a lot and still reasonably priced (the chicken with rice was to die for, incredibly tender and perfectly seasoned, and... More 

Thank Hannes M
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based alone on the owner reactions to negative posts about this place, it was a must visit. All the negatives were true however. Bland food, talentless service and unprofessional presentation (hello plastic cutlery). To rate this restaurant as a top 3 competitor is beyond ridiculous. Authentic cuban food in sarasota may be rare to come by but this place DOES... More 

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Alicia B, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this review

How so??? Clearly you came here with the sole intention of coming back to TA to be slanderous. Well pat yourself on the back, here goes my response to YOU. God forbid an owner of an establishment defend their business, their product, or their work that they pour their blood, sweat, and tears into. No small business owner would ever... More 

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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent platters, stews, empanadas and desserts. Very reasonably priced, incredibly delicious and good portion sizes.

Thank Stephen B
Saint Petersburg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with family great authentic Puerto Rican food!!!!! The best!!!! obviously we will be back no doubt👍

Thank leisaf2016
Buffalo, New York
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Sofrito mama's is a must stop especially if your Hispanic. The food is totally authentic and full of tasty rich flavors!!. My mother would have been totally impressed!! Jason is personable and a plus that this restaurant supports blue bloods!!... Highly recommended!! Thank you Jason!!!

Thank chula123
Clifton Park, New York
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255 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stopped here, en route from Sarasota airport to Siesta Key and have to say the food was excellent. I split a cubanrico with my mom, which was great. Be prepared to wait because everything is cooked to order and it is very small. There is also no inside seating, but it was a beautiful day to enjoy the sunshine... More 

Thank LoneRock
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had the Saturday daily special, Sancocho, tropical stew. The best, better than homemade. Happy, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere! We will definitely return.

Thank Bob P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8786
At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?