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Cali Viejo

Latin, Colombian
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436 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5318
813-685-3715
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little taste of Columbia in Brandon

Very good food. Service was good. I don't like vegetables in my yellow rice, but that is just my preference. Black bean soup was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dover, Florida, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I had dinner last night and it was the worst most disgusting food we have ever had. I ordered the skirt steak with black beans and rice with a salad my husband ordered the half chicken with black beans and rice and a side of steamed vegetables. We sat for about 15 minutes with our drinks empty... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food was very good and authentic. Our waiter was not very accommodating, he took our drink order and walked around talking with others and standing around at the counter before getting our drinks. He act like he didn't care if we were there or not. Also when we paid our bill he charged us for a 15% gratuity without... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very good food. Service was good. I don't like vegetables in my yellow rice, but that is just my preference. Black bean soup was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great stop for lunch on the way to Sanibel! Cuban sandwiches were delicious and cooked to order. Sangria was very good! Nice find.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I ordered pork with rice and beans, the pork was gross it was all fat and under cooked it looked disgusting. When I asked to for a refind they said they couldnt refund my moneu so i ordered something else. They were rude and gave me a very hard time. And other customers were also complaining about under cooked food... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Maybe not a five-star restaurant, but at least a four star value. A nice neighborhood restaurant with very friendly staff and excellent food. My son-in-law, Juan, who is from Columbia says it is very authentic with a wide selection of good Colombian food. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive fix of Columbian cuisine, it's a good fit. If you want fresh, near homemade quality Columbian grub, look elsewhere. Although good in flavor my meal looked and tasted like it had sat in a warmer for quiet a while. Not likely to return.

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Sebring, Florida
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222 reviews 222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The outside appearance of Cali Viejo isn't too great but the decor inside is delightful with Colombian artwork and lovely tile floors. It is small so I was glad we were there early. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome explaining some items on the menu for us. I decided on a veggie omelet and specified that... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I decided to try a new restaurant called Cali Viejo and were completely surprised by not only the food but the atmosphere. Brandon is has so many restaurant choices that you sometimes get in a rut and eat at the same ones because you know they are good. Cali Viejo had a great selection, excellent service and... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went into this restaurant and found it to be very clean. There were only Hispanic customers in the place, which told me I have come to the right place. I got the feeling that the staff was surprised to see me walk in, but they were extremely helpful and unbelievably nice. There was no problem with a language barrier... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 436 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 813-685-3715

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latin, Colombian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?