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Cali Viejo

Latin, Spanish, South American, 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
we really enjoyed it

I've driven by this place 1000 times and the Rotisserie chicken sign always intrigued me but we've never stopped in and now I can't wait to go back. I had the Churrasco skirt steak and my wife had the Ropa Vieja and we both really enjoyed it. I also want to commend the staff on better than great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
R-Knee626
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Brandon, Florida
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Olde South
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Food was good, traditional taste, service just OK. Had to wait and the place was crowded. Lots of locals. Good selection.

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I've driven by this place 1000 times and the Rotisserie chicken sign always intrigued me but we've never stopped in and now I can't wait to go back. I had the Churrasco skirt steak and my wife had the Ropa Vieja and we both really enjoyed it. I also want to commend the staff on better than great service...I person... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I ordered grilled steak smothered in onions and Oh my goodness it was the best! My meal came with salad, rice and beans and plantains. For dessert Tarimisu all awesome . Edgar greeted me as I entered the restaurant and came by to see how my food was. I explained to him it is probably the best meal I have... More 

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Dover, Florida, USA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cali Viejo

Address: 436 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5318
Phone Number: 813-685-3715
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
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
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian

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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, Spanish, South American, 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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