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Cortez Kitchen

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4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
941 798 9404
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good to enjoy an old-Florida place like this!

Absolutely delicious food last night, great service and a fantastic band playing some awesome music. Only people smoking everywhere and typical selection of way too many lite beers and lack of Pabst loses the 1-star. Place has a spotless kitchen and super-clean rest rooms too! Best and by far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Francis H
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We are locals and this is our absolute favorite place to go. Happy hour can't be beat. Atmosphere is really neat. Try the cheese grits and also the breaded okra, yum! Love the live music and and vibe here. It's just unpretentious and fun!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This little place had really great food and service. Very nice fish market right next door with wonderful fish and seafood. We purchased some peeled, deveined shrimp that were the best that we have ever had. We went back the next day and bought more of them.We also got some very nice lobster tails. Better quality and better prices than... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious food last night, great service and a fantastic band playing some awesome music. Only people smoking everywhere and typical selection of way too many lite beers and lack of Pabst loses the 1-star. Place has a spotless kitchen and super-clean rest rooms too! Best and by far the freshest conch fritters appetizer we've ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The best little local place we have come by so far. Friendly, fun and most of all Delicious! !! The Grouper is a must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Authentic seafood by the water. Seafood is always fresh, cooked beautifully, and tasty. Beer and wine available, and picnic tables under a big roof, fans are on to help with heat. Service is efficient, and easy going at the same time, no one's in a rush, but not slow either, just right.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Pricey for diner food. Specials were on a whiteboard but if you are a first time patron,the waitress failed to mention them. We ordered and then saw the plate of food for patron seating close by and it was the special. My husband had to call server to change and she was not pleased even though our order had just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place for great food and drinks listening to wonderful music on sunday afternoons. They had great live bands and the place really buzzes.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family enjoy going to Cortez Kitchen for that old Florida feel and the live music. We like the smoked Mullet when they have it. You will meet people from all walks of life at the Cortez Kitchen from hard working laborers, tourist, and locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Totally cool atmosphere. Small place but good music and food. Music was a little loud but worth it. Seafood comes fresh off the boat so it doesn't get any more fresh than that. Loved it, definitely would go back.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We first dined here in 2012 -- and I have been dreaming of a return visit and an opportunity to eat the Best Fish Tacos Ever since 2012. Sadly, as I learned when we returned in 2015, fish tacos are only on the menu on the weekends. Well, an excuse to go back again! Regardless, this place is hole in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 941 798 9404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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