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Cortez Kitchen

4528 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
941 798 9404
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Ranked #7 of 12 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Largo, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had driven by Cortez Kitchen on an earlier visit to Longboat Key and decided the next time we were there we would try it. We went on a Tuesday evening. The menu is limited, it's not the best value for your money, and there are predominately fried foods on the menu. I had the fried oysters, which were good... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We heard about the Cortez kitchen from people who live around Bradenton beach area. We called into the restaurant on 4th.September for lunch. We were not disappointed, my wife and daughter had the burgers which were delicious, I was a bit more adventurous, I picked on the alligator tail as I have never tried them before (not many alligators in... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's must go if you are in the area! Full of locals, great clams and mussels, good service and reasonable prices. It is a little rough and rustic to say the least. A must go, without attitude!!!!

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Pickerington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Love the atmosphere of this bar. Food is decent and service good, but the music keeps bringing me back. Sunday afternoons are my favorite time to kick back, enjoy some drinks and seafood, and rock to some great music.

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Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We live in Bradenton. We have visited MANY of the local seafood places. Cortez Kitchen has hands down the BEST and FRESHEST seafood around. The buffalo grouper, calamari, ahi tuna, grouper sandwiches (and burgers for the landlubbers)... all to die for. The atmosphere is definitely different. Lots of locals - fun friendly people from a fishing village. It can get... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I can tell this place is a favorite among locals. It sits on the water-sort of. The views are of the backside of a working dock. So, no real water views but plenty of views of boat workers and the smells that go with it. Our table overlooked a parking lot-blah. There was a live band that was really good-my... More

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

not our favorite...the food was mediocre and the prices were high for mediocre. there are better options.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had a great lunch at cortez kitchen yesterday. Me and my boyfriend had the cheeseburger and we both enjoyed it very much! His parents had popcorn shrimp and they both really enjoyed theirs too. Great food at great prices. It's a Hidden little gem and didn't seem to get many tourists, all locals. Can't wait to go back Sunday to... More

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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was away for a girls weekend and we were referred here by the locals; it did not disappoint! Great seafood, we shared, Ahi Tuna, mahi, jumbo shrimp, cheese grits, all of it was delicious! The band was awesome, the pina colada's were great! We can't wait to visit again.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perhaps you have a hankering for a local Pub with great prices and daily specials. If your heading down the to the Gulf area and heading to Bradenton Beach, check out Cortez Kitchen. We found what we were looking here for food and beverages. It's an open air bar/dinning area, but dont let that stop you. Tuesday thru Friday is... More

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