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Vino Loco

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Tapas, Wine Bar
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420 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
+1 941-473-8466
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: As featured in Coastal Living and Harbor Style Magazines, Vino Loco is...
As featured in Coastal Living and Harbor Style Magazines, Vino Loco is more than a restaurant. Many of the ingredients utilzed in our Organic Dishes, such as Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils and Marconna Almonds are available to take home. Chef Katrina prepares exciting gourmet fare which change weekly. Our upscale but casual atmosphere is conducive to relaxing, whether inside or on our outdoor patio. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive pour list! Take home a chilled bottle from our cooler or a yummy red from the retail wine and gift shop. Be sure to check our website for Wine Tastings, Dinners and other exciting events. Our Catering Service offers an array of scrumptious dishes prepared just for you by our highly skilled staff. You can even rent Vino Loco for your own special occasion. See you there!
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A culinary sojourn in Englewood.....

Vino Loco is a delightful treat. A bit of Europe's flavor with a Spanish flare on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Excellent choice of wine. The menu is filled with tapas choices and specials. Kartina, the chef, artistically creates food that is beautiful, creative, and delicious. Try the strawberry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
seashellhunter1956
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Englewood, Florida
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Englewood, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Vino Loco is a delightful treat. A bit of Europe's flavor with a Spanish flare on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Excellent choice of wine. The menu is filled with tapas choices and specials. Kartina, the chef, artistically creates food that is beautiful, creative, and delicious. Try the strawberry watermelon soup when it is on the menu. I love it even... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Go to Thursday market and then head to this eatery for a delicious lunch on the outdoor patio. Very helpful waitress will help you select tapas guaranteed to please. A reasonably priced wine will complete the experience. Check out the wide selection of wines inside.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The wine selection is quite good. There are some unusual wines and the special wine that I tried was only $5/glass. Nice & different portugese red. Outdoor setting is pleasant, and theoverall vibe is jolly. The food was mixed, The Albondigas (pork/beef meatballs) . First taste was like the smell of fireworks. I thought it was odd but OK. My... More 

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Barcelona420, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments about our wine selection. We believe it is the most diverse and affordable in the area. I agree with you about the Albondigas. Our Spanish importer sent us a smoked paprika instead of the sweet paprika we normally use in the recipe. Some folks liked it, but I agree that the smokiness might not be... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This would be a good place to have a snack and a glass of wine before a play at the Lemon Bay Theatre which is just down the street from this sidewalk restaurant...The wait staff were slovenly dressed and not on top of the tables...The tapas were okay but not up to the standards of Tapas Bars in Europe

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Barcelona420, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this review

Our staff has collectively visited over 150 tapas bars in virtually every region of Spain. Other than hanging Jamon Serrano from the ceiling, we think we are very authentic! The organic ingredients in our tapas come directly from Spain or Italy and every dish is made in house. We continuously receive accolades from Europeans and Americans alike who have lived... More 

bloomfield hills
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We tried this restaurant for the first time 2 weeks ago and we have been there five times already. Dinner is fantastic, Sunday brunch delicious! Great wait staff, so friendly! Sad that we heading back to Michigan soon and will have to wait a whole year to go back!

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Barcelona420, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this review

Tracy, Thanks for the kind words. Safe travels and we'll see you next year. More 

Englewood, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We really wanted to love our experience but sadly, it was a big disappointment. Service was incredibly spotty and unprofessional, and wine and cheese tasting was overpriced and consisted of a bite of cheese on a paper plate and a sip of wine. Once we finally were able to order tapas and a glass of wine, it was ok, but... More 

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Barcelona420, Owner at Vino Loco, responded to this review

By all reports, our Wine and Cheese Tasting was a great success. We feel $10 is a very nominal charge for tasting several Artisan Cheeses and Premium Wines. Nevertheless, we're sorry it was not an event for you. We are always concerned about service. As no complaints were registered that evening, it would help us if you would email me... More 

Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Joyce has made this a lively, friendly destination. Her staff are knowledgeable & fun. When in Englewood this is a "must" to visit. Bill & Julie

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were traveling with pet and needed to eat where we could accommodate him on warm Florida afternoon. We really lucked out to find this exquisite cafe serving small plates, wines, beers even water and treats for our dog. I had Reuben and veg. soup, husband enjoyed salad with mozzarella, added chicken and balsamic vinaigrette. Too bad we are just... More 

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Englewood, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I almost hate to share one of my favorite places, but they deserve the review. The wine selection is wonderful and well priced. The tapas are, well....yum. You go for two and end up with six because everything is so delicious. The staff and owners make feel so welcoming. I love trying new wines and each visit is so fun.... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Vino Loco is located on the corner of W. Dearborn St. and Elm St. right in the middle of downtown Englewood. Loco is a comfy small restaurant with a great selection of very moderately priced wines. They offer an ever changing selection of wines, and many are specially selected, very good tasting wines. They usually offer specials and those specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: +1 941-473-8466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas, Wine Bar

Description

As featured in Coastal Living and Harbor Style Magazines, Vino Loco is more than a restaurant. Many of the ingredients utilzed in our Organic Dishes, such as Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils and Marconna Almonds are available to take home. Chef Katrina prepares exciting gourmet fare which change weekly. Our upscale but casual atmosphere is conducive to relaxing, whether inside or on our outdoor patio. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive pour list! Take home a chilled bottle from our cooler or a yummy red from the retail wine and gift shop. Be sure to check our website for Wine Tastings, Dinners and other exciting events. Our Catering Service offers an array of scrumptious dishes prepared just for you by our highly skilled staff. You can even rent Vino Loco for your own special occasion. See you there!
Open Hours
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?