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El Tamarindo Cafe

233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
954-467-5115
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Ranked #152 of 1,122 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: South American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great Latin cuisine at an incredibly affordable price. They have all the classic dishes one would expect. The chirrasco, yuca, beans & rice are delicious. But my favorite dish from here is not on the menu!!!! You have to know to ask about it..... It is Whitefish Carpaccio!!!!! It's presented on a colorful platter that shines through the thin slices... More 

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Helena, Montana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went with a pretty sizable group the night before a cruise. I thought the food was pretty good, especially the carne asada that came with my combo meal. The beans and rice were exactly that. They were not seasoned at all. My wife wasn't totally impressed with her meal either but there were no major complaints. In the end... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My friend took me for dinner here. We ordered the ceviche as a starter - it was shrimp, white fish, and i think calamari - it was delicious - beyond delicious - and it served 2 I followed that up with carne asado and rice and beans --- too much to finish - had it the next day and it... More 

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Miami, Florida
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283 reviews 283 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really like the carne asada, great sides...Tamal is good. I always thought this place should have music in the evening.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Used to go here at least once a month. Off our list now, Service was diabolical, drinks took 15 minutes to be served. The food was ordinary and it took 20 minutes to get an pay our bill I shall not go back until the former Manger returns

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I met a friend for lunch at this restaurant. I initially didn't know what to think based on the size and the decor. However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The server recommended something off the menu based on my diet. I was already prepared that it might be pricey because it was not on the menu and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Walked to this from hotel. Interesting menu. Good calamari appetizer, maybe the best I've had. Next was a terrific Carne Asada (the Tampico originated steak specialty) and my wife had churrasco Marinero, lots of food. Very happy. Good service

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orange, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were in town overnight after a cruise and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. Much to our delight it was fantastic. Great food (especially the churrasco), great drinks and great service. I would highly recommend this if you're in the area.

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Auburn, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have been there many times. Near the FLL airport so its a great place to go before a trip or after. Food is delicious and the desserts are amazing. Not pricey and Good service!

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New York City, New York
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255 reviews 255 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Ordered fried calamari, fried tostones, seafood paella, churrasco marinero, steak fajitas,and tamarindo special - steak, chicken and chicken. The food was okay.

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Additional Information about El Tamarindo Cafe

Address: 233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
Phone Number: 954-467-5115
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: South American

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