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El Tamarindo Cafe

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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
954-467-5115
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food

I love the fact the food was so delicious! I stayed at the best western close by fred at the front desk recommended t this place! what got me was when he said '' I wouldn't send you anywhere I wouldn't eat'' and by golly it was amazing!. jacson the owner can to greet us personally and made us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
660greaselightning
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love the fact the food was so delicious! I stayed at the best western close by fred at the front desk recommended t this place! what got me was when he said '' I wouldn't send you anywhere I wouldn't eat'' and by golly it was amazing!. jacson the owner can to greet us personally and made us feel... More 

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Louisville, ky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Found this spot as we were driving down US 1. Great local restaurant with wonderful service. We sat out on the patio and had a wonderful meal! Great prices for lunch $6.99 for an entrée and two sides.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My dining experience was ruined.....never again! Arrived around 9:30 pm on a Friday evening, table for 10. Orders placed and all good so far, then 10 minutes later and one meal has to be changed....no sea bass. Ok, recalculate and change order.....no problem. 10 more minutes pass and the server returns and says no more beans. Of course all 10... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Even though the exterior of the restaurant is unappealing, the quality of the food and the great customer service I received made this a great find. I ate at the bar on my own and it was very enjoyable. The food was reasonably priced and vry tasty.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Poor service, long waits, not enough parking and there is nothing special about the food. Staff needs training in customer service, lunch hours long waits that can be avoided, try not to go at lunch. Will not return.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

First I was skeptical, because there name indicates it's a cafe. I was wrong big time. Place was busy and I would say fancy too. Lots of couples here, good restaurant for date nights. Service was great and fast. Prices are great. Good was tasteful. Highly recommended this place.

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Buffalo, New York
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260 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

THe exterior is unimpressive and SR. 84 is hardly a spot for fine dining: BUT THIS PLACE IS GREAT. I had the whole fried snapper. Place is packed with locals. Obviously it enjoys a good reputation Full bar too Highly recommended

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stumbled upon Tamarindo Cafe while visiting Fox Car rental near the airport and what a find! The food was delicious. Had the following: freshly squeezed orange juice, chicken franchess (waiter's recommendation and not on the menu), ceviche, Tamarindo special, Marimonte, Super Tamarindo Cuban sandwich and the Coconut Flan. The food portions are large and were so good that we came... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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139 reviews 139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This time our dinners missed the mark... We have enjoyed this restaurant for a very long time... This trip we didn't recognize any of the staff and the menu was altered... When we asked they claimed it was the same team... Not so! The food was good but not as plentiful as before and everything was an up charge... I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In town prior to a cruise. Had an open night with 6 of us all inthe mood for Latin food. This was recommended and is just 3 miles from the Cruiseport area in Ft Lauderdale. Food was authentic, and a wonderful member of the staff, Louis, helped us with menu selections. Generous portions of food and drink and the bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-467-5115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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

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