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El Pilon

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4650 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33906
(239) 936-0057
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My Happy Place!!

I was so pleasantly surprised with this place! Visited during our first day while vacationing in FT. Myers. Their food transported me back to my beautiful piece of paradise (Puerto Rico). The food was what I expected from a Puerto Rican restaurant. I had some beef empanadas, mofongo and carne frita... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Luis D
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Locust Grove, Georgia
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Locust Grove, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was so pleasantly surprised with this place! Visited during our first day while vacationing in FT. Myers. Their food transported me back to my beautiful piece of paradise (Puerto Rico). The food was what I expected from a Puerto Rican restaurant. I had some beef empanadas, mofongo and carne frita (Deep fried pork). Everything was delicious! Unfortunately i was... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Here is my 2 cents on the food and some chit chat combine. This is puerto rican cuisine.You must try this place. Service is extraordinary - food is outstanding. The meal I had... a cup of espresso, pepsi, roast pork, black beans, & peas and yellow rice. All under 11.50. WOW the roast pork was to die for. It was... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We love ethnic food from all over - European, American, Latin, Micronesian, Asian and the Caribbean islands. We found "El Pilon", a small Puerto Rican restaurant, by accident, next to a large grocery market that sold natural and homeopathic foodstuff. Being from NYC, we know what fare these restaurants offer - all tasty and fresh made. Wow! We have gone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and her family are all Puerto Rican, so it is them I can say who introduced the cuisine to me. I havent been eating it long but I loved this place. The alcapurria and guisado my wife had was amazing. It was definitly worth the drive from the beach while we were on vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Food is absolutely delicious. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and phenomenal prices. My mother and I have been here several times in the last couple of weeks. My only regret is that I didn't try this place sooner!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This Restaurant offers Cuban, Puerto Rican and other Latino cuisine. The plates were delicious and inexpensive. It is a excelent familiy restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The first time I went and ordered a Midnight sandwich had bones and mostly fat, instead of the pork meat that characterizes the sandwich. The second time I ordered Chicken soup and was no meat, just bones! WONT EVER GO AGAIN!

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Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

DON’T GO THERE EVER !!!!! This is dangerous for your health and personal are definitely crazy. You will wait 40min at least for your order. The meat is old and bad smelling. They do review on Internet them self’s so don't believe if you see good reputation. The "chef" looks drunk and very dirty. Just stay fares you can from... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

This was my first visit to El Pilon. It is located in the shopping center on the corner of Colonial Blvd and Cleveland Ave. I was surprised to learn that this restaurant offers all the goodies of Puerto Rico. From the island juice drinks to the pastries too. I had the small pieces of fried pork with plantains (monfongo). I... More 

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Additional Information about El Pilon

Address: 4650 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33906
Phone Number: (239) 936-0057
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Puerto Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4650 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33906
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone Number: (239) 936-0057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?