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El Puerto Argentinean Grill

#303 of 2,041 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Historic Ybor
Peruvian, Latin, Argentinean
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1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-8222
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Magnifico!

The wife and I had lunch here yesterday and it was fantastic! Granted it was the middle of the day on a Tuesday so the place was fairly empty, but the service and the food were great. We shared a carafe of sangria which seemed bottomless and was very tasty. I couldn't believe the portion sizes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Randy C
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The wife and I had lunch here yesterday and it was fantastic! Granted it was the middle of the day on a Tuesday so the place was fairly empty, but the service and the food were great. We shared a carafe of sangria which seemed bottomless and was very tasty. I couldn't believe the portion sizes either... there's no way... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This small restaurant has big flavor. The rolls were outstanding--the best we've had since living in El Paso, where this type was readily available--crusty on the outside and wonderfully soft inside. Although the restaurant is small, it is busy with people waiting for a table to enjoy the food. My husband and I enjoyed our seafood and fish dinners, and... More 

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Temple Terrace
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We live in Tampa and visit El Puerto every few months. It is one of Tampa's better kept secrets. As the name implies it is an Argentinean restaurant. It is not fancy but is small and comfortable. The Churrasco is amazing, the rolls are perhaps the best bread I've ever had (yes it says something I would actually write about... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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247 reviews 247 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've never had a bad meal here. Sometimes it did not hot on all points but nothing to disappointment. I ordered the parrillado for one ($30.00) it's gone up in price but if you like a meat fest this dish is definitley for you. It comes with Argentinean sausage, short-rib, skirt steak, chicken breast, pork chop, sweet bread, and morcilla... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is an great place. Nothing fancy in terms of the ambiance, but we enjoyed extremely flavorful meals. Steaks were nicely cooked and were very good cuts of beef. Chimichurri was also outstanding. The empanada appetizer was well seasoned and in a beautifully flaky crust. Sides were fine. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We came here after watching the Outback Bowl Parade on New Year's Eve. The food was excellent and the service was good. My husband is still talking about his Flank Steak Plate. We would definitely go back again.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After a day of sightseeing and touring a cigar factory, we were really hungry at 4 in the afternoon. We were the only people in El Puerto. and we had a very delicious and pleasant meal. The flank steak is a delicious plate of steak, fries, rice, salad, plantains, and egg. It's difficult to figure out where to start when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a great place that is a hidden gem in Ybor City (Tample, FL) The sampler that can be ordered for one or two is easily sharable and we wished that we would have picked the entrée for one and just shared it. Service was pretty fast. This is the 3rd trip to the restaurant, so they must be... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Loved it. You gotta go! Found this place by accident and visited on a Thursday night. Had the Tampico and it was great! Others had the Snapper and they were very pleased as well.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here craving a good skirt steak. Read the reviews here and on Urban Spoon about the terrible and slow service, so I knew what to expect. And the reviews were spot on. The staff seemed like they didn't want to be there, were unfriendly, and unattentive. I believe they also forgot to put in our app order as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 248-8222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin, Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?