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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

#348 of 1,907 Restaurants in Tampa
#376 of 2,102 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Historic Ybor
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Argentinean, South American
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1623 E 5th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-8222
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Great Argentinian restaurant Mom and Pop style

A great Argentinian restaurant without all the hype, just a mom and pop style of dining. The steak was good, the empanadas were good, truly a nice place. Don't expect fancy stuff, but if you want a dinner with friends and be social, and note a in a rush, I highly recommend it

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
DutchTX
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Chicken or steak? Can't go wrong with either! The food is delish!! Love this place for lunch during the week.

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are a Meat Lover this is definitely the place for you, better than any of the Brazilian style Steak Houses in the area. There are so many choices between Meat, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Sides, Soups, Salads and Desserts - I recommend you get a Sampler Platter the first time there - you can fine-tune after sampling. The Mini... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A great Argentinian restaurant without all the hype, just a mom and pop style of dining. The steak was good, the empanadas were good, truly a nice place. Don't expect fancy stuff, but if you want a dinner with friends and be social, and note a in a rush, I highly recommend it

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The waiter was very nice. The place needs some decoration. The Parillada Argentina for two was too oily. The pork chops on it were only fat, the chicken breast on it was salty and it didn't come with sweet bread as the description says. The sauces that the waiter brought were salty too.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A store owner in Ybor City recommended this restaurant to my friend and I. He suggested that we order the Argentinian Grilled Meat Sampler for One (I forget the exact name of the menu item - $30) Oh...my...goodness! Steak, Chorizo, Boneless Chicken Breast, Blood Sausage, Pork Chop, and Sweetbreads...every item grilled to perfection. The garlic was so pungent and perfect.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food was outstanding, but it took forever to come out. They only had three waitresses and one was going back and forth working the bar. I would definitely recommend for food as long as you don't mind waiting a little longer.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Shockingly bad food. We checked the Trip Advisor reviews before going but unfortunately the reviews cannot always be trusted. We are qualified reviewers of Argentinian food - we've enjoyed Argentinian food in Rio, Aruba, Newark and Harris NJ. However beware - everything at this restaurant was terrible; that includes bad service - the restaurant only had one other table with... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My colleague and I are healthy eaters, and this restaurant definitely is not the place to go for vegetables and low-fat options. She chose the salmon, and when it was delivered to the table, it appeared very pale in color. After one bite, she commented that it tasted as if it had been frozen. Another colleague is a big carnivore,... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1623 E 5th Avenue, 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, Spanish, Argentinean, South American
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?