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El Tropico Cuban Cuisine

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Caribbean, Cuban
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17020 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
305.947.0094
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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What a nice surprise. Don't expect flash decor or obsequious wait staff but you can expect good drinks and good Cuban food at a fair price. If you want to try good Cuban food and don't want to pay a King's ransom, El Tropical is an excellent choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Jim C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a nice surprise. Don't expect flash decor or obsequious wait staff but you can expect good drinks and good Cuban food at a fair price. If you want to try good Cuban food and don't want to pay a King's ransom, El Tropical is an excellent choice.

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Have eaten here many times and have seen the decline of the only Cuban restaurant in Sunny Isles beach. When I am away from Cuban food, it is the first place I come to... Please go to the nearest Cuban Restaurant and improve your version of Vaca Frita. If you love this dish as much as I do, here are... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Decent and honest Cuban food in this seaside location. The Yuca on the side was very good. Rice and beans not so much. Cubano sandwich was good as well.

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Waither make a good Service, but main person in charge to The restaurant do not hace good aptitud With The Customer.

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Pelotas, RS
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food is quite good. There is a special menu with very reasonable prices, the remaining of the menu not being inexpensive. We tried the arroz com leche, but it was not one of the best ones we had. We should have sticked with the internet-suggested flan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was there on a Monday afternoon, close to 7pm. The food was average, with good presentation, and the service was friendly and attentive. I would go back on another occasion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had eggs, sausage, potatoes and pastries with cafe latte and orange juice every morning for three days at this fabulous little place! The coffee and orange juice alone are worth the trip. The OJ is pricey @ $5. 89 but it is fresh squeezed and you can get it with carrots for little extra i think. The coffee is... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We eat there regularly and take visitors from out of town there. Our visitors are always impressed! We can walk there from where we live. There is a large parking lot if you are driving, You usually can find a space to park near the restaurant. Most of the time we go in the evening, however, we have gone at... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

came here for breakfast, my first day in Sunny Isles. $30.00 for 3 breakfast items, plus coffee and juices. Breakfast was yummy Cuban breakfast. Service was quick and efficient.

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

its a very nice place and the coustomer sevice is great!! the coffee is delicious!! just make sure to ask what you are ordering if you dont know about the cuban cuisine...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17020 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Sunny Isles Beach
  • Phone Number: 305.947.0094

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 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?