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El Tropico Cuban Cuisine

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like home made food

Great cuban food. home cooked meals, good prices. don't miss the vaca frita, lechon asado, ropa vieja, empanadas are good too!!! love this place, get carry out here all the time, live next door, almost :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Fabiana P
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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shelton, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cooked to order Cuban cuisine. Friendly staff. Good variety. Live music and dancing on Saturday night.

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great cuban food. home cooked meals, good prices. don't miss the vaca frita, lechon asado, ropa vieja, empanadas are good too!!! love this place, get carry out here all the time, live next door, almost :)

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

great for Cuban food. large portions whether appetizers or main courses with friendly staff and reasonable prices given the location. Helps if you Habla Espanol though.

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had never had the often raved about "cuban sandwich". I'm so glad this was our introduction to the world of cuban cuisine! My husband and I each had a classic cuban sandwich. IT was great! The bread was soft, the meat was tender and so tasty. The cheese made it all hold together beautifully. The portion was enormous, I... More 

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Miller Place, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The coffee here is very good. I had the caffe con leche and my daughter had the cortado. We also ordered plantains and the flan. The order of plantains was old and not cooked to order. The flan was frozen when finally served ( after a half hour) and absolutely pathetic. It was thrown out and not eaten. Again coffee... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Delicious Cubanos and Mojitos here, with friendly servers! We will definitely go back to try more food and listen to the live music if we visit the area again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed by the warm and friendly service. The house special mojito was exactly what i needed after a long flight with 2 small kids. The food was okay but nothing to brag about. When we got the bill, the servers had added close to $24 u.s dollars to my bill, for 2 mojitos, one of which had little... More 

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Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a decent place; the service was a little slow. Nothin special; I would not say it was special. A family place; not memorable, but decent enough for a meal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

A must for that area. A real Cuban dining experience. Close to shopping and safe, easy to walk to, nice place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Foods pretty tasty,, but stingy portions. Got a takeaway and the dish had four shrimps in, come on! That's not a meal! Need more!

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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: 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?