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El Tropico Restaurant

17020 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-3642
305-947-0094
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Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my second trip to Miami. In walking around the area in Sunny Isles, a year ago, I discovered this wonderful restaurant. I was able to try the the Cuban Sandwich and the Media Noche (Midnight Sandwich), that I had seen on food TV. I make a list of things/places I would like to try when I travel. In... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The food here is wonderful and the service is even better! We had a beautiful day at the beach and ate outside while the thunderstorm rolled through. A true South Florida adventure.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was our first time having cuban food, and we were not disappointed. We had the vaca frita, cubano sandwich, and the miami sandwich. We also had beef and chicken empanadas. We enjoyed it all. The vaca frita was very flavorful and the black bean and rice cooked perfectly. Reasonable prices and friendly service.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Owner is very friendly, spent some time talking to us. Servers are also friendly and bilingual. My Cubano was good, the fried plantains were excellent. They made us Mango Mojitos that were delish, but at $12/each, a bit expensive. Our 3 drinks were way more than our food bill. My companion ordered the Vacas Fritas which was very flavorful, mudarus... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good tasty and authentic food. Always fresh and flavorful. One of the best masa de puerco and bistec de palomilla dishes, good steak sandwhich, great chicken soup. They also serve good breakfast. Reasonable prices and friendly service. The owner usually sit at a table and keeps a friendly out on the business. They have live music in Saturday nights and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I stayed at a hotel near the restaurant and every morning I would go with my husband to cafe cuban coffee. It was a great way to start our day. The Barista in the Morning was on top of everything. She was very personable she remembered people's names and orders. She was quick at taking orders and believe me there... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My sister & i went to El Tropico hoping to have lunch. Since we were early we settled for breakfast which was huge & delicious. The uttered Cuban bread they served before the meal was warm & comforting. My omelet was great. We came back for lunch the next day which was great. I had the Vaca Frita which was... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Service is bad, food is pricey. Some stuff is pretty good food but other isn't . Need better management.

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Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

El Tropico was recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed. Located in a strip mall, it doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it was warm and friendly. My wife and I shared the paella which was delicious and more than enough for two. The mojitos were the best I've ever had! Prices were... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

04/16/2014 at 8-9p.m. there was the worst manager I ever see in my life, the worst atmosphere and service also. I don't know what's happen with this cosy place. But when I have taken an extra sugar, manager started to scream: "You steal my sugar ..." My husband and his friends buy a coffee here every day twice a day,... More

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