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El Tropico Restaurant

8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
(305) 477-6222
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Ranked #12 of 176 Restaurants in Doral
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Miami
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367 reviews 367 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not sure what happened today but my meal which was the chicken with mushroom sauce was stone cold and the sauce had a skin on top of it - it was really pretty bad. I didn't send it back as I was with a group of friends celebrating Christmas early and didn't want to cause a problem. Service was great... More 

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Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place was recommended by the hotel we stayed in and we are so happy we went. This place is awesome. The breakfast was fabulous and the service was great. If I could eat here every day, I would. I am sorry that there is not someplace like this at home. It there were, I would be a regular customer.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm not a great judge of what authentic for Cuban cuisine since my benchmark are a few Cuban restaurants in the NJ/New York City area, but I found El Tropico to be the best Cuban meal I've had, hands down! I had a lechon asado (roasted pork) with tostones (fried smashed plantains.) The pork was absolutely succulent, well-marinated, fatty, juicy... More 

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Miami
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161 reviews 161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you travel to Miami and want to try a good CUBAN BREAKFAST go to this place! Café con Leche with Cuban toast, Eggs, Bacon, Fries, freshly squeeze juice... The place is good! The owner is always around to treat you like family!!!

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had the shredded beef special at lunchtime. Lots of food with rice, black beans and plantains. Delicious hot crusty rolls to start. We all had corditos (with sugar and milk). Delicious. Very friendly, attentive staff. Next visit will try the Pollo Tropical.. apparently their most popular dish. Will definitely go again !!!

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Miami
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My friends and I had lunch here and I had the Chef's salad which was topped full of turkey, ham, cheddar and Swiss - great value for under $8! My friend's had Cuban sandwiches with plantain chips. The food was really good, very affordable but the service was very slow. The server was very nice but run off his feet... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I'm not Cuban so I really can't compare the food to my grandmother, but so far, in my travels, this has been the best Cuban food we've had and to top it off, it's setup just like a regular diner. We had dinner there last night and came back this morning for breakfast. Had the half-chicken for dinner entree and... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Came here with a colleague for lunch today. Had one of the house lunch specialties which I believe was called churrasco de pollo - a flattened chicken steak which was moist and perfectly seasoned and served with white rice and plantains. We ordered a side of black beans to go with it which made the meal or it would have... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

These tostones are delicious.They sell the as appetizers but you can definitley have them as a meal. They are big with lots of shrimp or picadillo. The shrimp tostones are my favorite. We usually order them at my office once a week. I've tried most of the dishes at Tropico and they are always delicious!

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If in the Miami area - one must try authentic Cuban cuisine! So, after booking a room at the Hyatt Hotel in Doral, FL, I did a TripAdvisor search for a nearby Cuban restaurant. The El Tropico Restaurant, which is in a strip mall, was a short 3-4 minute walk from our hotel. Absolutely no need for a car. Walk... More 

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Additional Information about El Tropico Restaurant

Address: 8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
Phone Number: (305) 477-6222
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Doral
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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