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El Tropico Restaurant

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8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
(305) 477-6222
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Cuban Food.

Very good cuban food. I had the fried pork medallions with fried plantains and black beans. Huge portion sizes. All very good. Great food for very reasonable price. Also had the churros. My only problem ( and this is my fault more than their ) is that I don't speak spanish , and the wait staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Katie H
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Galion, Ohio
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Galion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very good cuban food. I had the fried pork medallions with fried plantains and black beans. Huge portion sizes. All very good. Great food for very reasonable price. Also had the churros. My only problem ( and this is my fault more than their ) is that I don't speak spanish , and the wait staff spoke very little english.... More 

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Miami
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Doral
  • Phone Number: (305) 477-6222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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