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El Tropico Restaurant

Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban
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8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
(305) 477-6222
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Always a hit with out of town ears

I always take visitors to this place for Cuban food. It's simple cheap and great experience of Latin food. The plantains and beans & rice are a must with any of their dishes. The midnight & Cuban sandwich a hit too. Don't forget the chicken & rice. A must go to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jrstwo
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Florida
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Florida
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I always take visitors to this place for Cuban food. It's simple cheap and great experience of Latin food. The plantains and beans & rice are a must with any of their dishes. The midnight & Cuban sandwich a hit too. Don't forget the chicken & rice. A must go to.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Please visit this reatayrant flavor is great we saw it just walked in and order very helpful waitress and good food the steak awesome.

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Miami Fl, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I went in this restaurant last month since we move to Chicago few years ago and every time we have time to go Miami and eat Cuban sandwich this not the only place but they do very well and the food there is excellent this restaurant has been there in that shopping mall for a while so... More 

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St. George's, Grenada
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a nice restaurant. They have a variety of choices and good food. Service was good. Been here a couple of times while in Miami in May 2015.

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Pittsburgh
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I were going on a Caribbean cruise last month, leaving on a Saturday from the Port of Miami. We decided to stay the Friday night before (don’t want to miss that ship!) in a hotel close to the airport. On the shuttle bus to the hotel we overheard the shuttle bus driver talking about a Cuban restaurant... More 

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I always try Cuban Sandwiches every where I go. By far, outside of Puerto Rico, this place hit the note. The location, in an small strip mall in Doral, Florida, is clean and the staff very nice. The sandwich are made the way I was raised. Sweet ham, cheese, "pernil" pickles, butter. None of that lettuce, tomato and salami like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I came here with my family yesterday. The food was AMAZING. My whole family had a great time. Their fried pork chunks, mushroom omelette, and club sandwiches were delicious. Best of all though, was their scrambled eggs with tomatoes and cheese.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On way to Caribbean Cruise stayed next door at Hilton Hampton Inn...walked to El Tropico and had the best homemade Cubano sandwiches as well as fresh homemade Sangria and Blackbeans and rice. Food was authentic, tasted wonderful and priced reasonably....would recommend to anyone looking for a good taste of Cuban food.

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Miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here today to get my favorite liquid medicine - sopa de pollo - chicken soup. Unfortunately they had just run out and given the last batch to the customer before me so I had to wait for fresh batch to be made but it was worth the 10 minute wait and Sylvia who is one of the best waitresses... More 

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Galion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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, Caribbean, Cuban
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?