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El Tropico Restaurant

8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
(305) 477-6222
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Ranked #12 of 168 restaurants in Doral
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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206 reviews 206 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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188 reviews 188 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We recently went to this restaurant because it was recommended to us and it was right next door to the Hampton Inn Airport West where we stayed. No car and no traffic! Don't let the fact that it is in somewhat of strip mall keep you from going. Walking through the door makes all the difference! It's a quaint restaurant,... More

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De Soto, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Fast food grilled chicken. Several menu items. Service is fast consistant food at all locations i have tried

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Bradenton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed at the Aloft and didn't want to the typical chain restaurant we decided to drive down the street to see what we can find and found the is place! It's in a plaza and doesn't really appeal much to make u want to walk in and order but we did and was so glad we did! I ordered... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Been there also many times, the breakfast is great and lunch is also great. Very friendly staff. Priced are cheap

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Hollywood, Florida
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656 reviews 656 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This meat was excellent tender, tasty with amazing flavor. I oder surgerencia del Chel with white rice, tostone. My friend order chicken in mushroom sauce with rice and bean and vegetable. Great portion cheap price, fast service and friendly staff. I will definitely come back to eat the meat.

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Markham, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Tried the restaurant based on the recommendation of the Jorge, the front desk person at the Hampton Inn which is next door to this plaza where the hotel is located The portion were large and the food was pretty good. The wait staff was courteous and attentive Try the cuban coffee, it was pretty good

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