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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
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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
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Great Cuban Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Bob G
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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286 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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Miami
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367 helpful votes 367 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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130 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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120 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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367 helpful votes 367 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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