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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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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, slow service

Loved the food here the Tropico sand which was a fresh take on a Cuban, and I really enjoyed it. The down side was slow service. Seemed to take a long time to serve food and a really long time to get a check and get it payed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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146 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food here the Tropico sand which was a fresh take on a Cuban, and I really enjoyed it. The down side was slow service. Seemed to take a long time to serve food and a really long time to get a check and get it payed.

Thank timot61
Lebanon, Tennessee
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Food was good and lots of it but my children did not like the menu choices. Not much else in the area so we ate here! Prices were expensive for a family on vacation.

Thank McCoolpurpose
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You definitely get a huge portion but the value to price didn't quite click. Got a steak and a natural juice and my bill was $30. It's on the pricey side for Cuban fare but the meal was good and the juice not so natural lol

1 Thank SimonFoodie
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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178 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Cuban food. Kind personnel. Food quality not so good. I don´t recommend it. I went several years ago and it was excellent, but I returned this year and the food was not good. I don´t know if the restaurant has changed owner, but needs to improve.

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144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank Jrstwo
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank JJ M
Miami Fl, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Thank Roberto R
St. George's, Grenada
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Thank krazy_doctor
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

1 Thank Vivian B
Tampa, FL
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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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 

Thank Alex F

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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