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“The Real Deal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vino Loco

Vino Loco
420 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
+1 941-473-8466
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Ranked #7 of 99 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: As featured in Coastal Living and Harbor Style Magazines, Vino Loco is more than a restaurant. Many of the ingredients utilzed in our Organic Dishes, such as Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils and Marconna Almonds are available to take home. Chef Katrina prepares exciting gourmet fare which change weekly. Our upscale but casual atmosphere is conducive to relaxing, whether inside or on our outdoor patio. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive pour list! Take home a chilled bottle from our cooler or a yummy red from the retail wine and gift shop. Be sure to check our website for Wine Tastings, Dinners and other exciting events. Our Catering Service offers an array of scrumptious dishes prepared just for you by our highly skilled staff. You can even rent Vino Loco for your own special occasion. See you there!
Venice, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If ever I was to recommend an experience in this part of Florida, this would be it - the annual Wine Walk hosted by Vino Loco. An unbelieveable turnout of great folks just wanting to enjoy the day (and night), taste great wines and gourmet food items, what fun!! Joyce and Roz put on a show that will be long remembered. If you have a chance to attend next year's festivities, do not miss it. As for Vino Loco, it is a wonderful, local establishment operated by people who care about the food they serve, the company they keep and the service they provide their very, very loyal following. Try this place if you want attention to detail, a great menu and a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Vino Loco is a reason to visit otherwise sleepy Englewood.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Re: Eggs Benedict a Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Went with my father & husband on a friends recommendation for the brunch. All 3 of us have eaten eggs benedict across this fine country and none of the compared to Vino Loco's. That is the best hollandaise sauce I ever had. My husband enjoyed it so much he dreamt about it.There are so many things on the menu that we want to try, we will for surely be back. Brunch is on Sundays only but check the internet for the weekly menu, it changes every Thursday.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida
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“A Fabulous Corner of Englewood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have been stopping in at Vino Loco regularly for a couple of years now. What a great place!! I bring all of my friends there to experience the cozy atmosphere and lively intelligent conversations, drink the fabulous wine and nosh on out-of-this-world tapas! And to think, it's right here in sleepy Englewood!! The menu specials change once a week, there is a top-notch Sunday brunch served, the food is focused on fresh....and I do mean fresh! the Chef shops at our local farmer's market!!! and many dishes are geared towards vegetarian and vegan! Can you believe it??? The wine shop is loaded with exceptional wines, both top shelf and value choices, and there is a cold case where you can get imported cheeses, almonds, olives and meats and house-made hummus. Please, please PLEASE stop in and let Joyce take care of you. Her wine knowledge is superb and you won't be disappointed. The only people who walk away disappointed EVER are fools with no class! and they shouldn't be coming in anyway.....go to the beer bar down the street!!!!

Furthermore Joyce and Chef Katrina are experts in catering. They know how to throw a party!....evidenced by their always sold-out wine dinners!!! Ignore the reviewer who felt she was treated poorly....the communication breakdown was on her end. Joyce and her team really extend themselves as hosts, caterers, and locally involved people. They are involved/organizers of wine walk events for the local community and Joyce runs a farmer's market on Dearborn street on Thursdays. Seriously you need to meet this women and drink some wine with her. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida
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“Unexpected Find in Englewood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Tucked away in "downtown" Englewood is Vino Loco, a wine, cigar and tapas bar that puts many a big city locale to shame. With al fresco seating that's both cigar and pet friendly, fresh tapas and a huge wine selection from bargains to high-end vintages, this is a great place to pass an afternoon people watching.

The owner knows all her stock and will gladly help you make the right wine choice. There's a retail bottle shop in the back so you can take some of your favorites home.

Definitely a place to come back to!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida
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“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Very surprised you got some bad press-I guess you can't please everyone. We have been enjoying Vino Loco since it opened and have seen it go from good to great. From staying open on New Year's Eve to serving 8 on short notice to brunch and dinners to a very special birthday party, we've always been happy with the food and service. You just keep getting better! Thanks Joyce, Katrina and Charlie.

Visited December 2013
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