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“Fantastic ceviche and flavors to awaken your palate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Terra Sur Cafe

Terra Sur Cafe
5358 W Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33624-6948
813-269-2694
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Ranked #326 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic ceviche and flavors to awaken your palate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I learned of Terra Sur by a recommendation from a local business contact. Wow, I am glad I followed up on their suggestion. They have a number of ceviches; I tried the mango and shrimp ceviche and it rocked my world. Prepare yourself for bold flavor. I tried a Cabernet-Sangiovese wine special which was also fantastic. Finally, I had the patata relleno which was a mixture of potato, ground beef, onions, raisins, olives and hard boiled egg which is then deep fried into scrumptious lumps of amazingness. Fair warning, this place is located in a strip mall, but the atmosphere inside is cozy and the food is worth the trip!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Peruvian, Who Knew?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

What a wonderful find! I took the wife here for Valentines Day, though a day late, and we had a great time. The menu was extensive. I had the Lomo Saltado which is a Peruvian stir-fry over a bed of fries. Awesome! The wife has a Swordfish special that was just fantastic. The beer selection was an unexpected surprise(it's large) and the wine list is more than satisfactory. Our server, Brian/Bryan was knowledgable, professional, & funny. This is my new favorite in Tampa. If you haven't tried it, I strongly recommend it. Also the attire is everything from casual to semi-formal, a pretty wide spectrum of eaters.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Ceviche in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Terra Sur Cafe is an unexpected surprise in a small shopping center in Tampa. It's away from the Hyde Park and downtown areas flooded with good cuisine, but is worth the few minute drive. It's authentic Peruvian dishes are well structured and executed. We had the ceviche sampler with a bottle of Albarino and it was perfectly paired. The paella was well seasoned and hearty, perfect for sharing with a group. The atmosphere was cute and intimate with chalkboards on the wall displaying hand selected food and wine pairings. Would definitely go back and try again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“cozy little restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I took my family of 5 for get together reunion, nice little place, great ambiance, but we have to wait next door a tapas-bar , for an HOUR for our table at the restaurant , both places from the same owner, nice places, the restaurant allways is full.......the food is great, I love ceviche and TERRA SUR has several styles to chose from, good wine selection, and the service was good.... Overall, it was very good and worth a repeat. Alot of flavor and food for the cost.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“a little slice of Peru in Tampa Florida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

good authentic peruvian cuisine, very nicely done, the place is cozy and tastefully appointed, great wine selection too and the service was friendly and adequate

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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