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“Good cuban restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Tropico Restaurant

El Tropico Restaurant
8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
(305) 477-6222
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Ranked #10 of 179 Restaurants in Doral
Cuisines: Mexican, Cuban
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good cuban restaurant”
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

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hollywood, Florida
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714 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“excellent meat!!”
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.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Markham, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“huge portion”
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

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“yumm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

palamillo steak and yellow rice were delicious. The garlic bread they provide is delicious too. I would definitely go back

Visited April 2013
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good Cuban Food-Authentic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had dinner here based on the recommendation of our front desk clerk.

The food was good and the portions were large. Be aware that the menu is written in Spanish with few descriptions. Also, our waitress spoke broken English. Definitely not a deal-breaker, but it did make the decision making and ordering experience a little awkward. When I eat an unfamiliar cuisine, I like to ask the wait staff for recommendations. The recommendation that I rec'd from the waitress was that "everything is good."

I had the pork fillet (covered with onions), the yucca (cooked with onions) and the ripe (sweet) plantains. The black bean soup (served with a side of chopped fresh onions) was good.

I definitely recommend the fried plantain chip appetizer served with garlic butter for dipping.

Service was a bit slow on a slow night.

Worth the try if you are staying at a nearby hotel and looking for authentic Cuban food.

Also, be aware that traffic is extremely heavy in the general area during afternoon rush hour.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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