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436 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5318
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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370 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone at the restaurant was friendly but they don't have 1 server per table so it got a bit confusing. One person took our drink order, another took our food order, another brought our food over, another brought the check over.......a little bit of madness. We also sat at the table by the bar and thought it was unprofessional that... More 

Thank Mailoha
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Authentic South American food cooked to order. Large sharable portions, smaller salads included with the meal. Salad was small but so fresh and delicious with cilantro I wanted more. However there was more than enough rice, beans, tostones, pork chop, beef, chicken, shredded pork, and whole fish! Nice atmosphere, very clean restaurant. Also fresh bakery goods and deserts. Picture of... More 

Thank Rosalie211
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you are in the Tampa / Brandon area, this is a must, especially if you like Columbian or Latin food. Service is excellent and so friendly. But even better the food is absolutely fabulous. I will never miss a chance to come here. Prices are great and it's a nice casual atmosphere. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thank Hutch2058
Valrico, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I can say that I have been to two of the Columbian restaurant's and have not been impressed with the food or the service. On the other hand, we go here at least once a week and the food is fabulous. It is always Hot , Fresh and flavorful . As a family of four I have never had a... More 

Thank Denise W
Brandon, Florida
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

They have all types of latin food, no just Columbian. They specialize in meat platters with a ton of different types meat with generous portions. The ropa vieja is always good as well as the chicken and rice. Very cute on the inside. The outside looks a little run down. I almost did not want to do a review on... More 

1 Thank Valerie34099
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Two glasses of wine, hummus and 2 bowls for $40... all delicious and the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back.

Thank raisekayn
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

A nice variety of plates to chose from reasonably priced. My husband and I shared a large churrasco that included 4 sides. We also ordered the Columbian empanadas and had enough to share with the kids. The restaurant seems to attract a lot of locals. We also visited the bakery next door that had plenty of yummy treats in stock.... More 

Thank Martha R
Franklin, North Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

One of the nicer aspects of Brandon is its wide variety of ethnic restaurants. While other towns may have a "Latin" restaurant or two, Brandon has Cuban, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Columbian restaurants. Cali Viejo is a Colombian restaurant, serving Colombian food (in addition to a few dishes from "neighboring" countries like Venezuela and Ecuador). Our party's selections included ropa... More 

1 Thank Chris N
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My friend suggested this for dinner when we were in the area. The food and service were ok but nothing out of the ordinary. The portions were large for the prices so that was good. I wasn't overly impressed but it was all ok. The flan was nice.

Thank Janna64
Sebring, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I was introduced to Cali Viejo by a friend who happens to be Hispanic and knows I adore her traditional foods. The menu here is more Colombian, but no worries, it is still amazing and authentic. (It's also a hoot for her when they assume I speak Spanish due to my appearance and then discover I do not.) No need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Colombian, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 813-685-3715

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?