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La Fondita De Leo

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner
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APPETIZERS
2
Turnovers
Stuffed with chopped skirt steak and a mix of cheeses and mustard sauce
Shrimp 11.95
Fish 11.95
Octopus 11.95
Shrimp & Octopus 12.95
Shrimp & Fish 12.95
Fish & Octopus 12.95
Fish & Octopus & Shrimp 12.95
Ceviche
Freshly marinated shrimp or fish ceviche with smashed green plantains
10.95
Wine Braised Chorizos
Sliced spanish chorizo braised in wine and sautéed with onion and spices
4.75
Corn Fritters
5 Fried Corn Fritters served with homemade mayo-ketchup sauce
5.25
Ham Croquettes
4 Croquettes lightly breaded and stuffed with ground ham
Chimichurri Skirt 10.75
Chicken 10.75
Shrimp 12.99
Shrimp & Chimichurri Skirt & Chicken (6 Pcs) 13.99
Stuffed Tostones
5 pieces of smashed green plantain stuffed with chimichurri skirt or chicken in white sauce
10.75
Churrasco Tips
Diced skirt steak sautéed in our very own BBQ sauce with smashed green plantain
6.95
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
3 Jumbo Shrimps wrapped in smoked bacon and grilled
5.95
Mozzarella Sticks
Breaded Mozzarella cheese sticks served with marinara sauce
5.25
Fried Cheese with Guava
Golden brown cubed fried cheese served with guava sauce
MOFONGOS & SALADS & WRAPS
7.95
Chef's Salad
Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, bacon, cheese, vinaigrette and Ranch
No Meat 7.95
Chicken 10.95
Skirt Steak 13.95
Shrimp 14.95
Caesar Salad
12.95
Fried Pork Mofongo
Stuffed with fried Puerto Rican style chopped Pork and bacon
12.95
Chicken Mofongo
Stuffed with Chicken and bacon in Criolla Sauce, Garlic Sauce or White Sauce
15.95
Shrimp Mofongo
Stuffed with medium size Shrimps and bacon and sautéed in Criolla Sauce, Garlic Sauce
15.95
Skirt Steak Mofongo
Stuffed with grilled Skirt Steak and bacon in Chimichurri Sauce or Mushroom Sauce
Chicken 9.95
Skirt Steak 10.95
Shrimp 11.95
Veggie 10.95
Wrap
With Sautéed Veggies or Onion rings
SPECIAL ITEMS
15.95
Can Can Pork Chop
Gigantic center cut pork chop with rind and seasoned to perfection and served with garlic sauce
15.95
Stuffed Skirt Steak
Grilled Skirt Steak stuffed with cream cheese and sweet plantains
19.95
Stuffed Salmon
Salmon Filet stuffed with caramelized onions, mushrooms sautéed and topped with feta cheese
15.95
Curry & Coconut Mahi-Mahi
Fresh Mahi-Mahi with onions, peppers, mushrooms and carrots sautéed with a curry and coconut sauce
24.95
Rib Eye Steak
14 ounces of juicy perfectly grilled steak topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms sautéed and gratin Provolone cheese
19.95
Special Chicken Roulade
Chicken breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with Chorizo, Sweet Plantain and cream cheese in a Passion Fruit glace
POPULAR DISHES
26.95
Stuffed Rib Eye
Stuffed with an onion and mushroom saute, chorizo, and topped with Provolone cheese
13.95
Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Tenderloin sliced and served with homemade Guava Sauce
Breaded Beef 11.95
Breaded Chicken 11.95
Steak 11.95
Beef Fillet 16.95
Country Fried
Breaded beef or chicken
14.95
Skirt Steak
Grilled Skirt Steak served with Cilantro Chimichurri or Mushroom Sauce
Fish Ceviche 15.95
Shrimp Ceviche 15.95
Octopus Ceviche 16.95
Shrimp & Octopus 16.95
Shrimp & Fish 16.95
Fish & Octopus 16.95
Fish & Octopus & Shrimp 17.95
Chef's Ceviche
Freshly marinated shrimp or fish ceviche with smashed green plantains
15.95
Red Snapper
Freshly caught whole Red Snapper fried served with Mojito sauce
ENTREES
12.95
Grilled Chicken
Grilled chicken breast in your choice of garlic or criolla or sauteed onion sauce
Breaded Shrimp 13.95
Non-Breaded Shrimp 13.95
Chef's Shrimps
Fresh shrimp tossed in Criolla sauce, Garlic sauce or Breaded
9.95
Fried Chicken
Chopped bone-in chicken seasoned and fried Puerto Rican style with caramelized onions
12.95
Chicken or Beef Milanesa
Country fried chicken or beef with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella & cheddar cheese
13.95
Bacon Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with bacon and cream cheese, and topped with melted cheese
14.95
Veggie Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken breast stuffed with mixed veggies sautéed and cream cheese
19.95
Shrimp Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with shrimps and Swiss cheese, and topped with more melted Swiss
10.95
Onion Beef Steak
Puerto Rican style Beef Steak with onions and marinated in vinegar, garlic and olive oil
15.95
Leo Burger
16 ounce (1 lb) grilled skirt and grilling chorizo patty served on ciabatta bread
9.95
Fried Pork Chops
Puerto Rican style seasoned center cut Pork Chops served with caramelized onions
VEGETARIAN DISHES
10.75
Veggie Stuffed Tostones
13.95
Veggie Mofongo
15.95
Veggie Burger
10.95
Veggie Wrap
13.95
Veggie Pasta
2.95
Rice and Bean
5.25
Fried Cheese with Guava
4.75
Corn Fritters
SIDES
3.95
Rice & Beans
3.95
Rice Stew of the day
3.95
Tostones
Fried green plantains
3.95
Sweet Potato Fries
3.95
Sweet Plantains
3.95
French Fries
3.95
Side Salad
3.95
Mamposteao Rice
3.95
Chef Leo's Risotto
Onion and mushrooms with creamy rice
3.95
Mofongo
KID MENUS
5.95
Pasta In White, Marinara or Pink Sauce
Elbow pasta in made-to-order homemade White, Marinara or Pink Sauce
6.95
Chicken Nuggets
Homemade breaded all white meat chicken nuggets
8.95
Kid Skirt Steak
4 onces of grilled skirt steak served with chimichurri sauce
7.95
Grilled Chicken Breast
5 oz of grilled marinated no-skin Chicken breast
6.95
Mac & Cheese
Elbow pasta doused in gooey cheese sauce
DESSERTS
5.95
Guava Cheesecake
Homemade cheesecake topped with guava sauce
3.95
Cheese Flan
Homemade cream cheese custard
5.95
Nutella Cheesecake
Homemade cheesecake topped with Nutella
DRINKS
2.5
O.J. Juice
2.5
Apple Juice
2.5
Passion Fruit Juice
2.5
Grapefruit Juice
2.5
Lemon Juice
2.5
Cranberry Juice
2.5
Mango Juice
2.5
Pineapple Juice
2.5
Fruit Punch
3
Coconut Water
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Good Puerto Rican cuisine here, especially the ceviche that can be ordered as an appetizer or a larger portion for an entree. The mahi mahi aranitas found the fish dry despite copious toppings. A good creme brulee dessert. However, what's galling is that we were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gudrighter
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Me and my family came to La Fondita to have lunch....as soon as you walked in it smelled really fowl and the restaurant was very empty. When we sat we each ended up getting $10 and/or $15 plates ... well to our surprise the plates...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GirlYellowSweater
Reviewed January 31, 2019

went on a Friday night w/my PR dad (he enjoys this restaurant when in Clwtr and we've been looking for a real PR restaurant, not a mishmash of Cuban/PR) and it was hoppin'! lots of large family groups, loud music. Tostones were good, cilantro green...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelfamily9
Reviewed January 30, 2019

If you want mediocre service and to eat while loud music is blasting away, this is the place for you. It is a shame, because we enjoyed the food. I had the can can pork chop and croquettes, and they were both tasty. We also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank melendz
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Went there for the 3rd time to take the family on vacation for some good latin food since we have been there before and service and food was amazing. Unfortunately this time the food was not that great, some of the “churrasco” meat was burned,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HopeMalachi
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant with friendly staff and delicious authentic puertorican food located in downtown Clearwater. Perfect for an afternoon meal and to finish up the date go for a stroll on the beach to watch the beautiful sunset.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Oceandrive16
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I met my wife in Puerto Rico at Interamerican University in San German. She was born and raised on the island, and have lots of relatives there. That is to say we are familiar with native cuisine. Although we enjoyed are visit to 'La Fondita',...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rs p
Reviewed November 4, 2018

My husband and I heard an advertisement of this place on the radio and decided to give it a try. We checked the reviews and decided not to go by the bad reviews and check it our for ourselves. We should have listened! We arrived...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ninamercado4876
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The food here is excellent. Menu prices are reasonable; not cheap, not expensive. Staff does an adequate job. And there's always a good crowd in there, Downside is that they run this restaurant like a tourist trap on South Beach: They up-sell and add charges...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TPA77
Reviewed October 25, 2018

My wife and I just found this incredible restaurant serving the exotic dishes of Puerto Rico! While the Tampa Bay area has a plethora of Cuban Restaurants, a fine Puerto Rican restaurant is a bit harder to find. La Fondita de Leo is it! After...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Russell H
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