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La Malinche

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40 S Blvd of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236-1424
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch recently. It was more pub and sandwich food and very light on mexican, or tex-mex entrees for lunch. We were looking for tex-mex. Margarita and mojito were OK. Service was leisurely considering we were one of two parties in restaurant. Guacamole was noted as good once it arrived at our table. I don't think we would... More 

Thank Int_Bus_Travel
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is definitely the best restaurant we dined at while in St Armand's. The food is excellent and very well priced. I had the Molcajete Malinche which was by far the best Molcajete I have ever had and my wife had the Chicken Fajita which was very well made and the plates were very plentiful. The service was spot on... More 

Thank Edgar C
Sarasota, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Entrees were pricey and plain. No complimentary chips and salsa. The taco salad did not have any sour creme or guacamole. Was basically a taco shell and lettuce. The enchiladas were cheese or chicken only with no mix or match and it came with only a small portion of plain rice. No refried beans The service was slow even though... More 

Thank panikrose
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212 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is located in St Armands Circle - just over from the mainland in Lido Key. It's a great Mex bar/restaurant. It has street-side dining, a terrace, and is massive inside with a restaurant and a huge bar. The staff were great in explaining the menu and we chose Chicken Qusadilla and Chicken Tacos. The portions were good in size... More 

Thank PabloMorley
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My wife and I shared the Molcajete. Be careful because it is served in a lava bowl which is extremely hot. I burnt the roof of my mouth on the first bite. I would get it every day if I could. It was excellent. There was enough for three people.

Thank dlfitzpatrick F
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Good little spot for drinks and guacamole Scott is a great waiter .. Chicken quesadillas were on point. Go for happy hour.. House Margaritas are great for the price

Thank bianca v
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Went late at night and got a beer and a margarita - pretty standard. Wife got mini chimichangas which she loved. I got street steak tacos which were good, but expensive. Guac was ok but I've had better.

Thank Bradley B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a dinner with girlfriends on a Saturday night. Greeted by a big sign that restroom was for paying customers only. Tacky. Food was mediocre at best. Overpriced. No chips and salsa on the table? In a Mexican restaurant?? Tried to order a side of guacamole and was told it wouldn't come with chips!!! It was so bad... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Chicken burrito was burned. Dry, no sauce! Hummmm... Unlike any Mexican food we have had before. I would not recommend. Our waiter was excellent.

Thank janetlemnah
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

No one is designated as bartender. All staff are taking food orders, making drinks at bar and serving food. Very disorganized. Bar was ignored for 15 minutes and there were three parties at the bar. Just watched some pour 4 bottles of bottled margarita mix like you buy at grocery into margarita dispenser. No additional ingredients!

Thank Erin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 S Blvd of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-388-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?