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Sofrito Mama's

935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“empanadas” (85 reviews)
“pernil” (40 reviews)
“roast pork” (44 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
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1 - 10 of 555 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the roast pork, it was alright. No seating inside but seating outside. Service good, not very busy for Wednesday lunch but it was rainy.

1  Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a kayak adventure, six of us descended upon Jason, Alexis, Alicia & Mama Alicia in their friendly, welcoming restaurant. What a taste delight & dining experience! Alexis & Jason were up front patiently explaining their numerous dishes. Alicia was behind the scenes cooking flavorful...More

Thank cathyporter50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in a hotel by Lido beach and wanted to go out for dinner. This place really hit the spot! It's hard to find a homestyle puertorican cooking in the area. Food was delicious. The place is design to pick up and carry...More

Thank Keyla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read a review of this place and have Been back 3 times. Such a nice family and you can tell they put the love into the food. It is worth a stop. Come hungry they give you lots of food but you won't be...More

Thank nancyr22
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner to pick up food. The place is pick up/takeout only. They do have some tables that customers can use to have their meal. Thankfully in the afternoon they are I. The shade, but it is still hot. Personally I prefer the take...More

Thank bugteacher0105
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Found this hidden gem in middle of shopping plaza. Take out style, but has tables for outside dining. Food was very good and enough for another meal.. Just wish they had a sampler so you could try a number of their items in a smaller...More

Thank LynnRI
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We visited Sofrito Mamas because of the TripAdvisor reviews :-) It is really a small, quite unspectacular looking place in a shopping mall. Missing out on this restaurant would have been a big mistake, because the food was delicious, quite a lot and still reasonably...More

Thank Hannes M
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Based alone on the owner reactions to negative posts about this place, it was a must visit. All the negatives were true however. Bland food, talentless service and unprofessional presentation (hello plastic cutlery). To rate this restaurant as a top 3 competitor is beyond ridiculous....More

3  Thank GordanStretch
Alicia B, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

How so??? Clearly you came here with the sole intention of coming back to TA to be slanderous. Well pat yourself on the back, here goes my response to YOU. God forbid an owner of an establishment defend their business, their product, or their work...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Excellent platters, stews, empanadas and desserts. Very reasonably priced, incredibly delicious and good portion sizes.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with family great authentic Puerto Rican food!!!!! The best!!!! obviously we will be back no doubt👍

Thank leisaf2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Theresa P
Do you allow dogs on your outside patio and how many tables do you have there?
September 1, 2016|
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Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do allow dogs and we have 20 seats available.
Emanuel K
Where are you located? Is there a dress code? Do you have a menu on line?
October 30, 2015|
Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
We are located at 935 N Beneva Rd in the Sarasota Commons Plaza with Publix and the Post Office between the Pack & Ship and the Barber Shop. There is no dress code as we are a take out only restaurant with complimentary... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8786
  • E-mail
At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.
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