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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%
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“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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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Based on the other reviews, we delayed starting our drive back home for an hour or so to try the food here. It was definitely worth the delay! Empanadas, maduros , Cuban sandwich were all excellent and the owners seem to really care about their...More

1  Thank yooveeay
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I am always a little skeptical of small places that serve only take out. This place was an exception to that rule AMAZING! The beef stew was perfectly flavored and the Puerto Rican Cuban was just delicious. Well worth the trip. The staff was so...More

1  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious. We have been here many times and it never disappoints. Its one of my favorite places to eat. They only have seating outside, so keep that in mind. They serve big portions, I can never eat it all. I...More

1  Thank slg213
Reviewed February 24, 2017

This may be a small take-out place but the food is big in flavor! Their food is cooked as you order so you'll know it's fresh. I loved their empanadas! If you haven't been here, you must try it. You're missing out on very good...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Generous portions, perfectly seasoned roasted pork and my favorite fried plantains. Definitely a good choice for tonight's dinner (& tomorrow's lunch of leftovers). There are a few outside tables, but this really is a takeout place. Something I was unaware of when I arrived. The...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

The owners are great. Food is amazing and made to order all the time. My favorites are the steak and onions, stews, and chicken and rice special. Everything is always great with their empanadas,!!! 💟💟💟🤓🤓👌

1  Thank Gossfamily2016
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Love this place❣❣😘 Amazing food💞💞💞💞💞 Cozy atmosphere. I like that you can eat outside as well!!! Family owned and operated!! Love using Locals❣

1  Thank dianabrabeck
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Traveling through Sarasota and went out of our way to find this place because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor. Worth it. I had the Pernil (roast pork) platter and the meat was tender, spiced perfectly and plentiful. My SO had the (flourless) fried chicken...More

1  Thank mimij5678
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We just had a short stop there but it was great. We were very hungry after an exhausting day and the owners welcomed us warmly with recommendations for Latin food. He showed us photos of the food because we haven't heard about that before. We...More

1  Thank Silvia E
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh, delicious, homemade and always unusual. Some of the best food in town, served in a casual, takeout manner with tables outside to enjoy your meal. Absolutely a must try. Love it every time.

Thank Gary W
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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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