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The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar

7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
+1 941-923-3688
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (23 reviews)
“wet burrito” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm from Texas and so glad that i have found a wonderful Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is really yummy. Guiso good as well as the wet burrito.

Thank Karen D
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing! We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food at a moderate price, friendly staff and good drinks from the bar. It’s not the most authentic Mexican food you’ve ever had but it’s made fresh and they like to keep their customers happy.

Thank SKP41218
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not really a Mexican food fan but we were asked to join a group going for $2 taco night. Everyone ordered the special. Not that the taco tasted bad, but there was literally no filling in the taco. Even at $2 it was a...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in to place a to go order for 2 wet burritos and some white queso and chips. The Wednesday night special is the wet burrito. These wet burritos are HUUUUGE! Very tasty and filling. The service was very good. The food came out...More

Thank Michael B
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing!! Our Wet Burritos are on special every Wednesday!! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit to Grasshopper is a routine midweek staple for us. Special every night including Fridays. Full bar and pleasing House Margaritas. Ala Carte menu available with reasonable selections. Basket of chips with a choice of unlimited salsa. It is not unusual for two of us...More

Thank Edward S
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing Edward! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

First of all, we are Mexican food snobs. Eating companion is from Mexico City and I’ve travelled extensively the Mexico City area. For Tex-Mex, it wasn’t bad. Prompt and courteous service, steaming hot food, like my companion likes it. Plates were not garnished, prices were...More

Thank Chattycathy642
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great service. Friendly environment. Good selection of Mexican food. The Alamo plate is really authentic TexMex!

Thank nancymJ3847GX
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing! Our Alamo plate is on special every Monday!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night at Grasshopper. The staff and server(s) were extremely friendly and service-oriented (we NEVER ran out of chips) and the food ( particularly the chicken fajitas ) were delicious. Can't wait to come back again.

Thank Bobke L
LynziB10, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you for sharing! We’re delighted to hear that you and wife enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon! And just to let you know our Fajitas are on special every Friday!!:)

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Ok Texmex eats, but nothing special. Overpriced special margaritas done with bar mix. Not coming back.

Thank avcapobi
Reviewed September 1, 2018

My wife and I were shopping in the area and decided to try The Grasshopper for lunch. We ordered the house margaritas ($6.75 non happy hour price) which were delicious. My wife loves fajitas and almost always orders them at each Mexican restaurant we visit....More

Thank Bill H
Lynzi B, Manager at The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks for sharing Bill! We’re so happy to hear that you both enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Just to let you know our Fajitas are on special every Friday as well!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $14
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-3688
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Description
The Grasshopper Lounge opened it's doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in Downtown Adrian, Michigan. There, my family acquired the other half of the structure and "El Chapulin the Tex Mex Restaurant" was launched. Still in business and operated by our entire family, we have since opened a second location in Wauseon, Ohio and our third in Sarasota, Florida. Grandma's secret: prepare everything in small batches, so we never jeopardize the art form of our food.
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