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The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar

) #160 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
+1 941-923-3688
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“wet burrito” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've eaten here numerous times. It is now our favorite Tex Mex Restaurant in Sarasota. Our favorite dish is fajitas but we also like their chicken enchiladas. The Margaritas are great too.

Thank Vik P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for 1.75 tacos on Tuesday's! Great service, great salsa and chips, great food and ice cold beer on tap! Where else can you get 5 tacos and 4 beers for $20? A busy night for being off-season!

Thank Jostianna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salsa was decent. You could taste the fresh peppers, and they served both mild and hot versions. One of us ordered the steak fajitas, the other ordered chicken fajitas. Neither arrived 'sizzling'. The meat on both entrees was shriveled and flavor-less. Both platters were knee...More

Thank Travelspirit
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We moved from Texas, the land of "TexMex" to Sarasota, Florida a couple of months ago. We have been looking for a good "Mexican" restaurant ever since. The Grasshopper Restaurant more than satisfied our hunger. We have to say after meeting Dino, the owner, we...More

1  Thank Rik P
Management response:Responded May 27, 2017

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for sharing and we look forward to seeing you next week!!

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Tried the Grasshopper last night for the first time and was very happy. We don't eat a lot of Mexican food as it is pretty heavy but the plates were sized just right and my husband and I ate the lot. Lovely inexpensive grub and...More

Thank budinsboy
Management response:Responded May 18, 2017

We are delighted to see that you and your husband both enjoyed your experience! Thank you for sharing! We look forward to seeing you again soon!:)

Reviewed May 9, 2017

nice little Mexican restaurant located on south 41. I believe it use to be the old shells restaurant. food was good and service was quick and efficient. tacos, enchiladas,burritos and the like are pretty much the same no matter what Mexican r estaurant you visit....More

Thank steven25528
Management response:Responded May 18, 2017

Steven, we are please to hear that you enjoyed your experience and want to thank you for taking the time to share! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed May 1, 2017

When you drive by the place doesn't look that big, but walk in and it's a nice, comfortable Mexican restaurant. There's a small bar as you enter, nice staff, and we had quick service. (Which we like). Salsa and chips arrived at the table, we...More

Thank Patsytav
Management response:Responded May 3, 2017

Patsytav, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

Reviewed April 28, 2017

We stopped in for dinner wanting to try something new. The food was good but not what you would get if you were eating Tex Mex in Texas or New Mexico. The food was good, service was too. If you want something a little different,...More

Thank mr49phil
Management response:Responded May 3, 2017

mr49phil, Let me start out by saying that I appreciate you taking the time to review our business and share your opinion. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 28, 2017

It's always consistent and simply a fun easy place to kick back with a margarita and mexican food. Wait staff is always great, refried beans are the best around - my wife likes their enchiladas and I usually go for a taco combo...it's just a...More

Thank SkipCohen
Management response:Responded May 3, 2017

SkipCohen, Thank you for sharing! We appreciate your business and are very happy to hear that you and your wife are able to have fun and relax here! We look forward to seeing you guys again soon!

Reviewed April 27, 2017

Recipe for a nice Mexican food dining experience: Mix together good food, generous servings, fantastic margaritas, great service, friendly staff and reasonable prices and the results are the Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant. Dino, the owner of this family run restaurant pays attention to detail, welcomes customers...More

Thank Sherri R
Management response:Responded May 3, 2017

Sherri R, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are delighted to hear how much you and your husband love being here. Reading that you always feel welcome reassures us that we're accomplishing our goal :) We look forward to seeing you next...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $14
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
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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