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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

#209 of 1,836 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1623 E 5th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-8222
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Not sure why others complain about staff attitudes. I find a smile goes a long way. Food was outstanding and very reasonable price. Would return and recommend.

Thank flatosanfran
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Nice lunch, got a grilled chicken sandwich, very good, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Nice touch the seasoned fries. I took them a little bite time, not overcrowd but the chef was very busy with the orders, I guess they cook it right which is ok, I like food cooked right.

Thank manyloco
Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I love this place.The food is very fresh and plentiful.The place is clean and service is good.The menus is extensive and pricey until you see the portions which gives you one or two more meals at home

Thank Joe H
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Twenty of us met at 7:00 pm on a Saturday for a fantastic dinner together in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. This was my first time at El Puerto Restaurant though my friends had been there before. It's a couple of blocks south of the main drag through Ybor, 7th Avenue. The restaurant is in a historic brick building and is... More 

Thank Paul S
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194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

From the outside this doesn't look like an appealing place but don't let appearances deceive you. The food is excellent. No complaints. Give it a try.

Thank BigTravellerAJC66
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I have to say I have been in many restaurants and never been treated the way this place made us feel, the waitress didnt eben say hello or Good Evening she looked like she was being bothered that a party of 7 was to much to handle. Ridiculous!!!!! #rude #nocustomerserviceskills

Thank Raul C
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Fresh cooked spanish food. Servings are very big and cheap so be prepared to have some to take for a midnight snack or lunch the next day. Great Service by the staff as well.

Thank Carlos A
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The few items that I have had here are good. You cannot go wrong with the tilapia (breaded or grilled) and their Pollo Salteado is also delish. You do get quite a bit of food so come hungry and be sure that you have plenty of time set aside for this place as service is slow...very slow. Tip: If you... More 

Thank Blush7667
Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing (I had churrasco, companion had seafood and our friend had salmon) and everything was delicious. Large portions. If you like South American food you must go. The waitress seems a bit shy but it helped to speak with her in Spanish. Such a satisfying experience!

Thank Ellary M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This place seems to get bad reviews for service. I always make it my goal to befriend the servers as we think the food here is excellent. Definitely authentic. You can watch them prep in the kitchen through windows from the dining room. A couple of blocks from the 7th Ave strip, parking seems easy although you may have to... More 

Thank hoosiergbr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Latin, Spanish, Argentinean, South American, Peruvian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 E 5th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 248-8222

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