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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

#217 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
(813) 248-8222
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open 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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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good, but service was slow.Price was low roo so ot was ok to wait for service bc food was good. I had pollo a la milanesa and it was great.

Thank Marianilda V
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to the restaurant with our family at 1:30pm left at 4pm. Food is good but wait is HORRIBLE. Service is super slow! No urgency in waitresses. Took over 20 minutes for us to get our check. Needs improvement in service and food turn around time. Unacceptable. Will not be back.

Thank Miriam m
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to El Puerto for what seems like forever now and have always had a stellar experience. I recently went for lunch and had the El Puerto salad which has their famous flank steak on top and once again, it did not disappoint. The serving sizes are massive and the prices are super reasonable. The churrasco is huge... More 

Thank Ashley M
Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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
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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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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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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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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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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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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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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
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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

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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 Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
  • 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?