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El Tropico Cuban Cuisine

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17020 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-3642
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in a strip mall on a busy Sunny Isles section of Fort Lauderdale, my wife and I accidentally found a wonderful Cuban restaurant. after spending some time at the beach. The Shrimp Tostones, Stewed Yucca with Garlic and Onions, Charasco Steak with homemade chimichurri sauce, and live music were all fantastico!

Thank Nosaint
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been there for breakfast a couple of times and I was never disappointed. Excellent staff. Great for a quick bite in the morning. Try waffles or eggs with the Cuban bread. Yum! :)

Thank FoodieMTL14
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are a lot of choices to eat in the Sunny Isles Beach area, but if you want some down and dirty good Cuban food, look no further. The food is just GOOD! When I return in a month, I will return.

Thank DocTTravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate for his bday dinner. Everything was wonderful! We had a meat pie (?) appetizer. ...wow those were to die for, with their signature cilantro sauce. Meals were outstanding. Our server brought hubby flan with cream and a bday candle that we shared, after dinner. Lovely night.

Miami Beach, Florida
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to El Tropico Cuban Cuisine various times three years ago, mainly because they had a Latin dance band on Friday and Saturday nights. We weren't very happy with the food so we quit going back. Some friends went there recently and had a good experience, so we decided to go as a group last night (Saturday) and dance.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I always visit this restaurant at least four times when we stay at the near by hotel. The food and the service is excellent. One thing I must warn you is that they serve you a lot of food. So if you plan on going, stay hungry, because the food is quite good. we are heading... More 

Thank John T
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant while staying at a nearby hotel. We hadn't eaten Cuban in the past and wanted to try it. Our server was extremely helpful with recommendations. When the food came, it was fantastic. If you haven't tried Cuban and you want to, this is a great option! So glad we stopped in! We had Empenadas (chicken) and... More 

Thank Jennifer H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were attended by Dana, she was very friendly and professional. We had pork with yuca and rice.... Excellent. Their coffee is awesome too! Worth trying!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Classic Cuban sandwich and cafe cubano was perfect. We get the cafe con leche to go and drink it later! Wish we had one in Oklahoma..... .......................................................

1 Thank April H
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

. I really recommend this to people that that like Cuban food. I ask for guarapo, the palomilla steak with moros and ripe plantain, fantastic, for sure that I will return there. My daughter take me there I has not idea that that place was so good, the staff is nice helpful and polite, is a clean place and cheap... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17020 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-3642
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Sunny Isles Beach
  • Phone Number: 305.947.0094

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