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“TG” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tropical Gourmet

Tropical Gourmet
Ranked #51 of 110 Restaurants in Rincon
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“TG”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

A bad experience. Took some non-PR friends there to have a good seafood meal and I was embarrassed. The chillo frito was so small and buried under lots of onion and green peppers as it was the Lobster in butter and Lobster al ajillo. Prices were too high for what we were served! I regret that I didn't emphasize to my gringo friends that this is not the PR standard.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Zylix
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Vermont
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

You can't beat the preparation of very authentic Puerto Rican cuisine in this family owned and operated little restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious - some of the best around, even if the ambiance is somewhat lacking. Tropical Gourmet is located next to the liquor store and right by the laundromat. Delicious food, very little English spoken, casual, open-air, with DELICIOUS empanadillas. One other "head's up" - the fish dishes are not inexpensive.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank rgschenck
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New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Horrrrriiiiibbbbbbllllleeee!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The cook must have been sleeping on the job or he must have not been there that day, went with the wife decided to try some true Island cuisine, ordered the mahi mahi criollian style as per their menu, all I got was a bland piece of not mahi mahi fish with raw onions and watery sauce "gaking as I write about it" extremly expensive. PLEASE PLEASE STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!! the road side stand around the islands have much much better food, Do not say I did not warn you!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rodonsea
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If you want good pr food,this is it! (nothing else )”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

The puerto Rican food here is very, very good. Dont come for ambiance or service. Tasty pr food and the price is fair. The beers, nice and cold. Come with your flip flops and craving pr food and you won't be disappointed! Pretty good, actually!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank edith q
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Rincon, Anasco, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The Best Masposteado Rice Of The West But Dont Expect To Have Fun Or Good Service....Good Food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Food Is Good, But it seems like the family except for the son attending the bar are tired of working there. Try The Lunch Specials.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AValentin
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