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“Great Food ...Great Service”
Review of Sofrito Mama's

Sofrito Mama's
Ranked #6 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Puerto Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Description: At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.
Franklin Park, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food ...Great Service”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Wow! What great food! What great service!
Thank you Jason and Alicia!
What a great catering job you did for 50 pf our guest last week!
Our family who are made of Cubans who love to cook and devoted "foodies",really loved your food!

Thank you for handling our last minute changes!

Your food made our event great!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Paul C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food at a great price!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

I had the Sancocho with a Beef Empanada. I am a big eater and struggled to finish. Very good food at a very good price. As advertised Puerto Rican comfort food at its finest!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Teatodd
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“These People are as Friendly as Their Food is Good”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

First, this place is a carry-out, so don't expect a st-down restaurant. Second, I'm a double honky with a wife that is a triple honky. She was not happy with my insistence of driving from Siesta Key to Sofrito Mama's in Sarasota, about a 15-20 minute trip, to get "Puerto Rican" food. But after we brought it back and ate it, she had to tell me that I was right and that all of the food was really good. Even Granny, who is 75 years crabby, said the food was really good. Guys: here's a tip: wives really like bread pudding. Lastly, don't expect fancy anything, just simple good food from a great family restaurant. Well worth the trip.

The Master of Knowing

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank GJNGJNGJN
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sofrito Mama's is Awesome”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went to this restaurant after reading all the good reviews and what they say is true. The food is delicious and so are the desserts. We had one of the specials of the day which was shredded beef with a choice of yellow or white rice and beans. We also tried the fried stuffed plantain and beef empanada. For dessert we had the bread pudding and the caramel custard. The owners are super nice. If we lived in Sarasota this would be one of our favorite restaurants!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank shaw612
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Authentic, quality, comforting Puerto Rican cuisine in a friendly, relaxed environment. Would recommend highly.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank JerseyJoeJoe
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