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“Great food”
Review of Sofrito Mama's

Sofrito Mama's
Ranked #6 of 1,051 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We are not familiar with Puero- Rican food, but we liked Sofrito Mama's. Non pretentious place, generous portions and everything was delicious. The flan for dessert was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

I hope this wonderful little place can remain a secret ... It's too good to allow to be spoiled by over-popularity. The food is fabulous, prices are ridiculously reasonable, and the owners are simply delightful people. We had the roast pork, yellow rice, and fried plantain. The pork was the best I've had in years, and the plantain the best since I was Costa Rica a few years ago. We'll be back!!!

1  Thank Whatshisname R
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jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hello! We are tickled pink by your wonderful review. How delighted we are to know that you were so pleased with your meal here with us that you want to keep us all to yourself! No worries! The main attraction of this show is very set in her ways, the food will never change, and that's a promise! We look forward satisfying your taste buds again. Until then, take good care!

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

During our most recent visit to Sarasota, where we travel frequently, we looked online to find out if there are any restaurants we're in the mood to sample. When we saw there was a Puerto Rican restaurant we jumped. It's not often one finds a Puerto Rican place and it's one of our favorites. We found Sarasota Commons and quickly I.D.'d the "SOFRITO" sign. We were not disappointed when the food was served to us by Jason and Alicia. They (and someone from the kitchen we assume was family) greeted us warmly and explained the specials of the day, then after a brief wait, had them ready. The restaurant has no indoor seating--no problem, as there are seats both under the protected concrete walkway at Sarasota commons, and out under shades on the sidewalk along the parking lot. The Tropical Stew and Banana Wraps, as well as the special salad and the rice, were the real thing, and so was the flan. I'd also recommend trying the Puerto Rican drinks. The sodas and nectars add fun to the meal. So does the music pumped to speakers outside (at a reasonable decibel level, so that one can easily converse at table). We can't wait to come back. Hope to see you soon and aim to try everything on the menu. It's food cooked/served with love and care.

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1  Thank roaddog3104
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here tonight and it was amazing authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. It is set up as a takeout restaurant but they do have tables outside so you are able to eat there like we did. I'm from Puerto Rico and can say it was authentic, excellent food. We tried a variety of foods and everything was wonderful. The owner Jason was also very friendly and really seemed to enjoy helping everyone. We have found a great place and will return soon and I highly recommend it for everyone.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

My family and I came here on vacation and this place was rated one of the best places to eat in Sarasota. We ordered shrimp Mofongo, chuletas and biztec con cebolla. Best Rican food since Puerto Rico. Highly recommend it.

1  Thank Clarke2003
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