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“The best flavor in Tampa for the price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

El Puerto Restaurant & Grill
Ranked #410 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Florida
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208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“The best flavor in Tampa for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

For an appetizer, I recommend the camarones empanizado (shrimp in plantain) - you may not find this anywhere else. Then, get a skirt steak and relax. The warm bread and butter (also good with the churasco sauce) is inviting. The service is quite slow, but you can always walk up to the bar and grab a brew. The food is excellent. They cook it in another building so the restaurant does not fill up with smoke. Outstanding!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique and Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

Excellent food that is unique and delicious. Entrees are not your ordinary everyday dishes that are served at every restaurant in town. I have eaten at El Puerto 5 times and all of the meals have been very good and cooked to order from scratch. I would not plan on a fast meal at lunch time but the food is worth the wait.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Degan2507
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Marshfield, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's About the Food - Turn Right at Columbia (corner of 5th & 17th)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a downtown restaurant manager as 'the place' in Ybor City for a great meal, El Puerto is now a new favorite.

In the tradition of fine Argentinian cuisine the meats were well seasoned and nicely grilled. The meal instantly had our attention. The conversation waned as we enjoyed the dinners placed before us.

Modest decor and humble service were not an issue. It's about the food. And the food was great.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Russell S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Off the beaten path but delicious Argentinian food and good wine! Huge portions (seriously--one meal can easily feed 2 people), friendly staff, casual atmosphere. The ceviche was excellent, as well.

Visited May 2014
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Thank DMH1978
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Kissimmee, Florida
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

I really liked the food but it took a really long time to get it. And one of my freinds had to send his steak back twice because it was wrong. But in the end the portions were HUGE and really good.

Visited April 2014
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