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El Tropical Cuban Restaurant

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106 Hancock Bridge Pkwy W, Suite B8, Cape Coral, FL 33991-2090 (Formerly El Tropical Restaurant & Lounge)
+1 239-772-8858
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 02:00
Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My roasted pork was very flavorful, tender, and juicy, but it was lukewarm when it arrived. My husband ordered the shredded pork, and the flavor was good but it was very dry. My son loved his tilapia, and the rice and beans were very good. Cuban sandwich was not the best I've ever had, but still good. Empanadas were hot... More 

Thank Angela S
Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a shame we loved the food here. On last visit we were served an order of peccadillo which is a spiced ground beef dish. Usually excellent here but it was actually putrid. It smelled like dead road kill and I couldn't get it out of my mouth fast enough. We will not be back.

Thank greggully
Cape Coral, Florida
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

When I asked a Cubana at my doctor's office if she could recommend a good Cuban restaurant in the area, this is where she suggested I should go. So a group of us decided to give them a try. It was indeed worth the visit. The food is just good, basic fare, that is prepared as if it were home... More 

Thank owlskinner
Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Still the best kept secret in Cape Coral. Large portions of deliciously cooked food. Everything I have tried has been great!

Thank greggully
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food is good, and the lunch price is affordable, but service is slow, and the venue is dark-needs more lighting. Looks like it may be a great place to listen to great Cuban music on weekends, did not get a chance to experience.

Thank askjojo1
New Hampshire
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Five of us had just returned from sailing to Cuba; this was our last get together before striking out our separate ways. The food was simple and straightforward and very good. The favorites of the night were the roasted chicken and the shredded pork. We all had rice and beans as a side; many choices of types of rice and... More 

Thank madgardener55
Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We were out shopping and decided to stop in for dinner. What a nice surprise. The food was very tasty. I had the shredded beef which was very, very good. My wife had the pork chops which were very flavorful but a bit tough to chew. We want to go back to try some of the sandwiches.

Thank Henry D
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

After hitting Publix for supplies this little place in the same strip mall caught our eye.....& two days later filled us up with goodness The cubano was the best we've ever tasted! The plate was served up hot with a really tasty filling between delicious crusty bread with nicely crisp fries The roast pork dinner was even better if that... More 

Thank rencar
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I hate saying anything bad but this needs saying. This was an awful experience. The food was about the worst Cuban I have ever had. Even the wait staff is smart enough not to ask, if we liked it. Over cooked and dried out was the best thing I can say.

Thank John H
Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

My Wife and I went to El Tropical for Lunch. Food Was Amazing, She had the Stewed Chicken, I had the Pulled Pork. Both were the Bomb!! I asked for Iced Tea, Didn't like it so when we went to pay the server took it off the bill without me asking. That is Exceptional service he went above and beyond!!... More 

Thank Ibavolfan

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Hancock Bridge Pkwy W, Suite B8, Cape Coral, FL 33991-2090 (Formerly El Tropical Restaurant & Lounge)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-772-8858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?