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El Tamarindo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jupiter, Florida
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based on the reviews, we stopped in for dinner because it's so convenient to the Ft Lauderdale airport. We enjoyed the yuca frita and chicharrones to start. The Tamarindo special (steak, chicken and shrimp) was excellent and even the chicken was still juicy. But after a 30 minute wait, long enough for our friends to finish their dinner, the paella... More 

Thank schindlr
Granada, Nicaragua
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am 65 years old and have eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world. This wonderful cafe ranks at the top for some of the best food I have ever eaten. It takes a talented cook to prepare a meal that is heavenly delicious from the first bite of the bread brought to our table to the... More 

Thank Chica5471
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, taste the ceviche and fried pork !!!, atendant for the owner close to everithing, really good food and really good prices !!! Good desserts !!! One of the best on the area.

Thank Jose S
Kansas City, Missouri
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

What a find! This place is maybe 10 minutes from the airport. Awesome food-we had Cuban sandwiches, tamales and ceviche. Amazing and very generous portions. Reasonably priced too. Highly recommend!

Thank Jeff C
Boca Raton, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped by to see a friend who works in the vicinity and he introduced me to El Tamarindo. The atmosphere is casual and the staff were professional and attentive. I ordered the pork and onions with fried plantains. The portion was large and the food was DELICIOUS! $10!!!!! $10!!!!! What a bargain! I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch!... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We wanted a light meal after flying in late. The ceviche was presented beautifully and delicious. A generous portion with big chunks of fresh seafood would easily have filled us up. Unfortunately it was so good we kept ordering and overate by a long shot. It was all fabulous, Latin style seafood. I will say, I don't understand why people... More 

Thank thebaronessschroeder
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My friends wanted to go to a Spanish restaurant and I volunteered to do some research on which restaurant to go to. Well, I found it! And I will be back here as often as I can. The service was amazing. The food was out of this world. We eat so much that we couldn't move afterwards. Just thinking about... More 

Thank Oana S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have passed it everyday on my way to and from work for the past 5 years and finally made it for lunch yesterday. My loss for not stopping sooner. Excellent menu with very affordable prices and the food was cooked to perfection. The roasted pork was excellent and more than I could eat. Kind of a mix between Cuban... More 

Thank sandman0011
Fairfield, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. May look like a dive from the outside but once your inside its lay out pretty nice. We ordered the ceviche which was outstanding and enough to feed 2 people. Main dishes are large enough to feed two people as well. Recommend this place anytime of the day.

Thank RayRay40
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Carne Asada is my favorite!! Green plantain (tostones) and beans. Fresh and delicious. In 10 Years Eating in this Restaurant . I fully recommend it. Central American specialty food.

Thank Jesus G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-467-5115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?