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El Tamarindo Cafe

$$ - $$$Latin, , Spanish
233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (19 reviews)
“coconut flan” (10 reviews)
“mariscada” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch had the Tamarindo special which was grilled steak chicken shrimp.Shrimp was done nicely but the other meats while tasty were a little tough and over cooked. The lechon Asad was good but again not great. Plantains and yams were ok. Servers were...More

1  Thank Wrx8
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My mouth is still happy with the memory of dinner at El Tamarindo. The exterior of their building is unprepossessing at best and I wasn't sure we'd chosen wisely but the interior is clean and streamlined. We were there about 5 pm for late lunch/early...More

Thank melissa m
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food at very reasonable prices. Service is always stellar. Their speciality is sea food with a Latin flare. You can't miss with this place.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My daughter chose this spot for dinner one night. Situated on a main thoroughfare, there is plenty of free parking on the premises. Once inside, I was immediately struck by the mixed ambiance. It was a mixture of diner, bar and grill, and a full...More

Thank ElFeliz
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Don't order the Crab Rigatoni ( boring) or the Chicken Piccata ( overly salty). The oil on the table laced with garlic- was also very intense. The wine was great, service pleasant -

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The waitress appeared to be very attentive at first. Then when I asked about their taco salad I asked if it was served with a taco bowl and was it a flour Taco Bell. She replied back that it was a corn tortilla not flour...More

1  Thank lemon737
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Been here several times over the years when I am in town visiting. This place always hits the spot and never disappoints. The chimichurri served with the bread is addicting! Good stuff. Menu is a mixture of Mexican and Latin. Grilled chicken with onions and...More

Thank Cds_69
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I don't even know where to begin - suppose to be open but asked to wait at bar- 45 plus minutes later, seated ourselves at table and waited , eventually orders were taken but kitchen only had some foods, waiters didn't understand English, my food...More

Thank kobob2016
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit. The staff is friendly and the food is good. They bring you plenty of delicious bread and dip upon seating you. There is a full liquor bar and You can sit inside or out while you watch plenty of soccer....More

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Located on Atlantic Shores, this is a good neighborhood, local, non fancy place. The food is good. I would recommend this place if you don't want the touristy vibe.

Thank Evan A
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10 December 2016|
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Response from Jesus G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have tables outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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