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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

#288 of 1,843 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Historic Ybor
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1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
+1 813-248-8222
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. The Ceviche was Killer . I also had the skirt steak and shrimp which was fantastic. Please do yourself a favor and go!

Thank Mike H
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason I am giving this restaurant a poor rating is because the service absolutely sucked!!! All the servers acted as if it was an inconvenience to serve our party of 4. The food was fantastic but I will never go back here only because of the terrible service we received. Don't waste your money at this establishment.

Thank arizcat
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a history lesson of how to enjoy GOOD food. If you want a quick meal- do not go. If you want an experience of Peru and love Peru food, then RUN to EL PUERTO. The food is excellent, us Americans are in such a rush that we do not enjoy life, talking over a good meal and taking... More 

Thank 734jan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This a a small restaurant in Ybor City, all plates are excellent, staff little slow but friendly. Prices are good and the food portion are perfect

Thank ElviraF
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious, service is extremely bad- have been coming through the years, with the same experience. I speak Spanish and I am warm and friendly to the staff- the poor service is not related to language barrier nor lack of smiles. The staff is not trained to provide good customer service. They are awkward at seating customers. The waitress... More 

Thank k s
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but service was slow.Price was low roo so ot was ok to wait for service bc food was good. I had pollo a la milanesa and it was great.

Thank Marianilda V
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Got to the restaurant with our family at 1:30pm left at 4pm. Food is good but wait is HORRIBLE. Service is super slow! No urgency in waitresses. Took over 20 minutes for us to get our check. Needs improvement in service and food turn around time. Unacceptable. Will not be back.

1 Thank Miriam m
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I've been going to El Puerto for what seems like forever now and have always had a stellar experience. I recently went for lunch and had the El Puerto salad which has their famous flank steak on top and once again, it did not disappoint. The serving sizes are massive and the prices are super reasonable. The churrasco is huge... More 

Thank Ashley M
Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Not sure why others complain about staff attitudes. I find a smile goes a long way. Food was outstanding and very reasonable price. Would return and recommend.

Thank flatosanfran
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nice lunch, got a grilled chicken sandwich, very good, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Nice touch the seasoned fries. I took them a little bite time, not overcrowd but the chef was very busy with the orders, I guess they cook it right which is ok, I like food cooked right.

Thank manyloco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Latin, Spanish, Argentinian, South American, Peruvian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-8222

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