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Sofrito Mama's

935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (88 reviews)
“roast pork” (47 reviews)
“pernil” (41 reviews)
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Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was hard to find this little place, the gps drove us to the next street, but finally we've found out that Sofrito Mama's is located in the mall area. There no place inside to sit down, so do not expect a romantic dine out,...More

Thank domhun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally and frequent this restaurant. Love the owners - they are so nice and accommodating. The food is delicious and freshly made. However, since there is only outside seating, I would suggest cleaning the seats of the chairs and tables occasionally. Maybe even...More

Thank OriginallyOC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch and can definitely recommend this place! + We weren't familiar with Puerto Rican food but the owner was very nice and took the time to explain his offer + Took the dish of the day and it was delicious + Huge...More

Thank Hayashi1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

The CubaRican sandwich is amazing. Also, try their wide variety of specialty sodas. The server was very friendly and the service was fast.

Thank nicolasjpratt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy w only outdoor seating, but delicious empanadas and other specialities. One if us had a Cubans sandwich and another pork sandwich. Really good and lovely owner.

Thank Traveler5055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sofrito Mama's is located in a strip mall with a supermarket (Publix), a fitness center, and a number of restaurants and other businesses. It is actually a Puerto Rican restaurant rather than a Cuban restaurant. It is a take-out place with outside dinning tables. There...More

Thank TP1234
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in today for lunch. It was the first time that we had been there. We both ordered the Cuba Rican sandwich, crispy fried plantains and Flan. It was awesome. They don’t have any inside seating or restrooms. It is basically...More

Thank Alvin J
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Alvin, thank you for leaving a review. So happy to hear that your wife and yourself enjoyed the sandwiches and flan. Look forward to seeing you back soon!!!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Took some effort to find , The owner and assistant were very engaging, wonderful conversation, we went with their recommendations daily specials: stew and pastelón, we are extremely pleased with the flavors . Don't be turned away by the strip mall .

Thank Bob L
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hey Bob, thank you so much for giving us a go. We know it's a little tough to find but well worth it, kind of like a buried treasure!!! Hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Before I get to the wonderful food, understand that this is a take out establishment. There are a few tables outside but nothing inside. We usually eat at those tables but I wish there was a better alternative. Okay, now the food. Chicken Empanadas and...More

1  Thank Steve K
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks Steve, we know it's not the most comfortable of atmospheres to eat at, which is why we make the food so darn good, hahaha!!! So glad that you guys have become such regulars. It's the support of our locals that really means the most...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

I decided to try out Sofrito Mama's thanks to the shining reviews others had left on Trip Advisor and am very glad that I did. The food is spectacular and the value is ridiculously good! I wouldn't have minded a few more vegetarian options, but...More

Thank MMC2015
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Questions & Answers
Theresa P
1 September 2016|
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Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do allow dogs and we have 20 seats available.
Emanuel K
30 October 2015|
Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
We are located at 935 N Beneva Rd in the Sarasota Commons Plaza with Publix and the Post Office between the Pack & Ship and the Barber Shop. There is no dress code as we are a take out only restaurant with complimentary... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8786
  • E-mail
At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.
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