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The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant & Bar

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7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
+1 941-923-3688
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Port, Florida
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

There are several Mexican restaurants in the Sarasota / Venice area that I consider Average to Good in there presentation of Mexican foods, however I feel that "The Grasshopper" is worth special acknowledgement. Give this one a try. WT Cote

Thank Walter C
Brookline, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Somewhere in heaven there is a Mexican restaurant that does not marinate the steak in the steak fajitas. This isn't it. Still, the steak was tender and the onions and peppers wonderfully delicious. My wife's chicken quesadilla was excellent too, as were the chips, salsa, rice, beans, and margaritas. Service was friendly and prompt. Portions were ample except (surprisingly) the... More 

Thank Mike B
Sarasota, Florida
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I always get the beef enchiladas because they are really tasty. In winter season, it gets pretty crowded so lots of other folks must like it too. Spouse likes the burritos. They have lots of specials and sometimes coupons too. Service is always good too.

Thank DrMath
Odenton, Maryland, United States
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480 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The decor is very cute & lively. The menu is fairly typical but offers a wide variety. The food was tasty & the portion sizes were just right. It is nice that they don't over-season the food but offer 3 sauces with increasing levels of heat. Will definitely visit the next time we're in town.

Thank Bob O
Florence, Alabama
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

After trying a few Mexican restaurants in the are obviously there is not a huge demand for Mexican food. The Grasshopper is the best we found. Service is good, atmosphere is large bar, and the food is decent. If you are a Mexican food expert, go somewhere other than Sarasota, but The Grasshopper will satisfy your craving.

Thank BlueBuckeye
Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

very tasty, had a pit in mine, almost broke a tooth, spoke with owner, he said sorry, ill take it off your bill......REALLY, $2.00 off for that? I laughed in his face and said REALLY??????????????????????????, he comped my $12 lunch

Thank allspice1
Clarence Center, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, nice place. There are two things that I particularly didn't like that might seem picky but contribute to the overall dinning experience. First, is that we were totally surprised that it was only less than 5 minutes that our food arrived at our table. This brings up the question how freshly it was prepared and it... More 

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North Carolina
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Really good fish tacos and Guacamole! We would go there again if we are in the area. Informal with great service.

Thank mwjack
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

First of all, this place it Tex-Mex not Mexican, being from Texas, I'm ok with that. They had some of the best salsa in town which I would apply on all of their dishes, but upon my recent visit, they change the sass to the same old crap the other poor Mexi restaurants in town serve. I asked the owner... More 

Thank Bryanspainhower
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Nice spot for no fuss Mexican food, served good fajitas, burritos and tacos. Friendly and attentive wait staff.

Thank MelSarasota_Florida

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: 7253 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-5555
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-3688
The Grasshopper Lounge opened it's doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in Downtown Adrian, Michigan. There, my family acquired the other half of the structure and "El Chapulin the Tex Mex Restaurant" was launched. Still in business and operated by our entire family, we have since opened a second location in Wauseon, Ohio and our third in Sarasota, Florida. Grandma's secret: prepare everything in small batches, so we never jeopardize the art form of our food.

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