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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

#400 of 1,866 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 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for a good number of years. We ended up there last Friday night before a concert in Ybor, I had the El Puerto Platter which is short ribs with a sausage, so good. My wife had Arroz Chaufa de Carne which was amazing. They have a great selection of Malbec that goes well with what... More 

Thank StPeteAustin
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation the day before for 9 people. We showed up 10 min before our reservations and there were no tables available. We had to wait 35 mins before we got seated and another 20 mins to get our drink order. They finally brought out the bread untill right before our dinner started to get served. Since it... More 

Thank Milena S
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very obvious lack of organization....poor service...poor lighting...table layout is uncomfortable. Prices ....the highest I've seen in Ybor. Cold food served on same plate as hot...All food is crammed onto one plate ....not attractive at all. Shrimp soup was very weak...it had 3 large shrimp with tails....how do I eat that.....picture your fingers reaching the into the soup and trying to... More 

Thank Manuel P
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Ive long enjoyed this funky place on the edge of Tampa's Ybor City. It's known for its Argentinian meats such as skirt steak served with authentic sauces, vegetables - and Latin servers. They've never over-promoted themselves, either. It all comes in a relaxed Tampa-style. "I feel at home here". On and off, for ten years I've enjoyed the food, and... More 

Thank EndtoEndHiker
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 16 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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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, South American, Peruvian, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?