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El Tropico Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
+1 305-477-6222
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Barre, Vermont
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We are here based on reviews from trip advisor. We were very disappointed in the food at this restaurant. The waitress / service was very good. Lots of places in the area to eat, you may want to look around before stopping here.

Thank Terry L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The bread is fresh and the Ropa Vieja is excellent! Worth coming on Wednesdays for the Ropa! White rice and beans were fresh and properly prepared! Great flavor in the Ropa Vieja! Restaurant is clean and the staff is good also! Slow on getting the takeout box but maybe because they are busy.

Thank Andre B
Bar Mills, Maine
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wanted to grab a Cuban style breakfast, couldn't think of the place we wanted to go to and ended up here instead. It was absolutely delicious. There's a breakfast buffet that we chose and it didn't disappoint. The empanadas--especially the beef, were to die for.

Thank acchapp
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great food, huge portions and reasonable prices. The fried sweet plantains are awesome as are the red beans and rice. Large menu with lots of options. We stop in every time we're in the area.

Thank Devin H
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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414 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

You're not likely going to be blown away by the decor or the ambiance. However, look beyond that and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the amazing food that comes out of this place. I was alone and not really in the market for a long, drawn out meal. So I checked out the daily specials and went for the lomito... More 

Thank JSTrip_77
Bethesda, Maryland
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stumbled here on our way from Everglades. The waitress barely spoke any English which was not a problem for us. The food was amazing! But the portions are so big, that unless you want to take home dinner for next day or two, it is better to share food.

Thank goranfoto
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We went for the Sunday brunch and it was a good option for those of us who wouldn't have been sure what to order. We tried a bit of everything and although some of it could have been warmer, it was tasty. The staff speaks mostly Spanish, but they were very patient and helpful. The cafe con leche was delicious.

Thank Sue M
Griffin, Georgia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

THe food was incredible and the portions were very generous. The waiter was helpful with menu selections. Unfortunately he was distracted by a friend who was dinning. He was very inattntive and after I asked for the check it took 25 minutes to got out of there. The entire time he was 2 tables over talking to a friend.

Thank dwilli3038
Brooksville, FL
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

My visits were on 11/27 & 11/28/15 due to staying at Hyatt Place right behind El Tropico. We had the Skirt Steak and Chicken Salad for a late lunch. The portions are huge! We ate 1/2 & the rest for dinner. We also went back for breakfast the next day! Even though we had free breakfast at the hotel (which... More 

1 Thank hapitrvlr
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178 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Loved the food here the Tropico sand which was a fresh take on a Cuban, and I really enjoyed it. The down side was slow service. Seemed to take a long time to serve food and a really long time to get a check and get it payed.

Thank timot61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Mexican, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8391 NW 12TH St, Doral, FL 33126
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Doral
  • Phone Number: +1 305-477-6222

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