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“Not to be missed!!!”
Review of Tempo Restaurant

Tempo Restaurant
Ranked #156 of 583 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A cozy place to relax sipping a glass of wine, listening great live music and enjoy great food. A combination of American and Latin flavors can describe this nice spot. The superb service and quality in general doesn't have to hurt your pocket. Tempo is a friendly restaurant with relax atmosphere where all locals gather for "Good Food and Good Times"
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“Not to be missed!!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you are planning a visit to St. Augustine, I highly recommend you stop in at "Tempo"... You will enjoy the Live Music, Wonderful Food,Excellent service and just a fun & friendly atmosphere... I relocated to St. Augustine just recently and fell Iin love with "Tempo" on my first visit, which was unexpected. Upon entering I received a warm & friendly greeting from the owner. I asked him if he served ice cream, that is what I really wanted. I had been riding my bicycle around the historic downtown all afternoon and needed something cold since it was a very warm day. He said No, I'm sorry! He could tell I was disappointed but instead of just letting me leave he offered a cold glass of water and a glass of wine, a seat at the bar to rest a bit and great conversation...I have been back more than a few times for dinner and to listen to the Live Music such as Jazz with the House Cats, Blues with the Blues Dudz.. Always had an enjoyable time.. "Tempo" really is the place for Good Food! Good Times! and Good Friends! Thank you Tempo!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Hollywood, Florida, United States
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“Great food, music, and atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant that has it all..."Tempo" is the place to be. It is a small, yet charming restaurant that combines exceptional talented musicians with a good variety of food and drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants who wants to hear good music in a friendly dining atmosphere. Come check out "Tempo"..."Good things really do come in small packages."

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Alicia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Girls weekend made poor by local establishment”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Every year a group of four of us take a girls weekend in st Augustine! The best town in Florida! Or so we thought until this visit as we are always looking for new places to add to our ritual we were hoping we found a new place when we were told by the ghost tour guy if this cute little local bar we would meet at to start the nights tour. We leave the shopping for lunch and decide to go to tempo so we would know where it was when we needed to be there later for the tours start We were given our free drink chips and our souvenir cup that w e were told if we went there any time that day we would be given 10% off all day of food and drink since that's where we were leaving from and they were affiliated together.
When we get to this bar it smelled terrible of fish ( bad fish) but we sat down and thought of lunch anyway We approached the bar tender with questions and she knew nothing. We then asked her about the 10% off if we ate lunch and spent some time there ( and money) she again knew nothing
A phone call to the manager left her to explain that they would not
Honor the discount so we paid for our drinks and got lunch elsewhere which was a good thing because u could see the kitchen from the room and we watched as the cook without a hair protection or gloves was eating food that dropped off the plates as they passed to be served

When we get there for the start of the tour we sit down with 17 other people who were there drinking for an hour prior to We use our free drink chips for our drinks or u could upgrade for three dollars to something better Within 5 minutes of paying and tipping this lady our tour guide was told to take the group out as we we re disturbing her paying guest- yes ONE GUEST (um those of us who paid for an upgrade were paying) but we were served, PAID, and then abruptly kicked out without time to actually drink our drinks or enjoy the establishment We were in - tempo They will take your money, kick u out and treat u like dirt !! Go to oc whites!!!! They're food is great, the atmosphere is gorgeous, and the staff is AMAZING don't know why we drifted and tried somewhere else

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2 Thank Michelle R
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“Stopped for lunch to escape the heat”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Decided to stop here for lunch on a Saturday after being lured by the happy hour and fresh fish sign outside. It's a small but cute place. There were only 2 other tables occupied so we thought we'd be able to get a quick bite to eat, cool off a bit, and then head back out to explore the city. Our server was very nice and quick to take our order. We ordered the Thai tuna app and a chipotle fish wrap that we were going to split. The tuna came out after ~15min and we didn't get the wrap until 30min after we had ordered it. The food was good, I enjoyed the flavor of the wrap, but it took so long to get our food. It looks like they have a small kitchen and they make everything to order, but it took way longer than expected for only ordering a couple things and it not being busy. I also felt the wrap was kinda small compared to fish wraps at other places. Probably wouldn't come back to eat, maybe just for drinks.

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2 Thank Yvonne N
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Stephenville, Texas
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“Texas tourist”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Food was great great service highly recommended. Reubens are great small place but friendly and inviting. .a great place to hop off tour bus for lunch. .

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Thank Carla Z
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