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El Tamarindo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Cuban, South American
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233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I come here, service is always the best owner is always happy to see everybody!! I don't mess around looking for any place to eat from the hotel straight to el Tamarindo great food great People, Central American hospitality for all!!

Thank BePacMan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Been there a few times and the food is consistently good and at very reasonable prices. Food is mostly cuban and latin american.

Thank FAGonzalez
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Ate here for lunch and we both had the cuban sandwich and started with the chicken tamale. Not enough chicken in the tamale and the sandwich was a disappointment. Bread not crisp enough. No mustard on it. Pork was poorly seasoned and dry. Disappointed. Service was great though as our server was very nice and thorough.

Thank Brice B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I travel all over the world, Europe, Africa and for 4 decades enjoyed the pleasure of good dining. Today I stumbled because of a wrong turn into a Latin restaurant that blew me away with superb world class service and friendly staff but most of all, the best Latin food I have ever placed in my mouth. A top ten... More 

Thank Steve J
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

What an unbelievable Latin restaurant!!!!! We drove on hour to come here!!!! The food is so fresh an authentic, the atmosphere great and the service impeccable!!!! Alex, the owner came by to make sure everything was good. He's so kind and sent us over an out of this world coconut Flan and cortadito!!!! Well worth the drive!

Thank Pam K
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

It has been 2 years since I have been here and this was the spot for good mix of Mexican and Cuban food. Today was the day, I stopped in for lunch, 1230 pm, it was a bit busy, entering the restaurant, the place looked as if it has not cleaned in years, take a look a the light fixtures,... More 

Thank SaganakiMakito
Shamong, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This place is consistently good. The food is always hot and fresh. Love the soft tacos. The staff is very attentive. Try this place, you won't be disappointed. Not expensive.

Thank Artvlay
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

What a great place! The food was delicious. I must say that the sauces they make are the best! The salsa spicy and fresh, the pesto they served with the bread to die for. I had a simple taco salad, which was fantastic, but others around me were having more traditional latino foods and they looked fantastic. Make it a... More 

Thank Lucy L
Bushnell, Florida
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355 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Lived in the area for years but never visited this low-key spot until recently. Latin American eats include a nice ceviche and tamales. Friends enjoyed their steak and grilled chicken. Full bar. Prices are great, and the service will surprise you -- give them a try.

Thank VespagirL55
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Been twice with my kids and friends. All dishes were great . Super clean inside nice decor. Staff super friendly. Loved the pork and my kids love the rice. We all cleaned our plates. Definitely recommended for everyone!

Thank j77mge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Cuban, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-467-5115

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