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Sofrito Mama's

935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (88 reviews)
“roast pork” (47 reviews)
“pernil” (41 reviews)
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Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in today for lunch. It was the first time that we had been there. We both ordered the Cuba Rican sandwich, crispy fried plantains and Flan. It was awesome. They don’t have any inside seating or restrooms. It is basically...More

Thank Alvin J
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Alvin, thank you for leaving a review. So happy to hear that your wife and yourself enjoyed the sandwiches and flan. Look forward to seeing you back soon!!!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Took some effort to find , The owner and assistant were very engaging, wonderful conversation, we went with their recommendations daily specials: stew and pastelón, we are extremely pleased with the flavors . Don't be turned away by the strip mall .

Thank Bob L
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Bob, thank you so much for giving us a go. We know it's a little tough to find but well worth it, kind of like a buried treasure!!! Hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Before I get to the wonderful food, understand that this is a take out establishment. There are a few tables outside but nothing inside. We usually eat at those tables but I wish there was a better alternative. Okay, now the food. Chicken Empanadas and...More

1  Thank Steve K
jlbolden, Owner at Sofrito Mama's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Steve, we know it's not the most comfortable of atmospheres to eat at, which is why we make the food so darn good, hahaha!!! So glad that you guys have become such regulars. It's the support of our locals that really means the most...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017

I decided to try out Sofrito Mama's thanks to the shining reviews others had left on Trip Advisor and am very glad that I did. The food is spectacular and the value is ridiculously good! I wouldn't have minded a few more vegetarian options, but...More

Thank MMC2015
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Food was outstanding and service was great. The place is small, tucked in a shopping center and tables are outside but it is totally worth it. We had three different meals (fried pork chops, pastelón and the beef empanadas), plenty of food and delicious. Topped...More

Thank BPandFam
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Just finished an awesome dinner from Sofrito Mama's. Best Puerto Rican food I have ever had (better than anything I had on PR). If you are visiting the Sarasota area, be sure to stop in ... you will NOT be disappointed.

Thank JPGirard
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Having been here before I knew what to expect,that is fresh cooked home style Puerto Rican food . The chicken is to die for but the roast pork is the top of all lists ,the portions are very generous the owners r very friendly n...More

Thank P7222KUjamesh
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Latin food at it's finest!!!! I haven't tried everything YET, but all has been 5 star so far. Family operated and that's a bonus.

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Had the flourless fried chicken. Skin fried extra crispy with moist chicken on the inside. Beans and rice, and macaroni salad side. Great dinner. Other party had the pork platter, rice, and potato salad. Plenty of food to take home for later. Husband and wife...More

Thank u2lemon78
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Its a take out spot tucked away in the corner of the strip mall with tables outside. The owner was very personable and I asked him to make 4 meals for us and that we were not steak eaters. He loved that I gave him...More

Thank Maxine W
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Questions & Answers
Theresa P
2 September 2016|
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Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do allow dogs and we have 20 seats available.
Emanuel K
30 October 2015|
Response from jlbolden | Property representative |
We are located at 935 N Beneva Rd in the Sarasota Commons Plaza with Publix and the Post Office between the Pack & Ship and the Barber Shop. There is no dress code as we are a take out only restaurant with complimentary... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8786
  • E-mail
At Sofrito Mama's you will find mouth watering, home-style Puerto Rican cuisine. Our menu is filled with a wide array of reasonably priced, traditional meals for the entire family from fried appetizers, rice & beans, roast pork & stews, salads, to signature specialty dishes & delicious homemade desserts. Whether it's lunch or dinner, Sofrito Mama's Latin Comfort Food is just what you need to tickle your hunger fancy.
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