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El Tamarindo Cafe

) #171 of 1,037 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale $$ - $$$ Latin, Spanish,
233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
+1 954-467-5115
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (20 reviews)
“coconut flan” (9 reviews)
“mariscada” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2544
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11 - 20 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food is generally good but the portions and prices are a little steep for a Latin restaurant. The service was fine and the place does get crowded for lunch.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered a wide range of dishes. All were flavorful with good portions. The dinner salad served two. At the price, their paella was one of the best I have had. I don't normally try it my first time at a restaurant but others in...More

Thank Motowners
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I'll be short and sweet! The bread and homemade garlic dipping sauce was so good! (Don't fill up too quick) The ceviche was packed with flavor along w a hardy helping of fresh shrimp and fish. Yucca was crispy Not greasy! Mom's steak fajitas were...More

Thank RendaBea
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Based on the reviews, we stopped in for dinner because it's so convenient to the Ft Lauderdale airport. We enjoyed the yuca frita and chicharrones to start. The Tamarindo special (steak, chicken and shrimp) was excellent and even the chicken was still juicy. But after...More

Thank schindlr
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I am 65 years old and have eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world. This wonderful cafe ranks at the top for some of the best food I have ever eaten. It takes a talented cook to prepare a meal that is...More

Thank Chica5471
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good service, taste the ceviche and fried pork !!!, atendant for the owner close to everithing, really good food and really good prices !!! Good desserts !!! One of the best on the area.

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a find! This place is maybe 10 minutes from the airport. Awesome food-we had Cuban sandwiches, tamales and ceviche. Amazing and very generous portions. Reasonably priced too. Highly recommend!

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped by to see a friend who works in the vicinity and he introduced me to El Tamarindo. The atmosphere is casual and the staff were professional and attentive. I ordered the pork and onions with fried plantains. The portion was large and the...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

We wanted a light meal after flying in late. The ceviche was presented beautifully and delicious. A generous portion with big chunks of fresh seafood would easily have filled us up. Unfortunately it was so good we kept ordering and overate by a long shot....More

Thank thebaronessschroeder
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My friends wanted to go to a Spanish restaurant and I volunteered to do some research on which restaurant to go to. Well, I found it! And I will be back here as often as I can. The service was amazing. The food was out...More

Thank Oana S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there outdoor seating as we are traveling with our dog
10 December 2016|
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Response from Jesus G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have tables outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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