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El Tamarindo Cafe

) #169 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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71 - 80 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Found this spot as we were driving down US 1. Great local restaurant with wonderful service. We sat out on the patio and had a wonderful meal! Great prices for lunch $6.99 for an entrée and two sides.

Thank lmclaughlin8
Reviewed 8 May 2015

My dining experience was ruined.....never again! Arrived around 9:30 pm on a Friday evening, table for 10. Orders placed and all good so far, then 10 minutes later and one meal has to be changed....no sea bass. Ok, recalculate and change order.....no problem. 10 more...More

Thank DDR921
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Even though the exterior of the restaurant is unappealing, the quality of the food and the great customer service I received made this a great find. I ate at the bar on my own and it was very enjoyable. The food was reasonably priced and...More

Thank JimBoNH_12
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Poor service, long waits, not enough parking and there is nothing special about the food. Staff needs training in customer service, lunch hours long waits that can be avoided, try not to go at lunch. Will not return.

Thank Eliza W
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

First I was skeptical, because there name indicates it's a cafe. I was wrong big time. Place was busy and I would say fancy too. Lots of couples here, good restaurant for date nights. Service was great and fast. Prices are great. Good was tasteful....More

Thank James P
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

THe exterior is unimpressive and SR. 84 is hardly a spot for fine dining: BUT THIS PLACE IS GREAT. I had the whole fried snapper. Place is packed with locals. Obviously it enjoys a good reputation Full bar too Highly recommended

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Stumbled upon Tamarindo Cafe while visiting Fox Car rental near the airport and what a find! The food was delicious. Had the following: freshly squeezed orange juice, chicken franchess (waiter's recommendation and not on the menu), ceviche, Tamarindo special, Marimonte, Super Tamarindo Cuban sandwich and...More

Thank Anamika S
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

This time our dinners missed the mark... We have enjoyed this restaurant for a very long time... This trip we didn't recognize any of the staff and the menu was altered... When we asked they claimed it was the same team... Not so! The food...More

Thank KathleenK367
Reviewed 11 January 2015

In town prior to a cruise. Had an open night with 6 of us all inthe mood for Latin food. This was recommended and is just 3 miles from the Cruiseport area in Ft Lauderdale. Food was authentic, and a wonderful member of the staff,...More

Thank Terp2053
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Comfort food with a Cuban flair. Wide variety of food options, large portions and priced reasonably.

Thank disneypapa
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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