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Sofrito Mama's

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
+1 941-554-8786
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12:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sofrito Mama's did an outstanding job with the food that they catered. The pernil was so juicy and flavorful throughout the entire tray. The chicken stew, rice and beans, and maduros were also just as flavorful and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend eating at their restaurant or having them cater any event.

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Thank Angelique M
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Puerto Rican food with decent serving size. There's no indoor seating. Food takes awhile to prepare and is a little pricey (~$10 for a platter). Recommend calling ahead to order and take-out the food. Owners are very friendly. Worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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Thank otseng
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first experience with Puerto Rican food, but we are now sold. The food was amazing and the owners were absolutely awesome! They took time to tell us about the food and show us, and gave us a sample of the Coquito (amazing!) So nice and welcoming! Cute outdoor sitting area with tables and music. We got the special that... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness for the internet and Tripadvisor.com! My husband and I were saying that not only would we have not known about Sofrito Mama’s without the help of the internet/Tripadvisor, but if we had seen it, we probably would have passed it by. It’s tucked away in a small shopping center and, like many of us, would have judged prior... More 

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Atlanta Ga
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I can say is, the rest of the reviewers are right. The food is really outstanding, and comes in large quantities with friendly service. We will definitely be eating here again next time we're in town!

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Thank jh26
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He says this is his first choice in Sarasota...he is Puerto Rican and I trust him! He has been there several times for lunch and loves it!

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Thank Caron R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a quick lunch and came across Sofrito Mama's.This ended up being one of the best meals of our trip!We had the chicken and the spinach Empanadas and the pulled pork platter. The empanadas were fried just right and the pork just melted in your mouth, just like it came directly from the suckling.True Latin food cooked... More 

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Thank Cathy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So yummy and excellent value for the money! A must try if you're in the mood for good Mexican food! My favorite are the empanadas, but try anything.

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Thank wizardofaubs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great great food, I mean amazing. Owners are very nice (since we are both from Philly). They will be moving to better location so they have to be doing something right. We drove off SIesta Key to come try and we were so happy we did.

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Thank David D
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't "stumble upon", nor did I "find by luck" this great Puerto Rican spot in Sarasota, I was BLESSED by the Lord Himself! The food here is amazing to the point of a biblical blessing! I am a firm believer that when God provides a "blessing", it is imperative that one share said "blessing" with the world. That being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Meals
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, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?