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Sofrito Mama's - CLOSED

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” (86 reviews)
“roast pork” (46 reviews)
“pernil” (41 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
$$ - $$$
935 N Beneva Rd Ste 613, Sarasota Commons Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34232-1344
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1 - 10 of 576 reviews

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a good latin restaurant to try on Trip Advisor in the Sarasota area. Sofrito Mamas had excellent reviews and then we discovered it has closed.

Thank Mdfeser
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Unfortunately, this restaurant has closed. The owners retired and they will be dearly missed. They had the best mac and cheese ever! They were excellent at preparing large dishes for parties and had great empanadas. Was mainly a take out place but they did have...More

1  Thank Theresa4680
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Went in for a late lunch today with my husband and son. We ordered one of each empanada, so we could try them all. Honestly, the best empanadas I’ve ever had! In the past empanadas have left a grease strip on the roof of my...More

Thank carrieg144
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I have been to Puerto Rico 5 times. I can tell you that this joint has better Puerto Rican food than ANY place in Puerto Rico. Hands down the best PR food I have ever tasted and my wife and two kids agreed. We were...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Traveling through Sarasota, we were looking for great food and found it at Sofrito Mama's. If you are looking for real authentic Puerto Rican food, this is the place. We ate arroz blanco con habichuelas, chuletas, bistec encebollado, arroz con gandules, tostones, and mofongo. Now...More

3  Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We came here last year all the way from Delaware and we couldn’t wait to come back while on vacation again. The food is so good we ate here twice this week. A must do while in the area

Thank diri0527
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I recently visited Sofrito Mama’s for lunch. The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Puerto Rican dishes daily but also has weekly specials that change every day of the week. Since I visited on a Wednesday, the special of the day was Pastelon. I was...More

1  Thank nic_leon2005
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Not great for me. Flavor was not what I expected being a native. Not sure they understood me well since I spoke Spanish and asked about food. I wish you success.

1  Thank Marguerite M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

It was hard to find this little place, the gps drove us to the next street, but finally we've found out that Sofrito Mama's is located in the mall area. There no place inside to sit down, so do not expect a romantic dine out,...More

Thank domhun
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We live locally and frequent this restaurant. Love the owners - they are so nice and accommodating. The food is delicious and freshly made. However, since there is only outside seating, I would suggest cleaning the seats of the chairs and tables occasionally. Maybe even...More

Thank OriginallyOC
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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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