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El Puerto Restaurant & Grill

1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
+1 813-248-8222
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“skirt steak” (21 reviews)
“churrasco” (23 reviews)
“plantains” (16 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Argentinian, South American, Peruvian
$$ - $$$
1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plantains were the best I have ever had in the Western Hemisphere. Unfortunately I was looking forward to eating Argentinian beef. I should have known that they couldn't serve this for the price they charged. The tomatoes were good which is rare in Florida....More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The palomilla it's good need little more spice but with chimichurry taste 😊 good I have to say stuff plaintain the shrimp need to be cut and seasoning cause was blend. Taste good!

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The place is in a very quiet area, even if some blocks away there is a busy area, the staff is very nice, the best part is that you can take your time choosing your food and drinks with NO PRESSURE !!! The food is...More

Thank adrianahaddad
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I were in Tampa for a concert getaway weekend recently and was looking for a different dinner restaurant than the usual ones that we visit in Bay Area. We found this one on Trip Adviser and made a 7:45 reservation. After a...More

Thank Rhino2525
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

In town for business. This place is nestled in a neighborhood, very close to the famous Columbia Restaurant. Upon exiting the car. A rooster welcomed us in the lot, the sun was shining and the place reminded me of key west. Bright colors, big windows....More

Thank obiratkenobi
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped in Ybor City for lunch. Had read about this restaurant and sought it out. Three of us for lunch and all ordered something different. Very good food and very good service. Not crowded at all. In fact, we were one of 3 tables eating...More

Thank hattrupmd
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This place is on the corner and in the back of Ybor city. It is a pretty tiny place. All decorations are more like home decorations. The service was a bit slow, even though they were not busy. The food you ask?!?! Let me tell...More

Thank DeMontes112514
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Service was quick , waitstaff very helpful. Casual, comfortable authentic little place. Bread was served with the meal and was very good. Baby churasco was delicious, very flavorful meat done to perfection with a fried egg on top, plantains, rice and season French fries ....More

Thank 01sashi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place! GREAT FOOD! service is not the best! food takes a while to come out only because they cook from scratch!

Thank Dwayne J
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I spied this little restaurant on our way into Ybor City and after parking our car some blocks away and checking out other places we found our way back to this fine restaurant on foot. The menu offers a nice selection of entrees and appetizers...More

Thank Nick N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Scott K
Do you take reservations for a group of 8-12? I am looking for my group to have dinner with you on Wednesday October 5th at 7:00pm. Thanks
17 September 2016|
Response from BigTravellerAJC66 | Reviewed this property |
Scott you'd need to address your question direct with the restaurant, I was just a customer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-5113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-8222
  • E-mail
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