El Tropical Cuban Restaurant

Entrance to El Tropical. Photo: courtesy El Tropical
Entrance to El Tropical. Photo: courtesy El Tropical
Rating
4.7/5

Cuban food is a marvelous benefit of visiting South Florida. We’ve been to a few Cuban restaurants and keep returning to El Tropical in Cape Coral. They serve fresh, delicious fare and offer a large variety of authentic recipes. The staff is friendly and attentive and the service is excellent. Seating is homey and comfortable and local patrons rave about the selections, including those with a Cuban heritage .

The food and drink menus are extensive and can be found here.

The entrees we ordered were roasted pork chunks and shredded beef.

Roasted Pork Chunks with onions at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Roasted Pork Chunks with onions at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Shredded beef with peppers at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Shredded beef with peppers at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster

Popular sides include tostones and sweet plantains.

Sweet Plantains at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Sweet Plantains at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Tostones at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Tostones at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Sweet Plantains at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Sweet Plantains at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster

They offer mixed drinks specials.

Mixed Drinks Specials at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Mixed Drinks Specials at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster

Here are photos of the spotless bar preparation area, bar counter and table seating, booth seating, and the bandstand for dancing and dining music.

Fully stocked drink preparation area at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Fully stocked drink preparation area at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Bar counter and table seating at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Bar counter and table seating at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Booth seating at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Booth seating at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Band stand for dancing and dining at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Bandstand for dancing and dining at El Tropical. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster

I certainly recommend El Tropical. When you’re in town, try it!

Link to their menus.

Cuban Restaurant El Tropical
106 Hancock Bridge Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone: (239) 772-8858

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