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La Malinche
La Malinche

La Malinche Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (941) 388-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Daily Hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Pilar Fontanot
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Malinche
La Malinche Mexican Restaurant is family owned and is the only authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. If you are looking for casual dinning and excellent food this is the place for you. Bring your family, bring your friends, we are here to serve you and only you. Everything we use in our authentic dishes is fresh and has the best quality. We cook everything from scratch, and to order. Please come an enjoy an excellent dining experience with us here at La Malinche. We offer lunch, dinner, and full bar. Once you have tried the authenticity you will never go back. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "This visit we ask for outdoor seating but we're told they ran out of propane for patio heaters. Last visit we ask for chips and salsa and we're told they ran out of chips. How does a Mexican restaurant run out of chips? They have "red rice " as an option on their menu, but when requested in place of white rice we were told that was a miss print on the menu, but the menus are not new."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Highly recommend this great Mexican Restaurant tucked away on a side street of St. Armand Circle. Thanks to Open Table we found it and enjoyed a delicious Mexican meal. The service here was excellent and very helpful too. Our waiter made an extra effort to explain the menu to us and he also was diligent in checking on us throughout our meal. A great dinner spot."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at La Malinche recently while staying on Long Boat Key as part of our trip for baseball spring training games. Using OpenTable we easily found that the restaurant had available reservations and booked a table for two. We arrived early and were quickly seated. The waiter was very pleasant and helped us pick out two delightful selections for dinner. We were entertained by the bar staff and everyone who worked there seemed to be smiling and having fun. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in an excellent Mexican and an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed the early dining hour, quiet with a comfortable pace. Many of the Entre' choices were new to us, but did not disappoint. Staff was attentive and well informed. Will enjoy working our way around the menu in future visits."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This Mexican restaurant serves very fresh and original flavors. I am particularly fond of the Tacos Light, which are wrapped in lettuce. The guacamole is excellent and the complimentary salsa and bean dip are as well. The wine list is very good, with reasonable prices, and the staff is very friendly and attentive. An all around very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This resto is an upscale place on St. Armand's Circle with interesting menu selections and very tasty food. The portions are generous, but need to be to justify the prices charged on this menu. People with normal size appetites could probably share any of the main dishes and not leave hungry. The Ingredient quality and preparation are very good and service is friendly and accommodating. My partner had the beef tacos - delicious while I enjoyed the tamales with chicken."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "unusual & different gourmet mexican food ,very generous portions.our waite"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great service, a little pricey for this type of food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant. The sauces and preparation are unique and very tasty. Definitely worth checking out. This restaurant is always on the top of the list of restaurants to go to when we are down in Sarasota."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Younger crowd than most of the other hi-end places on St Armand's Circle. The location is a bit tucked away but that actually makes parking much easier. Friendly, prompt service. Food was quite good and creatively presented. Tortilla chips were pretty ordinary - might want to upgrade those."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have eaten here before and expected another great meal. Our server was a great guy, but the kitchen was very slow. Only 1 other table filled inside when we arrived early Saturday evening and some outdoor tables were empty, so it was not a matter of volume. We remembered great guacamole from our other visits; it was very disappointing and flavorless this time. Fajitas were "soupy" and everything had a lot of onion for filler. With this restaurant location being at the end of the block, it needs better food and service to entice folks to pass up the other restaurant offerings."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We returned and ordered a specialty that we had selected before; the dish was was not as "tasty" as we had previously experienced, unfortunate because we had brought friends and recommended it to them. We also thought that the "Happy Hour" prices for draft domestic beer were a bit excessive ."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "La Malinche is a Mexican restaurant unlike many others. Yes, they do make a terrific Guacamole (and salsa and bean dip), but their food is light and refined. They stock one of our favorite wines, and do not mark it up too much. The service is excellent and very friendly. It is overall, a great place."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food here is always good. If there was one complaint it would be that their salsa is more like a soup, and not a very spicy one at that. Also the prices seem to just keep going up and up."
    Dined on 10/24/2013