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Fuego Comida and Tequila, Bradenton, FL

Fuego Comida and Tequila

4.5
4.5
304 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
At Fuego Comida & Tequila Lounge, every moment you spend with us should be something to remember – something special. From your first exhilarating sip to that savory bite, and every encounter with any of our team throughout, we strive to provide exceptional service, food, drink and memories that keep you coming back.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 751-5252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jason Dame
  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood Ranch
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Innovative

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Lively

304 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding. The scallops and garlic noodles are just amazing. We have never tasted scallops this fresh and flavorful before. They fly them in regularly. The flank steak was so tender and flavorful, has an amazing rub. Don’t forget to try the deserts. The chef really knows his craft!

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  2. Cnidarian46

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Fuego. This restaurant has it all, great service, nice ambiance, superior bartenders, and wonderful, innovative food.

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  3. Annieree

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Was super happy with the food, drinks and service. We will be back!

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  4. ChristineP

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent!..food and drinks were good too!

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  5. Seshu

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, good fusion food, nice unique creations, drinks bit too expensive, convenient location, no parking issues.

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  6. Foodie63

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our 36th wedding anniversary. When making the reservation there is the question if it is for a special occasion and what it is. Why ask if the restaurant isn’t going to even acknowledge. Our waiter didn’t know and there was nothing to make it special. That being said our waiter was very good.

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  7. RobertP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten several times at Fuego. We again had the pleasure to have Chase as our server/bar tender. He provides excellent service and in the future, we will again ask for Casey.

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  8. Vi5835

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance was entertaining, but food was overpriced and average. My partner ordered Mexico City Noodles with scallops, which made it a $50 entree! Completely overpriced and they forgot the scallops, which came out about 20 minutes later. No apologies from our server! If this establishment plans to maintain their price point, then they better pick up their game when it comes to quality and service. There are many other nice restaurants in the area where food is better and less expensive.

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  9. Alocal

    Tampa

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to like it more because we need a really good Mexican restaurant like you can find in California and the southwest . The food wasn’t bad, but didn’t reach the heights it needed to justify the high price points. The watermelon and beet salad was close to really good but too much cojita cheese made it become too salty. The beef tacos were dry, and lobster enchiladas were somewhat skimpy on lobster and flavor. The menu also seemed very limited. Why they felt the need to combine a high end Mexican concept to a high end steakhouse is puzzling.

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  10. Jenniferr

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service was good. But, this place has zero “personality” and nothing exciting about it. I would never recommend it.

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  11. QuadDadDoug

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were superb and the mexico city barbocoa quesadillas were amazing. Will definitely be coming back soon for a date night.

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  12. TammyF

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the staff were fantastic! We had a wonderful evening and will recommend it to our friends and family!

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  13. Karen

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had several drinks and six or eight dishes to share and every single thing was delicious (except the last margarita was peculiar and sent back but Abigail took it off the bill, no harm no foul, and we were probably better off without it)! It’s all very chefy and pricey but worth it with such a variety of wonderful flavors. And the service was stellar! We ate for nearly three hours and Abigail was great the whole evening, not too much and never too little. There’s a great variety of seating; sidewalk, bar, and a quiet dining room, too. We will definitely be back. There were a few things we didn’t get to try ;-)

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  14. FloridaTricia

    Tampa

    175 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok. Went to happy hour...pork belly was over cooked. Carne asada was bland. Best thing we had was the yucca fries.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here, service once again great! Cocktails tasty and fresh ingredients always! Shares the birria empanadas & crab cake special, so delicious…can’t wait to go back again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at this up and coming hot spot. Gourmet Mexican. Food and drinks are spectacular. All are quite attentive, including the management. Snafu at the bar resulted in a 20 month wait for my drink. Drink and dessert was comped. Our new favorite restaurant.

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  17. Mark

    Naples

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a mixed experience however, service was excellent. Appetizer empanadas good but not over-the-top with flavor. Did not care for the au jus served with the empanadas. Snapper was good and the dish was made better by the excellent potatoes and corn. The lobster appetizer was only fair as the lobster did not taste flavorful and fresh. The octopus appetizer was excellent and the best we’ve had anywhere in the world.

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  18. ClarkB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is great. Food is awesome and Rachel & Charles are both great servers!

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  19. JoanS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress! Very engaging. Interested in her guests!

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  20. CarolG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every employee works to create a pleasant experience

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  21. ElizabethC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit there and it was a fun night! Great atmosphere, food was delicious and servers were very pleasant and attentive. Would highly recommend!

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  22. JB1014

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fun time, went with 3 couples and enjoyed it. Food was amazingly different. The Sea Bass and Scallop dishes were great. Service was quick and very attentive.

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  23. Mairsey

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great cocktails!!! Service was terrific.

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  24. AmyD

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely overpriced for Mexican food as they describe it “with a New York flair”. Their house made tequila was deliciously sweet and very smooth. Will not be back as we would rather patronize a classic Mexican restaurant at affordable prices.

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  25. GangiDentalCare

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away, Charlie was our waiter. He knew all the answers to our questions. Recommend a few wines and dishes that we really enjoyed. Really connected with the main chef, he explained to us where all the food came from and how he takes pride and joy in his cooking. He said, seafood was his specialty so we got the sea bass dish and it was out of this world. Fish was soft and the seasoning was FUEGO! Beets and watermelon salad was refreshing, octopus ceviche was also really good. We will definitely be back , especially on Wednesdays since wine bottles are half off!!! Thank You Fuego for a great night!

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  26. OpenTableDiner

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in town! Love the marg towers, tequila selection, and the modern coastal Mexican cuisine!

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  27. ChitownFoodie

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Evening. Food was wonderful and service was very attentive. First timer,but will definitely go back. Nice touch giving the ladies a rose for valentines day.

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  28. EvaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, amazing food, will definitely be coming back.

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  29. TeriT

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre but overpriced. Server was nice but overall service was slow.

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  30. DiTo

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our first visit at Fuego very much. Our waiter was right on point friendly knowledgeable. My sea bass was fabulous. Husband’s lobster was as well. No complaints here!

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  31. kenb

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat for ten minutes before anyone came over to even speak to us. Once we got past that problem our server was excellent and our food was excellent. Very long wait, probably ten minutes or more, between appetizers and entrees. In all, a frustrating experience.

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  32. Fitgirl

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night out for our Pre Valentines dinner. We had an attentive, knowledgeable server named Charles. Wine, food and ambiance, all exceptional. The manager, assistant manager and owner all came to our table to check on us. Definitely recommend this place for a cool, trendy and fun night out.

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  33. RhondaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was awesome! We love this restaurant!

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  34. MichaelH

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service . Also pretty good vibe

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  35. RichardS

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Experience good. Just short staffed. Also, wish we would’ve gotten points for our OpenTable. For some reason this booking does not get points.

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  36. JenW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks for brunch were fantastic! Great Atmosphere!

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  37. Gary

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our adult children were in town and we wanted to go to an upscale restaurant. Fuego did not disappoint. From the lovely ambiance to the exceptional service to the incredible food, this place was outstanding. We had an amazing time and will return. My family highly recommends!! Thanks!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant comes close to being good but just doesn’t get there. The portions were small, the food was overcooked and overpriced, and the server was nice but forgetful. The atmosphere was good.

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  39. JimBeau

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun place! Very different from lots of the places in Lakewood ranch. Unique menu- the garlic noodles with prawns were yummy c and also the sea bass pastor tacos. My husband had octopus- big portion. And the rum cake for dessert was wonderful. Our server Abigail was very helpful and the entire staff was very attentive checking that everything was alright. Just a completely different vibe ( in a good way) from the neighboring restaurants. We will definitely be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    ***READ BEFORE VISITING*** The food was mediocre, but the service left much to be desired, unless you happen to be a "VIP." If you haven't achieved VIP status (whatever that entails at a small restaurant that just opened), I would advise choosing a different establishment that values each customer equally. Our server was too preoccupied to even take a photo of us, and both the manager and, presumably, the owner spent 15-20 minutes socializing with the two "VIP" tables nearby, leaving the servers in our section overwhelmed with customers. We didn't receive any drinks until our meal arrived, and when we requested a straw, the server placed one directly into our drink, one she had grabbed from the bar with her bare hand that was still covered in food remnants from the VIP table she had just cleared. Additionally, we had to request that used dishes be removed from our table. While the food we received was acceptable, I would not recommend the Barbacoa Enchilada. The dish consisted of a pile of overcooked, poorly seasoned meat topped with excessive amounts of throat-clogging cheese. Although we received an apology at the end of the night for the prolonged wait and various inconveniences, it offered little consolation for a date night that fell short of expectations. And, I didn't see one employee smile all night.

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FAQs

Fuego Comida and Tequila is rated 4.5 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Fuego Comida and Tequila

11615 E SR 70, Bradenton, FL 34202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood Ranch
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jason Dame
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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