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JOTORO, Tampa, FL

JOTORO

4.4
4.4
485 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
JOTORO Kitchen + Tequila Bar is located at Sparkman Wharf in downtown Tampa. Michelin Star chef and partner Joe Isidori has created a Mexican mash-up menu inspired by East LA with fabulous Asian twists and turns.

Whether it's date night, late night, or your next event, JOTORO is your perfect place. We like to say JOTORO is where mariachi meets old school hip hop. Our bar serves up hand-shaken cocktails, craft-batched margaritas, and over 50 labels of premium tequilas.

JOTORO is a full-service, 220-seat eatery that feels like a neighborhood taco joint featuring a comfortable and rustic feel with one of a kind eclectic art designed exclusively for the space. We have created two outdoor covered patios that flank the prime corner of Sparkman Wharf, which is the perfect spot for people watching and dramatic views of the skyline at night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 352-8676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    S. Meridian Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Server and service were outstanding
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and casual vibe, great place to eat before event at Amalie!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Extremely loud inside. Amazing servers. Food was not worth the price. Drinks weren’t fresh tasted like syrup.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here before the lizzo concert and everything was delicious. Tried the enchiladas for the first time and they were delicious.
  5. JM

    JediMystra

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was just OK. Much better and (cheaper) Mexican places around. Not what I would have expected from a Michelin star chef.
  6. KP

    KevinP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food and service… We found our Hispanic restaurant to frequently dine at
  7. R

    Richie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    I was born a raised in East Los Angeles. When I seen they had a “ East LA Style” burrito on the menu I had to order it. I have no idea what made it from East Los. None of it was like any of the food from home. Terrible taste and uncooked rice.
  8. KB

    KBailey

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great very accommodating for our party. Food tasted amazing and loved the ambiance .
  9. DG

    DawnG

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious meals & guacamole outstanding & margaritas too
  10. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    The food was very salty and inedible - prices are very very expensive. Overall a disappointing meal would not return
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious, but unnecessarily pricey. $15 for a marg? Come on!
  12. I

    Ivan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chucc was a great server and the ambience was really great!
  13. F

    Foodie1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Similar to a rowdy, crowded Chili's in terms of food and ambience, not upscale, and therefore very overpriced. Loud, plastic cups, and a fraternity type crowd. Not at all what we were looking for based on Jotoro's website description, which includes mention of a Michelin chef.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious and the service was fast! We will definitely come back
  15. LM

    LatinaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food, from the rice and beans to the tacos, was not of the quality we were expecting. Unfortunately, our experience was a disappointment.
  16. SG

    SharonG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    My friend I was eating with found a hair in her food almost at the end of the meal. I didn't say anything because I had already paid the bill and we were in a hurry to get to Amalie Arena for the Rod Stewart concert. Our server was very nice and he did his job well. No complaints there.
  17. C

    Carmie

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margarita flights and Tres Amigos App were delicious!! Fun place to people watch too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was ok. Average Mexican. The chips were the best part, but had to pay for them… The music was excessively loud and hard to carry on a conversation.
  19. AH

    AdamH

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. A bit loud for conversation
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great along with the food this is our second time coming to this restaurant within a week.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Was expecting more from the food. Viet tacos super spicy, chicken tacos avg, berrio tacos stunk, shrimp tacos had excellent flavor Skinny Rita best Rita I ever had but pricey
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  23. AS

    AngelaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were incredible. The waiters were very friendly and patient with our party of 15. We will definitely be back!
  24. KB

    KathrynB

    Tampa

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our third time trying Jotoro. We had not been impressed the first two times, but this time was markedly better in terms of the quality of the food. However over $120 for dinner for four is a lot for Mexican dinner. That included only two beers.
  25. RM

    RebeccaM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great Taco Tuesday. Our server Richie D was really pleasant and attentive. Love the Three Amigos appetizer and the Korean BBQ taco is my favorite. We will be back!
  26. c

    claudias

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service! Definitely come back!
  27. AW

    AnaW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It took a while for the host stand to acknowledge us and there were 3 people standing there. The host that seated us didn’t tell us where the menu was and we were a little lost until the server finally showed us where the QR code was for the menu. The rest of the experience was really good with service. Food was delicious and the drinks were good. It’s a little too loud in there to have causo conversation, however.
  28. DT

    DerekT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant right in downtown Tampa. Food was very good and the service was amazing (rare these days) nice to have the manager Ashton stop by and check in on us also. Restaurant has a patio that is pet friendly which is a great plus! Will be back for sure.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of the BEST restaurants in tampa. everything from the food, drinks, to the staff is phenomenal. I come all the time and have genuinely grown to love the culture of this place. you have to come here and check them out!! get the birria tacos or korean bbq tacos w a margarita and on fridays they do pitchers. totally worth it. come for the vibes and a good time.
  30. TS

    TpaSteakLover

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. We had Jazzy, so ask for her! Food was good. I just prefer regular Mexican food vs. "fancy" or "fusion" Mexican. Margarita flights were great! But it was an overall good experience and while I probably wouldn't go again, I would recommend it.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music, and exceptional service. Highly recommend and love the taco Tuesday specials
  32. VA

    VictoriaA

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing margaritas and yummy food
  33. YB

    YavonneB

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and strong margaritas!
  34. CK

    CocktailswithKiera

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Loved the bottomless mimosa brunch! I felt that the brunch menu was a little bit limited. However, the steak & eggs was delicious!! And the mimosas were the perfect champagne to juice ratio. Ambiance was great too, we really enjoyed the music. It does get packed pretty quickly so recommend making a reservation!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Omg.. where do I begin. Pretty sure the queso is velveeta. They don’t offer pitchers for sangria or beer. Service was slow. Food was gross. Flavorless yet salty. Only decent things were the sangria. Strawberry sangria was gross and watered down. Paid over $100 and it was the biggest waste of money and disappointment. They need to be shut down and replaced with something decent. The location is too great for a place like this to be there. Went once and will never go again.
  36. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent selection of drinks. Always fun to try something different!
  37. KH

    KathyH

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second trip and the great service and delicious food was consistent.
  38. DL

    DrLiem

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The food was “okay” nothing inspiring or stood out at all. Beans were quite salty. Fish tacos are not memorable at all.
  39. TD

    TampaDiners

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Our second visit there, the first was for a private event. We ordered several tacos that we enjoyed on our first visit, unfortunately they were not even close to what we had the first time. Two tacos per order and they don't taste the same, one is dry with no sauce and super hot, the other one is milder. Beef was overcooked and hard like a stone, shrimps were swimming in an oily hot mess. Even margaritas were inconsistent, one good, another overly sweet. The only good thing was the three amigos chips (salsa, guacamole and cheese). The service was okay. That won't be enough to make us come back
  40. J

    Jreed

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was HORRIBLE. Dried out and wayyyyy overly salted

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

JOTORO is rated 4.4 stars by 485 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 27 times today
Google Map for JOTORO

615 Channelside Dr, Ste 114, Tampa, FL 33602-5410

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Meridian Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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