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JOTORO

4.3
4.3
292 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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Booked 14 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

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

  • 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

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

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What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.0Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Great for Brunch

  • Tampa

    Great for Lunch

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  1. EM

    EveM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Not a fan of this place. The ambiance is nice and it was a great day to have lunch outside, but that was the highlight. The host did not seem to want to give us any menus and directed us to the QR code. This linked us to a partial menu that consisted only of drinks, appetizers, and brunch. (We came for tacos!) We had to go back to the host stand to request proper menus because the server did not appear for another 20 minutes. When she did, she seemed very hurried as if our table was an afterthought and her attitude was surly. We ordered the Supreme Guac and Chips and the Spicy Vietnamese Tacos. The guacamole was in a very small bowl and the jalapeño slices in it were from a jar, not even fresh. Go to Rocco’s Tacos at International Plaza for a far superior guacamole experience. The spiciness of the tacos was very underestimated. We could have used a water refill to put out the fire from these tacos, but the server was nowhere to be found until it was time to pay the bill. $50 plus (an undeserved) tip for four small tacos, mediocre guac, and some water. There are many other Mexican food joints in the area worth visiting instead.

  2. DM

    DMar

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, nice decor, friendly service. Priced a little much for the overall experience.

  3. A

    Argenti

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Nice atmosphere outside great service. Good food

  4. LM

    LuchianaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overall it was good. Nothing great. VERY overpriced. Drinks were good, food was fine. Nothing really to complain about except the prices. I liked eating outside. Chips and salsa should come with the table in my opinion.

  5. CR

    CRR62

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Appetizers were excellent. Good food. Good selection of drinks. Would like to see more food on the menus.

  6. D

    Datenight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to enjoy in Tampa Sparkmans Wharf. You can walk around the area, then have a nice dinner at Jotoro.

  7. JH

    JanetH

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never miss a taco Tuesday!

  8. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughters 22 birthday we had an amazing time

  9. CK

    CasK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    The appetizers were all great, everyone was expecting a good meal. When entrees came out, 6 of 6 meals were over cooked. 3 were sent back. It appeared that they forgot a side for the table and let the entrees sit under a heat lamp. The restaurant was accommodating and tried to make it right, to their credit, but it was all of our first time and our only impression.

  10. W

    Way2crazyoveru

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The egg roll appetizer was delicious. The fork and knife burrito was HUGE! I highly recommend the strawberry sangria

  11. B

    lauraB

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time man and loved the ambience. Great drinks and the food was excellent, not too far From traditional Mexican but different enough to definitely want to go back!!

  12. J

    Jeff

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, atmosphere, and service.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Need to reevaluate who they want to be or better yet, how they can be a great place to go to. Atmosphere was weak and confusing. It’s right next to the arena, but only has a couple TVs behind the bar (that happened to be on the PM news), and food was average. It could be huge under right mgmt

  14. JG

    JimG

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lots of fun. Great gourmet tacos

  15. SC

    SandraC

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere

  16. F

    Franky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food came out on time, drinks were irritatingly SLOW

  17. AA

    AshleiAnne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was relatively quiet for a Friday night with most of the action outside so our booth inside was perfect.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Sat outside, music was VERY loud, hard to hold a conversation. Food was good but not great. Service was very good.

  19. JC

    JamesC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were great. Everything we had was just a unique blend of flavors, even in the drinks that just worked. Recommend the eggrolls and the mojitos, I tried the blueberry basil and the dragon fruit mojitos.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The first time I went here, the food was so yummy. I don’t know if it’s the limited menu or what but it was just okay.

  21. BY

    BradY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good. Floors were slippery. Chips and salsa were mediocre, but we enjoyed the tacos. Great ambiance. Service was great. Would go back again.

  22. L

    Lpstkbizdiner

    West Palm Beach

    174 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I am so disappointed. We chose Jotoro after reading the eater write up. On arrival, we chose outside seating because its too loud inside - sports bar loud. The queso dip had to be exchanged as it was cold. The Austin steak taco has nothing to do with Texas and the meat was tough - I have no idea what cut of meat it was. The grilled shrimp in the tacos were overcooked. Never again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was ok

  24. J

    Jann

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food and venue are great. Drinks are way too expensive.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Good overall but was 1 hour behind on my reservations on my girls bday

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Waited 30 minutes to be sat, it took 45 minutes to get cocktails, food came out cold. Server was nice and none of that was on her, but there was no manager in sight. The drinks were good once they came but like, what the heck?

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Our waiter was the bartender so he was dealing with a lot of people so the service was slow. The first food runner barley acknowledged us as she dropped the food off with major attitude and when we got our entrees the quality of food was not good. The rice and beans seemed like they were from the night before and my shrimp tacos had like 3 shrimp in the whole taco. Extremely overpriced for the quality of food we received. So disappointing. We are always looking for a good Mexican restaurant and this was not it for us.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience2

    We had a reservation made weeks in advance, but when we arrived, we were told that the only outdoor table remaining was overlooking the street. It was loud with street noise and our table felt like the Siberia of the restaurant (we were out there with a table full of young children nearby). Menu is small and limited for someone who doesn’t eat meat, but the food was pretty good. The poke and the shrimp tacos were good — the fried fish taco not so much. If you’re from out of town, just know that it’s not a waterside restaurant. Also know that your server will probably be unmasked — most were and ours didn’t seem to notice or care that we were wearing masks and aiming to observe some social distancing.

  29. C

    Cash

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great food and drinks. Our waitress seemed to forget about us for a while but I tracked down the manager (I think) and after that it was much better. Will be going back for taco Tuesday soon.

  30. MH

    MeshaH

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food & good experience. They were out of a few items but what we had was great!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food was not impressive but the service was wonderful.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As a pregnant customer, I love that they were able to make the spicy watermelon margarita as mocktail so I could still feel like I was partaking in the festivities. It was delicious without alcohol, the right amount of sweet with a little kick. Can’t wait to go again after my pregnancy.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for my first time and I was blown away! The food was amazing, drinks were spectacular and the service was great! The general manager Ashley was so sweet and so was our waitress. 10/10 place, I would definitely recommend this place for a date night and with friends. Now one of my top places to eat in tampa will be back often

  34. JC

    JC2021

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    The food here is good, but I feel that it doesn't match the price. Too expensive for food that could be found elsewhere for cheaper.

  35. LM

    LizM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was great but our hostess wasn’t to friendly. They do have the best music playing too.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Service was very quick and our waitress was wonderful. Highly recommend

  37. u

    upsman

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken tacos are fantastic. I order them each and every time I go. The service is always impeccable. Our person of service was Veronica and she is amazing. Please request her she goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is excellent. Plus, it’s nice to go to a place that has tasteful tequilas instead of the garbage place that say that have great tequilas. Yes, they make a difference in tequilas. The Adobe enchiladas are great as well. The Korean taco is great but tell them to go light on the sauce because it’s too heavy. Great views of people watching and especially all the dogs walking around. Great place and environment for any occasion.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience! The staff is friendly, attentive and overall the food was amazing! For sure will be coming back!

  39. ND

    NuryD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was amazing. Service excellent. Noisy outdoors due to loud traffic(streetcars passing regularly, motorcycle group)

  40. TM

    TaniaM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    The server was a really nice guy, very attentive. The drinks were really good. However the food was overly seasoned, the meat was overdone and hard.

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JOTORO is rated 4.3 stars by 292 OpenTable diners

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Booked 14 times today
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615 Channelside Dr Ste 114 Tampa, FL 33602-5410

  • Cross street

    S. Meridian Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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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