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JOTORO, Tampa, FL

JOTORO

4.4
4.4
459 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 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

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

  • 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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What 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Hot Spot

  • Tampa

    Hot Spot

  • Tampa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. c

    claudias

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    AnaW

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. DT

    DerekT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. TS

    TpaSteakLover

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    VictoriaA

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing margaritas and yummy food
  8. YB

    YavonneB

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and strong margaritas!
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. J

    Jreed

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was HORRIBLE. Dried out and wayyyyy overly salted
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Mexican fusion food. Prices are pretty high, but everything is really flavorful. With a couple of drinks and getting chips & salsa and adding a side of street corn to our meals, we totaled $118 with tip. You won't get free bottomless chips and salsa like most Mexican restaurants. However, the salsa is unique and has a smoky flavor to it. Tacos were yummy and the beef enchiladas were really good as well. The Mexican street corn was awesome.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here with some friends that were visiting from out of town, the food was amazing. The shrimp tacos are amazing but does not come with a side which was unfortunate. The frozen marg flights are small but mighty. Very strong and good flavors.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service
  18. h

    haroke

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    After seating by hostess, we waited 18 minutes before complaining that no one had provided water or even a hello. Fortunately, follow up service was adequate and queso appetizer comped. Food was too spicy for kids. Nachos doused in heavy drizzle of siracha. Large portions.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very small menu. The enchilada tasted like chilis - however - I can not taste due to COVID.
  20. CL

    ChynaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family and I went on a Sunday for brunch. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Taryn was a PHENOMENAL waiter. We will definitely go back again!
  21. RB

    RobertB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good but the food was far, far from what one would expect from a Michelin star chef. The chopped beef taco was barely warm. The rice and beans were tasteless. Very disappointing dining experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Plainly, the food and drinks were horrible. My husband and I felt like we had amebic disentery after. It was a waste of money and a night out without our kids. Total disappointment.
  23. P

    Pinejohnson

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Enjoyed the food and experience. Noisy, but I'm old.
  24. KS

    KristaS

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent! The drinks were excellent!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome!!!
  26. c

    cj60

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New to Tampa and went to JOTORO on a whim. So glad we did. Great restaurant with good food and flights. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgable. Cedric Atkinson, who is the Assistant GM was also extremely friendly and had great recommendations. I highly recommend and look forward to eating at JOTORO again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The portion sizes and food quality were quite poor considering the prices. The Vietnamese beef tacos were over cooked and dry, with minimal flavor. The guacamole was too salty. We did enjoy the chicken verde enchiladas and elote side. Overall, we were neglected by the wait staff and the service was poor.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake was the best server! Everything. Tasted so fresh. The street corn and the margaritas and churros were amazing.
  29. g

    gregw

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Matt was an outstanding waiter who was very attentive
  30. SI

    ScottI

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always!
  31. MN

    MichaelN

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    In town for AP Exam scoring
  32. SI

    ScottI

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jon was a great server!
  33. BA

    BriannaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing ! Food is great. Very impressed with everything.
  34. m

    mimosas4me

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was amazing.. food and drinks really good
  35. VI

    VenusInAquarius

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect spot for delicious tacos and people watching on a Friday night,
  36. DW

    DebbieW

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister was in town from Birmingham. She wanted Mexican food so we thought we'd go on Memorial Day.. When we looked it up we thought they were closed but thankfully they opened at noon. This is my Mexican restaurant of choice.
  37. CN

    CherylN

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was attentive and the manager came out to check on us and ended up chatting for about 15 minutes. Nice people. I had a great blueberry gin fizz. We share chips and salsa, queso, guacamole. Very good. I had taqueria salad and the chicken was unexpectedly spicy. The burrito my husband had was also spicy. I enjoyed the salad despite the heat. I definitely will go back. We sat outside and weather was beautiful and we people watched everyone at Sparkman Wharf. Lots of dogs were out.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was Taco Tuesday and me and the ladies wanted some drinks and tacos. So we stop into get some and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. His name was Jon so everyone was happy with there food and drinks was on point.!!!!
  39. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    All about Instagram and when you get there it’s nothing like it
  40. KH

    KristieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and there was a lot of it. We definitely ordered too much. I had the fish tacos - and they were the biggest fish tacos I have ever seen. The batter on the fish was crunchy and not greasy. We shared the elote, also very good. My husband had the steak burrito and the sauce on that was delicious. It was a very busy Saturday night and we sat outside. Our server was really sweet and took good care of us. I would definitely recommend.

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 459 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 18 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

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