Nineteen61

4.8
748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin / Spanish
Latin inspired restaurant that uses locally sourced products when available. We raise our pigs in Ocala at Mt Citra Farms with specific diets. We do not always have our pork available but when we do its epic. We are know for our Pulpo, Ropa Vieja, Ceviche & forward thinking approach to food. The chef team is committed to excellence & delivering great tasting latin inspired foods!
Recently 2018 GOLD SPOON AWARD RECIPIENT

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

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JH
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pig Roast was outstanding!! Service was fantastic as well! Can't wait to go back! Delicious meal!

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P
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Marcos and his team always aim to please. Great experience at the Sunday Family dinner. A must try!

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C
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing food. I highly recommend the Brussels sprouts.

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F
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Service at bar below par. Recommend bar tenders to be more personable and more knowledgeable about the ingredients in the food.

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JD
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was great once again. The special dinner plate was delicious and we had an awesome waitress who made sure we got exactly what we wanted. We will definitely return and always recommend Nineteen61 to our friends and colleagues.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and having the chef walk around and talk to guest was a nice touch. We would definitely eat there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was fantastic and very well presented.

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RC
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Marcos is fabulous. Dinner was outstanding!

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EJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super outstanding dinner on Valentine's Day. A must place to take your special Valentine to.

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C
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines! Super busy but awesome food as usual!

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R
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit to this exceptional restaurant. Latin specialties with Cuban and Peruvian influences. Braised short rib was savory, lean and tender. Quality wine selection.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service top notch as usual! Our go to place for date night or a special occasion.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quaint restaurant, inside tables are tight fit but that said, the total experience from greeting to food to owner visiting each table was exquisite!! Flavors abound. Black bean risotto was delish. We will definitely be back !!!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food I’ve had in the Lakeland area! The service was wonderful, and the restaurant itself is beautiful!

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MP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Chef Marcos and his TEAM did an outstanding job. Presentation, flavors and accompaniments were all excellent. The Seafood Special for lunch yesterday was amazing. WE always have superb food and great service when we visit Nineteen 61.

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RH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was so good last week that we went again this week. We sat outside and had a great time.

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MG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Nineteen 61. We will definitely be back.

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent.

Our server, Sam, was awesome. She was very friendly. She was attentive, but not over bearing.

We will come back again and again!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, very beautiful outdoor seating and very tasty food! I recommend their Steak and risotto! Very well done and served with an amazing sauce.

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AH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at Nineteen 61. Great service and consistent great food.

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a
Montana
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Met friends for dinner. Attentive service, great food from appetizer to dessert. Will plan to dine there again. The Tres Leches was an outstanding way to end the evening.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only for special occasions. Super pricey but genuinely impressed with the food. We did get sat at a McDonaldesque type seating with a long booth with four separate tables obviously for couples. So we were very close to our neighbors and it didn’t seem for the price we should be almost bumping elbows with strangers. Everything else was great. Free glass of wine for it being our first time. Quality food and service. Definitely paid for the “Hard to Find the Entrance” exclusivity of the place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Small place for a date night .

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RH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class from the time you arrive until the time you leave. Food is fantastic and service is top notch!

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X
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Was recommended heee by a friend and will be back here again!

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JT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant luncheon location. Nice desserts as well.

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DC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful dinner and attentive service. Everything is first rate.

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s
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food has gotten even better. Dishes like the "duck anticucho" and steak with chimichurri were very flavorful so kudos to the chef.
Portions are not big but perfect for dinner.
The venue is small so noise level can go up, particularly with poorly educated customers who after a few drinks can't talk without yelling.
All in all, a nice upscale alternative in Lakeland

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RR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A marvelous combination of flavors in every dish! Absolutely amazing food. Great wine choices and pairing suggestions with each menu choice. I I always start with a glass of the white sangria. The staff is always pleasant and the Chef often comes out to make sure everything is perfect. There is both outside and inside seating. Inside is quite noisy, but it is like one big happy family! Quality, locally sourced food!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff greeted us and Thomas, our server, was informed, courteous and attentive. We had a leisurely lunch with friends, enjoyed the food and it’s presentation and found everything to our liking. I will definitely find a reason to return for dinner sometime soon.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Nineteen61. Our favorite in Lakeland!

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Server was friendly and professional. We did wait a bit long for our food, but the meal was of excellent quality.

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A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice surprise. Visited twice during my soccer tournament. Thursday had arroz de mariscos and found it superb. Sunday was surprised with family evening but again the food was superb. Only thing that needs revamping is the plantains because they are burned and saturated with oil. Dishes are elegant, so the chef de cuisine (apparently an owner or shareholder) has very good taste in menu choice and food presentation. I give it very high rating and would become habitué if I was local.

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always.

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RW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the menu & service, but it was so loud inside it ruined the evening. Couldn't have a conversation across the table. Too bad because we would like to try more items on the menu, but unless they removed some of the tables I don't see a fix for the place. Probably spend a night out elsewhere.

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GL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, lead by our waitress Tammy. Chef Blake is special. Top restaurant in Lakeland.

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S
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nineteen61 ever disappoints. We took friends who loved it.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was one of the best experiences I have had in a fine dining establishment and the service was superb. The waitress was excellent and very friendly. Everything exceeded our expectations and beyond. I will definitely return.

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nineteen61 is a seriously unique and authentic restaurant with a creative menu and knowledgeable staff. Our waiter, Thomas, was attentive but not overbearing and familiar with food preparation as well as wine selection. One of our guests was so enthralled with the preparation of the Brussel sprouts that she ordered a second serving. The four of us each enjoyed a different entrée and all were creative, presented beautifully and delicious. The owner and executive chef, Marcos, stopped by our table and chatted which is always a delight for any guest. The chef, Blake, also dropped by our table and, I'm sure, was happy to hear our compliments. Nineteen61 is a delightful restaurant that you should not miss. Be sure to make a reservation as every table was filled on the Saturday night we were there.

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