Nineteen61

4.8
714 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

What 714 People Are Saying
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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always.

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RW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
Orlando
10 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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SM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in Lakeland, hands down.

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BC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable Find. Excellent service. Creative Cuisine with perfect presentation and flavorful blends. We we happy to find this quaint and inviting restaurant the perfect Latin choice for us Foodies. Highly recommend.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Chef came and introduced himself and was very nice! Will be back.

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VS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience dining at Nineteen61 for lunch and I will definitely be back. The food was incredible and the ambiance was perfect.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated very well food was great wine list was above average
Able to carry on conversation with my date without having to talk over other guest.

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RG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class cuisine - the food tastes delicious, the presentation is excellent, portions may actually be a bit larger than you often find in comparable establishments. The staff was attentive without being annoying (and I don't like it when waiters keep asking how everything is) and they had noted that my wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and they had printed personalized menus and a complimentary glass of cava each as well as a lovely card signed by all the staff.

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D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They gave us a card signed by all the staff to celebrate our anniversary. Very nice staff.

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AH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service in a cozy setting. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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SL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The outdoor dining area is very nicely designed and decorated, HOWEVER it is very close to a major roadway that throws off a LOT of traffic noise, which kind of ruins it. A real shame, this would be so great in a quieter area. The menu items are creative and mostly well-executed, but given the prices, I expected a better overall experience.

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r
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was awesome especially Brussels Sprouts and short ribs 🤗

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our famliy’s 30th anniversary more memorable. Delicious, personalized, and high quality menu.

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g
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always the best - food is innovative and excellant

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CD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing service. The food is delicious.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service and excellent food, however we had a table near the door which was open for extended periods and we were cold for the entire meal.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful addition to the community! Love the excellent food, prepared with fresh healthy ingredients and creative recipes.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and one of the best restaurants in Lakeland. Highly recommend

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SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal. I appreciated being made to feel special as it was my birthday. The menu with the printed greeting was a very thoughtful touch. Thank you.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent. My only criticism is I made an advanced reservation for 2 through OpenTable for a business meeting. When I arrived I was told there were large parties and they could not seat us, and they would let us know when a table was ready. Rather than delay my business guest, I opted for bar seating. It wasn’t the best but we made it work.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Outstanding food and service.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. A must stop if you want a great meal in Lakeland

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nineteen61 never disappoints. Reliably excellent to say the least. Fool proof impressive if you want to treat a loved one.

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S
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guest was celebrating the 50th anniversary of his arrival in the US from Cuba. A perfect place to take him. He loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful and it made a great birthday celebration!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious, the garbanzo bean soup was the best I have ever had!!

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MJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked our reservation a bit last minute but were seated right away and had amazing service. The food was delicious and Nineteen61 met all of our expectations.

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r
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was one of our best dinners that we have experienced.

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CL
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the food at Nineteen61. The ceviche was so flavorful and refreshing. The short ribs were like butter and the risotto was the creamiest I have had. There were several large parties there Saturday night so it was a bit noisy. We’ll be back for more.

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TP
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the stone crabs!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good. Nice quiet place. We will definitely be back.

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JB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous anniversary dinner. Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Thank you.

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TA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reason I love this place is the food is unique and absolutely wonderful. The choices are wonderful, the owner is very personable and every time I have taken someone there they have said it was the best meal they have ever had. I travel all over the country and entertain frequently and would put Nineteen61 up against any 5 star restaurant in the country.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Think was a great restaurant! The chef was amazing and visits your table! The food is wonderful and an exceptional treat for a gluten free diet! Loved our dining experience here!

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