El Pirata Mexican Restaurant
1999 SE Hwy 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
"I hunt for fossils in the area with "Fossil Expeditions". I eat at El Pirata twice a day when I'm there. It is about the best Mexican food I have had in florida. (I'm a former resident of California and Arizona and a huge fan of Mexican food.)"
"I had the tilapia & my wife had a mixed plate of meat, shrimp & fish. All with rice, salsa chips, etc.
The food here is truly excellent. This is the best Mexican restaurant I've been to in SW Florida. The prices are reasonable and it's well worth a special trip for a visit here.
Ambiance - 4 STARS
Service - 5 STARS
Food - 5 STARS
Location - 5 STARS
Cleanliness - 5 STARS"
Fort Myers, FL
Stopped here one day after riding our motorcycles in the pouring rain. The owner came out with towels, helped the girls dry off, offered dry shirts and a hair dryer. I ordered the special of the day (strip steak - around $10), others ordered off the menu (don't think anything was higher than $10 - most dishes between $5 and $10). All were pleased with the food choices, excellent preparation and extraordinary service from the family staff. I had mentioned I would enjoy a little Flan for dessert at the start of our meal. The owner came out with two servings (home made of course) said it was on the house. It was killer!
Now, I ask you, after this kind of service, great food (and I'm not big on Mexican dishes in general) and a wonderfully kept interior, how could I rate it less than five stars-- Oh My God, you GOTTA try this place! ... If you are in the area, give them a try, you won't be disappointed.