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CITYRestaurant: Tropikal Ottawa
Tropikal 4.3

Tropikal

Updated Caribbean & Afro-Latin tapas, entrees & cocktails in a flashy, trendy setting

ByWard Market
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About Us

Tropikàl is a modern restaurant offering a unique and luxurious culinary Caribbean experience for your palette.

Our dishes are inspired and influenced by the Caribbean, West Africa and Afro-Latin cuisine.

Our Specialties

Oysters, Mac & Cheese, Jerk Poutine, Rasta Pasta, Tacos, Fresh Pasta, Cocktails, Beers & Wines.

Amenities and more

We accept:  Master Card, Visa, AMEX, Interac, Mobile Payment, Contactless Payment

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4.3 with 168 ratings on OttawaRestos

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Laura
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3.5

Really beautiful food & space, service was just a bit lacking. Had to ask twice for side plates (we ordered sharing dishes), felt like we were forgotten about through the service & had to flag down a different server for water & the bill.

Jan 28, 2024
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Elinam
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4.0

Too much piece of fat in the griot (made almost half of my plate). Also, the fries were cold & soggy. But perfect ambiance, great music, & amazing service from the waiter!

Jan 16, 2024
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Jenny-Sara
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4.0

I had an incredible experience at the Tropikal yesterday. The vibes & decor exude a fancy tropical atmosphere that I loved. Although the host wasn't at the door initially, the service promptly fetched her. Our server was exceptionally friendly, & our tropical sour drink, while great, could have been a tad sweeter. The fried calamari was exceptional, accompanied by a delightful creamy sauce. All main dishes were well-seasoned, but the plantains were a bit burnt – our server quickly replaced them, though. Personally, I think the plantain sauce is unnecessary. I appreciate the celebration of Caribbean roots without being overshadowed. Overall, a solid 4.5, & I'll definitely be back.

Jan 06, 2024
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Amazing service & food! Servers were attentive & kind!! Manager is amazing! Fave part was the plantain donut dessert 😋! Coming again for sureView more

Jan 05, 2024
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5.0

Stopped in at the end of December. Very nice inside. We had jerk chicken tacos, chicken wings & rice & peas. Everything was delicious. Service was friendly & knowledgeable. Will definitely return.View more

Jan 04, 2024
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Madjé
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4.5

Ray made our evening a memorable one. Her smile is contagious!

Dec 22, 2023
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2.0

Service was very slow, the steak I ordered medium rare was well done & the sweet potato puree was ice cold. All the server responded was I took the order didn't cook it. If your going to pay $ 55. For a meal it better be worth it & this was not worth it.View more

Dec 18, 2023
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Patricia
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4.0

Everything was excellent except the rice was a bit tough.

Dec 17, 2023
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4.0

It was my first time going with a friend & I really enjoyed the Rasta pasta oxtail, jerk chicken wings, plantains & more. However, Candace was absolutely horrible... she had an unpleasant attitude & quite frankly I am not sure how she gets away with it. Employers should really look into the servers' behaviour as it greatly contributes to the overall experience. Nonetheless, at least the hostesses were amazing & the food was good.View more

Dec 13, 2023
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Julie
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4.5

I found it a little cold in the restaurant.

Dec 10, 2023
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Gerna
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5.0

Je suis très satisfaite , c'est un très bon restaurant.

Dec 10, 2023
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First impressions, the aesthetics were nice. The food was below mid, we got cabrit & it was burnt. The jerk Mac n cheese & plantain was really good. Got passion fruit margs, they tasted strong but no flavour. Music was a vibe. Service is really where it started to go down hill. The bartender was nice but knew nothing about the menu even though he's supposed to take food orders. Our server barely served us, we had to ask the hostess or other server for any requests or info & waited 15 min for our bill. Not likely to recommend to anyone unless they want to grab drinks & listen to good music.View more

Dec 09, 2023
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Overall such a great experience Was served by Chris & got to try a new shot the restaurant is developing Definitely telling all the girlies this is the go to spot in when visiting OttawaView more

Dec 09, 2023
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5.0

Great service, great atmosphere. Candice made sure we got everything to our satisfaction.View more

Dec 02, 2023
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5.0

Most incredible meal & vibe. 100% recommend.View more

Dec 02, 2023
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5.0

We dined for our anniversary. Candace was an amazing host & we really enjoyed the food. If you haven't already, check out this piece of the islands.View more

Dec 02, 2023
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5.0

A fancy Jamaican restaurant turn club in the evening. The food is quite good, the portions, however are a bit small.View more

Dec 02, 2023
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Seyi
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4.5

Great service, ambience & great selection of dishes. Glad Tropikal is in Ottawa.

Dec 02, 2023
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4.0

Warren was a great server. He is respectful, & attentive.View more

Dec 01, 2023
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Tomi
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4.0

The service was great. However, the person I was with was accidentally served raw chicken. The server quickly talked to to the kitchen & replaced it. Overall the atmosphere was great.

Dec 01, 2023
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