Kafe' Kokopelli

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386 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in historic downtown Dade City, Kafé Kokopelli offers exceptional food in an extraordinary atmosphere. A favorite of locals and visitors alike Kafé Kokopelli strives to create a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Known for his creative modern american cuisine, award winning Chef/Owner Steven Queen Jr. promotes local food and farm to fork concepts at Kafé Kokopelli while changing the menu seasonally.

Please visit our website for the most up to date information on events and entertainment. We look forward to serving you soon!
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WG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and comfortable atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. Would definitely come back again!

p
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and they had a special table waiting for us when we got there! Food was delicious and company was amazing too!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early expecting to wait. Was pleasantly surprised we were seated sooner them expected. The food was great portions just right. Price was as expected at a nice restaurant. Waiter was extremely friendly. All and all I expect to come here at least once a month. Oh yeah didn't receive drink menu till end apparently they are the only place that sells Kumquat wine... I must try it next time I'm there.

D
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second Valentines Day at Kokopelli’s. We also have been there several times before. We have never had a bad meal! Everything is always cooked to our liking.

Our waiter was great. He was so energetic and knowledgeable about the menu and specials and had a fun personality.

All in all a lovely Valentines Day!

R
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A great glass of wine, a great steak and a wonderful dessert. What more could you ask. A wonderful evening!

MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable restaurant with delicious food and great service ....

DC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food and service in an eclectic environment. The place to go if you like antique stores.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food not bad but not above average for sure. She crab soup I couldn’t wait for & it was such a terrible thick consistency 3 of us couldn’t eat it. It did contain decent amount of crab so such a waste! Service was great & food was hot having been cooked right then for our order. I will possibly go back sometime but not go out of my way!

FL
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kafe Kokopelli has a unique ambiance, friendly and competent wait staff, and consistently good food! We feel fortunate to have this non chain restaurant in our Dade City community!

TW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We have been going there for almost 20 years. This is the first time we made a reservation online. We were seated in the bar and waited on by the bartender. She was very flustered as she asked 3 times within a 30 second period to repeat my drink order, even repeating it back to me every time.
After waiting 50 minutes for our food we asked the bartender to check on our order and she asked us what we had ordered giving the impression that she had not submitted our order . We left before we could be served and as we were leaving people that came in behind us were leaving as well but with their leftovers from their meal...
I put all the blame of this experience on the bartender.

OT
Dallas
155 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went to Kokopelli on the advice of a local from the town the restaurant is in. I had the fried calamari and my wife had the grouper and veggie dish. The service was good, and the food was good as well. The decor of the place is a bit busy but we didn't go there for the decorating.

The host was quite unfriendly when we asked to be seated in the main part of the restaurant, and not the very noisy bar. He acted put out that we wanted to be seated in the main dining room because of his upcoming reservations, even though there were numerous empty tables and we were there very early for dinner. It was about 5 PM. He finally put us in the dining room but even then he was anything but gracious or friendly.

k
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. Table was set for us when we arrived. had a great meal.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Meatloaf was terrible. Chicken parmesan was cold.

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! The food was super fast and fresh. I had the beef n blue salad and the meat was in the tough side but the onions were fantastic. My son had the meatloaf which he liked. The parents had the chicken Marsala and the eggplant Parmesan. The chicken Marsala was definitely the winner as well as the calamari! We loved the ambiance and had an overall very nice meal.

CN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was put on the plate very elegant. But the prime rib was salty and so was homemade chips. But she crab soup was delicious as always. I would just go there for the she crab soup since it’s so good. The fried green tomatoes were the best I’ve eaten in a long time.

D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome meal at Kafe Kokopelli! We’re going back for Valentines Day.

LG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance great food and exceptional service. Highly recommend Kafe Kokopelli

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had reservation for two they sat us at a table for six because we were 10 minutes early even though there was a table for two across from us. The table across from us was still available when we left one hour later. The food was mediocre at best. We had been there for lunch and dinner in the past. Will probably not return.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious

RR
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The entrees were good however when we asked for the waffle covered with chocolate and ice cream the waffle was so hard if you hit it with a spoon it would not break it open. I've eaten many waffles a cafe k and they're usually very good this one was just overlooked for quality control

WW
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very cool place with a home town family vibe. It would also be a nice destination ride on the bikes.

PB
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch !!! We love this place !!! So glad we found it !!

SA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. To Die for Goat Cheesecake w/fruit compote. Rib eye seasoned and cooked perfectly. Will definitely return.

l
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome barmaid / waitress!

NO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite spot! Loved the food and ambience. We’ll be back soon.

TS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kokopelli is one of those wonderful enduring restaurants you can go back to time and again. We visit everytime we're in Dade City and are always delighted by the real down to earth ambiance, great food and excellent service. You will be amazed and delighted by the overall warmth and down-home feeling of the restaurant's space in an old auto mechanics garage. On weekends, go for the prime rib, but go early before they run out. The seafood, steads and appetizers are also very good.

There are dozens of restaurants that try to fake authenticity. Kokopelli doesn't have to.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and consistent. New to Dade City and this I a weekly go to for my wife and I.

SG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, good prices and unique atmosphere! Staff was friendly and accommodating! Bar area is also cool!

H
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another evening of great dining at Kafe Kokopelli. Grouper was excellent. The staff attentive and the ambiance relaxing. Thanks .

r
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Don't go during live music nights. Your ears will thank me.

RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I dined at Kafe Kokopelli on October 1, 2019, for our anniversary. Our appetizer was Fried Calamari and it was simply excellent. My wife ordered Caesar Salad with Chicken and she said that this salad was delicious. I had the Prime Rib 16 ounce version and this was the best prime rib that I have ever had. Both of our desserts were also of the highest quality. I consider this restaurant outstanding in all of its offers and is now my favorite place to go for a fine meal.

EO
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem up in Dade City. The food was outstanding, and the service was even better. Kurt did a great job giving us recommendations as well servicing the table. Words cannot describe the Goat Cheese Cheesecake, however. Don't leave the restaurant without trying a slice. Well worth the drive up from Wesley Chapel!

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent NY Strip. Service, friendliness and Martini all top shelf.

B
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food a vast variety of appetizers along with an outstanding atmosphere.

GK
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had been to Kafe Kokopelli. We live in Citrus Hills which was about an hour drive . It was definitely worth the drive . Cute restaurant with great food and service . Our server Kurt K was a wonderful server, very attentive. Would definitely ask for him again . I had the Chicken Marsala /mashed potatoes which was a good portion. My husband had the beer cheese soup which was so good and the Cuban sandwich. They have a good selection of desserts , but at that point we were really full.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and wonderful food. The weekend entertainment at the bar just adds to the ambiance and makes this a special place and very inviting.

MA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always , grouper and black rice was top notch

DT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We took a road trip 40 minutes to Dade City to visit the restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. It was eclectic and busy, nice lively atmosphere. The service was pleasant and we were seated quickly on a Friday night because we made a reservation on Open Table. Had the eggplant parmigiana and the cajun pasta. Both were pretty good serving sizes, although they both were surprisingly somewhat bland, not particularly strongly flavoured/seasoned as expected, particularly for the cajun pasta. Had to add salt and pepper and cheese. If I were local I would try them again, and I would recommend online, but don't think I would make another special trip there.

LB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the ambiance...like a good NY restaurant.....chicken tough...not impressed with the eggplant parmesan....the blue Bibb salad terrific!...had lamb chops the last time...superb......a great place to have a group function...or date

JW
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a amazing date night at Kokopelli. The service was paced perfectly and our waiter was knowledgeable. The value for meal was good and the taste was great.

We started with drinks and the shrimp appetizer, having the sauces on the side. I ordered the meatloaf which is the most popular dish and indescribable how good it is. You can't beat the meatloaf. My girlfriend ordered the black grouper and loved it. It was a great night.