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Sandy's Cafe

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Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban
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1026 White St, Key West, FL 33040-3394
305-295-0159
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Visit where the locals go

We stopped on the way out of key west. It was well worth the stop. My husband had the fish tacos and I had the Cuban mix. Everything was good. Wish we had tried sooner but we never moved the car during our entire stay. Definitely will go back when we return. Prices VERY reasonable. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Conroe, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped on the way out of key west. It was well worth the stop. My husband had the fish tacos and I had the Cuban mix. Everything was good. Wish we had tried sooner but we never moved the car during our entire stay. Definitely will go back when we return. Prices VERY reasonable. Good food, good price. What... More 

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Shelby Township MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Jose's #2 Latin restaurant is the hands down best place in Key West for authentic Latin food. Everything was fresh, and the wait wait was superb.

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Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Cuban, Cuban, Cuban sandwich, need I say more? If you have clothes that need to be washed and dried, there's a bonus you can do it in the back of this place. Try the guava pastry or potato balls, too. We ate her 2 times in 6 days in Key West.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After a night out , what better night cap then a Cuban sammie and some bacon cheese fries?? It's a popular spot so you may have a short wait but oh so worth it!! Thanks guys!!

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Willis, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food was wonderful. You order from a window and wait on the sidewalk. It gets passed out the same window and you can eat it there or take it home. The pie was excellent and the choices were many

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Not really sure why all the hype about this place...It was an ok Cuban...I have had better...Dont really like having to stand and eat either...Parking was easy to find though....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have been visiting Key West since the 90's and L&M Laundry at a window is where we discovered Sandy's Cafe. All I can say is to order the "Cuban" sandwich. FABULOUS!

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Centreville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Tucked away off of White and Virginia (and attached to a laundromat), this is hands down the best Cuban sandwich outside of Cuba. Get an iced coffee to go with it. Lots of local color will accompany your meal of you eat in the attached seating area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Walked down the street on our last night in Key West to pick up a sandwich. I wish I had tried this place earlier in our trip. We had the Cuban, all the way and it was amazing! Tried the cheese bread, but I wasn't impressed by that and wouldn't order it again. Flan was good too, but not the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best Cuban sandwiches on the island. DO NOT USE DELIVERY. We've been going to Sandy's for fifteen years. Ordered four sandwiches and a salad to eat while watching last sundown for the week. Driver showed up 1.5 hours later and when I refused delivery they followed up with a nasty call from their dispatch saying they would no longer serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 White St, Key West, FL 33040-3394
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-295-0159

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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