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Sandy's Cafe

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Sandwiches, Cuban
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1026 White St, Key West, FL 33040-3394
305-295-0159
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Best Cuban sandwich.

A little out of the way. Not fancy, but absolutely awesome food. Their Cuban sandwich was excellent. Salad with shrimp. Everything we ordered was good. Breakfast burrito was superb. Great melding of flavors. They only take cash. But it's worth every penny.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jenny5360
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A little out of the way. Not fancy, but absolutely awesome food. Their Cuban sandwich was excellent. Salad with shrimp. Everything we ordered was good. Breakfast burrito was superb. Great melding of flavors. They only take cash. But it's worth every penny.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just go. Pretty darn authentic. Really good. Cuban mix was really good! Count it! Low prices. Local spot.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the kind of hole in the wall place that I dream of. Literally, I could eat here everyday, when I was leaving Key West the number one thing I wanted to do again was eat here. It's a walk-up counter service that's open 24 hours, which made for many late night snacks while I was there, that serves... More 

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new jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

small super clean with authentic cuban sandwiches. i may have had the best cuban coffee i ever had, you know its good when you dont need milk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had breakfast on the run, this place attached to a laudrymat. It was pretty good, nice local place. No place to sit but a few stools out front, get it to go.

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A must when visiting Key West . Be sure to grab yourself a Cafe Cubano and a good ol fashioned Cuban Sandwich. Don't be deterred by the hole in the wall appearance, great grab and go meal for the day

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This a walk up window, not far removed from a food truck. The food was ok, it's supposed to be Cuban but I think they have an identity crisis. Some of what they offered looked Mexican or Central American, down to the hot sauces they display. The turnoff for me was the lousy attitude of the wait person at the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The Sandy is a great Cuban sandwich, but they have a lot of other very good food too. Service is a little slow but worth the wait. They only take cash. You can walk up, call ahead, or have it delivered. Very little seating area, a few stools is all.

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Key West, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I really was surprised by this nondescript hole in the wall (literally a hole in the wall) adjacent to a laundromat. The Cuban sandwich was as good or better than any I've had down here, and that is saying a lot, and the con leche was sweet and strong as it's supposed to be. A great place anytime, always open.

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Long Island, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Took a long walk one morning to find this place coffee was good iced coffee was better. Service was friendly ordered at the take out window

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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: Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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