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El Siboney Restaurant

900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040
305-296-4184
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Ranked #33 of 345 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Atlanta, GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch, my husband and I. We love black beans and rice, and I'm pretty sure these were the best I've ever had (one time in Costa Rica might be tied)! Bread was yummy, I loved the fried plantains also. My husband had a fish dish and it was very well cooked, perfect amount of done ness. Service... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great Cuban restaurant and I don't think there is any better. The food is delicious and consistent. The roast pork is incredible as is the filet of grouper. The black beans and rice are both very good. We never miss going to this place when in Key West. It's located in the middle of a neighborhood, but... More

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Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You come here for the food and not for the service or the ambiance. The meals are solid and large. The pork is excellent as is the chicken. We would have lunch here again, but it is not a place for a relaxing or romantic dinner.

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Boston, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This wasn't our original choice of restaurant but our hotel recommended it and they were absolutely right. Small family ty[e restaurant with very personal, busy, bustling service. Our server gave us recommendations as we had no idea what to order. The food was fantastic. We each had something different, fish, pork, steak and chicken, and every dish was amazing. Get... More

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San Carlos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Having read about El Siboney in multiple guide books we went there for dinner. Everything was good, except for the fish which was overly seasoned with far too much salt. Otherwise, the rice, breans, bread and service were very good, but the fish ruined the meal for us.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Did not find it here. It was more like a ham and cheese sandwich, so little pork on it you couldn't see it or taste it. The mango cheesecake she said they had turned out to be guava. Oh well

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South Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Decided to stop today cuz I was in a hurry and have always had very good food in the past. This fish sandwich which was supposed to be grouper was way overcooked. I asked for grilled and it was clearly fried. And the cook oversalted to the point where I couldn't even finish it. What happened? I also work in... More

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St.andrews
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I have never passed this restaurant without seeing a line of people waiting. I now understand why. It's a very popular family restaurant serving good Cuban food. The portion sizes are large, avocado salad as a starter could serve two people easily! We had pork and fish, very tasty! Staff are really helpful and fun. Don't be put off if... More

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Northern California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my local family members. It did not disappoint. Food was very flavorful. VERY casual. Good service. Very authentic. I had the garlic shrimp and loved the yellow rice as well as the plantains. Others had cuban sandwiches that were good. Just a note: There were six of us total (which included two very young children)... More

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New Castle, Indiana
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I love Cuban food and will eat it when I'm somewhere that has it, but this is the best. It's away from the touristy area of Key West and has become a very popular restaurant by word of mouth. It is definitely worth the hunt for this hidden jewel.

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