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El Siboney Restaurant

900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4184
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Ranked #49 of 361 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not the place to order anything fried. I'm not a Cuban food expert but I know fried to death when I taste it. So stick to the grilled preparations. Service was fast and attentive. Atmosphere was what it should be for a more local place. We got butterfly yellowtail and fried shrimp both breaded. Both tasted more like breaded grease... More

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Several of the locals had suggested El Siboney. And don't get me wrong, the food was good but it wasn't spectacular. I ordered the Cuban meatballs and they tasted like regular old meatballs...delicious but nothing out of the ordinary. Fellow diners had the pork and liked it, but again, nothing special. The flan was very good...and the cuban coffee was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went here yesterday because of the good reviews we saw. The food was more than great! I'm a vegetarian and I had a lively dinner with a few side orders (yuka -first time, liked it!- avocado with onions, rice and beans with banana) and a wonderful glass of sangria. My boyfriend ate the best T bone in his life!... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Been there numerous times! Everything I've ordered has been excellent! Especially love the grilled grouper!

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Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Of couse the place was crowded. Crowded with mostly locals plus a few tourists (like us)..a good sign. We weren't disappointed. The server met with us almost immediately and everything went like clockwork. When the food arrived, it was very good. Best of all unlike most other places in town, we didn't need to get a bank loan to pay... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great local, casual restaurant for Cuban Cuisine. Nothing fancy - just authentic Cuban food - simple and delicious. Good menu selection, fast and friendly service. Generous portions and reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

A high recommendation from such a seasoned TripAdvisor really means a lot! We're delighted to have impressed you with our no-frills Cuban classics, and would love to see you around these parts again soon. Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

At the suggestion of our cab driver, we went here unexpectedly for dinner last weekend. The service was great, the food was inexpensive and delicious. Well worth your time to find this authentic restaurant.

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Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

Taxi drivers know best, Denise! :) We're so pleased to have lived up to that recommendation. Next time you're in Key West, you know where to come for your Cuban food fix! All the best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Others there loved it. I was disappointed. Just like eating in Cuba, the food is bland. However for those on a budget it makes a change from expensive dining and the portions large.

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Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed our generous portions, though it's a shame you were a little underwhelmed otherwise. It sounds like you're not a fan of Cuban food in general, though we would've loved to have turned that around for you. Here's hoping we get to welcome you back some time going forward -- we're confident we could really... More

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was our first Cuban restaurant and we are very pleased. Absolutely loved the Cuban meatballs! Our meals came with fried plantains, so tasty. Our favorite meal in Key West.

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Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad to have had the honor of serving up your first Cuban meal, Beth! Hearing that it was your favorite meal in Key West means more to us than you know. We hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable, and that it's not long before you're back in the Keys! All the best, El Siboney... More

Willow Spring, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I had eaten here last time in KW and decided to go again. It was just as good as last time. We both had the pork with beans and rice. It as delicious and you get a lot of food. There isn't a lot of parking but, this place is worth a visit. It is delicious and... More

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Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

It means a lot to know we lived up to those great memories from your last visit! Generous portions for great prices are what we're all about, and it's wonderful to know that came across for you guys. The next time you're down in the Keys, you know where to find us! All the best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

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