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El Siboney Restaurant

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Sandwiches, Cuban
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900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4184
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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
Cuban food far from home

We live in Tampa - and that's where to find really excellent cuban food as the cuban culture here goes back over 100 years. So when my husband wanted Cuban food in Key West I wasn't sure it was going to be good. This place is great with large portions and the locals love it. It is tucked away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Saltycow
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Lutz, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Lutz, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We live in Tampa - and that's where to find really excellent cuban food as the cuban culture here goes back over 100 years. So when my husband wanted Cuban food in Key West I wasn't sure it was going to be good. This place is great with large portions and the locals love it. It is tucked away in... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a Cuban friend from Miami who said that El Siboney was better than Miami Cuban food. Fast, efficient service, fresh cuisine. The Cuban sandwich was perfect as well as the to stones and yuca frita. The ropa vieja was a little over seasoned for my taste but classically prepared and served. Cold beer but limited wine list unless... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went here our first night....the waitress barely spoke to us when we sat down. And even when she took our order, she just looked at us and barely said a word. Food came out fast. Shredded beef tasted like Swiss steak to me; I can make that at home. Sangria was tasty. We would not return.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Locals and tourists alike eat at El Siboney. If you want delicious, fresh, nicely priced food, you will want to visit this restaurant.

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Hamburg, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has a good menu and the food is reasonably priced. However, the food has WAY too much salt.all of the salt killed the taste. We had 13 family members dining there and all complained about the salt on their food. Look elsewhere if you want Cuban food as there are several other similar restaurants.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Service was nice and quick. Food was tasty, authentic and plentyful. Easy walking distance from most all of Key West.

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Scottsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Ate here for the first time; I had the pork dinner and my wife had the great flank steak meal. They were both out of this world delicious. Also tried the twice fried plantains with the mole dip. Fantastic! If you find yourself lucky enough to be in Key West, you gotta check this place out! Get there early for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you want the real deal, come here. Nothing mediocre about the service, family atmosphere and especially their food. Others have tried to offer Cuban food prepared the right way but don't compare to El Siboney. A must place to dine when in Key West!

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Orlando Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is 90 % locals and 10 % visitors. It offers the best Cuban food I have ever had. Located in a neighborhood away from downtown , escape to a converted house away from the tourist.

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

Thanks for mentioning our authenticity! Cuban fare holds a special place in our hearts, and it sounds like you were pretty impressed. Hope to see you again next time you're in Key West, man! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Roswell, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For a truly authentic Cuban meal, this family run business is the place to go. The pork is incredible, with numerous ways to have it prepared, the yucca root, plantains, black beans and rice were all outstanding, as was the homemade Sangria.

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

Thanks for dropping by our page, Christy! It means a lot that you mentioned our authenticity. We really appreciate your kind words and support. See you next time, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 296-4184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?