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El Siboney Restaurant

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
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We had a great meal with good service. We had been told to get the pork and steak. Neither disappointed! The water bread was outstanding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Leslie H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal with good service. We had been told to get the pork and steak. Neither disappointed! The water bread was outstanding!

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Louisville, KY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

El Siboney never disappoints. We've been coming here for a number of years and the food is always excellent. This trip we had roast pork and grilled grouper, both served with delicious yellow rice, black beans and fried plantains. The sangria is a refreshing way to top it all off!

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

We're happy to hear we've never let you down! Good choices on those dishes -- those are some great go-to's. Hope to earn that fifth star next time! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I had the roast pork with yellow rice & black beans. It was SO good! I also had a slice of Key Lime pie & it was my favorite on the island. I tried 4 others & this was the best. Nice & tart with meringue that was light and fluffy. Loved it!

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

We're happy to hear you finished off your meal with a slice of key lime pie -- that's one of our faves! Also, it's awesome to hear it impressed you as much as the rest of your meal. See you next time, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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584 reviews 584 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The decor is Cuban or to be more precise Old Key West. But with a fresh coat of paint and a lot of elbow grease. The staff is latin and happy to serve. I ordered Snapper, it was cooked with onions & garlic. It came with yellow rice, black beans, hard rolls. I had sangria, water, black coffee and flan.... More 

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

We're glad you had the chance to stop in! From the pricing to the quality of food, it sounds like we made a great impression. Hope to see you again next time you're in Key West! Take care, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Westover, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Reviewed this restaurant on tripadvisor and decided to visit while in Key West. The food, services and prices were true to description by other members. Great authentic cuban restaurant. My wife had the Cuban mix and I ordered the palomilla steak with yellow rice and beans with plantains. It was all good and so much food for two people. Since... More 

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

We're glad you found our place to be worth the trek, Dave! We love our neighborhood, and we find a visit to our place showcases another side of the lovely Key West. We see you're from Maryland, but we hope to see you next time you visit the island! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Rarely, if ever, when I travel, do I eat in the same restaurant twice if only there for a week, but this was an exception. I live in New York so I have all kinds of authentic international food available to me and am hard to impress, but although overflowing with happy diners, many obviously local, the service was quick... More 

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

It means so much that you spent two of your meals in our restaurant! Thanks for dropping by our page to share you kind words. See you again next time, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was my absolute favorite place to eat in Key West. I had the Garlic Shrimp with plantains, black beans, and yellow rice. All of it was phenomenal. The Service was good, and the seafood was very fresh. Will definitely be my first stop when returning to Key West.

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

Favorite in all of Key West? We'll take it. It sounds like our service was as impressive as that garlic shrimp, and we're pretty proud! Can't wait to see you again next time you're in Key West. Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Yes, today's employees may be Nicaraguan or from elsewhere in Latin America, but the food and coffee are old Cuban Key West -- solid, savory, spicy. It's not fancy or expensive, but you'll be ready for an afternoon of work (ha!) in the hot sun afterward, and the beer selection is Latin.

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

Thanks for the kind words, Judith! We love being apart of historical Key West, and we're glad you noticed. Hope to see you again next time you're on the island! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Moultrie, Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

If you like cuban food, you must try this restaurant. Seemed to be a favorite of the locals....a little off the tourist trek but worth seeking out. We had cuban sandwiches, conch chowder, black beans and rice along with cuban beers. Everything was delicious. All the foodat the ssurrounding tables looked wonderful and left us wishing we had tried more... More 

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

Thanks for dropping by our page to share this, Ms, Violet! It sounds like you had a great taste of our menu, and we're glad you stopped in. Hope to see you again next time you're in Key West! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

El Siboney has been serving the same GREAT food for years. Their snapper and grouper are fresh and as good as any seafood restaurant in Key West. The Cuban specialties are consistent and delightful. The conch chowder is very good. The sides of yellow rice and black beans and plantains are as good as the entrees. Hot buttered bread is... More 

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

First and foremost, thanks for being such a loyal guest. It sounds like you're pretty familiar with our restaurant, and we're proud to have made years of memories with you. Cheers, 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?