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El Siboney Restaurant

900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4184
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Ranked #47 of 360 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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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We first thought we could walk there from our hotel at the KW harbor, but the 95 degree temp convinced to take a taxi. It was sure worth the trip. Food was great. I had the Siboney flank steak. It was honestly one of the best steaks I have eaten. There was plenty of food on the side as well.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Recommended by letting agent and he was spot on - excellent Cuban food. Went with 2 teenagers and older son. Took the staff recommendations and on both visits food was excellent. Portions were generous. The Sangria was good too!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very small place - Very much a family resturaunt. If you want GOOD food at a GREAT price - it is well worth the cab fare-- I even walked from the Casa Marina - - Botttom line - You gotta go stop here!

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

We're blushing, Wendell! This was such awesome feedback to receive, and you really hit the nail on the head with what we're all about -- a family-owned, family-operated joint where you can find great food at affordable prices. Until next time! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited El Siboney on a recent trip to Key West. I LOVE Cuban food, so I had to stop in. The portions and prices were very good; however, the food was not very authentic. I lived in Miami for a year so perhaps I'm a bit spoiled and have high expectations. The food was good, but not what I... More

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

We're Cuban through and through, Alli, so it comes as a surprise to hear you left doubting the authenticity of our dishes. We would've loved to have known which specific menu items made you feel that way. In any case, we hope you'll give us another shot when you're next on the island. It'd be our pleasure to really knock... More

Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The smells greet you as you are walking down the street. Your mouth is watering before you even step inside. The prices are so reasonable and the portions so large that you can share. The food was so good. It had lots of flavor and spice.

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

Nothing better than the scent of those Cuban spices as you walk towards the restaurant, right?! Thank you so much for your incredible recommendation -- it really means a lot to be described as a "must go" here in the Keys. Be sure to pay us another visit soon! Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a family-style restaurant, so reservations are not accepted. It gets very busy, very quickly. With everyone being in such a small area, things get cramped and loud. I grew up in Miami with my Cuban family, so I was used to this kind of atmosphere. Sadly, I was not very impressed with the food. Perhaps I'm just accustomed... More

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

It's always a pleasure to hear what someone so well-versed in Cuban cuisine thought of our dishes! It's great to know you were a fan of our food overall, though we're sorry to hear our Palomilla didn't seem to deliver on flavor -- we usually pack it full of Cuban spices, so it sounds like we might've slipped up on... More

New Orleans, La.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As an ex-Key Wester I can attest to the fact that El Siboney is the last true Cuban restaurant left on the island. It is situated on the street where I used to live in the un-touristy part of old town. Most of the time there is a short wait to be seated because it is a popular place but... More

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

It's fantastic to get such an awesome vote of confidence from a former Key Wester! You did a great job of summing up what we're all about, too -- no frills or fuss, just authentic Cuban cuisine and a laid-back vibe. We hope to get the chance to welcome you back on your next trip to the island! All the... More

Atlanta,GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our 4th visit here! Still just as good as the first time! Went with a large group and the food and service was perfect. High energy and noisy, but that's what makes this place so good! Give it a try if you want really good Cuban!

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

A fourth visit just as good as the first time? That's some incredible feedback! It was a lot of fun to welcome you guys, and we'd glad you got a kick out of our high-energy Cuban vibes. We're looking forward to visit #5 already -- here's hoping we can knock it out the park even further for you next time!... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Don't let the title be misleading. This restaurant is the best food we had all week. It just happens to also be the best Cuban food on the island. The prices were modest to say the least. To omit this from your trip would be a mistake. A must do! We had the fried pork, garlic shrimp, and ground beef.... More

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

Being so close to Cuba, it means the world that you think we're the best food on the island, Jason. Thanks for the support here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in the area, stop in and visit us. Best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

Goose Creek, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a place we just happened upon while out biking. The price was great and the food was just as great. The fact that it was off the beaten path was nice also. I had the fish sand which and it had just been freshly cooked and the bread was so soft. I can't say enough about this place.... More

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

The Fish Sandwich is a great pick, Sandy. We're so glad you enjoyed it! Please come back and visit us again soon! All the best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More

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