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Bodega Comida Cantina Cafe

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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Cuban
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1120 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 623-0942
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Friendly service, nice outdoor seating, good food, reasonable prices and generous portions. The only thing "wrong" was $7.00 for a small glass of wine and no soda selections. Would definitely go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Friendly service, nice outdoor seating, good food, reasonable prices and generous portions. The only thing "wrong" was $7.00 for a small glass of wine and no soda selections. Would definitely go again!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is ok,but they take a long time. I order a sanwich and they make me wait 30 minutes. Not happy about that.

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife spotted this place, so we ventured to St. Petersburg to try. The Cuban Sandwich and the Lechon Plato were both delicious. The mojo used for the pork marinade is bright and flavorful which helps cut the richness of the pork and the rice and black beans were perfectly done and full of flavor. We sat outside and enjoyed... More 

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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you want something a lite different by the ball stadium this is it. The food is really good and have a decent drink selection

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by the line, embrace it as it shows just how great this food is. Sandwiches and sides are top notch, great local beers on tap. Limited seating and being outside in Florida in August is less than ideal, but that's the only drawback. Get an order to go and eat in the car, or back at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The cuban sandwich here was my husband's favorite meal of the whole trip. I enjoyed the lechon sandwich, but thought my stolen bites of his sandwich even better. Loved the crispy outside but soft inside of the bread that soaked up the juices. It's worth the wait as they fix it fresh. It's a large sandwich.

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san francisco, ca.
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Love it, hip, fresh, awesome, traditional Cuban and vegan sandwiches. New addition, the juice bar..yummy!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've had only one sandwich here - on a number of occasions. The Cuban is the best I've had since moving to St.Pete a few years ago. I want to try other things, I really do. But, it's hard to deviate from what you know will be great. Next time - for sure.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited the Dali museum today and needed a quick meal before heading to the airport. Trip Advisor steered us to this little unassuming spot. We ordered Pollo Asado, a Cuban, Maduros (sweet plantains), and Guarapo (a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage of coconut water and lime). The best was the Pollo Asado sandwich--so good: chicken, avocado, mango and a gently spiced... More 

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258 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We got takeout Cubans to take with us to a bar and hangout. They were fantastic, as usual, crunchy bread, generous and flavorful sandwich. This is definitely a go-to place for us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: (727) 623-0942

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Cuban

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