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Don Cafe

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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136 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415-2144
(561) 684-0074
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Conveniently located on the corners of Southern Blvd and Military Trail is...
Conveniently located on the corners of Southern Blvd and Military Trail is Don Café’ Restaurant. A delightful, Latin American style cafeteria with a truly tropical atmosphere where you can enjoy an ample variety of Latin American ‘folkloric cuisine’; (rarely offered by others in the area). You may prefer to enjoy a quick and flavorful aromatic Expresso Coffee by itself, or if you are in the mood for a favorite ice cold beer or cocktail, paired with a broad choice of your favorite appetizer do so in the spacious, pleasantly adorned patio with elegant crisp Florida palm trees. Service is uncompromised and menu prices are reasonable. Thursdays and Fridays is your chance to your “minute of fame” with karaoke at full play. Express yourself at Don Café, your best and only Latin destination in West Palm Beach.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Situated in a strip mall on the north east corner of Millitary and Southern. Someone already mentioned that the interior seating is limited (very limited) but very clean. There are nice sized tables outside with umbrellas. Meals are around $14+. Lunch is a bargain at $4.99. The ceviche with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
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west palm beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Heard good things about this place for awhile I was nearby & stopped in for Lunch. Happy & Attentive Staff with the busy Lunch Crowd. The food was fresh, well prepared & a very good value. Less than $20 for lunch for 2 !! Did I mention the Coffee was DELICIOUS !! Will be back again soon.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Situated in a strip mall on the north east corner of Millitary and Southern. Someone already mentioned that the interior seating is limited (very limited) but very clean. There are nice sized tables outside with umbrellas. Meals are around $14+. Lunch is a bargain at $4.99. The ceviche with tostones is to die for :) Everything is fresh...even the orange... More 

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Pahokee, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I have been to this "restaurant" on several occasions, and I've left quite positive reviews about it in the past. We attempted to have some lunch there recently. The inside dining area is quite small, and they have a plethora of outside tables for seating. We typically spend about $50+ on lunch. Their prices are reasonable, we... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were craving mofongo (smashed green plantains with garlic and chicharrones) and I remembered I had seen it on Don Cafe's menu at one time. I am SO glad we decided to go there for dinner! My husband had the roast pork dinner, and I had the mofongo with churrasco steak and both entrees were delicious!

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west palm beach
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ive eaten at Don Cafe several times before including today and never have left a review. My lunch today was absolutely fantastic. Friendly fast service, great coffee, and the best Fricase de pollo that I can remember. Perfectly cooked in a wonderful sauce served with black beans, rice and plantons. Big portion priced very fair. By the way this place... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I travel all over the world. I can not find better coffee anywhere, whether Europe or South America. I miss it and the first thing upon my return I go for my coffee and the friendly athmosphere. As to their food? The best in South Florida! Especially their soups, chick pea(garbanzo), white bean soup(frijoles blanco), split pea(chicharos) and lentils(lenteja). Their... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great food, great prices and friendly staff!!!! The restaurant has a great outside seating and a small inside seating, it was clean and the staff was very amicable.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Worst Breakfast I Have EVER had in my Life ! ! ! (How can you mess that up) Over Priced, service horrible, BURNT food, the potatoes Undercooked, got a substitute, without the server bothering to ask me.. so when she brought it she said they where out of the other item, which I had to pay for, Never made... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I love to search for Cuban food when I travel to south Florida. I was pleasantly surprised to find food with great presentation that also tasted great and yet, a terrific value. You can dine inside or relax outside. Though I came for dinner, they have a superb breakfast an lunch menu. As I read the menu for pork dishes,... More 

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Florida, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The place looks like nothing special and the neighborhood isn't the greatest, but we were surprised at the expansive menu, reasonable prices and quality of the food. My Central American husband was happy to see some native dishes from his country there, and some classics from the Dominican Republic and Colombia were also on the menu, along with the long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415-2144
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: (561) 684-0074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Conveniently located on the corners of Southern Blvd and Military Trail is Don Café’ Restaurant. A delightful, Latin American style cafeteria with a truly tropical atmosphere where you can enjoy an ample variety of Latin American ‘folkloric cuisine’; (rarely offered by others in the area). You may prefer to enjoy a quick and flavorful aromatic Expresso Coffee by itself, or if you are in the mood for a favorite ice cold beer or cocktail, paired with a broad choice of your favorite appetizer do so in the spacious, pleasantly adorned patio with elegant crisp Florida palm trees. Service is uncompromised and menu prices are reasonable. Thursdays and Fridays is your chance to your “minute of fame” with karaoke at full play. Express yourself at Don Café, your best and only Latin destination in West Palm Beach.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?