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Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

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247 Surfside Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
859-2782682
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Homemade Authentic Cuban Food

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best Cubano in Lexington

This place is low key, friendly, authentic Cuban food. It looks like nothing special on the outside, and when you go in it doesn't look like a whole lot more - a half stocked grocery store and very casual seating. Not much to look at in the décor department, but man can they make some delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is low key, friendly, authentic Cuban food. It looks like nothing special on the outside, and when you go in it doesn't look like a whole lot more - a half stocked grocery store and very casual seating. Not much to look at in the décor department, but man can they make some delicious food. If you want... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've had Cuban sandwiches from a few different diners in Miami, this one beats them all. The restaurant is small, quiet and casual and has a friendly family feel to it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

my friend and I went based on trip advisor reviews. We both ordered the ropa vieja. It was beef in a red sauce, with steamed white rice and fried plantains. It was luke warm. Not impressed. The bread they brought to the table was delicious. I am Wheat free so I did not try it. This was based on my... More 

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent authentic Cuban cuisine. Reminds of a place I went to in Miami. Great sandwiches for lunch and other items just as tasty for dinner. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful as we are still novices to Cuban food.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have been to Old San Juan several times and love the food. The place has been in the same location for some time and is an institution. The Cuban sandwiches, as expected, are wonderful, and the service is very friendly. It is a very casual place, co-located with a grocery, but you go there for the food, not the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For years we assumed Lexington didn't have any decent Cuban food. Boy am I glad I was wrong. Old San Juan is exactly what one wants in a Cuban restaurant. Comfortable seats, friendly staff, hearty portions, and great prices. Some of the best cafe con leche I've ever had. My new favorite place.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Being originally from Cuba, I have been a long time patron of Old San Juan. Simply put, eating there is like eating at my Abuela's back in Havana, this is as authentic as it gets. Throughout the years the restaurant has been run by 3 different couples. The original owners, who retired, the second owners, also an older couple who... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A few years back I had the pleasure of finding Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine in Lexington, KY. I remember the hospitality and wonderful, authentic Cuban Sandwich and Black beans and rice. Due to life in general, I seemed to have routinely passed up this place since.I found myself in the mood for a Cuban sandwich and instinctively turned to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Every once in a while we have to go back to our roots and have some traditional home cooking. While we aren't Cuban, the Cuban cuisine is very similar to the Puerto Rican cooking we grew up with back home. We were thrilled to find this wonderful little restaurant and were not disappointed. We grabbed a table, browsed the menu,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I and another couple are dinner pals and always love a new experience. So,last Saturday night we tried this Cuban restaurant. The only negative was the amount of time it took to get our food - more than an hour. We didn't know if they were short-staffed or if this was just the Saturday evening crowd. The... More 

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Additional Information about Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

Address: 247 Surfside Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: 859-2782682
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $12
Cuisine: Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Surfside Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-2782682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $12
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

Homemade Authentic Cuban Food
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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