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Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

247 Surfside Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
859-2782682
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Ranked #82 of 756 restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban
Description: Homemade Authentic Cuban Food
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Description: Homemade Authentic Cuban Food
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've been visiting this small family restaurant for years. Any time, any item, always delicious. The bread is fresh and wonderful, the staff are delightful and helpful. The atmosphere is great! Took our 15 month old and her G'pa recently. We had the Cuban, Black-bean and triple sandwiches. All delicious. For desert we had their tres leches and it was... More

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indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We showed up 5 minutes before closing with a party of 7. They could not have been more accommodating. Nice variety on their menu. We all had something different, and everyone was happy with their meal.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Family run place, that is very clean, and serves authentic cuban food with lots of smiles. I will certainly return again and again.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

While visiting Lexington, my friend and I stopped here at the recommendation of a Lexington local. My first impression was it was extremely small, very busy, and very clean. A table was found for us immediately. The Cuban couple who own/run this restaurant are absolutely lovely. They do not speak a lot of English but they speak enough to get... More

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Lexington,Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Just stumbled on this restaurant ....mom and pop ....small...just owner and his wife...and the food is inexpensive, plentiful and REAL Cuban cuisine. I had roast pork, black beans, fried plantains with fresh bread and some sort of Cuban soft drink for less than $15.00. Excellent!!!!!

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I am Cuban, born in Cuba, lived in Cuba until I was 28, lived in Miami for 2 years, and I tell you the Cuban sandwiches in Old San Juan are among the best you can find anywhere in this country. They bake their own Cuban bread there, roast their own pork and put all the love a locally family... More

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