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Aroma Cafe

2570 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-4933
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Ranked #2 of 124 restaurants in Maryville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Maryville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was pretty skeptical to try this place even though friends raved about it. The exterior is a little sketchy at best, but I took their advice and tried it. The food was really good, although I'm not a fan of getting can sodas to drink since I do drink a lot. Nonetheless, good food...poor atmosphere. It's literally a hole... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When my wife and I happen to be in Maryville, we always try to stop at Aroma's. They make what I think is the best Cuban sandwich (the Tony Montana). A big meal that my wife can share. I also usually order the papa rellena which is mashed potato stuffed with ground beef, breaded and fried. Yum!!! Once you've tried... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great Cuban sandwich! Best one I've had in East Tennessee. The maduros and tostones (fried plantains) were excellent. Can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu. Very friendly service.

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Louisville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cuban sandwich reminds me of our family vacations to Tampa where we always visited Ybor City to eat Cuban food!! Past restaurants in our area have tried to tweek a Cuban sandwich which just wasn't the traditional sandwich including even changing the bread!! This is a true delicious Cuban sandwich! There is a small limited menu and I do... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Not an extensive menu, but still wished we could have tried one of everything. Very small, hole in the wall spot, but worth the search!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Best Cuban sandwich in the Knoxville maryville area. Hands down. The staff is very friendly as well. You can't go wrong with the Cuban sandwich

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Townsend, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I had lunch here today after reading the reviews. Yep- a very small place with a few booths and tables. I took other reviewers advice and ordered the small Cuban sandwich with red beans and rice. It was really tasty! There's a limited menu with Piccadillo, pulled pork, Cuban sandwiches, and a few other items. Good food at a good... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had talked about going here but hadn't made it. Glad we finally did. The owner made us feel at home and the food was exactly as all the other reviewers have described... Great. make the drive. The portions of food are bigger than you expect, The large is enough for 2 people so be prepared.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The Cuban sandwich was delicious! We also had the pulled pork dinner with black beans, rice and platanos maduros (sweet plantains). It was excellent. If you are in Maryville, I highly recommend that you stop in and have authentic Cuban food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Just the best. Had the small Cuban sandwich with black beans and rice. Everyone should try this. It is top grade.

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