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Lil' Cuban Cafe

117 Painted Trillium Way, Trillium Cove Shopping Village, Townsend, TN 37882-3807
865-738-3183
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Ranked #2 of 29 restaurants in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are located in the Trillium Cove Shopping Village right next door to Steve Norris's Art Studio. The cafe has three indoor dining areas,the Cafe Lobby, the Main Dining Room and the upstairs Party/Dining area. As an added bonus we also have the Cafe Patio outdoors where you can relax, enjoy your meal and take in the beautiful mountain views while listening to some of our favorite Cuban music.OPEN WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY 11AM TO 8PM SUNDAYS NOON TO 4PMCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are located in the Trillium Cove Shopping Village right next door to Steve Norris's Art Studio. The cafe has three indoor dining areas,the Cafe Lobby, the Main Dining Room and the upstairs Party/Dining area. As an added bonus we also have the Cafe Patio outdoors where you can relax, enjoy your meal and take in the beautiful mountain views while listening to some of our favorite Cuban music.OPEN WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY 11AM TO 8PM SUNDAYS NOON TO 4PMCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Business is closed and the building is for sale. This is sad since it was one of the best places to eat in Townsend. We had to find another place to eat.

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Can't say enough about the place. Food was outstanding. The place is clean and neat. Coming from New Jersey, where you can basically find any ethnic food you want, finding some foods in Tennessee can be challenging. Pizza, good bread, Portuguese are all a struggle. Cuban seemed out of the qusestion until we found this place. Stop, enjoy, hard to... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with hopes of getting some good Cuban food. The taste was good, somewhat stingy on the meat for the sandwich. The tastes were fine just was hoping for something a bit more.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I liked the atmosphere, but the food not so much. I had the Cuban sandwich and the ham croquettes. the ham croquettes tasted like they were microwaved and from a box. The Cuban sandwich was extremely bitter and the meat seemed old.

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Central Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Word on the street says the owner has passed on the restaurant to his son. They never seem to be open when they say they're going to be open. Not sure what's going on.

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Atlanta
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I'm a regular visitor to Townsend and am always looking for good restaurants. I love Cuban food and eat it regularly in Atlanta and Miami. My wife is Cuban. So Lil' Cuban was a promising addition to Townsend. But my experience was a big disappointment. My test meal for a Cuban restaurant is the Cuban sandwich. While there is variation... More

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Townsend, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

went past weekend got Cuban sandwich...they tasted sour like being soaked in pickle juice. my husand said it tasted like tuna fish..bingo that's just what it tasted like. service was great.... maybe off day on the food from Floridia.....never had a Cuban sandwich like that before.

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South Bend, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Very friendly owners, made our group of 5 bikers from Indiana feel like we were part of the family. The Cuban sandwich was out of this world. We will for sure be eating there again if we are any where close to Townsend in the future. In my humble opinion, the Cuban sandwich would be good enough to justify driving... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband is Cuban and we were surprised to find a Cuban Restaurant in Townsend. Food was great authentic. Service prompt and good. We would recommend to anyone who likes Cuban food or who would like to try new food.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Awesome food!! Had a wonderful vegetarian option for us!!! Would love to try desert next time!!! Can't wait to get back here again!

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