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Jose's Real Cuban Food

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8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
(941)795-4898
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 241
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Cuban Sandwich

This place is amazing. The menu is basic along with the restaurant. Reminds you of old Florida. The service was top notch. But the Cuban Sandwich was the best. That and a cold beer and family made for a great evening. Will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Steven R
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Austin, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. The menu is basic along with the restaurant. Reminds you of old Florida. The service was top notch. But the Cuban Sandwich was the best. That and a cold beer and family made for a great evening. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You hungry? Jose's is the best. From Cubans to piccadillo to rice and black beans - this place was so good. You got to try it.

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Sarasota Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

we haven't been to jose's this year only because it is a very small restaurant with a very large following. with good reason. the food is quite good but during season it is a challenge to just sit and enjoy the food and the company. we will probably go in april.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Don't let the initial appearance of the building, stop you from having a wonderful dining experience. The fact that the place was packed with locals and tourists told us a lot. The staff at the restaurant was helpful and friendly. Because we were unfamiliar with the items on the menu, they talked us through the ordering process. Their suggestions were... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I also wish it was a bit cleaner inside. The food is incredible. Authentic and very very good. Our friends visiting from Cuba were so pleased. Jose is lovely and so accommodating. We love it.

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Pawtucket
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This week my sister, her husband, my husband and me went to Jose's. We had been driving past it for years coming and going from the beach. I am not a great eater and usually shy away from the unknown. I had a wonderful Cuban sandwich. It was a delicious lunch which we all enjoyed. A half sandwich is huge.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It reminds you of an old sub-shop if you are from the north. Nothing fancy, but good food, the right breads, fast service...actually very fast service. I stopped in for a Cuban sandwich, which I started eating years ago and will tend to buy it if it is on the menu. It was on the menu and it was made... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good and authentic food. Becoming a popular spot so come early to bet the crowd or be prepared for a wait.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Incredibly delicious food, friendly helpful wait staff. Stopped for lunch on Saturday, as first timers were given a taste of their best selling pulled pork-sooo good! The Taste of Cuba was wonderful not to mention huge--we enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Would recommend to anyone in the area--one of the best meals I have had this trip. Oh,... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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185 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We came here for lunch after a few hours of kayaking and it really hit the spot. The 1/2 Cuban sandwiches were filling with a side of soup. We also enjoyed the yucas Fritas- so good! Tip: we ate here on a Sunday. It said they were closed online, but we called and they were open til 4!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: (941)795-4898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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