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Jose's Real Cuban Food

8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
(941)795-4898
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Ranked #17 of 389 restaurants in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We are lucky in that this Jose's is right around the corner from our house. Order the signature dish (yes, the one that was on the Food Network). You will NEVER be satisfied with another pork dish after eating Jose's!!! Sometimes I just get a craving for it and, no, I'm NOT pregnant. The owner is very friendly and loves... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is outstanding, the best cuban I have every had...all food is great!. Jose is fun with lots of stories to tell. A very small place and hot inside, parking is not good...but don't let that make miss out on the great food!!! At least do take out...it is worth it!!!

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Even before this little eatery made it on Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives, it was a good find. Try their black bean soup--it's "to die for." The Cuban pressed sandwich is excellent, and the house signature "Pan Con Lechon" is also great.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A limited menu of authentic Cuban food with all that is unhealthy. It is small, inexpensive and considered very "in."

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yes Jose was on DD & D, yes his food is authentic. Lucnh specials are a good value. Turn the lights off when your in the bathroom though.

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Jose's rates in the top 5 Cuban restaurants in Florida. Everything on the menu ranks with the best Cuban food I've eaten from Tampa to Key West.

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Bradenton,Florida,usa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had the Cuban sandwich and it was so good I keep going back. Hurray for Jose's. It is a small place and hardly viewable from the road but it has that warm friendly atmosphere. Also it was on the Food Network 's Diner's,Drive-In' and Dives. fSure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I visited with my family and kids, all the plates were excellent and with a good taste. My favorite was "Ropa Vieja" with yellow rice. The Cuban sandwich was good and my husband is in love with the "Boliche". The place is a little space but the waiting time is fair and worth it.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped by this unassuming storefront restaurant on a friend's recommendation and were truly impressed by the food! We had the Cuban sampler, while the kids each had (and loved!) a pulled pork sandwich. This was a very tasty, very quick dinner. It is great to find such a welcoming, unassuming restaurant. We felt like we had a truly local... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was our first visit to a restaurant based on its appearance on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives." We had a great experience! When you see Jose's from the outside, you might think it's a little sketchy. Ignore that impulse! It is all about the food and on that count these guys do it right. The small restaurant was... More

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