We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 403 Bradenton Restaurants

Jose's Real Cuban Food

8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
(941)795-4898
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #17 of 403 Restaurants in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

391 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    224
    91
    39
    25
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Leominster, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service, and cheap (discount too if you pay cash)! When driving up to this place, I almost didn't go in to eat because it wasn't the best looking building. I am sooo glad I did! Very helpful staff if you don't know what to get. We had the suggested sampler plate with the yellow rice, 1/2 a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cancun, Mexico
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We ate at this location right after DDD was filmed and it was delicious. Went several more times and really enjoyed everything. We moved away and when we returned, went back. We stopped a few months back and the sandwiches had become quite skimpy. We thought it was a off night, but stopped in yesterday and they were a repeat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gate City, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Saw this on a episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and thought we would stop in when we went through Bradenton on the way to a spring training game. This is a place you would never stop by just by driving by you have to go looking for it. but it is well worth it if you like cuban food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Georgia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I came here last year & vowed that we would come again and here we are!! We came in Sat. afternoon about 4:30 in the afternoon and were seated immediately. We have found that this time of year is the best for visiting this area, the weather is perfect. There is no ac in this joint, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You are greeted by multiple staff upon entering, and the service was very good. Jose's is a tiny restaurant with a few tables and several stools at the counter. They do catering, take out and eat in; they will cook your filleted fresh cash (2 ways only) and also offer a catch of the day. First timers are offered a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stopped for lunch. Both of us had the lunch special, half a cuban sandwich and a small bowl of soup. Food was alright, but nothing to rave about. Restaurant is small, and was a little on the dirty side. There is counter seating as well as tables. Menu's are glued to the tables (and could use replacing). Not the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We loved our dinners! When we bring food to a cookout, we bring a batch of the pulled pork. Atmosphere is a little to ne desired, but, you can't have everything. Probably adds to the charm of the place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, NC
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I went at lunchtime last week while visiting family in Bradenton. There was a party of 5 waiting to be seated, but we planned to do take out anyway. We were nicely greeted and once the server learned it was our first time, he made recommendations and offered a sample. We ordered what he recommended as well as some other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Minute you enter you are warmly greeted and offered samples. Had the pulled pork which was amazing. Will definitely return on future trips to the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went here because we saw it on diners, drive ins and dives.. this place is so dirty I dont know how the health board allows it to stay open. I literally got sick in the parking lot after eating there.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jose's Real Cuban Food also viewed

 

Been to Jose's Real Cuban Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jose's Real Cuban Food

Address: 8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone Number: (941)795-4898
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Bradenton
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Cuban

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jose's Real Cuban Food staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?