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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
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  • 228
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 26
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  • 12
    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
Good Cuban Food with a twist

Food is very reasonably priced and servings are huge. Cuban sandwich was very good, but a full one is enough to share. Pork was very tasty and they give a free sample to first time customers. Had never had a Cuban with shredded pork before, but it was tasty, also served with salsa, which was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Pyrlover
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Food is very reasonably priced and servings are huge. Cuban sandwich was very good, but a full one is enough to share. Pork was very tasty and they give a free sample to first time customers. Had never had a Cuban with shredded pork before, but it was tasty, also served with salsa, which was unique too. Very casual. Staff... More 

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middletown, oh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

have been there numerous times and never disappointed with the food, service or ATMOSPHERE.....if you enjoy dining with snooty people, arrogant waiters, and fine china, don't eat here and cause us to 'wait to be seated'

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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ok, first off this the second place we have been after Guy Fieri visited it. Im starting to think one of the Ds in triple D stands for disappointment. I'm originally from Key West and have been missing some real cuban food for awhile. Maybe my standards are too high, but the food was just ok. Piccadillo was pedestrian, black... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stopped in this restaurant for the first time in December. I had passed it many times and always wanted to stop in. My Mother and I decided to give it a try. Walking in we had to wait a few minutes for a table. It was smaller inside than it looked from the outside. Our server was very nice... More 

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Neptune nj
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Jose is very particular and it shows! LOVE his wait staff as well. It may be a little Cuban joint, but once again we had an amazing dinner and lunch the next day! Anything you order you will love. Place is always packed but we try to go at an off time. We live in NJ but when on the... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This adorable little restaurant is the real thing. The owner and the staff are beyond nice, they make you feel like family. The food is incredible. No matter what you order you will love it. The pork with black beans and rice are my favorite. The plantains are like candy-sooo good. They have a great menu to please everyone. Very... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sampler plate was enough to feed 4, but we did not know. Fried yucca and plantains very good. Black bean soup good after adding salsa. Food on sampler plate so full, couldn't tell when food stopped and another started. Sangria was okay. Server was attentive and food arrived in short time.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit. The food was great and we had too much to eat so we brought some home I just ate some of the pulled pork sandwich and am still drooling. Two adults and two kids with two beers (not the kids) and the check was 28.50. The food is amazing. Small place and with our two... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Joses is the best. Real deal Cuban food for a great price. I usually grab a Cuban sandwich on my way home from work, and can usually only eat half at a time! Great plantains as well. Very quick to go service if you are in a hurry. Highly recommended! Very nice staff as well!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 

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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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