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Jose's Real Cuban Food

8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
(941)795-4898
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Ranked #19 of 405 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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Hello Jose, Jose is the owner he greats and talks to as many people as he can. The food is fantastic. CJ the former cook has now joined the Navy. Everyone who works there are very nice and take good care of you. It is not a large place so you may have a little wait at times but will... More

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Englewood, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We saw this on Diners, drive-ins & Dives. So we traveled the 60 miles to see why Guy thought we should go. The staff was very friendly. Everyone was welcomed as they came in the door. David waited on us, he gave us samples of their pulled pork. It was delicious. I had a Cuban sandwich and my wife had... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the food did not taste good! The pork was burnt, the yucca and black beans had no taste and somehow the rice was horrible! I love cuban food, but will never return back here.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a friend recommend jose's to us. The service was the best around and the food was amazing!! The sampler plate was very good and too much for one person!! The prices were hard to beat also.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Best Cuban food, didn't expect to find this but we did & decided to try it & it was excellent & we know Cuban food coming from Miami & just moved to Bradenton this is SO good! friendly staff. This will be our place to go for great Cuban food. We have been meaning to write review as you would... More

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Somerset, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I love the atmosphere at Joses'. Great place to eat, the food was delicious, and you get what you pay for. The employees were really friendly. Jose was just talking away to us, but we could listen all day to him share stories. As the first nice restaurant we came to in Florida being from kentucky. And Jose loved our... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wonderful food and great service. They give you a free sample of the pork on your first visit. Don't go during peak lunch and dinner times the place is really small and you might not find a seat.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sooo, it is a hole in the wall and curb appeal will turn the food snobs away, as it did to our friends who think you CAN eat atmosphere. Be adventurous and try it. You'll LIKE it! Ask for a sample if necessary and ask for suggestions. Guy Fieri reviewed it years ago. That's how we found it or we... More

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We go here about once every month or so. We go to all sorts of restaurants, big, small, expensive and cheap. We like to dine out. This place is very small, only about 5 tables, I think. And there's a little bar you can sit at. Its not fancy, in fact, it's quite a dive. But I have eaten here... More

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Monrovia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a small diner-style restaurant with delicious authentic Cuban food. The cooks and servers were very helpful and talkative. Even chatted with the owner, as he's always there. One of the best meals I've ever had. The Yuca was great and the flan was amazing!!!!

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