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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 402 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
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Germantown, Wisconsin
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80 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yes the atmosphere is not why people go here but they have great food. On our visit we found the staff to be friendly and helpful. They offered suggestions on what to have and even offered a free sample. Cuban sandwich was great! Prices are reasonable.

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London, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After checking this location again on Trip Advisor for an up coming trip to Bradenton in the future and seeing that the reviews are still quite bad in general I thought I would and my experience. My first and only time was mid January of this year, 2014. Like many I went here because of the DD&D episode. I went... More

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I give it a one because I was served a Cuban sandwich that was cold, stale and hard as if it was left over from their lunch menu and watery black bean and onions (very little taste and beans). This was about 6:30 in t h e evening. I got up and left. My husband finished his but said it... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most authentic, best tasting Cuban sandwich around. Eat this with their black bean soup and you will want to return many times over! Reasonable, terrific, and attentive service. No negatives from my point of view.

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Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been in Florida for a couple months working and I have had one Cuban Sandwich which did not impress me at all for a resturant on the beach. A friend invited me to go to Jose's with her and it was the best and hugest cuban or any other sandwich I have had since I have been here.... More

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United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were really looking forward to eating at this restaurant. Upon arriving the first thing you notice is the smell. I didn't go looking for them but it was obviously a dirty bathroom that greeted us at the door. As we sat at the bar to order our food, one of the staff came out to mop the kitchen floor.... More

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