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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
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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Jacksonville, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had seen this restaurant many times, seen the Triple D show and read the positive reviews on TA, but I would not recommend this establishment based on our first experience. We like dives, and locally owned business, but this place was past the dive stage. While visiting in August, there was no air conditioning, one bathroom was overflowing and... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Food was ok but not as great as SE of the reviews. I thought the place was a little dirty. Staff was nice and you got a lot of food for the money.

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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent food, crazy staff, great value, pleasant, casual atmosphere. If you enjoy Cuban food hen this is the place.Highly recommended!

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Loved this hole-in-the-wall place! Jose was a very hospitable host. Portions were huge and yummy! The pork was out of this world! Highly recommend trying it.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was great and all the staff was so nice!!! We had a Cuban and a pulled pork sandwiches. We sat at the counter it was the fastest service we have ever had in a restaurant. We were vacationing and searched our because it was on triple D. Very small and casual we got there at 1. They great... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In town on business and this food was ordered and brought in. It was phenomenal. I've had alot of Cuban food and this by far is some of the best !!! Will definitely be back when we're in town!

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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were in town for for one day on business and we ate here and it was amazing the Spanish style pork was phenomenal the Cuban sandwich was one of the best and the best black beans and rice ever. This place is definitely a must try if you like Cuban food.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ok, my son lives in Bradenton and even so, when we drove up I was skeptical. I had never eaten "Cuban" food but he claimed it was awesome and it was on DDandD so it must be good, right. OMG, I had the taste of Cuba and it was incredible. forget the amount of food and the awesome service, it... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Saw this on Guy Fieri's Triple D and Had to try it. What a wonderful decision. Their signature shredded Pork was the Best I have ever had and the Palomilla is unbelievable. Great service and enthusiasm from the staff AND Jose' himself. I have to go back.

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