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Jose's Real Cuban Food

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Sandwiches, Cuban
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8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
(941)795-4898
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 256
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 31
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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
Joses has great food

Last time I went by there, they were closed. If open, their food is great. Not pricey, just solid cuban food. Run to this place the food is that good. Great staff, kinda a hole in the wall but the food is very good. Worth the drive out to west cortez.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Kurt4
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I always like DDD restaurant and I was in the area on a soccer course. My buddy had done lots of driving so I said I'll get lunch after looking up this place. Food was average. Price ok but general ambience a let down and most of the customers were shall we say from the peasant end of the market.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was a good place for Cuban food. Unfortunately the owner/operator died soon after selling to another area restauranteur.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was saddened today when I heard the news that Jose had passed away. My family and I have been dining at Jose's for many years. Jose was friendly and always had a story to tell you. My favorite dish at Jose's was the pork, rice and beans, and yucca. I have never had Cuban food as good as Jose's.... More 

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Hudson, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just heard that Jose passed away last week...we stopped here a few years back when we were in Orlando on business...it was a bit of a drive but well worth the trip! I don't know what the future of the restaurant is but I hope they keep it open.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The restaurant has been closed due to the death of the owner. The black bean soup and any of the pork dishes will be missed. Authentic Cuban favors shined at this lovely dive. RIP Jose.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

They are closed they will not open again. the Board of Health shut them down multiple times According to the word on the street they just finally gave up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I first heard about this restaurant on dinners, dives and drive-ins. I was intrigued by the comments from Guy and the food sounded great. The place is definitely interesting but it's the food which make this place a treat. If your into Cuban cuisine on a budget this is the place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Upon eating at Jose's , the restaurant was suddenly closed! Why you may wonder? Roaches!!!!! Lots of Roaches!!!!! My husband and myself thought the food was fine, but were both sick afterwards. Now I know why! We of course had cubans, black beans & rice. These prices were in line with any other Cuban restaurant. Like I said the food... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Last time I went by there, they were closed. If open, their food is great. Not pricey, just solid cuban food. Run to this place the food is that good. Great staff, kinda a hole in the wall but the food is very good. Worth the drive out to west cortez.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went there a few time when Emeril gave the restaurant great reviews but recently there have been continuous negative reviews. We were never really impressed but had food that was acceptable and we enjoyed it. Now it is in a state of questionable existence. The owner has some difficulties to over come and no one knows if there will be... More 

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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)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8799 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: (941)795-4898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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