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Jose's Real Cuban Food

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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  • 259
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  • 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
Great Food ... Rest in Pease, Jose & Family

Absolutely wonderful Cuban sandwiches. Always friendly, great service. Jose and his staff/family will be greatly missed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Anne C
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Ocala
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Ocala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Absolutely wonderful Cuban sandwiches. Always friendly, great service. Jose and his staff/family will be greatly missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My favorite place for Pork! Their #1 pork dish is my FAVORITE! The portions are large, I have never been able to leave without a doggie bag. The pork dish is well flavored, moist and tender. The black beans are always perfectly done and the plantains are delicious. We went after seeing it on Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives and am... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was always good - Cuban food some of the best in the area. I heard the owner passed - I hope someone else can carry the torch

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

July 4th 2015. This restaurant is closed. I understand that Jose died right after selling it. God rest his soul. The place looks a little run down. I did not see anything going on with it.

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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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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, Delicatessen, 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, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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