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“So excited they opened one over in Pinellas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe

Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe
9531 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708 (Formerly Pipo's)
727.394.7476
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Ranked #90 of 768 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Latin
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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“So excited they opened one over in Pinellas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Pipo's is one of the best cuban restaurants around - an authentic cuban-american introduced me to the original in Tampa years ago and they have successfully carried the venue across the bay. Good Job.

Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fast Food Cuban Style ?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I'd have to say the food had good taste but it could have been warmer.
The Sangria is a joke, more like a canned fruit drink. I thought I was taking my date to a place for a sit down dinner. Even though I did read it had a buffet, I expected to be able to order table side with a waitress. The buffet was more fast food cafeteria style.
Sorry, I won't be going back. RANGER BOB in St. Pete FL.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Port, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Cuban Sandwich. All the food looked awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Like a lot of Cuban restaurants, walk in and see all the food displayed and you pick and choose what you like. Really nice people, food looks awesome, red beans, rice and Cuban Sandwich were great. If I was closer to this place on a regular basis I would be here more often. Family oriented and you gotta try this place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Sorry.We may have hit this place on a bad day but we were very much less than impressed. The food was not appetizing in appearance and the taste (or lack of it)verified that initial assessment. I used to live near a large Cuban community up in the northeast so I'm familiar with the cuisine. We won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Helen, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“WOW....!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you want Cuban or like it....you must go there, eat in, take out, or call to order. A ton of food, we ate it for dinner and then lunch the next day!

Visited June 2013
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