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“Authentic Cuban Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smokies Cuban Cafe

Smokies Cuban Cafe
3526 Parkway, Suite 4, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-365-1700
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Ranked #7 of 139 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuban Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Food was excellent, authentic, good service, casual, good prices! We would definitely go back! We are from Florida and have Cuban food all the time. This was great !

  • Visited June 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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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had their sandwiches and they were so great! By far the best cuban I've ever had! My sister wanted to take the cook home, so he could make our food. Haha! The fried plantains were a perfect blend of sweet, soft, and crispy! I recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We found this place by accident when faced with a huge wait at another place. We were not at all disappointed. It doesn't look like much, but don't be fooled. The food was GREAT. was my first try at Cuban cuisine so I didn't know what to order. The waitress was very helpful and her recommendations were spot on. If I ever get back to the area I will eat here again. The prices were very reasonable and we both left full and happy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the food, not the wait.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We travel to the Pigeon Forge area several times a year, and grew tired of the "pancake" experience a while ago. We were definitely pleased to find this alternative to the pancake experience common to the area.

You can hardly go wrong with the hole-in-the-wall establishments in the tourist traps areas!
The menu included all those items unique of true Cuban restaurants.
I am a native of Central America, and the meats, black bleans, rice, and plantains did remind me of home cooking.

What does go wrong sometimes with this kind of places is the wait.
We were unfortunate enough to show right after a large table of 8 was being seated. The single waitress did her best to expedite the orders in a friendly manner, but we had to wait over an hour from the time we got there to the time our food showed up. Then I still got the wrong meat with my order (I decided to leave it as is, as it was very good), and later realized we did not receive one of the side items we ordered.

I would definitely go back. But if the place is half-full or more I would leave and try it again when it is not as crowded.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Savannah, Georgia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Definitely eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our family of 4 dined at this restaurant last night. Great food. Reasonable prices and good service. Has a real family feel. Casual, come as you are.

  • Visited June 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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