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El Siboney Restaurant

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900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040-3202
(305) 296-4184
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must husband is 4th generation "Conch." He grew up on Key West and El Siboney is a family favorite. He ate the there when he lived in Key West and now we eat there with our kids when we visit. It is a local favorite tucked in a residential neighborood. We have been there twice this week. We can't find... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a taste of real Key West and authentic Cuban food, this is the spot. Not fancy, not expensive, a bit crowded, and TOTALLY EXCELLENT! The friendly staff is fast, friendly, and super efficient. The food never disappoints. It gets pretty busy even during the off-season mid-week, so go early, or just plan to hang out for bit... More 

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Juliaetta, Idaho
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got rerouted to key west while on a cruise and stopped her for lunch. My hubby loved the food. I got chicken that I wasn't crazy about but they brought us out some grilled bread that was to DIE FOR! the Garlic chicken that my husband got was finger lickin good!

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Thank heather3130
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found El Siboney by Googling the best restaurants in Key West. El Siboney was on the list and the mentioned menu items were appealing. My wife and I were on our honeymoon, in Key West and we wanted something that was both local and exotic. Of course in Key West Cuban fit that category. The restaurant was within easy... More 

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Thank Bob L
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

It means a lot to us hearing you give us top marks across the board, Bob. We've put a lot of pride and passion into making El Siboney what it is today, and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such thorough and generous compliments. Catch you next time, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Key West, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Noisy & crowded but fantastic Cuban food in huge portions. They do not take reservations so be prepared to wait outside.

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Thank LTCVTKW
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

Delicious Cuban food and plenty of it is what we're all about, so thanks for stopping by and giving us a try. We appreciate your patience with both the wait time and the volume levels. Best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lord what great Cuban food! Not only tasty but the portion sizes are incredible. GO GO GO and enjoy yourself.

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Thank arbarch
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

Delicious Cuban food is the name of the game, and we've been playing it over 30 years! Thanks for all your support -- we'd love to see you again sometime. Regards, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant even though it looks a little divey. Food was excellent and the service was good for the amount of people that they had. Even has parking (rare for Key West).

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Thank Ted R
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you looking past our modest appearance and honing in on the flavors, Ted. Hopefully we can get a chance to serve you again real soon. Cheers, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

fmagriz
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked this restaurant so much that in my 5 day in Key West we visited twice. The food is fantastic, the coffee is amazing. If you want a fix of spanish food this is the place to go. It's off the beaten path, many locals visit and not many tourist know about this place. Make arrangements to visit, you... More 

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Thank fmagriz
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

Two visits in five days is one of the best compliments we could ever receive, so thank you for that. Nothing makes us happier than knowing our food could keep you coming back for more! All the best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Way overrated. Rice and beans and chicken. Nothing special. Why so many tourists flock to this place, I will never understand. The service is not friendly.

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Thank Valerie M
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

We're shocked you feel that way, Valerie! We've been known to provide the authentic flavors of Cuba for the last 30 years, so if your particular dish wasn't to your liking, we understand. However, we'd be truly surprised if there wasn't something on our menu you would absolutely love, so hopefully we can get a second chance from you. Sincerely,... More 

Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of authentic tasting items. Hard to choose a favorite. They also have a really good burger for less than $3! We love to eat lunch here while riding the island.

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Thank PensacolaBeach
Julio D, Owner at El Siboney Restaurant, responded to this review

We take pride in every item we have on our menu, so your comment about it being difficult to choose a favorite really makes our day. Thanks for spreading the love! Best, El Siboney Restaurant Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Soups, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Catherine St, Key West, FL 33040-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 296-4184

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?