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Elena's Cuban Cafe

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2246 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803-3643
+1 863-665-3333
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“black beans” (6 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
2246 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803-3643
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had to take our car in for inspection and we checked this restaurant out on the web. So glad we did. It was so delicious and many local Cuban families.

Thank jo k
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant smells incredible! I got the chicken and rice (could have used a bit more chicken) and it was delicious. And the plantains ... yum!!! No pictures.... I inhaled the food. Sorry.

Thank texashill
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I'm not micn of a pork lover but the meat was prepared very good and the spices were on point. Dont grab the traditional cuban soda its has 40 gm of sugar. Quick service. Nice for just o e visit

Thank Zealouzone
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for over 10 years. The food is always amazing !!!! If you want real Cuban food this is the place to go.

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Elena’s Cuban Café serves good quality Cuban food. Today for lunch I had the daily special: Picadillo. This ground beef dish was mixed in a flavorful tomato sauce with diced onions and green olives. The dish came with a side of delicious sweet plantains and...More

Thank nic_leon2005
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is a popular place (rather small) for good Cuban food. It's a family operation and everything is unsophisticated, but tasty. We love to go here for a good, solid lunch. They haves specials each day, too. Clean and efficient, you order at the window...More

Thank franciefuhrel
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Empanadas were good, cheese are more like a fried arepa but were tasty. Rices white, congrí, and yellow (with chicken) were all flavorful, but "Arroz con Pollo" was a little heavy on cumin. Pork chops were very tasty, liked better the smoked pork chops, but...More

Thank magvel004
Reviewed April 3, 2016

This was our first visit to a Cuban Cafe. We didn't really know what to expect but we thought it would be better than it was. The food was okay but nothing to write home about.

Thank Montana M
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I enjoy eating here because it is one of the few spots I can get Cuban food in Lakeland. Anytime the owner takes my order, he can come off as rude. But when a man comes in, he is talkative and friendly. I especially notice...More

Thank mcqueenbee
Reviewed April 24, 2015

I got takeout from Elena's last night for my son and I. We got the Ropa Vieja, a Cuban sandwich, and some potato balls (potato stuffed with ground beef and then fried). Everything was great! It's great to know that I can get good Cuban...More

Thank 10Miler
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2246 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803-3643
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-665-3333
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