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Ruben's Cuban Cafe

4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
+1 813-989-2178
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
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Reviewed yesterday

I have now eaten at Ruben's 4 or 5 times for lunch - the quality of food and the service never changes! The owner and servers are friendly, very accommodating and quick! I've eaten with groups of 8 - 16 and Natalie always serves us!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eaten at many a Latin restaurant in the Tampa area and was pleasantly surprised at Rubens Cuban Café. We were greeted warmly, had excellent Cafe con Leche, and the breakfast sandwiches were delicious. Cuban bread was Crisp. Hi girlfriend had the chicken and waffles...More

Thank indy5410
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I coordinated a lunch for 20 at this restaurant. It’s small but they carved out a spot for us. The waitress was great. We were greeted as we came in by the register. The food is price well for very generous portions. Did I say...More

Thank plaidette
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Restaurant was just okay. Being raised in South Florida this place is not what I am used to. First off, ALL the staff greets you in English. In Miami they great you in SPANISH. The staff members spoke more English than Spanish which is a...More

Thank JM11traveler
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try a legit Cuban sandwich. This place delivered! The sandwiches were tasty, however, the meat was not warm in the middle. And the service was super slow. The waitress was trying to cover like 7 tables and it was...More

Thank Happygoluckyang
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I go there on a regular basis when I’m on the go, and I love their sausage, egg, and cheese on toasted Cuban bread! It’s amazing! Sometimes, I get the medianoche sandwich and it satisfies my taste buds! The staff is super friendly and the...More

Thank Pedro B
Reviewed April 14, 2018

So glad we found this place. Staying near Busch Gardens for a couple of days and wanted to go to a non-chain. My husband and son are big fans of Cuban food, my daughter and I not so much. I had the club and my...More

Thank ShellSch
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here when I was staying at a local hotel. Had a very good Cuban sandwich, yuca and plantains. All were very good.

Thank John M
Reviewed January 27, 2018

We stopped in for lunch later in the afternoon on a Saturday and still found the restaurant busy. Clearly this is a popular place. I had an empanada to start, it was decent but not worth the price listed on the menu. The 4" cuban...More

Thank 858kaylab
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Ruben's Cubans has been in business for many years and is a staple along Busch Blvd. They hands down make a solid excellent cuban in my book. One of the best I have had in town. They have taken home several awards on their cuban...More

Thank susant771
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-989-2178
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We are located in the Terrace Commons strip mall next to Rent-A-Center and 7-Eleven, on the South side of Busch Blvd., 1 Mile East of Busch Gardens. Ruben's Cubans started 27 years ago as a small sandwich shop in Temple Terrace serving mainly Cuban sandwiches. Today we are a sit down cafe with a full menu of Cuban-style food. We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine in or carry out.
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