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Latin, Cuban
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because we were craving cuban sandwiches. Well what a disappointment. Staff was not friendly, not rude but not welcoming either. Restaurant looked dingy and unkept, soda machine area had a leak and it was just unappealing Now for the Cuban sandwich not authentic...at all. NO REAL “PERNIL” pork. Salami was added which is bot the authentic cubano and sandwich was not hot or pressed the way cubans should be. Save your money, do not eat here!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Harold S, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Im sorry that you feel the need to have written this response, but we have won the AUTHENTIC Cuban sandwich award 3x and are in the Latin Times Cuban Sandwich Hall of Fame. As far as your claims that our sandwich is not authentic.... The...More

Reviewed April 12, 2022

Sadly, the quality and taste of the food has gone downhill. This used to be my favorite sandwich- lunch spot and loved the pressed turkey sandwich. They used to cook a Turkey breast and slice it right there. Now the meat is like something from...Subway- or worse. They also did not give the sandwich a good press and the fries were greasy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022

We ordered sandwiches when my son was here from CA last week and wanted a Cuban. We got two cubans and a pork sandwich. They were all good….bread was nice and crusty and meat was tasty. There were next to no pickles on the Cubans,...which is disappointing because the pickles ARE A good part of the flavor. Basically, the sandwiches are satisfactory and will meet the craving for a Cuban or a pork sandwich.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Harold S, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2022

Thank you so much! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed January 11, 2022 via mobile

This place stole is name from the original Floridian located on Treasure Island which you can’t even compare to. Food was cold / with no taste. Ima keep going back to the original Floridian Cuban Sandwich @ 107th ave on Treasure Island.- sorry broMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Harold2727, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

We did not steal the name we own the name and TI owners are minority owners in our place on Kennedy. Sorry you didn't enjoy your sandwich but that was the 'exception to the rule' as we have been voted Best Cuban in Tampa Bay...More

Reviewed November 28, 2021

As a regular customer, I suddenly do not recognize any of the help. What I did noitice was a $2 increase on the sandwich combo pricing. The small sandwich combo which was $7.99 is now $9.99. My spanish bean soup was cold and my cuban...sandwich was not pressed long enough and was warm at best and the meat was cold. Very little roast pork & mostly ham. Extremely disappointedMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Harold2727, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

Same owner [me] since we opened in 2009, same bread and same ingredients. Recent price increases were the first in over 6 years and as you know costs have skyrocketed. If you didn't recognize the staff, you haven't visited in quite some time as they...More

Reviewed October 18, 2021

I ordered online, plus I had to grab and go and eat once I got to where I was going. I ordered 2 large devil crab rolls a 24 oz. fountain drink and the large Cuban sandwich with extra pickles. What I got was a...16 oz. drink, 1 order of the mini devil crab rolls, yes the sandwich was the correct size and yes I paid for all that I ordered, and got ripped off and the heart burn for free. Crazy tourist I know! The oil they cooked the Devil crab in had to be 2 or 3 weeks old and gave the devil crab an old burnt oil favor, just nasty. The sandwich had this mayo/mustard sauce on it which just made for a bad taste (you never put mayo on a Cuban sandwich) and no extra pickles. I ended up throwing away 3/4 of the order.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Harold S, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2021

Sorry to hear that. But I can assure you we don't use old oil, we give customers what they ordered, and here in Tampa mayo/mustard mix is the norm. Since we make the sandwiches to order, you can add, subtract or go light on any...More

Reviewed July 15, 2021

We arrived just before closing and he made 4 sandwiches. My first Cuban Sandwich to go. Now I have something to compare when eating other Cuban's.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Harold S, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the terrific review and giving us a try! We hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed September 17, 2020

This is my 2nd visit to your restaurant Today after 3pm ...cook was Brian I ask him if you sell steak sandwiches ,he told me No. I ask if he knew of any other restaurants near your establishment and he preceded to name a few...restaurants. I ask for menu and it clearly states that you do sell phillycheese steak sandwiches. So I went back in and told him that I wanted to order 2 combo meals steak sandwich w/fries then he said he doesn't make that particular sandwich that often and he forgot that you have that on the menu and its roast beef not steak. Bottom line he made the sandwich and it was Delicious,but I noticed when I got home he forgot my Fries!!!! I also ordered 2orders of 3mini Devil crabs they were Aweful No CRAB MEAT in them and they were Burnt so I won't purchase them ever again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Harold2727, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Thanks for coming Lorraine and sorry for the long delay in reply. I overlooked this review and I am sorry. Thanks for the high rating and kind words. Brian was a new employee at the time and was terminated shortly after your visit for obvious...More

Reviewed September 17, 2020

I come here specifically to get by breakfast Cubans from Kelly. No one makes them better, she's always quick and never forgets my coffee order. Kelly makes the whole experience of dining at the floridian that much better and keeps me coming back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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HaroldS981, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2020

Thank you!! We love to hear this Rich! Thank you and please come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We were driving through Tampa on a Sunday afternoon and wanted a Cuban sandwich. Do you know that there are few places open Sunday afternoon with authentic Cubans that are also excellent! Yummy! Not only that but I also fell in love with their mini...deviled crabs. Try it out! Plus, they are just minutes off of I-275 on Kennedy Blvd. An easy stop.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HaroldS981, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Thank you so much for stopping in to see us and for your terrific review! I'm so happy that you found us! We hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed February 11, 2020

My wife and I stopped for an early dinner. My niece called and wanted us to pick up sandwiches for her family too. Ours were great as usual. Better than any we have found in Pinellas county.

Date of visit: January 2020
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HaroldS981, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and that we continue to live up to your expectations. Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Not impressed..mainly because of the rude lady at the counter. She should not be in a position where customer service matters. She acted as if we were an inconvenience while ordering (even eye rolling). Then my son asked for a box for the rest of...his Cuban sandwich, she replied “We don’t have boxes” in an irritated manner. Oddly enough, my salad (with wet lettuce, may I add) was served in a plastic box. We weren’t ordering off of a $0.99 menu lady, we spent $50 on lunch, have some common courtesy at least. We saw the owner as we walked out who was very friendly, but should consider staff changes. La Segunda will be our go to for Cuban food. Much better food, cleaner and nice people!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Harold2727, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thank you for coming. I am sorry you were disappointed with your visit and apologize and surprised that you found our staff member rude. We do not have dishes and indeed serve our salads in a square plastic container, and do not have to go...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020

Terry, the GM, took care of our large group and everyone experienced true Cuban sandwiches. Not the fanciest place we've visited, but no one complained about the food or the service! Really good black bean soup too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Harold2727, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Thanks for coming, for the great review and kind words. Teri is indeed a gem. We look forward to serving you again soon! Harold

Reviewed January 14, 2020

I ordered Cuban Salad. It was fantastic!! Made fresh in front of me with very crisp lettuce and ingredients. I so enjoyed it. Plenty of parking and seating. Clean. Friendly and comfortable. I will return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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HaroldS981, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2020

Thank you so much Diane for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you found us and that you enjoyed your salad as much as you had hoped you would! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Best cuban in town! So fresh and delicious. Fries are some of the best I've ever has as well. Quick service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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HaroldS981, Owner at The Floridian, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Thank you Kristen for the wonderful review! We hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Remember that we deliver! Happy Holidays!

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The Floridian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5