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Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

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247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Lexington for a night. Found this gem on TA. What fantastic Cuban food. We had the Chicken and veggies and the Beef and veggies. Both awesome! Black beans and rice were included as well as fried plantains. Also the best Cuban bread I have ever had. It almost looks like a small Cuban grocery store. No frills order... More 

Thank Anthony194
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We found this place on TA and thought it looked interesting. It did not disappoint. Don't be alarmed when it is in a strip mall and doesn't look like much but it is great. A husband and wife own it and work there. The empanadas are some of the best I have ever had. My husband had a traditional cuban... More 

Thank trainer7765
Madisonville, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Last month we went to another Cuban place which was terribly disappointing, while visiting Lexington. This place is a gem. The couple who owns it are extremely lovely and caring and the food is made with love. The beef empanadas were amazing! We both had the pork chops with rice and beans. I can't wait to come back next time... More 

Thank Nathanael B
Lexington, KY
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Slightly odd but with great Cubano sandwiches. I've eaten these both in the restaurant and as take out and they have always been great.

Thank Grump53
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are in a rush, Old San Juan isn't the place for you... BUT... it is completely worth the wait! The food is fresh and delicious. A must try in Lexington!

Thank Michelle M
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The low key facility is scrupulously clean, the food wonderful, the propriators, husband and wife are delightful.

Thank CLP502
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Had the Cuban sandwich.. It was just OK.. It was a lot of bread with very little meat on it. The order of fried sweet plantains were large chunks but tasted good. I spent 18$ on this sandwich and sides .. The food was not anything especial the restaurant has no atmosphere and the service was not at a high... More 

Thank N s
Cincinnatus, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped by late one evening for dinner and were pleased at the food options and the wonderfully authentic cuban food. The chicken sandwich was well seasoned and the maduros were delicious. I had the rice, beans and eggs dish and it was definitely what I grew up with so I will definitely be back in the future. The cafe... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

But I know how to identify food I really like. And I think I know when it is well prepared.I really like this well-prepared food. The owners are super-friendly and helpful. Each and every dish we have ordered over half-a-dozen trips has been right at the top of what I think it could have been if it were perfect. The... More 

Thank tenmiletom
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were shocked to find this type of restaurant in Lexington. The food is very good, authentic. The people are nice and friendly. It seems to be owned/run by a young couple with their 9 month old baby. I ordered the revoltillo (scrambled eggs, onion, cheese) which comes on homemade bread. It's delicious and huge! My husband gets the ropa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $12
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-2782682
Homemade Authentic Cuban Food

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