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Jose's Real Cuban Food - CLOSED

8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
+1 941-795-4898
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Jan 14, 2017
“Just as good as they promise!!”
Sep 6, 2016
“Very good ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Cuban
$$ - $$$
8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Of course, everyone knows that this restaurant was featured on diners drive-ins and dives – – and the restaurant is justly proud of that fact. When you walk in the door you're offered a taste of their delicious pulled pork. Try it!!! Home cooking at...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Run down but very good. Recommended. They are efficient and friendly beer is available. The county does harass this restaurant though.

Thank Kermit M
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the BEST Cuban food in Bradenton.This is a must if like Cuban food this is my favourite restaurant in Bradenton AWAY get the special of the day it is always great.

Thank Marty L
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is no longer Joes's real Cuban food. Unfortunately Jose passed away and the restaurant is called cafe Havana and the food is very good.

1  Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Small restaurant, hard to find, but worth the trouble. Although the owner is now deceased his flair for authentic Cuban food continues. Limited seating so during dinner hour it fills up fast. Take out or eat in you will be happy with any choice.

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed January 1, 2016

After reading and talking to people about the place we decided to go there last night. It used to be rated as one of the best places to eat in Bradenton. It has been taken over by another Cuban restaurant, so we decided to go...More

Thank powell2765
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The right amount of everything for their Cuban pressed sandwich. Watched it on Diners and drive thrus and it didn't disappoint.

Thank Inge Andrea E
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Not Jose's anymore. But, substantial meals at a reasonable price. Fresh paint and other decor. May in time becomeer anothwe hidden gem.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed September 2, 2015

I heard that this place is shutting down but NOT YET! If you have tried this little bit of Cuba you have got to. Let them know if it is your first visit there and they will give you a free sample of their pulled...More

Thank bandt4ever
Reviewed August 21, 2015

I just happen to eat there after the chaos of the "Diners,Drive-Ins and Dives" episode had died down. It was all the talk of the wait staff and servers. I had the cuban, that is what I was in the mood for. Glad I did....More

Thank Edie S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $15
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-795-4898
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