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“The reviews here were spot on!”
Review of Bien

Bien
Ranked #2 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The reviews here were spot on!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Hunted this place down because of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. Totally worth it. Staff was friendly and patient. We shared the Paseo Press and each got a roasted corn. We were full! The sandwich was awesome - great flavor. The corn is hard to explain, but really good. It has cilantro, parmesan, and paprika (?) on it. My husband was skeptical, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Asked where they could have found such hearty, fresh corn! Yeah, you have to eat outside, but that's what I do when on vacation in Florida in January. I live in MN, we eat outside every chance we get, and that is NOT in January! Make an effort to get here. You won't regret it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Limerick, Maine
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best sandwich we had in Key West!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

After using their outdoor tables for many mornings eating our breakfast pastry from across the street, we decided to try them for lunch on day, and couldn't have been happier. We had one of their Cuban sandwiches, and it was on wonderfully fresh bread, with very tasty, tender marinated pork. And althouth we'd worked up a good appetite with our morning walk around Key West, we couldn't finish our meal and brought half the sandwich back to our rental to eat the next day. We also tried one of their dinner specials, port pot roast with black beans and jasmine rice. The salad served with the meal was great, even had pickled beets in it! Again, this meal was large enough that we took the left overovers home and had it for lunch the next day. The high ratings given this restaurant are well deserved. Very casual dining....it's either "to go" or eaten at one of their outdoor tables, but it's Key West!! Why would you want to be inside???

Visited January 2013
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Westerville, Ohio
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yoe can't even imagine how great this food is!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went on our trusty Trip Advisor and found this highly rated gem. It is an almost fast food style place with outside picnic style seating. The portions are HUGE and unbelievably delicious. It is Caribbean, Mexican magic. YUM!!!!

Visited January 2013
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Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Corn-y review”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Sorry for the bad pun. I never thought I'd ever wax poetic about an ear of corn ....but the grilled corn at this place is just that good. Even my husband was impressed...and he doesn't like anything. The place was packed and there was nowhere to sit so we just ordered the grilled corn. I asked the lady at the counter why they don't add more seating, she said something about a city ordinance re: the ratio of toilets vs number of seating. Anyway, can't wait to return to Key West and to Paseo--especially for the corn.

  • Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“OMG”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place I would visit every day. Had the pork and chicken sandwiches. I will never have another sandwich so delicious as this. The combo of sauces was incredible. Only down side no inside sitting. Order at counter few tables outside but still excellent!!!

Visited January 2013
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