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“Classic Local Cuban restaurant”

El Siboney Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 447 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Cocoa Beach,Florida
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Classic Local Cuban restaurant”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

I have gone here over twenty years and finally am reviewing it. El Siboney is a local Cuban place with the same simple furnishings and funky wall hangings and sculptures since I have gone. The reason to go is the food simple, good, fresh and reasonable. I love everything about it except the wine. Chablis for white! The pork, chicken and fish are great. I had whole crispy fish and my wife had Ropa. A note if you want paella call ahead and get there earlier. There are no reservations but you can go and gt drinks while you wait outside. Be sure to read the story about the Siboney Indians the restaurant is named for. Enjoy

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Southampton, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Darn, the local secret is leaking out”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've been coming to Key West for a long time and El Siboney's has been a regular stop, great comfort Cuban food, fast service and prices are really reasonable. Expect a wait to be seated but well worth the wait. Will always frequent again and again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Cuban Comfort food”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Cannot believe we have been coming to Key West for 10 years and it took that long to try this wonderful restaurant.
Great food and the best prices on the island. All the travel magazines mention this as the place to go and they were not wrong. Very crowded so go early if you do not want to wait. The sangria alone is worth the visit

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“A taste of the real Cuba in Key West”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We went to the restaurant on Valentine's Day, a very busy day of the year, but still got excellent service, a very nice selection of food, and a very enjoyable meal of real, authentic Cuban food. A great little place where you don't feel like you are a tourist, but a place where the locals go.

  • Visited February 2013
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Olmsted Twp., OH
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cuban el cheapo”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Once ya find it you will go back. Fresh fish for half of what the other restaurants charge, a great menu and the food is wonderful. I had the conch chowder I have had, been going to Key West for 36 years. For lunch I had the chowder, a avacado salad, they had to have cut up three avacados, topped with onions and limes and a glass of burgandy, the wine list is minimal. The cost, under $12.00. The staff was very friendly and service was good. A great meal, at a great price, I highly recommend this Cuban restaurant.

Visited February 2013
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