I hesitate to write this review, because Fernandez is one of my all-time favorite restaurants, and I don't want it to be unbearably packed like many SW Florida restaurants. I went with coworkers one day for lunch, and have been hooked ever since. The food is consistantly amazing, the service is outstanding, and the prices are very reasonable. This restaurant is authentic. I have several Cuban friends, and they attest to that.
My favorite dish (ok...and the only dish I've ever ordered there, because it's so amazing that I don't want to try anything else) is the Palmolla Steak. It's basically a thin flank steak marinated in something unbelievably amazing, and then cooked with onions and green peppers. It comes served with white rice and black beans. HEAVEN. My friends tell me that everything else is equally delicious, so if you aren't a steak eater, I feel you're safe ordering something else. But please, try the Palomilla Steak at least once for me. You won't regret it.