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“I hesitate to write this review....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fernandez The Bull Cuban Cafe & Bar

Fernandez The Bull Cuban Cafe & Bar
Ranked #80 of 979 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is the new Fernandez the Bull located at the North East corner of Pine Ridge Road and Livingston Road.
Fort Myers, FL
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“I hesitate to write this review....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

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.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Naples, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Cuban Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Definitely different than most restaurants but the food is worth the find! We always get the pork whether we are there for lunch or dinner! Service is friendly!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RDGfoodies
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Ohio
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Cuban Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

The location is a strip mall with no view and nothing fancy.The outside seating is on the parking lot. But the food is worth the visit. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The pulled pork is simply the best and so fresh. The red sangria was very tasty and a pitcher is too much for 3 people. We made an effort to go back before we left because we can't find anything this delicious up north.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cwithp
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Amherst, New York
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A change from 5th Avenue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Just a 15 min drive, outside of the trendy 5th Avenue area..... authentic food, tucked away in a plaza! Tried a little bit of everything.... good food and Cuban beer. Restaurant closed on Sunday, came back a 2nd time.... worth the trip!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb R
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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Cuban food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Always a bitter sweet experience dining at Fernandez. The Cuban food is absolute fantastic, especially the pork dinners. There is not a close second to compare in Naples. Service is an exercise in patience. If prepared to have a extremely casual laid back evening, you will be well rewarded. If you are looking for atmosphere and being a finely trained staff, keep looking. With being said, the food is excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeoffreyIII
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