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“Awesome cuban sandwiches”
Review of Ruben's Cuban Cafe

Ruben's Cuban Cafe
Ranked #162 of 2,490 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cuban, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We are located in the Terrace Commons strip mall next to Rent-A-Center and 7-Eleven, on the South side of Busch Blvd., 1 Mile East of Busch Gardens. Ruben's Cubans started 27 years ago as a small sandwich shop in Temple Terrace serving mainly Cuban sandwiches. Today we are a sit down cafe with a full menu of Cuban-style food. We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine in or carry out.
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nothing fancy but great Cubans. Fries nothing to write home about. Ate at the original location. 'have not tried the new location

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're in this part of town and want Cuban food, Ruben's is very hard to beat. This is a true mom & pop restaurant and very much a local favorite. I started eating here in 1990 and the current owner is the nephew of the 1990's owner. Ruben's is in a strip mall and the neighborhood could use a cleaning up, but once the meal arrives you forget all that.
Breakfast here is enough to last you most of the day. Breakfastis nothing fancy here, just good food...served with Cuban toast and the best cafe-con-leche around. And, will last you well past lunchtime. However, If it's lunch you're after, many argue the best Cuban sandwiches are found at Ruben's and if you add a bowl of black beans and rice you'd swear you're in Ybor eating with the cigar makers. It just doesn't get much better then Ruben's. Enjoy!

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Thank RichDowns
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was trying to buy hamburgers at McDonalds before entering Busch Gardens. It was 10:00 they wouldn't serve one until 10:30 I drove down the road, and there it was Ruben's Cuban Cafe! What a Gem! Traditional cuban food, with american food offered for those who don't have a pallet for Cuban! When you walk in, it is quaint, they have a case of Guava pastry, and I ordered take out. It was the best Turkey Club I could have asked for. They serve it on the wonderful Cuban Bread, they offered to press it. Their empanada's are to die for! My daughter loved!!!! The Guava pastry and I texted my boss a picture....her husband is Cuban and they were jealous! Please do go here, it is worth it! You wont be sorry. We sure weren't!

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Worst service ever, the food is average at best. The customer service is non existent unless they are in the mood to be bothered. Save yourself the time money and aggravation.

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Thank Chris G
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Happened upon as a matter of convenience - Was staying at the Day's Inn that was attached. The food was amazing, service was very good and it was very affordable. Fed a very hungry family of 4 breakfast for under $30. Can't wait to come back and try lunch!!

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Thank MicheleN866
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Ruben's C, Manager at Ruben's Cuban Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Michele,
Thank you SO MUCH for visiting with us while you were in town. Sadly, we have CLOSED the restaurant next to the Days Inn, but our ORIGINAL restaurant is STILL OPEN at 4941 E. Busch Blvd, just a mile from the other location. We have the same great breakfasts! :) So the next time you are in town, we hope you'll join us there. And feel free to "Like" us on Facebook so you can stay up to date with what's happening! We appreciate your business!
Sincerely,
Ruben's Cubans Management Team

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