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“Fabulous Food!”
Review of Smokies Cuban Cafe

Smokies Cuban Cafe
Ranked #5 of 173 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huntington, West Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Everything was amazing! We had cubans, croquettes, roast pork, yuca fries, fried plantains, and empanadas. You can't even compare authentic, made-from-scratch food like this to the garbage that gets dumped out of a bag into a frier at some chain restaurant. Do yourself and small business a favor and eat local! You won't be sorry!

  • Visited May 2014
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Panama City, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Cuban Sandwich”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

It had been a dreary, rainy day and my husband and I had planned to go to an upscale restaurant for an early dinner when we happen to see their sign. We both love Cuban sandwiches and miss the ones we used to have in Tampa, FL. Well, we don't miss them any longer. The sandwiches, the fried plantains, and the black beans were right on target. The sandwiches were quite large and we each took half with us for later. They were good then too!

We ate in the restaurant and the people were very friendly and helpful. It is obviously family owned. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it at first appears a little drab. Initially I thought it might not be the cleanest, but then I realized it was perfectly clean and fine.

Will definitely go back next time we're in the area. Just wish they were closer!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Penny A
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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pick this great Cuban family-owned place over the big chain restaurants”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Don't let the quaint, small atmosphere fool you. This is a real Cuban restaurant with a genuinely friendly, personal touch that makes the place a pleasure to eat at. I'm not an expert on Cuban food, so am not qualified to compare, but I enjoyed the sides my girlfriend ordered. The steak sandwich was tasty and was plenty big to fill me up for dinner. We agreed afterward, that we probably could have split one sandwich and been filled up with the three sides/appetizers we ordered. The price seemed a tiny bit high, but I'm glad to pay a little more to support a family business, especially one this friendly and authentic.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Eric A
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Kentucky
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Still great!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Ate lunch there today for under $14 for 2. Still a great little cozy place with nice folks tending to your needs. Be warned: if u r one of those type people that like fancy, smancy places then DO NOT GO HERE!! This place will remind u of a hole in the wall and it is, right next to the Earnest Tubb place but if you want good food at a good price then stop here. Highly recommended!!

Visited May 2014
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“Delicioso!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We loved the realness of the family that owns this place as well as the authenticity of the food. It was delicious and the service was so kind and fun. We will come back here as much as we possibly can!

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