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Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe

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9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754 (Formerly Pipo's)
+1 727-394-7476
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Helena, Alabama
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment you walk in the door the friendly and helpful staff guide you through the selections of the menu. We knew what we wanted and it was just like being in the Caribbean. The pork was perfect and the beans and rice delicious. I enjoyed my meal with a Coco Rico drink. We each took a portion home for... More 

Thank Silonius3
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the area and this place was recommended. It does look like much but oh man! We asked the counter staff what to order and he described all the dishes from the buffet line. This is not all you can eat but the amounts are generous. It is more like cafeteria style service. I got the pork... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pipo's on Bay Pines Blvd is a no frills Cuban restaurant with plenty of options for a filling meal. We had the Mojo Pollo and the Mojo Roasted Chicken. The Mojo Polo was a very flavorful flattened, grilled chicken breast, The Mojo roasted chicken was also very flavorful pulled chicken. For sides we had Moros (black beans and rice), plaintains,... More 

Thank otdred1
St. Petersburg, Florida
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269 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Staff was more than helpful in helping us through the Cuban buffet. Dinners were very inexpensive as were the sides. My wife and I ate on e meal with an extra side. All of the beans, the plantains and the chicken were fantastic. Price, service and deliciousness made anything other than 5* ridiculous.

Thank wakanwalk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The chicken is to die for. My brother drove from sarasota to take the family here. We will definitely be back.

Thank Aysha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great pulled pork! Plantains were good. Staff was very cordial and warm. Took the time to find out where we were from and engage in small conversation. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pinellas Park, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to eat. Wonderful smells and tastes. Great place for families or couples. Cubans are my favorite. Flans are heavenly.

Thank Beth P
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216 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We loved Pipo's. the Cuban sandwiches were terrific. The tamales were delicious. What a great find by the beach.

Thank DancersDaddy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing! The staff is wonderful. Great place for authentic Cuban food and friendly peole.

Thank Kayla P
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to grab takeout after a long day at the beach. Was pleasantly surprised with the portions and excellent taste of the food. Had the roasted chicken with yellow rice and red beans and a side of plantains. Much better than pollo tropical for the same price. Looked like they had a drive thru that was abandoned at some... More 

Thank josh s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754 (Formerly Pipo's)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-394-7476

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?