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Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

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247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
+1 859-278-2682
11:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a Cuban connoisseur.... it was my first Cuban in fact... but it was delicious! Great bread... tasty... It takes time to get your order but that tells me it was made for me. A bit out of the way but a fun way to spend lunch!

Thank Lori U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it is not fast, as the other reviews have already stated the wait is WELL worth it. The food is fantastic, and the service always friendly.

Thank lildan1980
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We love this place! It's like taking a little trip to Cuba. Take your time, breathe in the atmosphere and enjoy the wait. The food will be wonderful but the total experience even better!

Thank blugrassgal
Portage, Indiana
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Lexington for a night. Found this gem on TA. What fantastic Cuban food. We had the Chicken and veggies and the Beef and veggies. Both awesome! Black beans and rice were included as well as fried plantains. Also the best Cuban bread I have ever had. It almost looks like a small Cuban grocery store. No frills order... More 

Thank Anthony194
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125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We found this place on TA and thought it looked interesting. It did not disappoint. Don't be alarmed when it is in a strip mall and doesn't look like much but it is great. A husband and wife own it and work there. The empanadas are some of the best I have ever had. My husband had a traditional cuban... More 

Thank trainer7765
Madisonville, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Last month we went to another Cuban place which was terribly disappointing, while visiting Lexington. This place is a gem. The couple who owns it are extremely lovely and caring and the food is made with love. The beef empanadas were amazing! We both had the pork chops with rice and beans. I can't wait to come back next time... More 

Thank Nathanael B
Lexington, KY
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Slightly odd but with great Cubano sandwiches. I've eaten these both in the restaurant and as take out and they have always been great.

Thank Grump53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you are in a rush, Old San Juan isn't the place for you... BUT... it is completely worth the wait! The food is fresh and delicious. A must try in Lexington!

Thank Michelle M
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The low key facility is scrupulously clean, the food wonderful, the propriators, husband and wife are delightful.

Thank CLP502
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Had the Cuban sandwich.. It was just OK.. It was a lot of bread with very little meat on it. The order of fried sweet plantains were large chunks but tasted good. I spent 18$ on this sandwich and sides .. The food was not anything especial the restaurant has no atmosphere and the service was not at a high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-278-2682
Homemade Authentic Cuban Food

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