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Jose's Real Cuban Food - CLOSED

8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
+1 941-795-4898
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
14 Jan 2017
“Just as good as they promise!!”
6 Sep 2016
“Very good ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Caribbean, Cuban
$$ - $$$
8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Read reviews from all who have eaten there. We were disappointed but if the health department was why it closed glad we did not make it prior to their demise.

Thank Marftineztribe
Reviewed 6 August 2015

May Jose RIP and be comforted in knowing that the new restaurant's (Cafe Havana) Cuban can't hold a candle to his. I opened my Cuban to add mustard only to see that it was not made with shredded pork but instead had paper thin slices...More

1  Thank ToniTea
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Absolutely wonderful Cuban sandwiches. Always friendly, great service. Jose and his staff/family will be greatly missed.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My favorite place for Pork! Their #1 pork dish is my FAVORITE! The portions are large, I have never been able to leave without a doggie bag. The pork dish is well flavored, moist and tender. The black beans are always perfectly done and the...More

Thank DivaofDiesel
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The food was always good - Cuban food some of the best in the area. I heard the owner passed - I hope someone else can carry the torch

Thank EatTravelJog
Reviewed 8 July 2015

July 4th 2015. This restaurant is closed. I understand that Jose died right after selling it. God rest his soul. The place looks a little run down. I did not see anything going on with it.

2  Thank JeffreyTravel
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I always like DDD restaurant and I was in the area on a soccer course. My buddy had done lots of driving so I said I'll get lunch after looking up this place. Food was average. Price ok but general ambience a let down and...More

1  Thank Illinois Bob J
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was saddened today when I heard the news that Jose had passed away. My family and I have been dining at Jose's for many years. Jose was friendly and always had a story to tell you. My favorite dish at Jose's was the pork,...More

1  Thank reprhunter
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Just heard that Jose passed away last week...we stopped here a few years back when we were in Orlando on business...it was a bit of a drive but well worth the trip! I don't know what the future of the restaurant is but I hope...More

Thank FlashBack351
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The restaurant has been closed due to the death of the owner. The black bean soup and any of the pork dishes will be missed. Authentic Cuban favors shined at this lovely dive. RIP Jose.

Thank Nosnaws
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8799 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-795-4898
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