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307 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440-3123
+1 863-983-0049
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only the 2nd time I've been to an authentic Cuban place to eat. Went with a couple of buddies. One who is Cuban. They don't speak perfect English, but, our food spoke for itself. The little fried potato balls were very good. Wait staff would be in the back giggling about some regulars in there (not us). It was a... More 

Thank Douglas H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped in with a party of 8, heard it was good food and a tremendous value. That part was true, huge portions for under $10, so much you have to take 1/2 home. Staff was polite, the cook was very friendly and attentive. We were served fairly quick for such a big order, however, could tell they were on the... More 

Thank HappilyHomeless2012
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was just a bad day... When I entered the restaurant to order take out I was studiously ignored by the two apathetic/rude servers behind the counter. I patiently waited while a man who appeared to be a regular walked in, sat down and ordered. When I asked "Can I place an order?" One of the servers finally made... More 

Thank Tanzanite07
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our party of seven stopped here for lunch on a Sunday, early afternoon. We were encouraged because the parking lot was pretty full. We didn't realize most of the people eating here were here because the food is cheap and the portions are large. Every single person we saw took home at least as much food as they'd eaten. The... More 

Thank krashtest d
Denver, co
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246 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The wait staff just didn't seem interested in taking my order, or ringing me up once I was done. Other people (clearly locals) came in and ordered after me, then got their food before. That being said, once I got the chicken sandwich, it was quite good. Pretty bland setting, in a small strip mall on the main street, just... More 

Thank agolddog
Avon Park, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

On 7/14/16 I went to this location expecting a "great" cuban sandwich. To my disappointment: the bread tasted old, crumbs all over, the pork was a small single slice, plenty of ham, not smoke ham. No pickles and when I asked for mustard she forgot to put it inside, instead gave a little container with the mustard. If I knew... More 

Thank arodriguezalpi
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My wife and I recently crossed Florida from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers passing through Clewiston. While in town we discovered this unassuming Cuban restaurant. Upon entering you will see bar seating along with tables, and you sit where you wish. The servers did not rush to bring us menus though I would not say they did so out... More 

Thank Fleishum
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The food is your average Cuban recipes, portions are large, service is VERY SLOW. If you do not speak English your likely to be looked over for service such as refills or orders to go. This restaurant is always busy!

Thank RandynAshley A
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We saw this place on line and wanted a cuban sandwich. Well we came after the lunch crowd at 130 and it was great. I had the sandwich Cubano-especial 4.95 and my wife had ropa vieja- shredded beef with sauce and peppers 7.50. This also came with rice, black beans, plantains, and salad. Yikes a lot of excellent food. We... More 

Thank gdel64
Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Clewiston has always been a halfway meeting point for lunch with friends from the other coast of Florida. The Clewiston Inn was always the rendezvous point. With its average restaurant closed, we ventured to the nearby Cafe Tropical for the first time recently and were thrilled with the food, service and comfortable ambiance. Prices are so low--$5 for a giant... More 

Thank Bruce B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440-3123
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 863-983-0049

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