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The Caribbean Cafe

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4801 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8140
+1 727-327-7202
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:00
Sat 10:30 - 15:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Caribbean Cafe is a little neighborhood restaurant in a strip mall on Central Avenue in St. Pete. It's been there for a long time, and I kept hearing good things about it. The pressed Cuban Sandwich combo with black beans and rice is so good, that I keep going back just for that, although they have other offerings that... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Nice local restaurant with a friendly staff and great pressed sandwiches. The cubans are good but I would recommend the buffalo chicken salad sandwich, which is pressed on cuban bread.

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Thank Shoeman727
Seminole, Florida
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151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

They have one of the best pressed Cubans in the Tampa Bat area. Daily specials that sometimes include a Buffalo chicken salad sandwich that is awesome. The pressed jerk pork is fabulous with an excellent jerk sauce. Black beans and rice are good too and the Ybor crab rolls are off the chain good with their hot sauce.

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Thank Mr5stars
St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

What a joy it is when I stumble across a place that puts love into the making of their cuban sandwich! Caribbean Cafe duked it out with the former Champ in St. Petersburg, the Lucky Dill, and came out on top with an official rating of 3.7 Stars (out of 4 stars). It was a close fight, but the title... More 

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Thank GutterPupAdventures
Seminole, Florida
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

You definitely won't leave here hungry. Best deal is the 4 1/2 inch sandwich served with black beans and rice. We usually get the Cuban combo but I have had the turkey and chicken salad and all have been good. They also have a tropical fruit salad that is excellent. You get plenty of food and if two people get... More 

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Thank Tanya B
Topsham, Maine
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is a small cafe on Central Ave with cute tropical decor. We usually get the Cuban sandwiches to take out. They are pretty much the best in the area (I also like the Habana)! The pressed bread is amazing. The sandwich is not greasy, and it is a generous size. Fast service!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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151 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Love their food here, especially the black beans and rice. Yumm. Try a mango shake with your meal. Can't go wrong here!

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Drove by this little strip joint for years...my loss..everything I've had has been excellant..counter help is friendly...and the place is very clean..a gem in the neighborhood

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St. Petersburg, Fla.
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150 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2009

Every time I go here, I want to like the food more than I do. They're basically a solid, but not great, place that serves okay sandwiches.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:00
Thursday
10:30 - 18:00
Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8140
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-327-7202

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