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Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe

9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754
+1 727-394-7476
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (20 reviews)
“roast pork” (9 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (18 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for a few Cuban sandwiches.......could have put a lot more meat in them!!!!!!!! seemed like bread w/ alittle ham and less pork! got a potato .....needed more meat inside and was very bland!!!!!

Thank joe b
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had read trip advisor reviews of Pipo's and finally made it there on the last afternoon of our long weekend in Tampa/St Petersburg area. What a great place-we went at 2 pm so it was relatively empty. Ordered the Cuban sandwich and my boyfriend...More

Thank LaFuch
Reviewed 28 August 2017

WOW! What an unexpected surprise from an unassuming little spot in St Pete Beach Area. Super friendly staff enthusiastically explained the dishes in a buffet style setting. Incredible portions. Was sad that I did not go on Masita's day. Pork ribs were delicious. Wife ordered...More

Thank ValuReviewer
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited the famous Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe - it has a great reputation for good reason. Food is fresh and authentically Cuban -- we had the El Habano and the Bourbon Chicken. Both were very tasty. The double fried french fries were great, and...More

Thank ReidStPete
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the basics. Roasted pork, black beans and rice, and plantains. It was like having a home cooked meal. Nothing eleborate, just a delicious dinner. Very generous portion, plenty to save for later.

Thank Mikhail K
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is not a Cuban "style" restaurant. This could be in Havana. Fabulous flavors, huge portions. Not a bad dish to be had. Don't just "fall back" on a Cuban sandwich, this place has so much more. Real Cuban entrees.

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good, unfortunately atmosphere not worth it. We will never go back. We had to fight off house flies our entire meal. You place order at counter and they bring meal out to you. You pay when you leave. Screwed up system. They didn't...More

Thank irvingbb
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My husband grew up in central Florida and knows the real deal. Boy is he happy!!! Flavor is delightful and portions are enormous. Very comfortable seating, clean and updated. You cannot go wrong if you are looking for REAL Cuban flavor!!

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in after the beach to grab something quick. Omg... the food was so fresh and so good. The Cubans, yellow rice and sweet plantains were all perfect so I grabbed an empanada and pastry for later. My friends had ribs and ox tail...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Pipo's with a Cuban friend at his suggestion. Lunchtime is a fabulous buffet or you can order from the menu. The staff was very friendly and helpful to those who weren't sure about the menu. There was a good selection from the...More

Thank Okinawa2009
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28 July 2017|
Response from Silonius3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have it on the menu. $8.95 It will be very authentic, just like everything on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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