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“Cuban Sandwich Ridiculous Good”

JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe
Ranked #154 of 1,170 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. Happy we already know the exterior is pure country, because it looks so unrefined authentic one might wonder about the food. But the Cuban is excellent. Great quality ham and roast pork with completely melted cheese, mustard and pickle on heavenly Cuban bread. I almost always take half my lunch home for later, but as full as I was, I devoured it all. Served with warm corn chips and zesty salsa. So, so good.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

While visiting several years ago some friends introduced us to the Old Packinghouse Cafe, being "off the beaten path foodies" we instantly fell in love and visit at least once every time we are in town. They experienced a fire in some nearby building that caused a temporary closure last year, however they have reopened and are as good as ever. While every item that we have had is good the Ropa Vieja is by far our favorite.

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Thank WayneY215
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Waited for 35 minutes for a burger and a fish sandwich.(this was a Wednesday night at around 7 PM nor big crowd, plenty of empty tables). The burger was OK, cold bun, cold fries. My wife's sandwich was wonderful, but her fries were also cold.Nice to see the place open again, but I guess it's not up to par yet.

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1  Thank chardotfla
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Jr serves traditional menu with all the favorites, we had a great burger, nice Cuban, and great Basa . Friendly service with good choice of beer and wine. Just happened to be live music with a unique duo on electric guitar and steel guitar, playing rock and C&W. a good night.

Thank Andysunkey
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

shopping with wife and couldn't decide where to go for lunch. spotted the old packing house and decided to give it a try. waitress was super friendly and offered specials in addition to regular menu. both of us ordered the pulled pork special and were not disappointed. good sized sandwich...came w/fries etc. , absolutely delicious!!! wash down w/ a cold beer and life is good.

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Thank steven25528
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