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Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe

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9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754 (Formerly Pipo's)
+1 727-394-7476
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got into town and was very hungry and needed a cold beer! This is a bit out of the way but a must find for great Cuban food! The staff is very kind and accommodating. This is a must eat when in town again!

Thank Jaxfore
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only did we just have the best ribs ever, but the sauce they have is out of this world. It was good on the rice it was good on a roast beef, it was good on everything. Also, to the person that left a one star review because they closed early, totally unfair. You never gave them a chance,... More 

Thank Boompa135
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I'd gotten to try it but they were closing when we arrived. Trip advisor had wrong hours and so does website. 9pm is clearly posted on their front door.

1 Thank laissezfairey
Nashville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can order off the menu or cafeteria style. Either way they bring the food to the table for you. Not having Cuban food before, I can't speak to the variety of food. The MOJO pork was moist and tasty. The Cuban sandwich was huge with lots of meat on it. It was a laid back atmosphere. The employees were... More 

Thank smlslp
Helena, Alabama
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The moment you walk in the door the friendly and helpful staff guide you through the selections of the menu. We knew what we wanted and it was just like being in the Caribbean. The pork was perfect and the beans and rice delicious. I enjoyed my meal with a Coco Rico drink. We each took a portion home for... More 

Thank Silonius3
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and this place was recommended. It does look like much but oh man! We asked the counter staff what to order and he described all the dishes from the buffet line. This is not all you can eat but the amounts are generous. It is more like cafeteria style service. I got the pork... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Pipo's on Bay Pines Blvd is a no frills Cuban restaurant with plenty of options for a filling meal. We had the Mojo Pollo and the Mojo Roasted Chicken. The Mojo Polo was a very flavorful flattened, grilled chicken breast, The Mojo roasted chicken was also very flavorful pulled chicken. For sides we had Moros (black beans and rice), plaintains,... More 

Thank otdred1
St. Petersburg, Florida
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280 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Staff was more than helpful in helping us through the Cuban buffet. Dinners were very inexpensive as were the sides. My wife and I ate on e meal with an extra side. All of the beans, the plantains and the chicken were fantastic. Price, service and deliciousness made anything other than 5* ridiculous.

Thank wakanwalk
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The chicken is to die for. My brother drove from sarasota to take the family here. We will definitely be back.

Thank Aysha S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great pulled pork! Plantains were good. Staff was very cordial and warm. Took the time to find out where we were from and engage in small conversation. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?