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437 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3808
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (4 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
437 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites in the Tampa Bay area. The real deal. Great Cuban dishes of all kinds. Don't miss the guava pastries

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The food was laid out behind the counter when you walked in. None of it was prepared individually. Just a little too much of the same for me. Pork and rice and not spectacular at that.

Thank P. L
Reviewed 23 December 2017

How could you not love Pipos!?! Great food. Authentic. Love the roast pork. Black beans and rice. Plantains. Love it!!!

Thank tom g
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Loved their Cuban sandwich, and service was top-notch! Definitely worth a lunch stop when you visit St. Petersburg.

Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 1 December 2017

They have great Cuban food. Try the yellow rice and chicken and the cuban sandwiches. Everything is good here, convenient in downtown St. Pete!

Thank shucker11
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Delicious food for carry out-just a few seats. You can even buy real Cuban bread there! The food is authentic Cuban. Their other restaurant has a dining room.

Thank 330joannab
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything we had reminded me of the Caribbean , having been born in Jamaica I should know.I had always heard about this place but never made it there in Tampa but now that they have expanded I can visit at will.

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My friends in the shopping center where I have my business we often lunch pool it to Pipo's GREAT pork and rice. Love it I always am able to get 2 or 3 meals out of 1 of their portions. GREAT!

Thank Jeanni S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The pork dinner is absolutely the best. The meat is tender, flavorful and the portion is very generous. The side of green beans is far from plain. The service is friendly, helpful and timely. I just wish they had the mashed potatoes on the weekend.

Thank helenbR3823WS
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Last year we found this no frills Cuban food place. Both the pork and the ground beef meats are very good. Yellow or white rice and green beans or plantains make a great sides. Very generous portions.

Thank Bill A
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
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