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Old San Juan Cuban Cuisine

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247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
+1 859-278-2682
11:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife talked me into eating at Brasabana restaurant. It was so bad I didn't finish my meal and drive to Old San Juan hoping it would be real Cuban Food. It was great. They are actually Cuban. I had a Cubano sandwich without Chorizo, sweet Plantains and Flan. The bread is homemade, the plantains were cooked to perfection and... More 

Thank fsbk9
Winchester, KY, United States
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270 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hole-in-the- wall with great food and great owners. The sandwiches look incredible. Ask for them "toasted" with pil and salt rub! The beef dishes were well spiced, not too hot but well-integrated flavor. Prices are cheap. Restaurant is NOT fancy!

Thank Daniel F
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This little place is delicious! Authentic. The couple that owns it is precious. They do all the cooking and baking. It is a tad bit slow, but so worth it!

Thank oreo2363
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a Cuban connoisseur.... it was my first Cuban in fact... but it was delicious! Great bread... tasty... It takes time to get your order but that tells me it was made for me. A bit out of the way but a fun way to spend lunch!

Thank Lori U
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

While it is not fast, as the other reviews have already stated the wait is WELL worth it. The food is fantastic, and the service always friendly.

Thank lildan1980
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We love this place! It's like taking a little trip to Cuba. Take your time, breathe in the atmosphere and enjoy the wait. The food will be wonderful but the total experience even better!

Thank blugrassgal
Portage, Indiana
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193 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Lexington for a night. Found this gem on TA. What fantastic Cuban food. We had the Chicken and veggies and the Beef and veggies. Both awesome! Black beans and rice were included as well as fried plantains. Also the best Cuban bread I have ever had. It almost looks like a small Cuban grocery store. No frills order... More 

Thank Anthony194
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We found this place on TA and thought it looked interesting. It did not disappoint. Don't be alarmed when it is in a strip mall and doesn't look like much but it is great. A husband and wife own it and work there. The empanadas are some of the best I have ever had. My husband had a traditional cuban... More 

Thank trainer7765
Madisonville, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Last month we went to another Cuban place which was terribly disappointing, while visiting Lexington. This place is a gem. The couple who owns it are extremely lovely and caring and the food is made with love. The beef empanadas were amazing! We both had the pork chops with rice and beans. I can't wait to come back next time... More 

Thank Nathanael B
Lexington, KY
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Slightly odd but with great Cubano sandwiches. I've eaten these both in the restaurant and as take out and they have always been great.

Thank Grump53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Surfside Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-278-2682
Homemade Authentic Cuban Food

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