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“Come for the Cuban Sandwich, stay for the Oreos!”

Papa Chichi's Cuban Cafe
Ranked #181 of 476 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We visited Papa ChiChi's Cuban Cafe during a recent family trip. We were treated to excellent authentic Cuban food at an excellent price. Papa ChiChi's was recommended by a local and we were not disappointed.

This is a breakfast, lunch, or late afternoon place and is a sidewalk cafe (no indoor seating). The owner is enthusiastic and the food is a reflection of his passion. The service is wonderful. We visited twice while we were on the island and would have gone more but did not find this restaurant until the end of our trip. In addition to the Cuban cuisine he also makes deep fried Oreo cookies which are a must try sinful delight.

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Thank jcoKC90
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem in the heart of Key West. Rich and delicious menu with great prices. Great for a lunch break or you can order a hefty platter to hit the spot for dinner. The staff is warm and friendly making you want to keep coming back more of the conch atmosphere. Love this little business and my picadillo was bomb, definitely coming back to try the flan!

Thank Sabrina C
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

In addition to excellent food -breakfast and lunch have been tried- Manny is over the top with his most under-the-radar treat - deep fried oreos .... not just the original but with flavors of Oreos! He takes it that extra step not only with flavor selection but he makes his own batter!!

Papa Chi Chis is a hidden gem worth seeking out while here in Key West!!

Thank dcooke2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Best Cuban sandwich on the island. Very passionate owner, not touristy and recommended by a local. It is definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Furber21
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Here's all you need to know: as I was waiting on my sandwich, the mailman dropped off the mail and said, "Gonna finish my rounds—can you make me a box?"

"No problem, what would you like?"

"Dealer's choice."

A lot of places in Key West "say" that the locals eat there (E.g., Hard Rock, but does anyone really believe that?), but Papa Chichi's is the real deal. Delicious, no price-gouging, and the homemade salsa should win some sort of Nobel Prize.

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