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“What a great surprise!”

Cuban Delights Cafe
Ranked #68 of 481 Restaurants in Lakeland
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped and got dinner for our family based on a suggestion. It was so good. The staff was friendly as well. Between us we got the whole cuban sandwich, garlic chicken and garlic shrimp - it was all really good as was the rice and black beans.

1  Thank msbasil
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I'm never disappointed! The place is small and sometimes you have to wait, but it is always worth it. The pork is always a favorite. I also use them to cater office lunches as well and the staff loves it!

Thank Tracy T
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We haven't been here in quite some time, and something sure is different. On a late lunch on a Friday, the service was just terrible. The folks that used to be there weren't. Only two tables when we came in. Took forever to get some water, took forever to order food, took a long time to get food. Had the half Cuban and black beans and rice. The black beans and rice came out first (?), and they were delicious as ever. The half Cuban is about half the size it was the last time we were here, and it costs $2 more. Many changes from our last visit, not worth the drive anymore, and I am sorry to say it.

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1  Thank LuvNYC83
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you are looking for a TRUE Cuban sandwich, this is the place. There's nothing "extra" thrown on this masterpiece - no lettuce or tomato, no peppers, no funky bread. It's EXACTLY what you want in a Cuban sandwich just the individual parts come together perfectly.

For me, it starts with the pork. On this sandwich, it is braised, seasoned pork that is made in house. The bread is fresh made and done in the traditional style of Cuban bread - just a little crust on the outside but light and fluffy inside with the right mouth feel. The bread is properly buttered before the pork, ham, cheese, pickles and mustard are added. Each sandwich is pressed to order and comes out pressed, heated all the way through with the cheese melted. The flavors from the various elements come together to achieve the perfect Cuban.

The beans and rice come seasoned with oregano and cumin but not to where they are overpowering. The ropa vieja has never disappointed. In fact, my wife and I have never had a bad or even a blah experience here. When we have company in town, we often take them here or order take out.

The menu is smaller but they do a good job of rotating in different offerings while keeping the stalwarts.

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1  Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We always had to travel to Tampa or Orlando to find a real Cuban Food. However, I found out that there is one small and near by restaurant that serves real authentic Cuban food!!! I recommend it 100%. In spite of the fact that we went during lunch time, the service was fast and polite. Check it out!

1  Thank Daisy R
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