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“Try the cuban”
Review of Latin Xpress Cafe

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Latin Xpress Cafe
Ranked #338 of 886 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

The meat on the cuban sandwich was freshly sliced. it could have cooked a minute longer because cheese wasn't quite melted, it was still delicious. The server was quick to tell us what they were out of and about their specials. Good place for lunch. Atmosphere is lacking

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The food was pretty good but very dry. I had the padomilla with beans and rice. It was a lot to eat but I would have liked some sauce or gravy. I would probably not go back. Service was good and staff nice

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I love Cuban food. I got a Living Social Deal ($10 for $20 meal), so even though it's across town, what the heck. And the reviews on TripAdvisor were pretty good.

This is on Pensacola Street across from the Publix center is a strip center that has a Vietnamese restaurant, a tax preparer, and a nail shop.

On entering, I notice it's clean and pleasant. The server was very nice, took our drink orders and came back with them shortly.

My wife ordered Bistec a la Milanesa and got the response: "Sorry, we're out of that tonight."
I ordered Lechon Asado. The server called into the kitchen "How about the pork?" The shout came back "Nope." She said to me: "Sorry, we're out of that tonight, too." Well, one more try and I was going to be out of there. But did I say I like Cuban food?

We finally hit on a combination they had. My wife got the Bistec Empanisado, a breaded cut steak. She ordered it with the sweet plantains and black beans. This was like a mediocre chicken-fried steak. Plantains were not very sweet (not ripe enough), and the beans were from the can, I think.

I got the ropa vieja (shredded beef in a mild sauce), red beans, and yellow rice. It was all just okay and pretty bland. Neither plate was hot, just lukewarm. I think every restaurant should heat their plates to present the food at its best.

The total bill was $24, but the deal cut $10 from that.

Wow, I was really hoping for a great Cuban meal, but this wasn't it.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We found this Jewel last trip to Tallahassee (Sept 2013). We had enjoyed it then, so we thought we try again.
This time was even better than the last. I had the Cuban style steak with yellow rice & plantains. My girlfriend had the Shredded Pork with white rice & Tostones. (forgive my spelling). And they made, fresh to order, Empanadas 1 beef & 1 cheese (did I say made to order?).

Both dishes were excellent as well as the empanadas. Large portions, I took the leftovers for lunch the next day & was the envy of the lunchroom.

We normally have water with our meals out. Our bill was $29.00 + tip. This will a regular on our trip to Tallahassee, about 75 miles from our home.

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1  Thank GMR32466
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

I am not Latin and I know nothing about Latin food but this place does good cubans and has delicious french fries. The staff is also very friendly and the service is quick.

1  Thank thesavvytravelergirl
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