Rodriguez Cigar Factory
Rodriguez Cigar Factory
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We are the Oldest Cigar Company in Key West, a family owned business that began in Cuba in 1947. Rodriguez Cigars are exclusively constructed with vintage leaves from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ecuador. Our products have been awarded with 90+ ratings in numerous Cigar publications Worldwide. We invite you to watch our master artisans handcraft cigars, as you will experience a true Cuban tradition.
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  • Seaside35202421072
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    Highlight of Key West!
    This was the highlight of our Key West trip! Loved hearing the history of cigars and hearing about the generations of this family business. Mind blowing to see all of the details they put into making each and every cigar. An absolute must do in Key West!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Hayden S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Unique Experience
    We did the cigar rolling tour that they offer and it was a really fun and unique experience of our trip. We really loved learning about the history of the cigar industry in Florida and the family history of the brand and store. Would definitely recommend adding this to your next Key West trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • carol j
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience!
    Exceeded our expectations! Fantastic hands on experience learning about the history of cigar rolling in Key West and the Rodriguez family business. We left with a deep appreciation for the care and love this family continues to put into their amazing cigars. Had a blast rolling our own cigars!! Absolute must when in Key West!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • TravnMeag
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't be silly - book it! You'll thank me later.
    I've been going to Key West for 12 years and I've never done anything as intriguing as this experience. Danny and his team are so passionate about their craft and their product. My husband is cigar aficionado and he has never done anything like this before. I will not spoil the tour and experience for you but I will say you'd be crazy not to participate in this opportunity. If you like cigars, even a little, you'll love them after this.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Ric J
    Coppell, Texas10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do for your trip to Key West!
    While vacationing in Key West I saw a recommendation for the Rodriguez Cigar Factory tour. I am not a cigar smoker and knew nothing about the history of cigars in Key west. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Danny is so passionate about his craft and his family's business. You will learn so much about the history of the cigar industry and how it impacted Key West. Be sure to add this to your itinerary when you are in Key West. Danny will show you how the cigars are rolled and you will get to add a wrapper to a cigar and take it home. And the complimentary Cuban Coffee was amazing!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Hailey W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rodriguez Cigar Factory
    This small business is huge in satisfaction! I went with one friend and it was the coolest thing to learn about. It was hands on fun and got to enjoy some of the best espresso EVER! I am not a cigar smoker or espresso drinker but they wowed me in both factors!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Jodie W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cigar Rolling
    My husband loves cigars and we took the cigar rolling class. It was so much fun and informative. Ray was fun and made the experience a good one. I would defiantly recommend going and supporting this business.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Renea W
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    Small group, relaxed personal tour feel
    This tour was great! Small group and family business feel was really inviting. Our guide Ray was very good, entertaining and personable. Lots of great history about the island and cigar making. Cuban espresso was a delicious bonus. If you want a tour that doesn’t require a ton of walking this is it. Danny the sales manager also stopped in and we had some great conversation. And, the cigars are fantastic!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Ric J
    Coppell, Texas10 contributions
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    Great experience at Rodriguez Cigar Factory!
    One of the highlights of our stay in Key West. Let me start by saying that I do not smoke cigars. However the description of the tour looked interesting so my wife and I decided to learn what cigar making was all aboout. Danny, the owner, did the tour and it was fantastic. I cannot say that I have ever met anyone who was more passionate about their trade than Danny. We learned about every aspect of Cigar making and the history of Key West's cigar industry. Take this tour. You will be glad that you did. (Like I said I am not a Cigar smoker, but I am a coffee snob. As an added bonus, we also had THE BEST Cuban coffee of the trip during the tour. )
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Stacie W
    Caddo Mills, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    REPEAT!
    On vacation with my spouse, I try to be mindful that this is his vacation too! I look for something that he would enjoy personally. So, I researched and my husband enjoys cigars. Well, found this cigar factory that has a tour. REY! You are amazing!! We had the best time learning, exploring, and partaking in a hands on experience with cigars. Loved the rich history and the breakdown of the tobacco plant. We appreciate you sharing your knowledge of the processes to create a perfect cigar. Loved watching my husband roll the cigar in its wrapper. We wished we had more time to just hang out. I wish Carnival Cruise Line would make this an excursion but I fear it would take away from the intimate setting that is perfect for the occasion. It's just a short walk from the port and we took the 1:30pm tour. The coffee (Espresso), not gonna lie, scared me. Only because I use a lot of milk with a splash of coffee. I have never had it like it was served. I truly am missing it. Yes, you did offer more but I was already energized from the one shot. LOL This will be a repeat visit! All the best to you and your family!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
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Matthew D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you are an avid cigar smoker like myself or a non-smoker like my wife, you will love the experience either way. You get to learn all about the history of the cigar industry in key west. You will get to feel, smell, and get to know and love the different tobaccos. You will get to see and understand the entire process from seed to cigar. Last but certainly not least, you get to be a part of the entire rolling process from individual tobacco leaf to completed cigar. It will give you a new appreciation for the craftsmanship and skill that goes into the entire process. This tour was the highlight of me and my wifes key west adventure!! I highly recommend to anyone!
Written 8 May 2024
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Happiness68316255084
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Had an amazing time learning about the cigar history in Key West! Danny and the staff were very friendly and helpful in teaching us the rolling techniques. Picked up a box as well as a recommendation for a cigar to have on the way out. It was amazing! I’ll definitely be ordering more from them.
Written 30 April 2024
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Relax07248181735
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Danny gave a great tour and demonstration. It was fun rolling a cigar and it actually came out pretty good. My wife was impressed that she rolled a good cigar too! I'm an avid cigar smoker of over 25 years and the pleasant surprise was their 84 series Maduro cigar. It's top shelf. I bought a box and will be back to buy more. Rodriquez claim of 4 year old aged tobacco is not hype. It provides for a bold flavor that super smooth. I've tried them all over the years and this one stands with the best. It's on my go-to list not. If you are a cigar smoker, try these. You wont' be disappointed.
Written 27 April 2024
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Robert P
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Apr 2024 • Friends
Great tour of the history of Key West as well as how cigars are made and aged. Danny Difabio was a knowledgeable and passionate guide. We rolled our own cigars. I live in Key West and took friends that were visiting. This was my first tour after living here for 27 years and it will be on my list for friends when they are visiting in the future. We rolled our own cigars…a real treat.
Written 7 April 2024
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Iain K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Great team and a personal tour from the manager.

Really interesting to learn about the history of cigar manufacturing in Key West and the actual plant!

The coffee was pretty good too!! 😎
Written 3 April 2024
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Gianni D
Miami, FL32 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Visiting the Rodriguez Cigar Factory in Key West is a delightful dive into the world of traditional cigar craftsmanship. The demonstration, enriched with stories and the art of cigar rolling, was a hands-on highlight, allowing me to try my hand at rolling under the guidance of their skilled artisans. The staff's warmth and expertise made the experience educational and genuinely engaging, offering an intimate glimpse into the meticulous process behind each cigar. Walking away with my own rolled cigar felt like taking home a piece of Key West's rich history and the passion that fuels this timeless craft.
Written 29 March 2024
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Gina M
Long Valley, NJ27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Super cool place & very informative. Helped me pick just the right gift for my dad. Friendly, attentive staff had us in & out with great options
Written 28 March 2024
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Joanne R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Beyond knowledgeable, Danny is the grandson of some of the original Cubans involved in the tobacco industry in Cuba in the 1800s. He shares his incredibly in-depth knowledge of the history of key west and cigar making as well as incomparable knowledge of cigars, the types of different leaves that comprise a “Cuban” and how to roll them! And you get to roll some yourself (trickier than you think)! Take a sip of an outstanding Cuban coffee sampler as Danny imparts his knowledge - a natural spokesperson. Then, buy some of his excellent product to take home and savour, from this family owned business, as a memory of Key West long after the sunset is gone. Not to be missed!
Written 20 March 2024
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James P
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife booked the tour for my birthday. We couldn't be happier with our experience in learning what goes into making and rolling a cigar. Our tour guide was friendly and entertaining throughout the tour. (Sorry, I'm old, forgot his name already. CRS, wait for it!) For you coffee lovers, the Complimentary Cuban Espresso was outstanding! Had about 5 myself. The passion that runs through the Rodriguez family is palpable about their history and cigars. Danny is incredibly passionate as we ended our tour speaking with him. We learned about the 3 types of leaves that go into every cigar and the ratio that determine it's flavor profile. Then the amount of cure time, its a wonder that the cigars don't cost more really. (NOT suggesting that!) We rolled our own and I'm waiting till July to try the first one, again cure time. You don't have to be a cigar smoker to appreciate this cultural learning experience. I would recommend this tour to everyone, as there were NON smokers on our tour as well. I will be buying these cigars on line from now on, they are an outstandingly smooth and flavorful draw. Book the tour to learn a lot more. In Key West we think it's a must do, you won't be disappointed! See ya next year! Thank you!!
Written 13 March 2024
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John W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Awesome experience, a must do in Key West! Danny and the rest of staff were very informative and super patient when it came time to roll your own cigar. I will definitely put more thought into my next cigar purchase. Thank you for contributing to our perfect day in Key West!!
Written 24 February 2024
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