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Carlos' Cuban Grill

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2743 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1114
+1 850-523-9135
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it's smaller, it still has the best Cuban grub in town. This no frills establishment doesn't try to impress you with anything but the food. If you go expecting more than that you will be disappointed. If you're just looking for some decent Cuban fare this is your place. BTW: It's only open for lunch.

Thank 293peggyw
Ormond Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific authentic Cuban food. Been looking for a great Spot and this is it. Great service, quick and good for take out.

Thank chagresjim
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing specific. The food was just ok and the black dude was not friendly. He called on me to go to the counter and get the food while he brought it for the other white old couple. He was intensely watching football which made me nervous too. I just wanted to eat my lunch.

Thank Mostafa P
Helena, AL, United States
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in Tallahassee you should always eat here. The beans are cooked overnight and the food is prepped like you would expect your abuela would. Palomilla, fried pork chunks, plantains, yucca and bread are all fantastic. Reminds me of eating Cuban food when I was a kid in Miami.

Thank Roger K
Rockledge, Florida
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I planned my trip so I would be in Tallahassee for lunch at the Cuban Grill. The owners are friendly and walk around to check on the patrons. The food is fresh and served with a smile. Next time I'm in Tallahassee, I will stop here for real Cuban food.

Thank Penguin5travels
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I grew up in south Florida, so I love Cuban food. This is a small place and the food is good. The Cuban Sandwich was not as good as Miami, but it was close, and you can get a half sandwich, which I liked. The Picadillo was very good, as were the sweet plantains. You order at the counter, then... More 

Thank Deborah B
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Food was really good. At 6pm on Thursday we were the only people there. Nothing fancy. You order at the counter and they bring your food out on paper plates along with plastic utensils and styrofoam cups. As I said though the food was really good

Thank Jim C
Maryville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

You walk in and go to the counter to order and pay for your meal. While seated the meal is brought to your table. There is a television at each end od the dining area. At the time of our visit one was showing a sports program and the other a cable news program (it was nice to have a... More 

Thank Robert S
Pensacola, Florida
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I definitely recommend the Cuban Cafe! I had the privilege of meeting Carlos, who assured me this was NOT his place. He explained this was his wifes restaurant. Smart Man! :) He recommended a couple of meals, which I happen to already have my eye on. Chicken Asado and Lechon (pork) asado. He warned us they were big meals, but... More 

Thank StacyJ33
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. I have tried to eat here before but it has been crowded. Today though there were just a few folks eating. I ordered the Cuban sandwich which came with a side of black beans, rice and onions. In one word it was Phenomenal! Absolutely the best Cuban and rice and beans I have ever had.... More 

Thank Keith P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-523-9135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?