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Ruben's Cuban Cafe

4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
+1 813-989-2178
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean
4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
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Reviews (49)
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent Cuban sandwiches, 4 sizes available. Also 4 sizes of coffee con leche, small was 8 oz. Excellent black beans and rice, good flavor on the Spanish bean soup. Friendly and efficient staff during the busy lunch hour. Check on-line menu. We will return.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere, good prices! Staff os friendly. Could split a sandwich between two people. I had the Philly Steak sandwich on Cuban bread with a side of sweet potato fries. Would go back again! Highly recommend.

Thank foster32203
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food was very good but the poor wait staff made for an irritating lunch. The wait staff would walk by with menus in hand several times but not bothering to give us a menu. We stopped one girl who stated "I'm not waitressing right...More

Thank Morgaine1717
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The place is situated in a strip center on Busch Blvd. A few blocks east of Busch Gardens. It's larger than it looks from the outside. I was pleased from the time I walked in. Very clean dining area, food came in a timely manner,...More

Thank IloveCLE
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We wanted to find a place to eat after a visit to Busch Gardens, and discovered after searching online that this gem was nearby--a few blocks east of the theme park. We sampled the Cuban sandwich, burrito, plantains, and the Reuben sandwich. All were excellent....More

Thank PackerFanatic
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Doesn't look like much on the outside but it is big inside. Great Cuban food. Great service. I would recommend!

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's been a year since I've grabbed a bite at Rubens. In that period of time they doubled the size of the dining area. The wait staff remains the same, and each of them are very personable young ladies. The Cuban sandwich is one of...More

Thank bbqisme
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Looked to have Cuban food in Tampa area and was not disappointed. This place was great. The food was fresh, hot, and very tasty. The prices were good and the service was as well. The only negative was that the Yuca was not entirely soft...More

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ruben serves especially generous Cubans that are delicious. Don't even think about ordering the large size unless you have a huge appetite. Very casual, kind of a fun vibe.

Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My pork sandwich was good, bread was fresh which is good. I was not satisfied with the order of tostones, they state count of 6 on menu and only bring 4, waitress explanation was "they are bigger now". My friend's yellow rice was bland and...More

Thank jenys03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4941 E Busch Blvd Ste 170, Tampa, FL 33617-6402
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-989-2178
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We are located in the Terrace Commons strip mall next to Rent-A-Center and 7-Eleven, on the South side of Busch Blvd., 1 Mile East of Busch Gardens. Ruben's Cubans started 27 years ago as a small sandwich shop in Temple Terrace serving mainly Cuban sandwiches. Today we are a sit down cafe with a full menu of Cuban-style food. We're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine in or carry out.
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