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“Best "Cuban"”
Review of Smiley's Deli

Smiley's Deli
Ranked #187 of 1,011 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Worth the drive; wish we had one back in Texas! If you like "cuban" sandwiches, then you have to try the Tony Montana. Get the large portion, because you will want some for later. While it may be considered a hole in the wall, this is one hole you've got to try. We come here every year while in Florida on vacation

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was looking forward to cuban food at our corporate meeting but DAMN this was better than I could have anticipated. JUICY pork, beautiful rice and beans, empanadas, the works. 100% recommend this place for cuban food.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We LOVE smileys deli for day to day eating some of our favorites are The Tony, salchi papi (without vegetables) and any of the meats with rice and beans. We recently wanted some of our favorite local food for our wedding rehearsal dinner and chose smileys catering- it was a big hit with our guests who raved about it and went for seconds, it was affordable and the food traveled very well. Can't say enough good things about one of our regular local spots!

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I used to go to bodega a lot, decided to try smileys and im never going back to bodega. I ordered a tony montana for me with 2 empenadas and cup of soup for my gf.... sandwich was huge and pork was fall-apart tender, empenadas were made to order (didnt see that one coming:) and the meat was impressively seasoned, and i kid you not, some of the best damn chicken soup ive ever had. All for 13$. Seriously, 13$. Its the new go-to. Cant wait to try the desserts. The guy behind the counter told me they care about their food. I dont think he was kidding.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

First time we went to this place, we ordered 3 subs for 6 people which included 3 teenage boys, we barely finished 2 of them they are that big. We ordered the Tony Roma which is their version of a Cuban and everyone loved it. We also ordered the roast beef which is actually pot roast used in the sub which was very good as well. We had to try the dessert they had, it was so good, we called the next day to see if they had their feature dessert because we wanted to try it but they didn't have it. We look forward to trying in the future. This is a place to order and pick up although they have a few small tables. This is definitely worth the trip and will be added to our list of recommendations for our out of town guests! Smiley is very pleasant to deal with .

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