We like stopping here since the food is cafeteria to-go style and it is very quick to get back on the road heading south. Call ahead if you have a Big Order or you want to expedite the pick up time, since it will be waiting for you. A very good dish is the pollo asado or half roast chicken with the soupy black beans and sweet grilled plantains. Get all the fancy Coffee Drinks with that special latin twist. The most popular menu item is the puerco asado or shredded roast pork. The traditional cuban mix sandwiches are already made and waiting for you. A standard cuban sandwich has swiss, ham, salami, roast pork, lettuce, tomato, spicy mustard, fat-free mayo, and pickles on hot pressed bread. Cafe Cubano is prime time and run by very nice people. We love stopping, it is one of the favorite places to eat in all of the Florida Keys. The quick service pick up is the best part to save time.
Cuban culture infuses the Florida Keys and is my pick for the best of the food and dining scene. You don't need to get dressed up to go to these restaurants. You do know that cuba is one of the caribbean islands and very pervasive is using tropical fruits to enhance the meat flavors. This restaurant is great and everything is tasty. The Blue Marlin Restaurant is not far away and another winner for Cuban Food. There's stiff competition among cuban restaurants on the islands and maybe even more so in Key West. Go here when you hunt for the Cafe Con Leche or any style cuban coffee. I love the food, pulled pork, ready made sandwiches, and the sweet fried plantains.