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Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe

9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754
+1 727-394-7476
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (21 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (20 reviews)
“roast pork” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First, Pipo's would be a 5 for food quality and value. The building will never let it be 5. It's not the kind of lace you would go for ambiance. That said, I LOVE THIS PLACE. Real Cuban recipes like my wife's grandfather used to...More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I was craving a Cuban sandwich and looked thru local reviews for the best one in the area . We ordered a sandwich and some pork and rice and plantains. The best thing was the plantains. I could have eaten only that ! The Cuban...More

Thank Cherstyle
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Cuban food, great service, friendly staff. Best pork we've ever had - take home some of their Mojo marinade!

Thank KaroNutPie
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped in for a few Cuban sandwiches.......could have put a lot more meat in them!!!!!!!! seemed like bread w/ alittle ham and less pork! got a potato .....needed more meat inside and was very bland!!!!!

Thank joe b
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had read trip advisor reviews of Pipo's and finally made it there on the last afternoon of our long weekend in Tampa/St Petersburg area. What a great place-we went at 2 pm so it was relatively empty. Ordered the Cuban sandwich and my boyfriend...More

Thank LaFuch
Reviewed 27 August 2017

WOW! What an unexpected surprise from an unassuming little spot in St Pete Beach Area. Super friendly staff enthusiastically explained the dishes in a buffet style setting. Incredible portions. Was sad that I did not go on Masita's day. Pork ribs were delicious. Wife ordered...More

Thank ValuReviewer
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited the famous Pipo's Original Cuban Cafe - it has a great reputation for good reason. Food is fresh and authentically Cuban -- we had the El Habano and the Bourbon Chicken. Both were very tasty. The double fried french fries were great, and...More

Thank ReidStPete
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the basics. Roasted pork, black beans and rice, and plantains. It was like having a home cooked meal. Nothing eleborate, just a delicious dinner. Very generous portion, plenty to save for later.

Thank Mikhail K
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is not a Cuban "style" restaurant. This could be in Havana. Fabulous flavors, huge portions. Not a bad dish to be had. Don't just "fall back" on a Cuban sandwich, this place has so much more. Real Cuban entrees.

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good, unfortunately atmosphere not worth it. We will never go back. We had to fight off house flies our entire meal. You place order at counter and they bring meal out to you. You pay when you leave. Screwed up system. They didn't...More

Thank irvingbb
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27 July 2017|
Response from Silonius3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have it on the menu. $8.95 It will be very authentic, just like everything on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9531 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708-3754 (Formerly Pipo's)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-394-7476
  • E-mail
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