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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
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Arlington, Texas
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all of the restaurant meals on my recent trip through Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, this was one of the best. Except for the sandwiches (gluten), almost everything on the menu would accommodate gluten-free dining. I had the lechon asado (Cuban-style pulled pork), which came with perfectly seasoned black beans, rice, fried plantains, and yucca. Above and beyond what I... More 

Thank TAskewTraveler
Oakland, California, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As typical Cuban food as you can get! Laid back atmosphere - Order at counter, plastic plates/utensils, friendly service, delicious food. As appetizers we got the croquettes, Yuca fries and the meat empanadas. Had the chicken dinner (ropa vieja) and the flan and everyhting was on point! Going back for sandwiches, they looked great!

Thank Luiza L
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224 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stopped recently at the Cuban Grill on Capital Circle NE in Tallahassee not long ago after seeing the sign. We love Cuban cuisine and were immediately persuaded. The restaurant is located in the corner of a small strip mall on the east side of Capital Circle NE not far from Home Depot. The interior is simple and modestly decorated.... More 

Thank James C
Jacksonville, Florida
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150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped in on a trip to Tallahassee. We have been to many Cuban restaurants. This is the best. Its in the corner of a strip shopping area. You order at the counter and they call out your name when ready. Nice booth area to sit and plenty of seating. We had cuban sandwiches with black beans and rice. That... More 

Thank rick6973
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Tallahassee for years and somehow overlooked this gem. It's tucked away in the corner of a small group of stores but we'll worth the visit. The Cuban Sandwich was one of the best I've had but the black bean soup was the absolute best I've had! This was my first visit and the lady behind the... More 

Thank Brett R
Tallahassee, Florida
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

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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
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, 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?