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Plantain Cafe

#151 of 1,828 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
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77 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3103
464-cuba
Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorites empanadas, its so delicious, but the pork and the fried plantain is good too. Friendly staff and small cozy place .

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Thank Ley s
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Plantain has a simple, but deliciously authentic menu that does not disappoint! The owners are wonderful and very helpful. The service is great as well. It's a small restaurant with a small patio. Great place to sit and people watch at lunch. I have not had a single dish at Plaintain that I did not enjoy. My go to is... More 

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Thank Travelprincess316
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had the pork tacos. The pork was so moist and delicious. Great value and atmosphere. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

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1 Thank worldscollide
Chillicothe, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went at around 2:15pm expecting to order take-out because they close at 3pm on Sundays. To my surprise, the woman who greeted me told me to come in and stay as long as I'd like! She answered the questions I had about what ingredients are in the food and how they prepare it (I went for a class to... More 

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3 Thank taynicole314
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Sometimes I crave a real cuban sandwich. This is the only place around who serves up a decent one. My friend doesn't care for the plantain chips so we substitute them with an order of sweet fried plantains which are very good. This time our sandwich was a little dry though. I enjoy this place. Our waitress was really sweet... More 

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1 Thank HikingLife614
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is the real cuban food place! Everything here is authentic cuban cuisine! Cuban sandwich is awesome, ropa veja is great! the fried plaintains are excellent! The owners are from Cuba and they know how to cook and serve cuban food. You must check this place out!

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1 Thank shellbell1993
Westbury, New York, United States
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I stumbled across this place by chance, and boy am I glad that I walked in! This is a jem of a place. To start with, the owner(?) is a lively and very friendly lady who really makes you feel welcome. The restaurant itself is small but clean and classy. I was surprised not to see a single Cuban flag... More 

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2 Thank Ren Z
Warrenville, Illinois
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The empanadas were very good as well as the Picadillo and Sangria. My favorite were the plantains....Delicious! Everyone in my party was happy with their food.

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3 Thank Donna J
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was our first time at this restaurant which is just off High Street north of Broad. We were headed to a concert so arrived fairly early. One person pretty much takes care of all of the customers so be prepared to wait if the place is busy. Once we got our order in the food arrived quickly. So tasty... More 

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4 Thank slh1078
Columbus, OH
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

The fried chicken morsels were delicious! Tender and good flavor. The rice and beans were cooked and seasoned very well. The plantain chips (mariquitas) were tasty and the sweet plantains served with my dish were delicious - I wish there was more! This place is very small - so, get a reservation or come at an off time. Allow extra... More 

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1 Thank Csaw712

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 464-cuba
Description
Opened in downtown Columbus in December 2009 - serves delicious, authentic Cuban food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?