6 Best Cuban Restaurants
in Bartow, FL

Catfish Country

Finding great Cuban food in the Bartow, Florida, the area is easy when there are so many options to choose from. Start exploring delicious Cuban food at these six great restaurants around Bartow.

  1. Havana Delights Cafe

If you’re looking for a solid authentic Cuban sandwich, check out Havana Delights Cafe. Our favorites from this restaurant are the classic Cuban, the Miami Sandwich with chorizo, and the Elena Ruth, which has turkey, cream cheese, and strawberry preserves. If you’re looking for a top-notch Cuban sandwich shop perfect for lunch, Havana Delights Cafe has you covered.

  1. Elena’s Cuban Cafe

Head to Lakeland to try Elena’s Cuban Cafe. Their daily specials let you explore a new part of Cuban cuisine every time you visit. One day, you might see chicken fricassee with potatoes and on another, you might get half a roasted chicken with real Cuban sides. If you’re looking for lunchtime sandwiches, you’ll find plenty of those here as well. There’s the Cuban sandwich, of course, but there is also roasted pork, vegetarian, Cuban hamburger, and steak with grilled onion sandwiches to try. Pair it all with sides, such as fried sweet plantains, fried cassava, and black beans with rice for a full tour of Cuban cuisine.

  1. West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant

If you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant atmosphere, head to West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant in nearby Lakeland. Their selection of entrees, sandwiches, appetizers, and more make for an unforgettable dinner. Try the chicken thighs with onions or oxtail with your choices of two classic Cuban sides, such as yucca and black beans or rice. If you’re looking for a real Cuban dinner, you’ll find it at the West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant.

  1. Ole’ Tampa Cubans

Head west to Mulberry to visit Ole’ Tampa Cubans. You’ll love the Cuban sandwiches you’ll find here as well as their other tasty dishes — deviled crabs, anyone? They slow-roast their own Cuban pork here, and you can taste the work they put into it with every bite. Get the American Cuban sandwich, the El Cubano for a classic approach on the staple, a Cuban potato, the Port Salad, and more.

  1. Soup’R Cubans

Over in Winter Haven, you’ll find Soup’R Cuban Sandwich Shop. This restaurant has been around since 2000, and they know what they’re doing when it comes to making a great Cuban sandwich. Choose between their regular 7-inch Cuban or their 10-inch Super Cuban to start building your sandwich. From there, fill your bread with ham, pork, or salami for your meat, and throw in Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and mayo mix and then enjoy. They also have great sub sandwiches to choose from as well as salads and six soups they alternate daily.

  1. Cuban Delights Cafe

Lakeland’s Cuban Delights Cafe is another great option for those looking for both Cuban sandwiches and traditional Cuban entrees. You’ll find chicken Milanese, steak a Caballo, and more at this authentic Cuban restaurant.

Explore each of these options for Cuban cuisine in the Bartow area, and let us know which are your favorites. We’re always looking for a new tasty Cuban restaurant to try.