As a protected deepwater port just 90 miles north of Cuba, Key West has always had a strong Cuban influence, and one of the tastiest contributions has been the cuisine. El Siboney’s menu reads like a list of greatest hits: bistec palomilla (skirt steak pounded thin, fried and served with sauteed onions and lime), asado (pork, marinated and slow-roasted), boliche sandwiches (roast pork stuffed with chorizo), along with seafood and a superb paella. If you’re there for a quick lunch, the Cuban sandwich is excellent, but stay longer (up to an hour preparation) for the paella. They have the usual Cuban sides, yellow rice, black beans, tostones (fried plantain chips) and maduros (ripe plantains caramelized in butter). El Siboney delivers con mucho gusto; great Cuban food for not a lot of cash.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 09:30 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover