Pipo’s “The Original Cuban” Cafe – The Family Story

Over four decades ago The Hernandez Family opened their first Cuban Cafe in Tampa, Florida. Focused on staying true to the tradition and authentic flavors of Cuban cuisine, they committed to use only quality ingredients and proven family recipes to build their menu. That dedication continues as the Hernandez family delivers authentic Cuban taste to satisfied patrons throughout the Tampa Bay region. Cuban cuisine is the result of mixing of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. Whether you choose the award winning roast pork, the mouth-watering black beans and Spanish rice, or a rich Cuban espresso, you are guaranteed to experience the vibrant, diverse flavors and aromas of authentic Cuban cuisine.

Pipo’s Owner/Chef Ramon Hernandez has twice won the Top Local Chef competition. Pipo’s was named Best Restaurant in Tampa Bay Magazine, Best Cuban Sandwich in Pinellas County and a three-time winner of the Ybor Cuban Sandwich Competition.

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Pipo’s “The Original Cuban” Cafe – The Family Story

Over four decades ago The Hernandez Family opened their first Cuban Cafe in Tampa, Florida. Focused on staying true to the tradition and authentic flavors of Cuban cuisine, they committed to use only quality ingredients and proven family recipes to build their menu. That dedication continues as the Hernandez family delivers authentic Cuban taste to satisfied patrons throughout the Tampa Bay region. Cuban cuisine is the result of mixing of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. Whether you choose the award winning roast pork, the mouth-watering black beans and Spanish rice, or a rich Cuban espresso, you are guaranteed to experience the vibrant, diverse flavors and aromas of authentic Cuban cuisine.

Pipo’s Owner/Chef Ramon Hernandez has twice won the Top Local Chef competition. Pipo’s was named Best Restaurant in Tampa Bay Magazine, Best Cuban Sandwich in Pinellas County and a three-time winner of the Ybor Cuban Sandwich Competition.

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What Our Customers Saying…

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Yooooo!!!! The food here was INCREDIBLE!!! we went for breakfast and just about everything looked like a winner!!! The Cuban bread and the coffee are stand outs!!! We will definitely be back!!!!

T. M. , Philadelphia, PA
We were in the area for just over a week and ate here twice. It had been years since I had last been to this area and had had a ‘mojo’ roasted chicken, and this was as good as any I remember.

That’s not the only thing we had on the menu, but since everyone else’s taste is different, pick your favorite and you’re not likely to be disappointed.

B. K. , Livingstone, TX
I grew up in Tampa but have not been back in the area for years and was looking for good Cuban food. Read the reviews and ate here. Got a Cuban sandwich the first time and a pork sandwich the second. Beans and rice as a side. Food was terrific as was the service. Will go back whenever I get within 100 miles!
A. G. , Boone, NC
The food here is simply amazing! The portions are fresh and huge. The staff was so nice. I will definitely be going back! I can’t say enough good things about their food.
J. M. , TN

Amazing! Our fishing charter captain recommended we have lunch there, what a great experience. Food was excellent, portions unreal. Staff was very friendly and attentive. So many choices! Make sure you have a coffee after your meal. We need you to open a restaurant here in Virginia! Thank you guys, it was a great end to a perfect day fishing with Pocket Change Fishing Charters!

Sean McCarthy

Great place! Food is fresh and ok priced (not cheap but not really expensive). Service is good and has a wonderful atmosphere. Picture included is the polo mojo. Nice fresh flavor but the chicken breast is thin. Not a compliment, just an FYI. Still very delicious.

Chris C.
This nicely presented restaurant makes slow, homemade cooked Cuban food with the speed of a fast food restaurant! The food is delicious! Anytime we are back in the area we will be back! Generous portions and authentically delish! Buen provecho! You won’t be disappointed
Allie Harris
This place is the real deal! Amazing food people are friendly always on point. We live in North Carolina and Every time we come to Florida this is a must have. You can’t go wrong with anything your order. Enjoy and thank me later!
Nick Powers
This place straight up wrecked my once all time favorite place for cuban sandwiches. Packed with flavor and not as greasy as other places, with crispy, delicious bread that has a hint of popcorn smell. Fabulous beans and rice. Very impressed.
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