Rubio’s Cuban Cafe


On this chilly morning AR and I head out early to see what we could find. Rubio’s has an interesting schedule and not open early morning. We were craving a Cuban coffee, but no luck. There store hours are as follows:
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm


Awesome little place. They make a good use of space in this tiny area.


Great decor on walls and the place is very clean.


We arrived at 11am sharp, so no customers when we arrived. About 12pm the lunch rush came in and we had to pay and leave in a hurry before it became too crowded. We were heading back to the ship and we couldn’t be late.


The paintings on the wall were gorgeous and we were greeted by Andrea. She said it was only her third day working there and she was amazing.
 


I haven’t had a Jupiña since I was a kid. I may have hyped it up too much in my head. It’s just pineapple soda. : )


AR had the Passion Fruit. I didn’t want to take a taste. Most of these drinks have way too much sugar in them. AR said it tasted refreshing.


Croquetas
 Two ground ham croquettes, rolled, breaded and deep fried. I always have loved these. Nice and hot when they brought them out. Always a good way to start the meal.
 


Frita/Cuban Burger
 Cuban Style burger of seasoned ground beef served with onions, and piled high potato sticks on a burger bun. I have had these in Miami and they are delicious. This one was definitely a second place contender. Keep in mind we have nothing like this in Orlando, so having a Frita in Cape Canaveral was pretty cool.


Ropa Vieja with white rice and maduros. This was AR’s dish. I ate most of hers too. Very nice. Not out of this world good, but good combination.
 
 Andrea, thank you so much for the great service and hospitality. Your suggestions were spot on. Until we “Eat” again.
 


Dos Dedos Arriba!
 
 
 
 Rubio’s Cuban Cafe
 (321) 799-2200
 6550 North Atlantic Avenue
 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm
 
 
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Location:6550 North Atlantic Avenue Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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Sharkeez Bar and Grill


I have been pleasantly surprised today. This was a place I did not want to go to. I repeat. Did not. While being upset about going in to the restaurant we came across a lovely young lady who greeted us at the top of the steps.
 


I was traveling with my good friend AA this week and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. I wanted to try this Italian restaurant just down the road, but we weren’t in the pasta mood.
 


Sharkeez to me will always be a tourist trap. I guess I got suckered into being trapped as well. But I have to tell you…..I LOVED IT. Let’s start with the basics. Greeted by a lovely young lady. Sat down and the music was just right. All kinds of Pop songs that made you want to boogie as soon as you walked in. There is outside seating as well which I didn’t take a picture of. And it’s a gorgeous view of the water and the ships.
 


I asked our lovely server what she recommended to drink and she came back a second later with a Kalik. Nice and smooth beer. “The Beer Of The Bahamas”.
 


Bahamian Conch Fritters
 Delicious Caribbean conch fritters, fried golden brown, served with their homemade calypso island sauce. I had to order this one. Saw it on the menu and I loved the sauce that came with it.
 


Fish and Chips (Mahi Mahi) This was AA’s dish. I had a taste and it was perfect. Our server suggested the Mahi and she was absolutely right.
 


Jerk Chicken Sandwich
 Jerked to perfection served on sesame seed bun with lettuce and tomatoes with cheese. This was my dish. What else is there to say?
 
 Unfortunately, I never got the name of our server. She was great. The whole staff work as a team here and everyone was in great spirits. The music makes a big difference in people’s mood. They serve all kinds of dishes. American and Bahamian. For you non-adventurers this is the place to come and have a good meal. I truly enjoyed it.
 
 Lots of crew come here for the free wifi as well. When we walked in it wasn’t busy. By the time we were leaving it was packed. Big Kudos to AA for being a trooper and coming out to find a new food-venture.
 


Dos Dedos Arriba!!!
 
 
 Sharkeez Bar and Grill
 Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island

Location:Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island