1135 Stonecrest Boulevard #101
Tega Cay, SC 29708

Carlos Cafe Cuban Restaurant

Cuisine: Cuban, Casual dining, Catering

Carlos Cafe Cuban Restaurant is a Cuban, Casual dining, and Catering restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid less than $10, and tipped more than 18%.

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  • 4/27/2016

    A diner from Johnson City, TN tried it.

  • 6/13/2014

    A dining patron from Dallas, TX tried it.

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 Charlotte, NC

Best Cuban food in the Carolinas

This is a full service restaurant that offers authentic Cuban cuisine. It is a cozy and warm little restaurant with beautiful tropical murals that makes you feel as if you were somewhere in the caribean. We started our dining experience with appetizers (mariquitas “fried plantains” with a garlic and oil sauce (mojo) and ham croquettes (croquetas de jamon), and then I had the best roast pork I’ve had in many years with white rice, black beans and maduros (sweet plantains), my husband had the Cuban sandwich and my daughter had the fried snapper (pargo frito). For dessert we shared a delicious flan (egg custard) a tres leches (sponge cake bake with three different kinds if milk) and a rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon. And to end a great Cuban meal we had the Cuban expresso. As a cuban-american growing up in South Florida this place, the food and the aromas brought great memories back to me. We had a great time, the service was excellent, affordable, and best if all, the food was delicious and authentic. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great Cuban dining experience.

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 Fort Mill, SC

Drive south for Cuban food at Carlos Cafe in Rock Hill

Succulent. That’s the word that comes to mind when describing the salivation inducing Ropa Vieja at Carlos Café. Slow-cooked beef brisket with peppers and onions in tomato sauce is so appealing, memories of the dish lingered for two years between visits. Lunch portions are sized just right, and are a bargain at $5.99. Dinner portions are significantly larger, and their prices can be discounted via coupons found on the restaurant’s website.

By scoring on cheap eats for the lunch special, there is still room in the budget for Mariquitas, thin-sliced crispy plantains served with garlic mojo sauce, known stateside as diced garlic in a bowl of olive oil. Even the small order of Mariquitas is enough for at least four people to share, and for two it was wasteful. If you are dining with a group, try the Appetizer Sampler, on which the Empanadas, Croquettes and Fried Yucca shine. Don’t miss a glass of the fruit-filled Sangria for a sweet, boozy beverage.

Though plentiful, chicken nuggets and fries from the kids’ menu look to be the frozen, less appetizing variety. If your little people are willing, order from the regular menu for them, where better options Breaded Chicken Breast or Cuban Pizza lie.

Attentive service is a boon in the small, casual dining area decorated with Cuban and American tchotchkes and campy tropical beach murals. It feels like dining in a homey Cuban travel agency. There is outdoor seating, but given the view is of a strip mall parking lot with Cherry Road rubbernecking beyond it, sitting inside is cozier. Checks are presented in wooden Cuban-seed tobacco cigar boxes, adding a thoughtfully detailed finale to the experience.

Ropa Vieja

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 Fort Mill, SC

Dry and tasteless

Sandwich was dry and tasteless. Dill pickle was the only flavor on it fries were soft not crispy. Service was fine Had the cuban sandwich and fries on lunch special.

Cuban Sandwich and Fries

Dry Tasteless

January 7, 2009

A great change for eating out!

I have not been since the ownership changed, but my family has loved this restaurant. The Cuban cuisine is delicious and unusual for the area -- lots of fabulous roast pork and melt-in-your-mouth plantains. My husband has also loved the…

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Cuban Casual dining Catering
Mon-Thu 11:30AM - 09:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:30AM - 10:00PM
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