Mirna's Cuban Cuisine is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 230 reviews!
Don’t judge a book by its cover! My Greek/Cuban husband was craving a coffee and a quick google search found this little gem. We pulled up and my husband didn’t think we should go in, but I showed him Mirna’s had great reviews. He is so glad we went in, not only did the coffee not disappoint the dinner was fabulous. Just like mom used to make! We will be back soon, and earlier this time so we can try the dessert.
Very good food and service
Best Cuban food & wonderful staff !! Very welcoming !!
Affordable, delicious, and fast with excellent customer service. Mirna’s is about a mile down the road from my dorm, so this restaurant is a staple! My order is right every time and cooked to perfection. I love Mirna’s!
I've probably eating here close to 20 times and it is simply amazing Cuban food!
Plantains plantains plantains. They are perfect. The pork roast was tasty. The place is very clean and server was attentive
The food is amazing. I highly recommend coming here if you'd like to enjoy some authentic Cuban food! Service is excellent!
What a surprise!!! At first I thought it would be just another cafeteria, but the service is EXCELLENT, the food SUPERB! What a delight! Will be coming more often!
Great food and service! Will definitely be back.
Love this place it's me and my family's favorite
Friendly, courteous, excellent food. We stop by at every opportunity.
EVERYTHING tasted AMAZING! The main portion are huge too. I got the Flan for dessert & it was truly wonderful. My husband was not only impressed with the food but also the beer prices! This is our new go to place!
Excellent! Had the pork roast and loved it! The portion was ample, so I had leftovers. Our waiter was really friendly and attentive.
Best authentic Cuban cuisine. Always look forward to visiting their restaurant. Best Cubans ever.
Delicious Cuban food and super good customer service
Wow!!!! The food, portions, price and taste can not be beat. We are from out of town and will make this our favorite spot while we are vacationing. Very friendly service too. Mirna’s Cuba Cuisine ???????? is delicious.
What a hidden Gem! We wanted Cuban food and did some searching on Yelp , found this little hole in the wall restaurant but we were happy to have found it . The food was great, service was decent as well / We ordered Vaca frita and Grilled skirt steak with chumichurri sauce and it was super delicious ! Highly recommended
So glad we came to Mirna's! We have been looking for a Cuban restaurant of this quality since Jose's Real Cuban on Cortez and El Habanero in Burn's Court closed. This is it. Come early, because they were out of arroz con pollo and ropa vieja on a busy Saturday night. We had huge portions of puerco asado done perfectly with great congri and the best maduros we've ever had. Soft inside and just a little crispy outside. The arroz con leche dessert was in a little foil cup but tasty. The cafe con leche made up for that small shortcoming.
With only 8 four top tables, there's not a lot of room, but they clearly do a huge takeout business.
Dinner for three people without alcohol was $40, a great value.
Do not be put off by the convenience store exterior. It's dynamite!
Best Hispanic food in town.
One of the best most authentic Cuban eateries outside of Miami. Had the vaca Frita and it was amazing. The yuca in garlic best I ever tasted. Recommend this place highly.
Every time I'm in town I have to stop and grab a bite to eat here. Their food is DELICIOUS!!!
Great find. Delicious food and excellent service. Food is fabulous. I had the pork roast which was moist and well prepared. We would never had found this place except for local recommendation. Prices are extremely reasonable
Amazing! Recommend the chicken steak or Cuban sandwich.
Amazing food, attentive service! The Cuban was crispy and hot with melted cheese. The roast (pork? Beef?) was awesome
Seriously a slice of heaven!! Great service and amazing food!! We will be back!!
Fantastic food and service!!
I would like to give them a six stars because they really deserve it. I never had eaten in any restaurant a real Cuban food since I left Cuba. Who never have been there I tell you that this place look a little bit ugly from out but when you get in, you really will see how clean it is and they food will make you fell in love. Thanks guys You all are a good ones.
The best Cuban food in Sarasota
No body cooked Cuban food like this
Authentic real delicious flavor you can eat
And great prices go and tray you won't regret
WOW THE BEST
Finally a Real Cuban sandwich with real Spanish pork roast!! The sides were amazing. This place is the real deal! So happy my client told me about this place it far from gulf gate but it's well worth the drive trust me.
Aut'entica comida cubana
Its very good! The ropa veija is super delicious!
Thank you! The sandwiches are also siper good! I love the maduros! The flannis very yummy!
The best cuban food I've had outside of Miami!
The maduros are absolutely delicious, and the rice is flavorful. The rice pudding is great, and they have a good cuban coffee.
The atmosphere is a nice cuban immersion, and the staff are very friendly.
My only complaint is that their chicken is pretty dry. It's well seasoned, but dry.
I was visiting from Michigan and stumble on to this wonderful restaurant. This the best Cuban food I have ever had!!! I had the Arroz Con Pollo and ordered a Cuban sandwich for the next's day lunch (of course I had to share it, it was so big!), it was so delicious!!! Next time I am in the area, I will definitely make a visit here!!!
Absolutely delicious. Fresh and well prepared. Come hungry, it is a massive amount of food. We had the skirt steak, the pork and a Cuban. I'm not sure there is a wrong choice here. We loved the rice and beans, plantain and yucca that you could order on the side. Everything came out hot and perfectly seasoned. We shared a guananabana batido and a rice pudding. All excellent and if you aren't too full get your own...but everything is delicious so it's worth sharing so you can try more!!!
Mirna is an awesome lady and chef/cook, have been away from south Florida for some time and lived there for many years, this place is real....
What I saw brought back many memories and the food is the best, flan and a Cuban coffee done just right Made my day... Mirna's is a place I will always come back when I'm on the west coast.. very few places I would ever say is this good but this is in the high 9s. Thank you Mirna.
Fresh and delicious!!!!
Honestly didn't realize how good Cuban food was. If you are ever in Sarasota you've got to come here. It's a small hole in the wall but DAMN!!!
-Papas rellenas(round deep fried potatoes with beef)
-Masita de puerco w/yuca (fried pork)
-Vaca frita w/rice and cassava (shredded beef with onions and garlic)
Finished meal with cuban espresso & cafe con leche
Great small mom and pop shop for a casual dinner. The food was amazing the presentation was great and the taste is incredible definitely a must when you are in town
Best Cuban food in town, by far. Outstanding sandwiches, exquisite Cuban specialties (ropa vieja, vacas fritas, arroz con pollo). Best secret in town!
When you step through the doors, you are taken to Cuba. Excellent Cuban dishes and friendly service. I had a cup of Cafe con Leche and thought I was in Cuba. A must try whenever you are in Sarasota for business or pleasure. My colleague enjoyed the Arroz con polo with sweet plantains. I had the roast pork with black beans.
For the last 5 years I've seen Mirna's Cuban Cafe and wanted to stop Well today was the day.
I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered a few appetizers and Cuban expresso . Something else I've been want to check out. I wasn't disappointed!!! I'll be going back more often. You know this place is great when customers were standing outside in the sun when it's 82* waiting for a table.
Excellent food, My wife & I had Lunch here one day and the next time we
need it to order food for a Church meeting(group of 40), we call Mirna's. They did an excellent job, got lots of compliments from our guest.
We will order again from Mirna's
This is the best Cuban food I ever had.
My wife & I, when to Mirna's for lunch one day and it was so good that we order food for 30 people the next time we were having and even in our Church. I got nothing but compliments from our guest.
Order with confidence, no disappointments here.
Amazing food at a reasonable price! Very authentic fixins!
I have been here many more times since my first review and I love to bring company here. The food is delicious!! Large portion. Great staff! Love the authentic food and a great value. I highly recommend.
Best Cuban food on the Gulf Coast!
Very good food, large portions. Natural juices are excellent, costumer service very good. 5stars *****
I have been visiting Mirnas every Wednesday for the last month and I love it! If you want good Cuban food while visiting Sarasota I recommend Mirna's Cuban Cuisine.
This is a hidden gem if you enjoy Cuban Cuisine. The food is so fresh and delicious. The portions are huge. And the prices are VERY fair and the staff very friendly. It's only 30 seats and closes at 8 Tuesday Saturday and Sunday 11-5
I am a true foodie! I’ve been twice and each time I was impressed! Large portions, great service and most of all the food touched my soul! Best Cuban cuisine in town!
This is amazing place to eat !!! If you haven't try this yet , you got too !!! When you walk in its the peaceful vibe , you can sit where ever , they treat you like family !
I absolutely love the food here. It is cramped during lunch and dinner rush. Sometimes out of popular appetizers. Otherwise I'd give a fiver. Huge portions. Affordable.Service is great, friendly. Wish y'all could expand just a few more tables.
Best Cuban restaurant in town by far...Definitely bringing my family back.
Lived in Miami, so my standards are high. Mirna's is fantastic! Savory Ropa Vieja. Delicious cafecito! Friendly service.
I think this will be one of the best cuban cuisine i ever had. They are affordable and great customer experience too. The only issue is that they have limited dining space and also parking. But overall experience is excellent. Love it and deeply recommended.
I adore Mirnas and is a must stop when I'm in the area. It reminds me of family meals but better. It does get very busy at times, most notably on Saturdays. I assume they do larger orders on Saturday which is why it can appear to be quieter in terms of customers, but still a wait. Highly recommended!
Terrific food. They don't answer the phone for carry out orders. They must be too busy.
Food is fantastic and service is always spot on. Very clean place
First time there and won't be the last. Sandwiches were excellent.
A very unassuming storefront that transported me with sound and smells to Cuba. I started with croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes). Lightly fried crust and smoky ham with a sweet dipping sauce. A tasty start. My dinner, churrasco steak (skirt steak with chimmichurri), came with plantains (maduros) and rice with black beans. All I can say is IT.WAS.PERFECT. Steak was tender, beans and rice not dry chimichurri sauce a great accompaniment. It was a happy plate! I also ordered Tres Leches cake which was huge, and soaked in 3 mills and a great ending to a wonderful meal. I'll come back here whenever I'm in town.
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Great food and service!!
Amazing Authentic Cuban spot in Bradenton/Sarasota area. I love the decor and options for food it was all amazing and they give you a ton of food as well. Will definitely make this my regular Cuban place to order from it's also very reasonably priced for everything.
The Cuban food ever.we love it..
The best Cuban food in Sarasota, authentic Cuban food y muy deliciosa.
This is by far the best Cuban sandwich I have ever tasted. I got the 12 inch and it lasted me for two meals. Even the next day when I ate the 2nd half, it was just as good as the bread is absolutely unique and amazing.
Great cuban food????
Los batidos son los mejores. Hay que probarlos. Las coladas son ricas. Recomiendo la vaca frita o la ropa vieja. Las meseras son amables y los dueños son trabajadores. Es un lugar cómodo y los precios son muy justos.
This place has delicious cuban food. Very authentic and worth the trip. Very small but a must try.
Riquísimo me encanta la comida de este lugar comida barata buen sabor casera
Everything was delicious!
Amazing authentic Cuban food at a great price . Giant portions . Fantastic plantains . I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have tried . I would highly recommend everyone tries this place . It is small, but the time I was there it wasn't too busy and everything came out pretty fast .
The food was AMAZING! Portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. The staff was very attentive and sweet. The place is very small and can get very busy quickly. I would definitely recommend for authentic Cuban food.
We are so happy we found this place! Their food is amazing, their prices are fair, portions are generous and everyone treats you like family! We have been enjoying once a week for several months now!
The most amazing Cuban food in Sarasota!!! HUGE portions and the tostados are to die for! Recommend the roasted pork and steak!!!
Great cuban food!!
Love love love this place!! Amazing , Authentic Cuban food! The island chicken is so yummy! Everything is made fresh to order! Mirna is a sweetheart! Located over by the airport on the big curve so don't miss it on the right!
Awesome!!! That is all I can say!
I chose this restaurant based on the solid reviews and proximity to my hotel. It is a very small location with limited parking. On this Tuesday night it was packed with only 1 seat in the back at the counter. The 4 stars are based on the food. The arroz pollo had awesome flavor and generous portions. The Cuban coffee was excellent. Service was a little slow, but attribute that to only having 2 waitresses, who were nice. Not a high end place, but from my travels the best food is often in the little family owned restaurants. I will visit again on my next visit.
Finally made it to Mirna's and it was awesome! Great flavors and generous servings from rice and beans, plantains, and roast pork. My only wish is to have a little liquid with the pork. It is a small location and fills up fast. Well worth waiting for a table. Will definitely be back!
This is place is great authentic Cuban food. A few miles from SRQ, if you gotta wait, you might as well eat great food!!!
She truly has that cuban seasoning !!
Love this place
I have known these people for years, they are awesome and the food is exceptional. Must try! Real AUTHENTIC Cuban food made by CUBAN PEOPLE!
Karina R. Genai V.
Just fab it was all fab ,the prices were fab the food fab .the service fab loved it loved it you must try
Best Cuban food in the area.
Very authentic, high quality, and great tasking food! Wow! Specifically the shredded beef and the steak!
I am Cuban American and this is the closest to home cooking as you can get. Highly recommend
Best Cuban sandwich around!i I love their roast pork too!
Let's just start off by saying you have to come here!! Food is amazing and delicious!! Service is excellent too. We came here based off the reviews and yes it is a little hard to find if you drive by fast. I'm always looking for good Cuban food and this is our new favorite spot. Even my six year old loved everything he tried and he's a picky eater.
For food we tried the Bistec de Palomilla, el Churassaco, and el bistec de pollo. All three of them were amazing!! The rice and beans are to die for and the maduros are banging!The portions are great and you could share if you aren't that hungry. We will be returning before we leave to try the ropa vieja.
Excellent Cuban Sandwich and coffee. Service was great and super clean place with extensive menu.
Excellent! Wow food was so tasty. They didn’t have a few items on the menu ?. But what we did eat was yummmmmm!
Great food!! Stuffed ourselves and came back the next day for more. Sadly all desserts were sold out. My only regret is they are too far from Wisconsin
Food was amazing! Very reasonable prices. Other reviews mentioned you would miss it if you blinked and they were right. It is next to a convenience store. Parking wasn't so good but we found a spot. Definitely somewhere to go! We will when back again!
This restaurant offers authentic Cuban food at a very affordable price. I ordered the Cuban sandwich that can easily feed two if you order the 12 inches one. The yuca with mojo is a Cuban staple and of course an order of "maduros" or fried sweet plantain.
I highly recommend this restaurant!
This is an amazing find!
Don't let the unassuming location fool you! This restaurant serves delicious and authentic Cuban food at prices so lo, you'd think you were in another country! The portions a huge and the quality is excellent!
Service was fantastic!
If you are looking for excellent Cuban food at crazy low prices near the Sarasota airport, go here! I will be going again!
Any cuban sandwich that doesn't give me heart burn is a win
We just left there. It's small, but well worth the wait. Staff was very friendly. Food was plentiful and delicious. We will be back!
Authentic & delicious!
Excelente comida buen servicio al cliente porciones enormes por el precio, la mejor comida cubana que he probado todo fresco recomendado al 100%
I saw this place on my way home to St. Pete. I am Cuban-American so I decided to stop and give it a try. I had the Ropa Vieja and it was very authentic and fresh. The Congri was very good and the Cafe Con Leche was just like my mom makes. Overall, this place was great. I will drive here to have Cuban food instead of going to Tampa!
You need this restaurant in your life. Period. Authentic Cuban cuisine with large portions and reasonable prices. Our waitress was very friendly, the restaurant atmosphere was clean & inviting, and our food came out pretty quickly. I got the ropa vieja and it was delicious. Ask for hot sauce with your rice & beans. The flavor is awesome. Without a doubt, this is the best Cuban food I've had. I'd give this restaurant more than 5 stars if I could.
Great authentic food at a great price! The plates are beautifully presented and the portions are large. Definitely has become a go to place for my husband, who is Colombian, and I. There may be a wait because the place is small (one waitress, but her colleague helps a great deal) but it is well worth it!!
Best Cuban food west of Miami period.
This was delicious and exactly what I hoped to find as my last lunch in Sarasota. Fantastic service, and great food. I couldn't finish my skirt steak meal, and have the other half as a snack for on my way to Key West. :)
The food portions and taste was very good. The meats were of good quality, very little fat if any. The prices where reasonable, I would say a single $. Driving by the place, we wouldn't have stopped if it wasn't for the ratings on Yelp so we are leaving ours. Best local kept secret. Support this family owned business, they make everything in house, even the desserts which most restaurants don't. Two thumbs up.
This place is a hidden gem. This tiny restaurant is hidden in a small strip mall. So small that if you blink you will miss it. I did the first time I drove by! The parking lot is small and crowded, there are some extra spots in the back. The inside is nicely decorated and appeared very clean. For an appetizer, we tried the stuffed and friend mashed potatoes which we enjoyed. I ordered one of the shredded beef dishes and my dad ordered the other (with lime, garlic and onion). Both were amazing. My mom enjoyed the shredded pork dish. You get to choose a side of white rice or rice and beans. You also got to pick between plantains (sweet or fried) or yuca (fried or mashed). All were amazing and had great flavor. Portions were huge! Great service.
I came here to FL for vacation and I'm Cuban so of course I want to enjoy me some good Cuban food at least once. This place is great. The Mamey and Mango shakes (Batidos) were excellent as well. The only thing that I thought was weird was that they didn't have steak sandwiches which most Cuban places have. But their Ropa Vieja sandwhich did the job. I'd definitely recommend this place
Fantastic! You can tell mami and papi are cooking in the back. If you know good Cuban food, this is the place to go in Bradenton or Sarasota. If you have a layover, jump off the plane and get it to go! It's worth another trip through security. Friendly and prompt service.
The chicken and shrimp was amazing. Wife had the pulled pork which was great also. Place was packed at 2 on a Tuesday so you know it's great.
Everything is so fresh, huge portions and very reasonable prices!! Will be back and bring more people!! Outstanding!!!
the best churrasco I've ever had
The food is GREAT...i enjoy going there for some GREAT food....and it's a great value...
The food is excellent , riquisimo
Barato , un rincon de mina $$$$
Best Cuban sandwich I’ve had in a very long time!!! ? I will be going again before I leave for round 2
Presentation Quality and Price was the best I've seen in a while . Real thing authentic Cuban.
Esquísito buena preparación excelente lo recomiendo
Best Cuban food in town. Highly recommended.
One of the most authentic Cuban restaurants I’ve been to! Highly recommend!
Siempre es una buena opción comer aquí! La comida exquisita y la atención al cliente excelente. Totalmente los recomiendo ?
Some of the best Cuban food I've ever had. Our server was excellant..A true diamond in the rough.
Best Cuban food on the West Coast!!!!!!
2nd time in and is delicious s the first time. The skirt steak is great and cooked perfectly.
This place is fantastic. Everything is made to order so don't expect fast food. The quality is through the roof, the flavors are explosive and the atmosphere is perfect...ly utilitarian so that they can focus on the food. Don't even think of going to any other cuban place in Sarasota.
One thing: if you're looking for an American Cuban sandwich you won't find it here. This is more traditional, so the bread is flakier and less sweet and oily, the ingredients are fresh and not processed, so it's a different experience... just make sure your expectations are realistic and you're going to love it.
All in all, this place is fantastic.
The Cuban sandwich is to die for! and the staff is incredibly friendly! We shall be returning!
Great food ,the best Cuban food in Sarasota and sorroundings.
We had churrasco and macetas de puerco, excellent only complaint is they are closed on Mondays.
The best Cuban food ever!!!!
Best tasting cuban
food in this area
Divina su comida...??????????????????????????????????????????????
Awesome food really great people and moderate prices
Muy buena comida
Muy buena su comida ..
Absolutely delicious. Waited a while for food but it was busy. Definitely going back for more.
Best cuban restaurant in the area
Excellent food & service. Just as I picture a small Cuban style cafe to be!
Best Cuban food I’ve had in Florida! Place was packed, but we are lucky enough to live nearby, so ordered it to go. They had our food ready in less than 15 minutes, and it was delicious!! If you’re in Sarasota or Bradenton and looking for great Cuban food...this place is it!
Muy buena comida cubana,además de Las Tunas,buen trato y buenos precios.
In town for vacation and my friend wanted to get Cuban food so we came here for lunch. She ordered the ropa vieja and I ordered the vaca frita. They both were amazing. I have had ropa vieja many times (in pricey restaurants in Philadelphia like Alma de Cuba, Mixto, etc as well as NYC and abroad) and this was by far the most delicious ropa vieja I have ever had (and by far the least expensive). The portions were huge as well. If I lived around here this would be my go to spot. I hope they continue to flourish!
Amazing food and prices! Owner is so sweet. She catered our party last minute without hesitation. Highly recommend.
If you're looking for a fancy place with mediocre food and an insane price range, go to St Armonds circle. This place is homey, welcoming, and incredibly delicious. There are very few places, if any, that when they don't have your favorite plate you're actually excited. Everything on the menu is a home run. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the service is great. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Definitely in the top 5 in Sarasota
We moved from Miami to Lakewood Ranch a month ago and we were missing all the Cuban restaurants there. We were referred to Mirna’s and found the best Cuban food! The service was excellent! Will surely become a regular!!!!!
Went for my first time the other day and it's in a tiny shopping center on U.S. 41. It had a big lunch business for eat in and takeout. If you are in a rush for lunch, I would order takeout as we were their about an hour from beginning to end. Great food, flavor was incredible. Definitely recommend.
Absolutely delicious Cuban food. A little hole in the wall restaurant, but very authentic cuisine! If you're trying to squeeze a meal in on a lunch break, be careful though! They run a little long, but totally worth the wait!
Absolutely delicious! The espresso was awesome and the Cuban sandwich and the rice was the best. We will definitely go again
Excellent food and service. Family friendly. Definitely recommend.
Best Cuban food restaurant in town Highly recommended
Excellent food and Super service. David was really good!!!
Was there last summer and the food was the best Cuban food I ever had. Looking forward to going back in May.
Absolutely worth every penny! The pork was amazing and the churrasco skirt steak was outstanding. The portions are very big and you won't leave hungry. A great lace to enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine.
UPDATE your listed phone number on our website.
Here's their temporary number: 941-210-4690
Excellent flavors, big portions. I was delighted.
Mirna Thank you for bringing to our town the best Cuban food. Arroz con pollo, roast pork, and ropa veija delicious. Your seasoning is amazing.
Love their chicharron de pollo! MY FAVORITE!!
The Ropa Vieja is my favorite I highly recommend!!
Amazing every time ????
This is a wonderful find on 41. Authentic home cooked Cuban food. We had the ropa vieja and soup of the day, chicken soup. Everything was well spiced and had good sized portions. The yucca was well seasoned with garlic. Yum! They were out of the tres leche cake so we will return soon. We shared a rice pudding and that was delicious. The Cuban sandwich looked good and will probably try for lunch.
Yum! Yum! Yum! Great service, fantastic food, and warm, homey atmosphere! Really good prices, too.
The best Cuban food ever! Craving it right now actually! The best Cuban sandwiches, plantains, & empanadas! Must try!!
Just like Granma's cooking? Forget the other places in town, if you want authentic Cuban Mirna's is where you want to eat!
Best Cuban food in town!!!! The prices are great and the plates are well served. I recommend trying this place, you won't regret it.
I have been with a Cuban man for 11 years and have never found a real Cuban Restaurant until here.. The Best Ever would visit over and over..I have recommended this place the best Cuban restaurant too eat at....Debra Husted.
The food and service were excellent! I will definitely be coming back.
I dont know who Mirna is exactly but I do know she can cook!!! I tried this restaurant today for lunch. It was clean and the food was very good. I thought the value was excellent! Very generous portion and authentic.
The restaurant was clean and easy to find. Not too large. The server was great.
This is terrific food. Homemade, served hot. Food portions are huge. I'm a big guy, 6'1, 215 ibs, and I was full and still had food left. Very reasonable.
I'd recommend the arroz con pollo.
Absolutely delicious ???????????????
Brings back my childhood, but Only Better! Fantastic! Mirna's is a must see, eat, Ropa Vieja and Cuban. Love, love, love 5 stars and 10 <3 's . Don't miss it. You gotta visit. Thank you so much.
Loved the food! It was DELICIOUS!
Excelente trató y deliciosa comida cubana. lo recomiendo para todos los que visiten la ciudad de Sarasota no se pierdan degustar un menú variado que les hará recordar sus raíces
Great service, waiters was kind and attentive. Food was amazing!
Awesome food, great service, excellent presentation of the food, thought I was in a 5 star restaurant for a minute lol, very clean including the restroom, I will definitely visit this place multiple times a month????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Took my gringo bf to eat Cuban and he loved it. He had the Cuban sandwich and fried plantains. I had the arroz imperial, Imperial Rice. Amazing! Couldn't eat it all so we took it home. I highly recommend it. Oh, and the prices are reasonable.
Absolutely wonderful food!! Very clean, welcoming environment. All of the food is made fresh, no short cuts taken! If I lived closer I would be a regular!
I wish I could pick this restaurant and levitate it to the Panhandle where I live! Honestly the best Cuban food I’ve had in years even after many trips south! When I bit into the Cuban sandwich with its perfect crunch and zing of mustard, a tear of joy rolled down my face- every Cubano should use this perfectly prepared version. Getting entrees to go tomorrow for dinner! HAPPY :)
Excelente sazon,porciones son grandes,excelente variedad,el lugar es pequeño,pero acojedor y muy limpio.
Muy Buena atención.
Lo recommendaré a mis amistades y familiares.
Really good food. Decent prices and huge portions. I get the sandwich with the ropa veija and I can only eat half at a time. The croquettes are good and so are the plantains. My father-in-law is Cuban so I know good rice and this place has it. Can't wait to try more on the menu.
Just back from dinner second time this week. Living here 20 years,use to look forward to trips to Miami (Little Havana) or Key West (El Siboney)just to get good cuban food.No more, this rates with the best and prices are great. This is my first time to post a restaurant review and hope it helps. Hope this place doesn't change and stays around for a long time. Mirna is the real deal , thankyou.
Wow what a fantastic place. The food is delicious and the prices are incredible. If you are looking for authentic cuban food look no further you must come here. Highly recommend the ropa vieja.
I love the food
This restaurant is amazing! I am from Hialeah, FL (a town near Miami), and this is some of the best Cuban food I have ever had. My husband had the skirt steak and I had the shredded pork and black beans and rice. All I can say is WOW!! Service is a little slow but well worth the wait. We arrived at 5:00 PM. We will be going back!!
Great menu with all the classics and more! They can get really busy though around dinner but you can call and reserve a table if you feel the need. Every time I go there's a smile on the servers face, food is great, and the atmosphere is happy! I'll go here as long as I live here
Excellent food service decor and price. The restaurant should encourage more lunch diners by adding a lunch menu
Found this place on our way back from Bradenton Academy and it was a pleasant surprise. The mango smoothie was great and the chicken/shrimp combo was good as well. Don't get discouraged by the outside. Step in and enjoy Cuban food!
this Cuban restaurant was amazing! The chicken was amazing! The best I could ever eat! Definitely a must try for sarasota
best Cuban cafe in town!! Wonderful customer service. The owner is very down-to-earth. This is a family friendly restaurant.
The real thing. Authentic!!!
Will be back to this place every time we get a chance to come to Sarasota
Growing up Cuban meant enjoying the traditional dishes of the island that my Abuelas, Mami, and Tias used to make. Mirna's savory dishes are as delicious as theirs. And if you want to enjoy a Cuban style birthday cake, this is the place to order one.
Best Congris y Ropa Vieja north of Miami????????????????
We love their food! Great flavors and very authentic Cuban food.
Best cuban restaurant in this area
We were at the Ringling's museum on the way out we decided to stop at this restaurant. We ordered Palomilla steak it was great, we ordered the tres leche for dessert. We are good puertorrican and recommend this place
Venimos de NC de paseo buscando comida cubana. La mejor vaca frita desde que salí de Cuba. El flan, y el tres leches son deliciosos. Definitivamente vale la pena visitar este restaurante cuando se está de paso por Sarasota. Todo es fresco y hecho ese momento. Altamente recomendado.
The best Cuban food ever!!!!
FINALLY Sarasota has a decent Cuban restaurant in the area again! Having grown up eating real, authentic Cuban food my whole life (abuela's meals, various trips to Cuba and Miami), I can confidentially say this stuff is the real deal. Get her ropa vieja and split it with a friend. The food is not only delicious but extremely economical.
Growing up in the area, I've sadly seen great Cuban restaurants come and go. Let's not let Mirna's be one of those places!
Try it- you won't be disappointed.
I had an awesome Cuban lunch in Bradenton today at Mirnas Cuban Cuisine. The service was friendly and the food was great. We split a pork plate and vaca frita plate. It came with 2 sides and a small side sald. I went with the congri and yuca. Everything was very flavorful and we both left quite satisfied. This place is worth checking out if you find yourself on this side of the bridge.
REAL CUBAN FOOD has finally a spot in Sarasota! This is a small gem and the portions are huge with perfect pricing for under $15.00. Staff is bilingual as is the menu. To go is available. The rice and black beans is legit and taste just like my grandfather would make. The steak is made to order and covers the plate. You will not leave hungry. Come back often to try all the different options, made fresh just for you. Desserts are delicious too. Kids can eat smaller portions too.
Note: only 3 parking spots in the front but on the side and back there is ample parking spaces for all. Landlord who owns liquor store next door is nasty and harasses Mirna and her customers for parking in spot in front of his empty liquor store.
No place we've eaten yet in Bradenton has deserved this rating more than Mirna's. We've enjoyed every detail of every meal, starting with the spotlessly clean tables with simple tablecloths, minimalist and appropriate decor and wall colors, and happy, friendly staff that clearly enjoy making and serving delicious food while interacting with each other and their customers.
Every dish we tried (and we went back four times in two suitcases weeks!) was clearly prepared
Lovingly from scratch. All we're fresh, cooked with a personal touch, and excellent. We have tried their puerco asado, vaca frita (fantastic), Cuban sandwhich, Yuka, maduros, black beans, yellow rice and congri. All we're delicious is bough we would have them again. Oh...vaca frita and flan we're both outstanding, as well...and the Cuban caf. Delectable, friendly home style service and family friendly portions and prices. Seven stars out of five!!
Fabulosa comida Cubana, disfrutamos anoche en una boda en Sarasota cosinada por Mirna..Felicitaciones y mucho excitos
OMG I ALREADY KNEW ABOUT MiRNAS COOKING BUT IS GETTING EVEN BETTER NO MATTER OF THE SIZE ORDER I WENT TO A WEDDING LAST NIGHT, THE FOOD WAS CATER BY MIRNAS IT WAS THE TALK OF THE NIGHT, THANK YOU MiRNA FOR SUCH A GREAT TALENT COOKING GREAT CUBAN FOOD.. ????????????Odalys Carrozzo
My first favorite cuban restaurant since i moved here 2 months ago. The skirt steak is great they give you the biggest portion for 12.95 i also tried the tres leche cake which is super moist, the choc flan cake was dry which i would not order again. over all love that it's a cute little tucked away secret but thanks to yelp i found it
What a little gem this place is. Food was amazing, music authentic, waitress friendly. 10/10
What a find this place is. My husband - Cuban - and I both had Cuban sandwiches- plantains and tostones . He said best he has ever had. The sandwich was just delicious- bananas ripe and so good. Very nice server - glad for yelp or we would have never found this place but it is worth the stop. Other dishes go by by our table also looked delicious
Stopped here with friends. We did not know the area so we relied on yelp. The food was delicious! Very clean establishment and friendly waitress. Excellent prices too! If ever back in that area will definitely stop there again! Thanks yelp, am glad i can rely on your reviews when traveling about and hunger strikes!
Phenomenal flavor, quality, AND quantity for an amazingly low price!! I liked the atmosphere too! My finance and I had two entres and two apps, raved about the food the entire meal until we could eat no more. With plenty left for dinner, we waddled out of the place stuffed and happy, lamenting only the fact that we could eat no more.
Amazing quality of Cuban food. I know because I'm Cuban. Highly recommended if you love authentic.
The food at this place is fantastic! I had the vaca frita and the arroz con pollo, everything was very tasty! I had to go bad a second day for dinner, and the service is amazing. My new spot in Bradenton
Traveled to Sarasota for a gig and this place was so good, I had it TWICE! I'm originally from Miami and haven't been impressed lately with Cuban restaurants. Mirna's restored the flavor for me no doubt!
Had the chicken and shrimp for my first time and the Vaca frita for my second. Every bite was addicting.
The Cuban coffee, legit! Will definitely come back if I'm ever in the area again. Craving Cuban flavor, Mirna's got you!
Dios Los Bendiga! La Comida Estaba Rica y El Servicio Excelente! Éxito!!!
This is a very small Cuban restaurant with delicious food---I had lunch there today and we found the food full of flavor--the owner/server was very personable and helpful-----my wife is of Cuban heritage and I brought her back some flan,and a Cuban sandwich----I wish they were closer to Sarasota as their place is across the street of SRQ right on Rt 41 where the speed limit I very fast and you might go right pass it
We went to Mirna's for the first time this week and the food was great, the portions were huge and most entrees are under $10. I had the Vaca Frita and my wife had the Puerco Asado and both were terrific. Their rice and beans were the best I've had in FL and the plantains were cooked perfectly. Mirna's is small, clean and the service is relaxed and friendly. We even got a great Cubano to go. The couple across from us had the 3 Milk Cake for dessert and said it was the best they ever had. I wish they had draft beer but they only had bottles. I hope this restaurant will continue to thrive.
Went for the first time last night and had some great food and friendly service. Plantains were really yummy. Not over done, just the right amount of caramelization. Yum. We had the Curassco and the pork. Both were yummy, but the pork was the winner. The chimichuri that came with the steak was really good. More vinegar and garlic than I've had other places so a great variation and really enjoyed. The pork is succulent and pretty much all you really need to know. The rice and beans were yummy as well, took most of those home and will have for lunch, so double yum. Prices are very reasonable. Parking is tricky as only a few spots out in front. Need to go back and try the sandwich and other things for lunch or something. This is an odd location, and many places have come and gone in this place, but here is to hoping some yummy and really good cuban food makes the difference.
Very good Cuban food????
I wish I could give this place 10 stars. Went here for lunch for the first time and was not disappointed. The Tamales and croquettes were flavorful and delicious. I ordered the fried fish with black beans and rice and plantains for my sides. The portions were amazing and, like the appetizers, the food was wonderful. My roommate ordered the roast pork with the same sides and said it's was some of the best Cuban food he had in a long time. We will definitely be coming back.
Best Cuban restaurant in town. Right on US 41 across SRQ Airport. Dishes are delicious and fresh food always.
First time here. Initial impression: Food is very good, portions are large, and the prices are reasonable. The place is squeaky-clean. We were there at lunchtime, but the food was out in about 12 minutes. I had the Palomilla steak, my lunch partner had the Vaca Frita. Both were tasty and nicely presented with a small side salad on the plate.
This place rocks. We were heading to the Ringling museum and were starving. Perfect choice the Cuban sandwich was awesome and HUGE. We shared with a side of plantains. Beer was cold and all was very well priced. GO GO GO
As a Cuban in Sarasota I suffer. But this place is pretty damn good! The ropa vieja and arroz moro are heavy on lime and light on tomato, but that makes it a different kind of delicious. The croquettas are crispy and tamale is yummy. The yucca is regular, not fried, although it says otherwise, but it's good. Could use mojo though! Hoping they expand their pastelito options.
We passed by this place a bunch and remarked how we ought to try it. We finally did and it is AMAZING! I had the arroz con pollo and my husband had the pork roast. I've been to a lot of cuban places and this one is tops. The yellow rice was cooked perfectly and had olives, peas, onions, red peppers. The chicken was also cooked perfectly with crispy skin and fall off the bone meat. They give you a small salad with it as well as your choice of sweet plantains or tostones. I had the tostones and my husband had the sweet plantains. The tostones were perfectly cooked and fresh. The sweet plantains were also fresh and not floppy and mushy as you get at many places. He remarked they could have been a bit sweeter but other than that, everything was perfect. His pork was cooked just right and he got black beans cooked with the rice for his side. I tried his and the rice was so perfectly cooked and flavored. Everything was delicious.
When we walked into the restaurant, we were uncertain whether we should take a seat or walk to the back to order. They could do slightly better with greeting the customers or posting a sign. As it turns out, you could do either. It is very casual and we really didn't mind that much. The decor is ok. It's clean though and feels like you are getting "the real thing". The service was just right and our server was so nice and helpful. The food came out hot and the portion was plentiful.
We will be back very soon! It is a best kept secret for sure and we are going to try to make it not such a secret so it stays around a long time.
Amazing! It's the best Cuban restaurant in town. I sometimes have erotic fantasies about their tres leches. Don't judge me!!
First time at Mirna's. I had the Ropa Vieja and it was great, tasty and full of flavor. My wife's dinner was also fantastic. I'm not sure if I've ever had this before because I'm not a regular consumer of Cuban food. I was full and very much enjoyed it! A strong 5 stars!
Best of the best !!!!!!!
So I was looking for a really good spot to get a good Cuban sandwich & after today I did. This is real, traditional Cuban food & it's AMAZING!!!! & great service. My new favorite spot.
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