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Plantain Cafe

77 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3103
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantain chips” (11 reviews)
“maduros” (9 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
77 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot. Food flavorable. Plantains rolls very good and meaty .Entrees more then I expected. Will return for another visit.

Thank Meeca M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Was staying at the Residence Inn across the street. The hotel manager recommended. Very happy he did. Had the fried chicken, rice and black bean (sorry, forgot to take pictures). Delicious! Had the flan for dessert.....OMG! I'm very happy we followed his recommendation.

Thank PalmettoPride528
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Excellent cuban food. Pork was tender and juicy, cuban sandwich was very good, black bean soup fantastic, sweet plantains and plantain chip wonderful. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

Thank Eric and I
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I came here on a quest for the best Cuban sandwich in Columbus. I'm still looking. This sandwich was average at best with the pork having too much fat for my liking. I did enjoy the Plantain Chips that were served as a side dish....More

2  Thank William B
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Plantain Cafe for a quick lunch and craving Cuban food. I ordered the Shredded Pork sandwich and my co-worker ordered the Cuban. My sandwich was very dry and bland. No real flavor to speak of. The sandwich had a "tangy" mustard but...More

1  Thank Jeremy E
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My favorites empanadas, its so delicious, but the pork and the fried plantain is good too. Friendly staff and small cozy place .

Thank Ley s
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Plantain has a simple, but deliciously authentic menu that does not disappoint! The owners are wonderful and very helpful. The service is great as well. It's a small restaurant with a small patio. Great place to sit and people watch at lunch. I have not...More

Thank Travelprincess316
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had the pork tacos. The pork was so moist and delicious. Great value and atmosphere. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

1  Thank worldscollide
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went at around 2:15pm expecting to order take-out because they close at 3pm on Sundays. To my surprise, the woman who greeted me told me to come in and stay as long as I'd like! She answered the questions I had about what ingredients...More

3  Thank taynicole314
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Sometimes I crave a real cuban sandwich. This is the only place around who serves up a decent one. My friend doesn't care for the plantain chips so we substitute them with an order of sweet fried plantains which are very good. This time our...More

1  Thank HikingLife614
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 464-cuba
  • E-mail
Opened in downtown Columbus in December 2009 - serves delicious, authentic Cuban food
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