What You'll Get
Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable cookware footprint with today's Groupon to Florida Café. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Cuban cuisine.
- For $15, you get a Cuban buffet for two on the weekend (a $30 value).
Chef Sergio Perez handcrafts each item on the Florida Café's expansive menu and authentic Cuban buffet from time-honored family recipes. Jab forks into a traditional pork ($12.95–$13.95) or chicken dish ($11.95–$13.95), or sample a stacked sandwich like the eponymous cuban ($7.99) or ropa vieja sandwich piled with shredded beef ($7.99).
The weekend buffet lets duos assemble delectable eats such as hand-rolled pork tamales into a literal food pyramid. Platters of roasted pork, chicken with yellow rice, sweet bananas, and simmering carafes of chicken soup build colorful variety into each meal. Unlimited trips allow diners to fully immerse themselves in the culinary culture without having to fill their waterbeds with costly black bean soup.
The restaurant's red-orange tiles and floor-to-ceiling windows evoke scenes of a magnificent Caribbean sunset. A fleet of 26 specialty mixed drinks ($6–$8), including six flavors of mojito, make for colorful toasts in the event that a diner decides to propose to his plate of food.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Buffet is only available Fri.-Sun. until 7pm. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for happy hour or breakfast. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Florida Café & Cuban Bakery
Chef Sergio Perez left his native Havana with his mother's recipes in tow more than 20 years ago, and he still uses them to whip together Cuban fare at The Florida Café & Cuban Bakery. For the past 15 years, he's been crafting cuban sandwiches, paella, slow-roasted pork, fried cow, and shrimp enchiladas from this eatery, which calls The Shalimar Hotel home. Sergio pairs the Cuban eats with live music and signature mojitos. The restaurant's bakery arm churns out housemade sweets, including fresh guava cakes that are the perfect complement to the café con leche.