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Authentic Cuban Cuisine in the Smokies

Closeup of Cuban dinner with focus on fried sweet plantains. Marinated roast pork with black beans and rice complete the meal.Cuban food is one of the most unique cuisines in the world. A fusion of Spanish, African, Caribbean and indigenous traditions, cuban recipes have become increasingly popular in the United States. The best place to find authentic cuban food in Pigeon Forge is at Smokies Cuban Cafe. Located right around the corner from our Pigeon Forge condo rentals, this small diner serves expertly prepared cuban favorites.

Friendly Service

If you are not an expert on Cuban food, don’t worry! The friendly staff at Smokies Cuban Cafe is always happy to suggest menu items based on your tastes and preferences. The quaint cafe is family run, so you will likely see multiple generations of the Cuban American family who owns the restaurant. The restaurant has limited seating due to its size, but the incredible food is worth the wait.

Mouthwatering Food

The menu at Smokies Cuban Cafe changes day by day, but there are certain standby dishes offered all the time. The Cafe is famous for its Ropa Vieja. This classic Cuban entree is made from shredded steak in a tomato sauce base served with black beans, rice and fried plantains. Smokies Cuban Cafe also has a wide selection of hot sandwiches piled high with your choice of marinated steak, chicken, ham, ground beef and freshly smoked pork. All of the Cafe’s dishes feature generous portions and reasonable prices. Smokies Cuban Cafe is located at 3526 Parkway Suite 4, Pigeon Forge, TN.

After an excellent meal at Smokies Cuban Cafe, you will be ready to retire to one of our Pigeon Forge condo rentals. Cherokee Lodge Condominiums offers luxurious lodging close to all of the best restaurants, shops and attractions in the Smoky Mountains. With large open kitchens, free wifi, pool access and an onsite exercise center, Cherokee Lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Specials page to learn about our latest deals and promotions!