Jose’s Story

Jose Baserva was only 1 year old when he and his family left Cuba for Miami in 1959 following the Cuban revolution.

Growing up Jose gained a love of Cuban food from his parents Carlos and Hilda Baserva, spending hours in the kitchen helping his mom prepare authentic Cuban dishes. It seemed only natural that he would go into the restaurant business when he became an adult and after working for 25 years in the business in Miami and Bradenton, he opened his own restaurant.

Jose’s Real Cuban Food at 8799 Cortez Road West in Bradenton is the real deal for authentic Cuban food. We make everything from scratch. Our house specialty is roast pork “LECHON ASADO”. Jose takes pride in preparing all of his menu items including his authentic Cuban Press Sandwich.

Jose’s offers catering as well – weddings, social events, private parties, small get-togethers.