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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Newly located in the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, Cuba's Cookin' has...
Newly located in the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, Cuba's Cookin' has moved with the times just as when Fidel began his march on Havana in 1959. This is what Havana would have looked & felt like.... and when the live music starts up nightly....this is exactly what you would have heard & seen back then. A moment in history brought out in Cuba's food, mojitos, art, culture and dance. A real authentic dinning experience you will take home forever from your trip to Aruba.
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    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Salsa Dancing, Live Band, and Mojitos!

My daughter wanted Cuban food and we went for dinner. We enjoyed happy hour first followed by live music, dinner, and salsa dancers! We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and the restaurant surprised us with a desert and sparklers. The food was delicious. My husband thought his seafood boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Beth S
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Virginia
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  • Families with children
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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I would highly recommend Cuba's Cookin'. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly. I loved the ribs and my husband the chicken with olives. The mojitos were also very good. We will definitely return again before our vacation ends. Don't miss your opportunity to have an authentic meal in Aruba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday night and enjoyed the Mojitos the food and definitely the dancing and show. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant based on the reviews and it did not live up to its name at all. The food was salty and not very tasty at all. The waiter then told us to come back later and get a discount off the drinks. However, when we questioned him some more, we found out the discount off the drink... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My daughter wanted Cuban food and we went for dinner. We enjoyed happy hour first followed by live music, dinner, and salsa dancers! We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and the restaurant surprised us with a desert and sparklers. The food was delicious. My husband thought his seafood boat was the best meal of the trip. I enjoyed the seafood... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Found this place by accident but glad we did. Nice location by the pier. Food was excellent. Fun entertainment. Would definitely go back.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Last time we were in Aruba, this restaurant was located near the police station and now it's in the Renaissance Marketplace, a great spot for it. Much more traffic. Alfredo and company made us feel right at home. A member of our party had certain food allergies and the staff was very helpful in pointing out what they had for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food and cocktails were great. Large menu, live music trio with a little dance floor. Decent wine list and cocktail menu. Loved the flan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our first taste of Aruba. We went here late in the evening on the first day of our trip. I wanted to try out some Cuban food so ordered the Cuban burger. My wife ordered the fish soup and my daughter ordered a fish (grouper) wrap. The fish soup was amazing the burger was just so-so and I... More 

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant is an amazing place to have diner. The ambiance is great, especially when you enjoy cuban music. Delicious food and friendly employees. I think the chef is a bit short cuban guy, always wears black and a black hat. He has a fun personality; he came dancing and played a bit of music on random instruments. Really nice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant is a little pricey but it's worth every penny. Our waiter was Alfredo V. and definetely surpassed the overall service. The food was excellent I ordered the BBQ ribs with rice and beans (I recommend) and my husband ordered the rope vieja and they were both delicious. Please make sure to visit this place.

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Additional Information about Cuba's Cookin'

Address: Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 588-0627
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: 297 588-0627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Newly located in the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, Cuba's Cookin' has moved with the times just as when Fidel began his march on Havana in 1959. This is what Havana would have looked & felt like.... and when the live music starts up nightly....this is exactly what you would have heard & seen back then. A moment in history brought out in Cuba's food, mojitos, art, culture and dance. A real authentic dinning experience you will take home forever from your trip to Aruba.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?