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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 350
    Excellent
  • 229
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Great music and service

Enjoyed the atmosphere and music while we dined. One of the waiters even danced with me!The avocado salad was delicious. One of my friends was not completely satisfied with her meal so they graciously did not charge for her meal. The service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LorettaB1971
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Mount Sinai, New York, United States
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  • Families with children
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

LOVE the pastiches!! The food was amazing, the pork was tender and everything was so flavorful!! We will always go back here for any meal of the day.

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Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food over cooked and as for the Mojito that is supposed to be the best on the island ... No not worth it

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a little gem, right on the marina, in the mall. The service was exceptional, very friendly, the food excellent and the price is right. They have live entertainment, and the evening we went was the tango, fantastic. Well worth it.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've never had Cuban food before until this trip! Now I am addicted! We visited this restaurant a few times during our 11 day trip to Aruba. We tried their fried calamari and the empanadas appetizers... amazing! For dinner I had their chicken with olives dish... phenomenal! I wish I had asked for the recipe so I could make it... More 

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Mount Sinai, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Enjoyed the atmosphere and music while we dined. One of the waiters even danced with me!The avocado salad was delicious. One of my friends was not completely satisfied with her meal so they graciously did not charge for her meal. The service was excellent.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A repeat of a great meal. The Ribs superb, great service, our waiter Jesus was great , friendly atmosphere and music and dancing. We will go back

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74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Had a drink here to watch Cuban band and tango show and both were great you must go! Mojito was lovely too

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Timonium, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't miss the mojitos with Cuban rum. A treat. Good solid food. Terrific atmosphere. Such a wonderful respite while downtown

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East Bay, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The service is just ok. The food was just ok. We had empanadas and avocado salad and a few other things. We ate there because it was convenient and close to our hotel. The chairs (outside) are torture on your legs. They're hard and their texture is really uncomfortable.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you have not find some menu, the waiter (Mr. Alfredo V.) has special offering helping with. In any case the kitchen is excellent and I can only recommend it.

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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?