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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #31 of 96 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Baltimore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The pork ribs barbecue was out of this world - they must have boiled it and poured ketchup and done! It was disgusting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit, the best dish we ever had in the island after 5 days visiting. Ask for the cazuela de mariscos!

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north miami
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

As a native of Miami and familiar with Latin America flavors as both an avid restauranteur and cook, the restaurant needs to add some flavor or spices to the food. Not necessarily hot spices, just to inject some flavor it their meats, fish and other dishes. Had Palomino steak, tasted bland and unexciting to the palette. Selection of food on... More

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Commack, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

four of us ate there and three of our meals (all the same "special dish" was inedible. we ordered grouper topped with crab cake and shrimp. the crab cake and sauce was good, but the shrimp was rubbery, overdone, and the grouper was inedible. i guess it was a mistake not to immediately send all three dishes back, but we... More

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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife & I have eaten here the pass three trips to Aruba, GREAT food, I would suggest you open you mind and than open your mouths and enjoy the delicious food that come from this freindly great place, the family that owns this seen to keep the place lively and clean. THIS is must to visit. Its Cuban, not... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very happy to have Cuban food as we really love it. The menus remind me of books from the 50s for some reason. Overall the menu is good and very well priced. They have a twist on the mofongo I'm used to but it was good. If you want good food and like rice, beans, and plantains then give this... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little restaurant at the Marketplace in Oranjstad is hot, hot hot. They have traditional Cuban dishes, sandwiches and specials of the day. Great place for lunch and great drinks too. Right among all the shopping in Oranjstad but in the Marketplace by the water. Food is great.

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Kensington, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Have been here for lunch and dinner -- great spot in Oranjestad. Only complaint about dinner is that they don't serve their super delicious Cubano sandwiches. Mojitos are outstanding! Also wish they would open earlier for lunch on Sundays. www.cubascookin.com

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Bangor
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate here our first night on the island and I know prices tend to be higher because everything is imported but they seemed a bit too high for what you got here. The food was good, the staff was great!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I ate twice here with my family during our last trip. The food reminded my of home cooked meals with my Cuban friends. I recommend the "ropa vieja", a dish with shredded beef, rice, black beans and plantains. One day I had grilled fish which was very well prepared as well. In the evenings there is live music. Make sure... More

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