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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #23 of 91 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our family of four dined at Cuba's Cookin during our recent Spring Break trip to Aruba. I must admit that we love Cuban food as we lived in south Florida for 10 plus years so we maybe a tad bit pickier when it comes to this food genre. The restaurant had music entertainment and we found that enjoyable and enjoyed... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The option to eat here started off great, with one of the workers aiding us with directions on how to get there and taking our reservations. Things went down hill once we got there. We had about 5 different servers and never knew anyone's name, made it a little difficult to ask questions, or know who to ask the question.... More

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Aruba
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was dinner with friends. The best ceviche I ever ate!! It was delicious. My husband ate "lechón asado" (roast pork) also fantastic. Great live music. It's a little bit expensive but it worth it.

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Waunakee, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We enjoyed a great lunch here last week. Food was good. Cuban sandwiches were heavy. Servings were generous. The coconut shrimp salad was awesome as was the plantain chips and guacamole. Fun drinks as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We found this restaurant several years ago when we were staying on the island. We always stop there now, even if we are on a cruise. The Mojito's are excellent! We also had Garlic pork bites and Tostones. The service is a bit slow if you are in a hurry, but it feels more relaxing than just being disregarded by... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food here is awesome. We had the Cuban sandwhich and it was the best I ever had. The flavors were wonderful and we enjoyed it with a local beer of Aruba, Balashi. Great service. We noticed it was right by the port where cruise ships docked so if you are going to dock in Aruba. Check this place out!

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Corona, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The chicken was different than I usually have it and it was delicious. They skirt steak was a little tough, but I enjoyed it with the sauce. We only tried a few things here, but we enjoyed what we had. This was my first time having this kind of cuban food. It was good to try something different, though the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I took my family to this restaurant. My stuffed pork was flavorfull and prepared properly. My wife had the rib platter. Unfortunately the ribs were over cooked. My daughter ordered the scallops alfredo dish. The kitchen got the order wrong and brought out scallops in a garlic sauce, not what she she ordered. While the staff was apologetic, my daughters... More

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the best meals we had on the island, service, atmosphere all great, I recommend everyone to try this place

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PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Really great meal! Great service! Great music! Fun night with the family! Worth trying something different! Really good ribs !

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