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All 151 Oranjestad Restaurants

Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #35 of 151 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Four Oaks, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made reservations to eat here after reading about it's Thursday night dance show on the Aruba tourism website. I was really excited about a Cuba flair dinner and enjoying the show, only to learn upon arriving that they were not having the show although it was advertised on the website. The food was good, decent price,... More

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Rochelle Park, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

food is good Cuban meals the entertainment is very good and the mojitos are the best.The servers are very friendly and it's a fun place to just for drinks

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Colts Neck, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Love the restaurant, food's enough to keep it a 4 instead of a 3 since they got no AC and the waiter was sweating, so I can only imagine how the kitchen was xD Still, despite that, it's still a great place and when they get AC, I'll bump it up to a 5

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Phoenix, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

While staying at the Renaissance, we ate at every restaurant in the Marketplace. Cuba Cooks far outdid every restaurant in the area for food quality and preparation. Menu selection was broad and food quality indicated it was freshly prepared with care. The price point is higher than average for the area, however the quality easily makes the value worth it.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The food was very good Cuban, although not the best I've had. The service was fast and excellent, and the Cuban band added good ambiance. If you're getting sick of all the overdone romantic restaurants, this is much less forced and more relaxed. Still not cheap, but reasonable.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The food is prepared cuban style and it was very good. Staff was attentive and their Mojitos were great.

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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Plantain chips and guacamole was fantastic! Loved the grilled romaine salad w/grilled shrimp - too bad its only on the lunch menu. Caipirinha and mojito are excellent!

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I came first for one Piña Colada i was attendend by Luis the Barttender what a great guy, when my wife tasted the Piña Colada we where amazed with the taste and quality then after we went back during our stay in Aruba for 4 consecutive nights and not to forget their house specialty the Mojito there is not a... More

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Daytona Beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Relaxing and friendly place. Staff is well trained and efficent. Food is prepared in proper Cuban style. I especially liked the Cuban sandwich. Drinks were generous and resonable.

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New York, NY
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Arrived for some of the world famous Mojitos, stayed for the Lechona and excellent server. Happy hour everyday 5-6PM, our waiter Alfredo was extremely accommodating, we are a family of four on our yearly vacation to Aruba, come for Mojitos but stay for the live music every evening 7PM, the excellent service and truly authentic Cuban Cuisine. Located in the... More

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