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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 91
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  • 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
Dinner

Very nice throwback in time with the Latin music and dance and great food choices Rack of lamb is different and a must to taste at this place

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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newyor kcity
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to the new location for Cubas Cookin. We were not very impressed. The prices have gone up and the food quality has gone done. We had a plaintain chip appetizer which was so so . Plantains over lots of lettuce(why the lettuce if not to take up space)\ The dinners were average. The music was not as good as... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this place during our 39th year anniversary celebration. Food was amazing! A bit pricey though but worth it. Drinks were great as well. Band allowed my hubby to play the conga with them and he had a blast! It was also poetry night and local artists came and share their material. Ask for Alfredo and he will take good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We used to look forward to this place as a key stop on our culinary voyage through Aruba because of the excellent authentic Cuban food and great atmosphere with the live music and location in a small house. Now that they have moved to a larger location downtown it has definitely suffered. The food was mediocre at best - the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved this restaurant, the staff is friendly and it is close to the hotel area. We loved the food and the atmosphere here. Free wifi was a great plus as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were having lunch on New Year's Day and we were able to enjoy our delicious food and enjoy the celebration in the streets!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very nice throwback in time with the Latin music and dance and great food choices Rack of lamb is different and a must to taste at this place

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I liked this place because it had a great menu, great service and great music playing. The pork wasn't cooked enough and it was very tough. The seafood soup with shrimp and clams was very tasty. It was a little over priced, the drinks are pricey, but a fun place to eat.

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Brookfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Best mojito of my life. Friendly staff, great live music... Food is authentic and big portions ... Just delicious!! Sadly they ran out of tres leches (cake) and that would have sealed the excellent review but we will be back! Thank you Alfredo!!! Amazing service!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

First let me say this place is pricey. Dinner starts at $25 and goes up from there. I was leery at first, but after my meal I can honestly say it was worth the price. It has a wonderful vibe and the servers were pleasant and welcoming. Food was a little slow getting to the table, but it was piping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Love, love this place! The food is amazing and the servers were so friendly and kind we went twice during our trip. We ordered roasted pork, chicken monfango and my absolute favorite, the mean woman pasta! You have to try it. The food takes a bit because I swear they have grandma in the back cooking each meal from scratch... More 

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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: 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: 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?