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All 154 Oranjestad Restaurants

Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #41 of 154 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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hekesq
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Look for the coupon for a free mojito. Cuban sandwiches are quite good. Not too expensive. Downtown next to the Marina.

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Dunedin, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Cuba's, we could not have been cared for better. Our wait staff, Albe and Alfredo V anticipated our every need. The food was delicious, and as we sat & enjoyed our meal, we listened to the great live Cuban music. How could the evening be any better!

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place received good reviews, so we decided to try it out while we were "in town" one evening. It wasn't too crowded on a Wednesday night and service was fast. We got really large servings, for about the same price as other places that had pretty small servings. I only ate half and took the rest to go. We... More

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Newark, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I own timeshare in Aruba and were looking for somewhere different to eat. We decided to try Cuba's Cooking because we liked the idea of the live music. We enjoyed it enough to go back a second time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice time.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There were 12 in our party, and many were not served the right dishes. The waiter (we later on learned was new, and should have received some help with a large party). Everyone who had received their food was encouraged to begin eating...a good thing some dishes did not come out until some were almost completed their meal. I enjoyed... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. We both had the ribs and they were in a fruity BBQ sauce. Fried plantains, salad rice and beans completed the meal. The entertainment was very good, but sit on the side where they are so you don't hear the music from the adjoining restaurant. I bet this place is really fun when... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I'd have to rate this as one of my best dining experiences. My wife and I walked past this restaurant several times while staying at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and were drawn back by the menu special noted on the sidewalk chalkboard -- red snapper a la Oscar with black beans, rice, plantains and grilled veggies. We were warmly greeted... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food is over rated and the prices are extremely high for the quality / quantity. If you have other options, do it. I have tried many Cuban restaurants on Aruba during my stay and this one I will not be doing again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very delicious food. Does not need advanced reservation. We were there on Saturday and there were live band with awesome Latin music. Dissent prices, has free Wi-Fi. We got there by bus, for $5 and taxi from Ritz-Carlton would cost around $25 one way. Bus station is 10-15 minutes away. I would go back to this place when I'm next... More

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Baltimore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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