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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 217
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 34
    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
Most recent review
BEST SERVICE! And of course food!

I need to start this review off and mention Alaska. I would like the owner to know who wrote this. After being on the island now for 3 days and only experiencing lackluster service, we sat down expecting the same. Within minutes that expectation was ruined and for good reason. Our server was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Team_FE
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Palmer, Alaska
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Palmer, Alaska
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

I need to start this review off and mention Alaska. I would like the owner to know who wrote this. After being on the island now for 3 days and only experiencing lackluster service, we sat down expecting the same. Within minutes that expectation was ruined and for good reason. Our server was Adriana and I hope I'm spelling that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Aruba is an island filled with restaurants, but even the best sometimes seem to be reshuffling the same set of provisions and dishes reflecting the ingredients available on the island. A wonderful exception is Cubas Cookin in Oranjestaad: a cab ride and a world away from the many similar restaurants that now cluster around Eagle and Palm beach. Located on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Conveniently located in the mall next to the harbour, the place offers a good choice between indoor or covered outdoor seating (the latter usually more desireable, even with rain); there is often live music, pleasant latino style - but you want to choose where you sit, as the music is loud (for me), not too close to the perfromers but... More 

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Ronks
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139 reviews 139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Our family went for dinner. The pace was relaxed and the waitress and waiter were so friendly and accommodating. The Pollo al Pastor was really good. It is a good size portion. Also very delicious was the Cerdo Relleno al lo Cuban and Lechon Criollo Assado. Also very good was the Mean Woman Pasta. We had dessert there and the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy this restaurant. They have great entertainment, and the food is good. Just a fun place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Only place on the island where you can have great Cuban food and listen to live music! Our server Alfredo was great! Can't wait to go back!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We ended up canceling our other dinner reservations and are so glad we did! The experience was wonderful -the live music, the atmosphere, the food and our waiter,Alfredo. His explanation of the menu items made us want everything on the menu! We did not try a Mojito, which will give us a reason to return!

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Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Food was good and the service was excellent. The ceviche was the best and Mojito ufff above. Waiter Alfredo was attend and knows the menu. His service did make the different

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a great lunch with friends here earlier this month ! Excellent food & great drinks too. They have clear plexiglass panels to block the wind if there's a breeze, and you still get that open air experience...

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Alto, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cuba's Cookin' has a very nice atmosphere. The food is of good quality and is prepared the way you order it. The restaurant has friendly service. We were there two times last week and Alfredo took nice care of us.

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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?