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Cuba's Cookin'

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Caribbean, Cuban
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 96
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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
Good music and food!

The food is great but pricey however I assume that is because they have live music every night. Norman was our server and he was amazing, simply amazing. He was courteous, has great knowledge of the menu and is extremely honest! Not only was he the best server we had on the entire island, he told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the time at CC, live music, very friendly service, great meals, nice cocktails, friendly prices. Wind orientation is perfect for hot summer nights too.

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Plainview, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Other than the music, there is nothing to reccomend. We both had house specialties. My wife 's ropa viejo was chewy @ my stuffed pork was bland. The meal didn't even come with bread. We ordered garlic bread @ the butter was still cold. Pricey for what we were served.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food is great but pricey however I assume that is because they have live music every night. Norman was our server and he was amazing, simply amazing. He was courteous, has great knowledge of the menu and is extremely honest! Not only was he the best server we had on the entire island, he told us secret romantic spots... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

good place waiter was awesome Jesus was fantastic food was pricey but that is what they say about aruba.

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is my second time at Cuba's Cookin', my first was back in 2012 and I had an even better dinner experience this time around. Happened to be here on a Monday night and enjoyed a live band playing salsa music as well as salsa dancers who were kind enough to stop in between their lovely dancing to give restaurant... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our experience was amazing! From start to finish, the service, food, and music was nothing short of superior. Jesus and Norman took exceptional care of us during our dinner experience. They were AWESOME in providing not only great customer service, but Norman also provided great vacation tips for us. Music was GREAT, food was AMAZING, and service was exceptional. If... More 

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Closter, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Everything was so great!! Norman was our waiter & highly recommended! The live music & ambiance was awesome & the food were delicious!!!!!

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hesperia,ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Incredible food, great ambiance and service, and fantastic mojitos! Definitely give this cute, fun restaurant a try! You will not regret it!

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rotterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Every visit to Aruba includes a visit to cuba's cookin' . A great place to eat differtent from allt the others. Friendly service. The Picadillo here is my favorite.

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Cuban food was excellent. There was live music the night we visited and it was a nice atmosphere. Service was attentive. Coupon for free Mojito at the end. I recommend

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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: Caribbean, 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?