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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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
  • 84
    Average
  • 34
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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
Great Location Downtown

We both enjoyed our dinner at Cuba's Cookin' Restaurant. Good location with plenty of parking nearby. Great place to people watch at the Renaissance Marketplace. Everything we ordered was excellent and the wait staff were very pleasant and attentive. There was a wonderful Cuban band playing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jean W
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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  • Families with children
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We both enjoyed our dinner at Cuba's Cookin' Restaurant. Good location with plenty of parking nearby. Great place to people watch at the Renaissance Marketplace. Everything we ordered was excellent and the wait staff were very pleasant and attentive. There was a wonderful Cuban band playing while we were there. We will be back.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We go back to Cuba's Cooking every time we go to Aruba. It seems to get better each time. Our waiter Alfredo was great. Sometimes we get a big meal and sometimes we just get a bunch of appetizers and the music is fantastic. Everything is great.

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Boston, ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We return to Cuba's Cooking each year we are in Aruba. Last year we had the great waiter Alfredo V. who made the experience even more special.

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Houston, Texas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The food leaves a bit to be desired. Located in the Renaissance Marina area with a view of the parking lot. The inside decor is quite nice with attentive service, but found the food quite bland. Pork dish had bands of fatty gristle running through it. Food needed some spice. Serving portions were quite generous. Mojitos were okay, but had... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Drinks and service were very good. I had the recommended fish of the day in lemon sauce with shrimp. We also had several mojitos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We always plan a visit to town for both a lunch and a dinner at Cuba's Cooking. Great selection and some of the best seafood dishes on the island. Check out their entertainment. Always fun music and the staff get right into the entire celebration!

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Columbus, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I loved the civeche and the Cuban and the Hambugresa. The place is a bit spendy for lunch ($60-ish for two), cocktails aren't strong, and beers aren't super cold, but drink them fast and you'll be fine. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved it! The entertainment, food and service was great but my fave was the premium mojitos I had! Soooo good! Thanks for great evening:)

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is conveniently located at the Renaissance. The service is attentive, doctor is very modern Cuban, and the food is also wonderful. Everything is fresh, and the seafood soup entire is just excellent. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Best meal yet, we have been on Aruba for one week and this has been our best meal, lively fun restaurant with live band and Cuban music .

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?