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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #31 of 163 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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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Wilkes Barre
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had been to the former location 6 years ago and looked forward to returning. The new location is great, right at the seaport. The owner served us and we were not disappointed. Had the Cuban burger and Cuban sandwich. Loved the sandwich and the delicious fries that were crisp on the outside and not starchy on the inside. Prices... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Aruba, we were staying at the Renaissance, we walked to the Renaissance mall to get dinner. We explored around and decided on Cubas Cookin. The staff was very nice and there was a small group there. We ordered appetizers and fish for dinner. The food was good and the atmosphere enjoyable. There was a guitarist playing... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by friends so we had high expectations. When we made the reservation she said there would be live music and dancing starting at 6:30. But the place was almost empty at 6:30, and there was no music or dancing. Maybe she had he nights confused, as we went on a Wednesday. We had found a coupon for... More 

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New Windsor, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing special. Food was tasty. Band was nice. Drinks reasonable. Not knowing what to order did not help. Table overlooked the parking lot.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Have been a fan of this restaurant in the past. Liked it better in the original location. This visit not so great. Our waiter Alfredo was attentive and affable, but up-sold various items on the menu. The empanadas were fairly tasteless and the salad we ordered was on the level of a garnish. Skirt steak was not to my liking... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had lunch here and my husband had his best sandwich ever! I had pita with chicken and it was good and fresh. It's a pity we didin't have time to have dinner here. We got a good impression of this restaurant.

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Marlton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

great lunches every day . Service was great and Denise was extra special. Food was well worth the stop

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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have been to CC a number of times, even when it was in the old house in town. We went to the new place a couple of years ago, had a good meal, next year, so-so. We skipped a year and went this and had a great experience. Mojitos were good, the food wonderful. I wish I could have... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of my favorite places every time I come back to Aruba. As always, the food was great. I was disappointed it the garlic pork bites appetizer. They were very tough and lacked flavor. Also, the table needed to be washed better. It was extremely sticky, even after we mentioned it and the waitress wiped it down again. Loved the... More 

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locust valley
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had gone for a few years and always enjoyed the ceviche . Last year we were disappointed in the meal but thought we had ordered the wrong thing so we decided to go back and give it another chance. New menu and new prices but I was excited that they still had the ceviche .. It use to be served... 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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