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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #29 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba! The black bean soup and yucca frita is so yummy! The live music is fun too!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Food was SOooOOooOo good! We were stuffed. The drinks were good in particular the mojitos. The live band was really a hit!

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Lima, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba, so this trip my husband and I had some friends joining us for their first time to Aruba and we brought them here. Let's just say they loved Aruba and loved Cuba's Cookin. We had a great time on the patio with great entertainment, drinks and food. All five of us... More

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited this small restaurant after touring. There was only one server but he was nice, efficient and very professional. The food was very good and the lunch prices were great for the center of town. The fish was awesome as we're the plantains.

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We noticed this restaurant during a stroll downtown for their nice live music. We returned after a couple of days and - even though there was no music - we stopped for dinner. The mojitos were ok, but a bit too bitter ( did they forget sugar? ) , while all the dishes we had were very tasty. We got... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice place, some evenings the have live music. The Mojito's are very good and the Cuban dishes are great.

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Jamaica, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I chose this restaurant from a list provided in the visitors guide arriving at the airport. We enjoy all types of cuisine and looked forward to some good cuban food. Our meal did not dissapoint. My husband had a seafood stew with sweet plantains, yellow rice and black beans. I had pork garlic bites to begin and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All three orders for myself and two friends were unsatisfactory. Shrimp plate was over cooked, my grouper ceviche was spongy in texture and the third guest's plate of ribs were unpleasantly sauced.

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South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Aruba for our 10th anniversary in mid-June. We stayed at the Renaissance, so one night we walked across the street to eat at Cuba's Cookin'. Loved their Long Island Iced Tea! For our appetizer, we had the plantain chips with guacamole. OMG! So good! I can't remember the exact names of our entrees, but I... More

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Sandown, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great evening dinner location with live Cuban music made me really feel like I was on vacation. Had friendly service and dining was very enjoyable.

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