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All 156 Oranjestad Restaurants

Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
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Ranked #27 of 156 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
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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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great food great atmosphere. This place is great all around. Especially if you are across the street at the Renaissance

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. I had the special, chicken breastfeeding with a spicy mushroom sauce, to die for, it came with black beans and rice, sweet fried plantains and a small salad with a homemade vinaigrette dressing. I would have gladly spent twice as much for it. The waitress was very personable and friendly. We sat outside and... More 

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews 294 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place was so legit and amazing we ate dinner here three times on a seven day trip! Mojito Mojito Mojitio Mojitos!!! THE best deluxe mojito I've ever had, anywhere, period. Throw in some massively legit music most nights and a retro atmosphere, the ambiance reminds me of stories my great-grandfather would regale us with on his travels in Cuba.... More 

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CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I had my best meal of my vacation here. It is right down town. Easy to find. Excellent food, drinks, service. I would highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

They have awesome happy hour specials!!!! The drinks really pack a punch and the appetizers are good as well.

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Richardson, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Fabulous restaurant! Alfredo our server was wonderful. Best a a Ropa Vieja outside of Little Havana. Can't wait to go back!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The restaurant is located in the center of Oranjestad near the marina. A must when visiting Aruba. The food is delicious and the wait staff is attentive. My Chicken soup with Matzo Ball was delicious. Premium Mojitos are outstanding! Alfredo V. was our waiter. He was very professional and attentive to our requests. The band playing in the background was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The food was great, ambiance very relaxing and right in the middle of everything. Monitor's are a must. Great music every night! The best place we ate during our stay.

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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best in Aruba. The food is delicious and you want to order everything on the menu. My wife and I started out with the Cuban version of Matzo Ball Soup. It was the best that we have ever tasted and the Matzo Balls were just the way I like them. There was plenty of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the fish sandwich and it was really good. Fresh toasted bread, and crispy fish made for a delicious lunch.

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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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