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Cuba Cuba

#159 of 2,395 Restaurants in Denver
#185 of 2,739 Places to Eat in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Cuban, Spanish
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1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 605-2822
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Excellent Food & Service

Cuba Cuba has been in Denver for a fairly longtime, but this was my first visit and a great find! Excellent food and service! Having been to Havana in the past the Mojito's were not the best. However, even in Havana there were Mojitos that were so-so. Will visit again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
JAYDenver
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Denver
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Denver
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Cuba Cuba has been in Denver for a fairly longtime, but this was my first visit and a great find! Excellent food and service! Having been to Havana in the past the Mojito's were not the best. However, even in Havana there were Mojitos that were so-so. Will visit again.

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Thank JAYDenver
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The food is simply amazing! As well as the waitress we had. Although it did take us 3-4 minutes standing at the front door before we were acknowledged by the bartender who was busy taking multiple shots, which I thought was rather odd. She acted like we inconvenienced her by wanting to eat there, she clearly would have rather been... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Was in town for a conference and we wanted to have dinner away from the downtown area for a change of pace. We hopped in a cab and after a quick online search we decided to go here. What an absolute treat! The service was attentive and helpful - the cocktail menu was fabulous - and the food was absolutely... More 

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Thank AMG3235
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Cuba Cuba delivers a fairly good sampling of cuban food. Nothing comparable to what you would get in Miami, FL but not bad for the mile high city. Of course I am personally biased since I have lived in Miami for quite some time.

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Thank Ruben M
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Cuba Cuba in Denver came highly recommended. I had visited Cuba 3 times in the last 18 months, and enjoyed excellent paladares while there. The restaurant was a 20-minute walk from my downtown hotel. I had high hopes. I had an early dinner on a Friday evening. I started with a mojito (excellent) and Mariquitos Cubanos (plantain chips with avocado... More 

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Thank fortworthsketcher
Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our Cuban friend from Florida, took us here a few years ago and we fell in love. Now we go there for special events (birthdays, anniversary) as the place is a bit pricey. We enjoy the Vaca Frita. The rice and beans compliment it very well. Also recommend the pineapple Mojitos! Get a pitcher, as you'll drink through it quickly.... More 

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Thank shirleyk973
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

While a little hard to find, the Cuba Cuba is an absolute pleasure to visit. I think this restaurant was the star of our trip to Denver. The food was sumptuous and plentiful, the drinks were incredible, and the atmosphere was soft, dreamy, and wonderful. I would recommend Cuba Cuba to anyone looking for a gorgeous date night out that's... More 

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Thank Rebecca E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I was born in Cuba and have grown up on Cuban food. Outside of Florida, it's challenging to find great Cuban food in the states. And, when you do find it many times it's modernized or "Nouveau" and not exactly authentic. Cuba Cuba Cafe is down-to-earth, traditional, and like what you'd find in the classic Miami restaurants. What a find!... More 

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Thank Marcos R
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

In a word, infernal noise! Poor service, delays, expensive, prices lacked dollar sign (latest psychological manipulation trick), food OK but not any better than at many other Cuban restaurants.

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1 Thank mrbobjames
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went for dinner with my wife who recommended it after a previous visit with her girl friends. Conveniently located near the Denver Art Museum. Nice atmosphere and great traditional drinks. The flank steak was very good with black beans and plantain. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Great place for a date or a visit with the family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (303) 605-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?