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Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

1250 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-8800
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Ranked #21 of 960 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I joined two other couples for a wine tasting event at Vicente's last week. The outdoor patio was reserved for the event. The weather cooperated with mild temperatures for the evening. We were served a variety of Spanish wines to accompany the variety of foods served, including Paella, Roast Duck, Lamb and Beef. The other guests provided... More

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Elon College, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came here for dinner with the intentions of just having Tapas. We ended up with 4 items a glass of wine and 2 glasses of Sangria. The bill was steep - but we expected it. Drinks were $8. The best thing we had was the white Sangria. I had the goat cheese on tomatoes based on the reviews here,... More

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Beulah, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I see that the reviews are all over the place for Vicente's, from one star to my five star. I can just tell you about the experience that Barbara & I had last week while in town for two Tiger games (both victories, thank you). We were warmly greeted promptly at the door & seated immediately near the dance floor.... More

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I haven't been to Vicente's for some awhile; I have been spoiled by the attentiveness of the staff and management in the early days, which continued for years after the opening of this ex-pat Cuban restaurant. The place was phenomenal, and my visits were regular During my most recent visit, I was disappointed by the tardiness of the waitstaff, the... More

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Northville, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had dinner after Tigers game and I thought we were going for a Cuban sandwich and walked out $100 later for two after about $30 worth of food. $4.00 for a 2 oz. Cuban coffee. It was a joke! I would not recommend this restaurant since for the money you can do a lot better downtown.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have eaten here twice, and both times have been quite impressed at the taste of the food, quality of the presentation, and the general good vibe of the restaurant. The servers seem eager to help you and the management seems genuinely appreciative of the business. Easy to get to on the Detroit People Mover (its less than a block... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a regular stop for my friend and I. I've yet to have anything here that wasn't delicious. I definitely favor the Ropa Vieja, it is amazing. One thing I always get when I'm there no matter what is sangria, it's really good, and also pretty strong! They also usually have salsa dancing Friday & Saturday nights starting around... More

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Milan, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went to Vincente's on the recommendation of a friend. We were seated in the bar very quickly. There was water brought to our table without a word said to us, followed by a basket of bread - again without as much as a hello. Twenty minutes passed before someone came to inform us that our server was missing, they had... More

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Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was great. It was raining terribly that day, so we just picked up our food to go. The bartender was helpful. The place looks really nice inside and there is space for dancing. I think they do that on Sundays. The portions were a good size. I had the gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and some other tapa... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been to Vicente's several times, and have always enjoyed it. The food is very tasty and the atmosphere is fun. Try the sangria, the Gambas al Aiillo, and the tres leches cake! You cannot go wrong with those!

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