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Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

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1250 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-8800
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good paella

I'm eat a very big and tasteful paella drinking mojito and californian wine. Before dinner some appetizer. I think music was to loud but.. enjoy the dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Fabio P
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm eat a very big and tasteful paella drinking mojito and californian wine. Before dinner some appetizer. I think music was to loud but.. enjoy the dinner.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been eating at Vicente's for years; it's one of my favorite spots in Detroit to grab lunch. There are a lot of enticing options on the menu, but my favorites, which I find myself going back to time and time again, are the Ensalada de Pera, Papas Rellenas (heaven for all those potato lovers out there!) and Pollo al... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Only Okay. Food was average; nothing special. Sorry to say, disappointed a bit. I may try it again to give it another chance.

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Grosse Pointe, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food is excellent with authentic Spanish Caribbean flavors. If you are looking for something our of the ordinary this is a wonderful choice in the heart of Detroit. If the weather permits, the outdoor patio is charming, with an interesting view of the Detroit skyline.

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Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I went to Vicente's for dinner on Monday night arriving about 8:30pm. I was lucky enough to find a parking space out front. Sometimes you get a feeling write from the jump that perhaps the restaurant goddess is not with you and I had that feeling after the hostess attempted to seat me at a two person table by the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Vicente's Cuban Cuisine knows its spices. The delicious tapas offer a wide palette of spices and cooking techniques. We had the Vegetarian tapa with pan-fried vegetables cooked just right, as well as the House special (seafood and chorizo). Two dishes could not have been further apart -- however, both were amazingly flavourful. The portions were also very generous. We shared... More 

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Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've wanted to go here for years and finally did so recently. It's just what it should be: relaxed, casual, where you can feel you can be yourself. Two of our party had a seafood-stuffed pastry dish that I've never seen before, but looked awesome. One had a fried pear salad with Manchego cheese that also looked great. I had... More 

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I came here with a close friend of mine on a Saturday. We ate at the bar since they were full from reservations. They offer Salsa dancing at 10PM. We had three tapas: pollo aioli (just ok), seafood special (4 stars), goat cheese & tomatos (5 stars). The sangria is good too. Overall, it was a cute place, busy, but... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at a recent dinner before a Red Wings game. The tapas were delicious and served up quick to share. The Churrasco con Chimichurri was done just right and delicious, as was the Salmon a la Parrilla. They had live music on a Wednesday evening. Located on Library Street, it is a very short walk... More 

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

nobody at The desk I had to wait somebody who was outside smoking a cigarette... Inside...well, all food i ordered were cold and poorly warmed. Quality...somebody seem it around?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 962-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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