We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 960 Detroit Restaurants

Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

1250 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-8800
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    33
    9
    2
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We made reservations for Vincente's and knew we wanted one of their 4 Paella dishes since we had it in the past. However, we had a concert to go to afterwards and saw from the online menu that we need to allow 45 minutes for them to prepare Paella. So we called ahead of time and they took our order... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DC
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I attended a 4-day conference in Detroit. It has become a custom of mine to search for a Cuban restaurant in the cities I travel. Being Cuban--that comes pretty natural to me. I found Vicente's Cuban Cuisine--the only one in Detroit. I took a chance and invited 10 fellow conference attendees to accompany me to dinner and try Cuban food.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Elon College, North Carolina
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beulah, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lincoln Park, Michigan
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Northville, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Michigan
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Vicente's Cuban Cuisine also viewed

 

Been to Vicente's Cuban Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing