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Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

1250 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-8800
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Ranked #23 of 977 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
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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
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not sure what the fascination is with Cuban food. Having been to Cuba, Cuban cuisine is not very good. Vincente's is just a restaurant using the guise of serving Cuban food. The food is fine, the service was fine. But it was just fine. Nothing special. Felt very rushed as well.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Vincente is one of my top restaurants in detroit. The waiters are awesome and can help a large group with the ordering. They are a bit on the pricey side but the food portions are humongous. Most of my colleagues could not go through their portions. The lamb shanks are huge and delicious, i could almost walk out with one... More 

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Lincoln Park, Mi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My son chose Vicente's to celebrate his seventeenth birthday. Good taste runs in his beautiful mothers family. We have been here many times and the food and staff have performed consistently well. To my good friend EdZ.....plenty of Sangria available during our visit and I look forward to sharing a pitcher you!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to Vicente's twice and I loved it both times. Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Both times I was there, I was with a large group and the service was great. They were attentive and very open to talking about the menu to help us make suitable selections.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Despite Detroit city's troubles, there is much to recommend about the city! Vicente's Cuban was a real surprise located in downtown Detroit. Family owned and operated, it brings the flavors of traditional Cuban-Spanish flair to the city. Make no mistake this is not a Mexican Spanish place, but Cuban, owing its food traditions straight back to Spain. Enjoy the seafood... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Love the Cuban food here. Don't understand why there isn't more restaurants like these in the suburbs cause it is always packed when we go there. Best espresso Martinis downtown with that real Cuban espresso Yum!! But $12.00 - food is real good, average priced and much smaller then you find in Florida for example but worth going if you... More 

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After reading a local newspaper review of Vicentes offering cuban food, we were excited to try them out. We visited on a Wednesday night around 5:30 p.m. Atmosphere was very nice, but the paper table clothes and cocktails served in drinking glasses seemed to diminish that impression. We were disappointed that the menu did not have many authentic cuban dishes.... More 

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NORTH CHARLESTON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Cuban food was great and even Guantanamera was played for us as we began to sing... Atmosphere was good with the Cuban flag and old pictures of Morro Castle, old cars etc. Their "MOJITO" was average but better when we made some adaptations... Muchas gracias!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 

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DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Additional Information about Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

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

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