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La Isla

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104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Omar's Stuffed French Toast is delicious - Get in before 12pm

We arrived at La Isla at 11:50am or thereabouts and remembered that they're strict about breakfast hours ending at noon so we grabbed two seats at the counter. Thankfully, we made that move as the group behind us had to order from the Lunch Menu. Although the breakfast food is quite brunchy, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Madintangibles
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We arrived at La Isla at 11:50am or thereabouts and remembered that they're strict about breakfast hours ending at noon so we grabbed two seats at the counter. Thankfully, we made that move as the group behind us had to order from the Lunch Menu. Although the breakfast food is quite brunchy, they stick with an old school Cuban vibe... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love coming here for breakfast Cuban coffee and the feeling you are in Cuba. The workers are friendly it is a joyful experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Thank you to Victor, Ernesto, Cesar and Jessenia the most attention wait stuff in Hoboken. This little place is very cozy and the food is amazing. I will be back !!!

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Merrick, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The outside and actually the inside of this place sort of looks like a cheap diner. After spending some time there you can see, the staff is lovely, the service is excellent and the food is authentic and delicious. The plantain and guacamole appetizer is a must! Soups were fantastic and the shrimp ceviche and salad were all fresh and... More 

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Oxford, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It is a very popular place and get busy very quickly. Service is friendly and fast. I recommend any of the Cuban specialities, you won't be disappointed!

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nyc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is full of flavor. Great dishes at a good price. The empanadas are full of meat and definitely the best I've had. Good coffee as well.

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new york
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

La Isla is without question one of the top 5 restaurants in Hoboken. The 'challenge' is that it resides in a 50's style counter diner with very limited seating (no reservations just an honor system for next table). The food though is authentic and quickly prepared and served. Delivery is an option but can be long.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some of the best food in Hoboken. Relaxed and casual. And great little spot for home cooked Cuban food.

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West New York, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I went there with my wife after watching The Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives... As soon as we saw it, we had to go!! and we were not disappointed! My wife had their signature dish called Tasajo..... It's layered with Moro(rice mixed with black beans), Sweet Cuban Potatoes, and shredded beef. This was excellent. I had the Currasco which... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Small, quaint and what a pocket rocket of a venue...theeee best and most exciting menu ive experienced on my journeys. ..watch the passion unfold as they deliver their creative food to the table. Their hearts are in this food, from traditional well noted recipes this place rocks a 10 for me!!! Love, love,love...xxxxx

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: (201) 659-8197

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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