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.

La Isla

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Caribbean, Cuban
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
Improve this listing
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 229 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Worth the walk

Saw the reviews on TA and walked the mile or so down Washington Street from our hotel to have breakfast here one Saturday morning. The renovations to Washington Street along with the urban renewal make the walk pretty enjoyable We were lucky and had arrived early enough (7:45) to beat the crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eridere
,
Minot
Add Photo Write a Review

229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here recently with another couple for brunch. The food was pretty bland. Nothing to get very excited about. Once had dinner here as well. It was better but nothing spectacular. Service was good and people were friendly.

Helpful?
Thank maplegirl99
Minot
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the reviews on TA and walked the mile or so down Washington Street from our hotel to have breakfast here one Saturday morning. The renovations to Washington Street along with the urban renewal make the walk pretty enjoyable We were lucky and had arrived early enough (7:45) to beat the crowds that would soon form a waiting line. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eridere
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food, daily specials for good price. Nice choice of good craft beers on tap. Usually crowded better to make reservation before coming.

Helpful?
Thank Moliński D
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is actually about La Isla Uptown, on 12th and Shipyard Lane. It is a big, open space, with lots of light, and a great Latin Salsa soundtrack playing. . Pretty good Cuban food. Ordered Cubaccino ($3.25), as did Mom; Laura ordered tea ($1.50). For appetizers we ordered empanadas, one chicken, one beef ($4.50 each), a croqueta ($3), and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flushing G
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic food and good service. Small mom and pop place with cozy feel. Can be crowded but worth the wait. Reasonable prices with healthy portions!crowdedworthe wait.

Helpful?
Thank KrissyRM1
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meat was great and the place is very pleasant. Service is ok. Went there mid week and queue was ok but better to reserve during weekend. Will use again.

Helpful?
Thank Gianfelice_Tiziana
Randolph, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time we ate at this restaurant and it was even better then the first! The place is small and a little cramped, but this adds to the authentic feel. The service was friendly, the prices are reasonable and the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will make it a point to return soon!

Helpful?
Thank Craig W
Hoboken, New Jersey
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent food and lovely, cozy atmosphere. Everything is delicious. Please go. You will be very surprised.

Helpful?
Thank cffescu
Dedham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Little hole in the wall Cuban diner/cafe/restaurant....UNREAL!!!....make sure and try a few things and share as everything on menu was great!!...Heads up ..it is BYOB!!...

Helpful?
Thank CoachK2525
Level Contributor
222 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was visiting up in Hoboken, and someone told me about this place. I tried it out for myself. Their Cuban sandwich is the best I have ever had. Cuban coffee is excellent too! I went for breakfast, then lunch, then breakfast again.

Helpful?
Thank ldtc2

Travelers who viewed La Isla also viewed

 

Been to La Isla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Isla staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?