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La Isla

104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
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Ranked #3 of 243 restaurants in Hoboken
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Despite being in New York dozens of times I had never gone over to Hoboken. Just a short trip on the PATH train, however, yielded a couple great things - a wonderful, unique view of Manhattan and a delicious Cuban lunch. La Isla is a tiny lunch counter with a handful of four-top tables. We had a group of five... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night. We walked from the Westin in Jersey City along the waterfront, which was a nice 20 minute walk. Although La Isla wasn't what we were looking for, we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is tiny and narrow, with a counter and a single row of seating on the inside. The food here was... More

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Livingston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

They were sold out of the french toast they're known for. Based on past reviews we expected more. I had a salad that was good, and my husband had pancakes that were good.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Food is good but not outstanding, I would go again to grab a quick lunch. Good and quick service, prices are very reasonable.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great restaurant for brunch and breakfast in Hoboken. My absolute favorite dish is Omar’s Stuffed French Toast. We moved from Hoboken a number of years ago. However, when my husband asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday this year, I knew that I wanted to start off at La Isla. My husband and I... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hands down the best Cuban Spot in Hoboken! The other Cuban Rest's. in town down don't come close to this one! You know its good when there is a crowd waiting outside. Large groups extremely difficult to be seated. It's best if your party consists of 2-4 ppl max. (unless you don't mind sitting apart) MAKE SURE YOU WRITE YOUR... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

This tiny 'hole in the wall' Cuban is a real gem on the main Hoboken drag. Seating is either through an open bar or a wait list for tables, probably has 20 covers, but it is worth waiting. If 2 then defo go for seating at the bar. We had a couple of appetiziers which were delicious, but be careful... More

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San Diego, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Santillos brick oven pizza is second to this place. Anything on the menu is lights out. Just when we thought NJ was cursed with bad roads and worse food we saw this on Food Network. Glad we made the drive to Hoboken for this place. Spectacular! Also in a nice neighborhood that's good for a Sunday stroll. The neighborhood is... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great food... Definitely the best French toast we've ever had. The eggs and chorizo was awesome and great portions for the price.

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Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a great restaurant to eat good cuban food. The staff is very nice. It's was full and had a line for steating.

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