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Cuban Pete's

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Spanish, Cuban
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428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-1100
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 66
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Empanadas

Love their appetizers, especially their beef empanadas. Great ambiance -you really feel like you're in Cuba or some other Caribbean isle. It can get a bit noisy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Gretchen K
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Montclair, New Jersey
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English first
Montclair, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love their appetizers, especially their beef empanadas. Great ambiance -you really feel like you're in Cuba or some other Caribbean isle. It can get a bit noisy.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for appetizers/Tapas. Very loud but fun place. The wait is usually long so prepare to stand.

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Bergen County
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious and great ambiance. Fun place to celebrate a birthday. The food tastes just like my grand,others. Very good authentic cuisine and afforable. It's BYOB. Only issue is that it they don't take reservations and the wait can be long but if you have the time it is worth it. Mother have outdoor seating in the summer too which is... More 

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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I have mixed feeling about this place. Pros the tapas chicken & beef empanadas , chicken lollipops , meatballs, papita de rellenas (potato balls )plantains were all good . The island shrimp conga , mango king skirt steak great , paella , arroz con pollo , pollo cubano and three other dishes were good . Cons the oxtails sauce wasn't... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent ambiance, decor and music. The food is interesting, flavorful and delicious. Excellent place for lunch with friends and family.

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bloomfield,nj
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Came here with a small group for a birthday, and we all really enjoyed trying different foods. The fish was great, and plates were plentiful. Love the atmosphere!. They sang Happy Birthday, and gave celebrant a Cuban hat to wear!Lots of fun!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The atmosphere at this restaurant is fantastic, staff is fair. Food is very good and meat is very tender. People come here to have fun and sangria. The downside is that they DO NOT take reservations and WILL NOT seat your part until the entire party is there. So if you have a large party of ten, you cannot sit... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We made a reservations for 14 for my Brother-in-laws birthday. My wife and sister-in-law arrived with 6 others (8 of 14) and asked to be seated. She was told we would be seated when the entire group was there. My sister-in-law noticed another group had been seated without the whole party present. She asked again if w could be seated... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had a great birthday party at Cuban Pete's. Have been to other "cuban" restaurants and they have nothing to compare to this gem in Montclair!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Sadly I went to what was suppose to be a great restaurant in Montclair today, "Cuban Petes". We waited for two hours to only be kicked out before we were seated because they couldn't make room for my friend who is wheel chair bound. We called the day before to make sure we would be ok to enter and we... More 

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Additional Information about Cuban Pete's

Address: 428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone Number: (973) 746-1100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: (973) 746-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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