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Cuban Pete's

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 72
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good but noisy

food was just good. Tables too close to others. Service was mediocre. And last but not least the music was way too loud! Couldn't have a convo with ppl at my table without yelling

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
CHEE661
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

food was just good. Tables too close to others. Service was mediocre. And last but not least the music was way too loud! Couldn't have a convo with ppl at my table without yelling

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The atmosphere can be fun, but the food is fairly mediocre. The wait staff wear fedoras and Cuban shirts, but it seems as if the food is not carefully prepared and it's often quantity rather than quality.

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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful food, great service but don't go there if you are interested in conversation. Wait til summer and sit outside!

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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a nice Cuban Restaurant. The food is good and the atmosphere. As well. You can bring a bottle of wine because they don't serve alcohol. In the summer time they have outside dining but sometimes there is a wait

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My son knows one of the chefs and persuaded me to take him last year. I don't remember exactly what we ordered but everything was fine. The atmosphere is lively, with the servers wearing straw hats and the decor like a food stand in Cuba. Service was attentive without being obnoxious. I do remember that the desserts were fabulous. I... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I went for the 1st time last night. Ended up going later in the night. I can see why the place gets packed based on other reviews. The food and portions are great. The prices are extremely reasonable. I order several tapas and the skirt steaks. The tapas were excellent consisting of shrimp, fried cheeses, chicken drum sticks, and sausage.... More 

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Upper Montclair, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Disclosure: Was at Cuban Pete couple of years ago, and the food were reasonably well prepared and delicious but a bit loud for me.

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Northern NJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food was good. The management is bush league, non existent. Hostess clueless. Service weak. I understand it's busy and successful. The staff can barely move between tables to serve, diners chairs are up against each other. We won't return, the good food not worth the hassle.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Friends from work never ate Cuban food. Lasting experience for them, as the food is authentic, well seasoned, staff is friendly and atmosphere/ambiance couldn't get better.

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Glen Ridge
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I thought I'd give this place another try since a friend was in from out of town and had wanted some Cuban cuisine. I advised him that we could go to Newark or somewhere in Hudson/Bergen county but he had heard about this place and wanted to see if what I wrote in my previous review was true. After twisting... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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