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Cuban Pete's

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

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 35
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  • 78
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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 food and Atmosphere

Whether your celebrating a birthday, enjoying a night out with the girls, looking for an upbeat date night, or planning a night out for a fun family dinner, Cuban Pete's accommodates all special occasions! I've been here multiple times over the past few years and have always enjoyed my dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Marlana D
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Whether your celebrating a birthday, enjoying a night out with the girls, looking for an upbeat date night, or planning a night out for a fun family dinner, Cuban Pete's accommodates all special occasions! I've been here multiple times over the past few years and have always enjoyed my dining experience. It's a BYOB and they are known for their... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had lunch at what we now call Salty Pete's. Ordered the Cuban sandwich and Cuban hamburger. Meal was the saltiest crap we have ever encountered. So we chased it down with our Kool-aid like Mojitos and left as the music got loud. It was like we had visited the Mohave desert. We craved water the rest of the day and... More 

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Apple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The service was awful...it sucked!! Disappointed!! We were celebrating a friends bday and our waiter could not have been any more despondent! First, he was pushy in wanting to place our order within the first 5 min of being seated. Then Once our order was placed he never approached our table again without being called over. We had to actually... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food was great once you were seated and served, but the wait was very long and the staff appeared inexperienced on handling large crowds.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I absolutely love Cuban Pete's! The owner is a delight and the food is excellent. It is priced well considering the menu's selections. Indoor and outdoor seating, with weather pending, both are great to experience... Tapas run no more than $5e and the dinner portions are huge! The flan is so good and smooth and the hint of orange is... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

To be honest I don't love Cuban Pete's. I have many many friends who think it is simply the best place on earth but I just am not a fan. Every time I go the food is just mediocre and it's a bit pricy for what you get. The venue is also very loud. That said the sangria is pretty... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really enjoyed this place! Sat outside & felt like I was on vacation. Tasty food, good size portions, and affordable. I rarely eat the leftovers I take home but this was an exception! The spinach & cheese empanadas were great! As were the black beans, rice, & plantains.

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Hawthorne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

From the front out side, it appears to be a really small place. However, once you go inside it is huge. Walking room is limited and you will get run over. That is the bad. We had 2 appetizers that we and of course 2 different main courses. Everything we had were great. All were well seasoned and plentiful. I... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I urge all non-hispanics to boycott Cuban Pete's. Last Sun. was there with 3 friends; it was one of the few restaurants open in Montclair for holiday weekend. After being seated, we realized the music was excrutiatingly loud; couldn't hear each other talk. Still we ordered, opened our wine. We asked the waiter if the music could be lowered a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

my fave good food and its byob.. kinda loud but nice often packed but lines move fast oxtails are good and coconut shrimp super good

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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: Caribbean, 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: Caribbean, 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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