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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 - 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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 123
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  • 126
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 35
    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
Worth a visit!

There are lots of great things about Cuban Pete's! The food is wonderful, the prices reasonable and they have outdoor seating with lots of ambiance! On the down side, they are super busy and don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait a while for a table. It is also very noisy, so if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newfoundland, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Gave our name to the hostess (who, in my opinion, really didn't want to be there) and was advised that the wait could be upwards of one and 1/2 hours and that everyone from our party must be present otherwise we will not be seated. We were 5 people who had to wait... More 

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Rahway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There are lots of great things about Cuban Pete's! The food is wonderful, the prices reasonable and they have outdoor seating with lots of ambiance! On the down side, they are super busy and don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait a while for a table. It is also very noisy, so if you're seeking intimate conversation....this is not... More 

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I recently had a girls night out at Cuban Pete's . We sat outside. The sangria was delicious. The tapas appetizers were very good at a reasonable price. We were able to try a variety of items on the menu. Everything was great nothing negative to say!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

It was one of my favorite places to go for great food,always fresh aromatic plus delicious and drinks in the large pitchers from various varieties,not to forget the great prices. Sadly the quality of this place has really gone down. From bad management to dirty utensils and chipped crockery and awful awful food. A visit there isn't the same as... More 

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My daughter wanted to come here following her college graduation ceremony. I had heard the hype about the place so I said no problem. To be honest, I don't know what all the hype is for. I was completely unimpressed. Not with the food, service or atmosphere. None of it did it for me here at Pete's. First off, 2... More 

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Englishtown,NewJersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Pulled pork tasty. Mixed fish dish good. Cuban sandwich ok. Wish more of a vegetarian selection. Recommended to come and try

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Nutley, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We arrived about 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday evening and while other diners were already seated and eating, our party of 5 (4 adults, 1 high chair) was seated immediately. By the time we left an hour and half later, hungry diners waiting for a table filled the stairs (down from the back entrance) and mulled around in the courtyard.... More 

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New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have been to Cuban Pete's a few times. They do not take reservations and the restaurant is always busy so its best to go on a week nite or for lunch on the weekend. The service is usually hit or miss.Spent a lot of time looking for our server during our most recent visit. Appetizer portions are small but... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A casual mention by a friend of a friend led us to explore Cuban Pete's on a lazy, hungry Sunday evening. First impression is that it must be good because the place was PACKED both inside an out. During the 10 minutes it took us to walk a few doors down to a liquor store and buy some beer to... More 

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New jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch there last week !!! Great service and nice size food portions..... Good was yummy and authentic....will go back soon

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