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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
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I visit Cuban Pete's with my family for a graduation lunch. It's was a party of 10. After arriving we understood that the wait would be about 30-45 minutes no problem. Most of the group never had Cuban food, so they waited with no problem. After getting seat about 1 hour later. The waiter came over... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I visit Cuban Pete's with my family for a graduation lunch. It's was a party of 10. After arriving we understood that the wait would be about 30-45 minutes no problem. Most of the group never had Cuban food, so they waited with no problem. After getting seat about 1 hour later. The waiter came over and took our order.... More 

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NEW YORK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Visit here with friends.... There was a 20 minute wait but well worth it.... No matter what you order all the foods comes fresh & hot.... BYOB need I say more.... The service is great... You can sit outside or inside.... I must return again the white fish w/coconut mango salsa, white coconut rice, two sides of yams (SMH)..... A... More 

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Cuban Pete's is a unique spot in Montclair where you can pretend for a while like you are visiting Havana. Outdoor dining is the best. Service is sometimes slow when they are busy but know that when you go, bring extra wine, and adjust the schedule accordingly. The food is 100% authentic Cuban fare and the sangria is top notch!

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Whiting, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Always very yummy! Wish it wasn't always so crowded, but it's definitely worth the wait. The best Cuban food I've had so far. The lechon asado is my favorite.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We have always loved Cuban Pete's. Food is good and atmosphere very nice. Music and Cuban arwork on the walls. The problem we've experienced lately is the wait time. Today we came really early at 4pm and were seated right away. I did notice the prices have gone up and the portion size is smaller but it is still a... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic food and eclectic atmosphere. Yes it's noisy even at lunch but get over it and enjoy well prepared foods and excellent service

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you like not being able to hear your companions, unless you're shouting - Cuban Pete's is the place for you. LOTS of people like this place, there are lines out the door every weekend night, but it is not worth it. I like music, but I also like to talk to whomever I'm having dinner with. And if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went there twice with friends and family. While the setting is pleasant, the food is not great and does feel unhealthy. Too much fat and fried food. I have nothing against it, except that it is not recommended by my nutitionist, but working with oil means to keep it very clean and change it often. If not it will... More 

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have been to Cuban Pete's two times & loved my meal both times ! The tapas are very good - would recommend the empanadas and Cuban finger sandwiches. Very cool place to be ! Very Busy weekend nights!! Arrive early if you do not want to wait !! It is unlike any other place I've been to eat in... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went with my husband and son for a birthday dinner. Cute décor, fun to watch the staff wish customers happy birthday, good food - but SO LOUD you can't hear yourself think. We actually had to stop talking while waiting for food since we couldn't hear each other. Ears were ringing when we left.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?