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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
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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
Birthday Celebration

Went with the fam to celebrate daughters 22nd birthday. Thurs nite had to wait bout an hr to seat the 8 of us. But food was great and our server Damian was on point. Even though it was very busy he was there to meet our needs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joescarp
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with the fam to celebrate daughters 22nd birthday. Thurs nite had to wait bout an hr to seat the 8 of us. But food was great and our server Damian was on point. Even though it was very busy he was there to meet our needs.

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Thank Joescarp
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming to this restaurant, especially for the tapas and sangria! This is a BYO and there is a liquor store right up the street. The wait staff are always so friendly and the service is pretty quick! They also provide take out !

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Thank Angela D
Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here during a business trip with a large group. Ordered multiple appetizers and a variety of main courses. Portions were huge! Appetizers come in tapas size or you can get family size, which is very large. Excellent selection of appetizers and with the main courses being so large, you could actually order a couple of those and eat family... More 

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Thank Cat F
Bloomfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, Believe the horrible reviews. It is lacking customer service and the food is very salty. The owner unbelievably awful!!!!! I really hope this place gets shut down! I

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Thank Blu J
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! This spot is a needle in a haystack and I'm glad I was pinched!!! My friend and I came here on a Monday evening for dinner. Appetizer: Lollipop Chicken & Beef Empanadas Dinner: Shredded Beef w/white rice and plantains. She had the Spicy Shrimp w/white rice and plantains. Drink: It's BYOB! We brought 1800 Coconut Silver Tequila - which... More 

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Thank Rae C
Montclair, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have been a patron of Cuban Pete's for years. Love the decor and ambiance. Food is great. Owner is personable. If you arrive after 5pm, you will find parking can be difficult to find in Montclair. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights are extremely busy and the wait may be long. To avoid a long wait, would advise arriving after... More 

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Thank Darlene V
Riverview, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I live in Florida and have had some great Cuban food. This place is a gem. This place also doesn't take reservations nor call ahead. So be ready to wait on a Friday and Saturday night. This place also is all about bring your own bottle. They will mix it up for you. All of the tapas we had were... More 

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Thank cc8465352
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This place is the place to go when you need to spice up that boring "where do we go to eat?" Feeling. The food is fabulous the atmosphere is amazing fun and energetic. They staff is on point and acomidating, the owner is aways here he remembers you and makes you feel welcome and at home. He knows how to... More 

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Thank Nicole M
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went there as a party of five on a Saturday. Very small and congested place. So we walked over to the Manager and nicely asked how w long would the wait be? The owner was standing there and said to us an hour. We asked would they be able to accommodate a table of five because in my head... More 

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1 Thank Chelah C
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went there last night with my wife for the first time, and loved it ! The place has a large parking lot in the rear, you can eat outdoors or in, we ate inside last night because it was a little chilly out. Service was good, waiter was quick to bring out drinks and appetizers, we ordered. You Gotta try... 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: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?