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Cuban Pete's

428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-1100
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Ranked #41 of 172 restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Clifton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My son lives in Montclair and wanted to go here for his birthday dinner. Four of us arrived at 6:00 but my son called and said he would be about 15 minutes late but knew what he wanted so we could order for him as he and the rest of us were all starving. The waiter said it was against... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am really so surprised by some of the negative comments that I had to add mine. Place was crowded but my hubby and I were seated right away. This being our first time in a Cuban restaurant, we were overwhelmed by menu and had our waiter, Gregory, recommend tapas and entrées with which we excitedly gobbled up. We also... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Party of four - some tapas, mixed entrees - everyone loved what they ordered. Staff was friendly and helpful on a weeknight when the place was jumping. Who could tell from the street that down the alley was a cuban food fest. Variety of punches also a plus.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is always busy especially during evenings and weekends. They have great food but the service sucks it's just horrible

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

At first sight this place fits the Latin-Cuban genre well. But it is far from the casual friendly place you might expect out of a supposedly laid back Cuban Restaurant. This place is straight business. It destroys an otherwise potentially great place. Lets begin, about 15 minutes into our wait, no table in sight, fast forward 45 minutes still no... More

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Accra, Ghana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

So it was a friend's birthday and 30 of us ended up here for his birthday dinner even though our reservation was for 20. We ended up waiting for a long while to get seated but eventually when we did (on 2 separate tables) we had fun. Great drinks - I had endless mojitos , manager and staff were nice... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I frequent this restaurant quite often. Due to the fact that it is local and the food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are on vacation somewhere other than Jersey. The staff is absolutely wonderful and so attentive. If your looking for authentic cuban cuisine this place is a must. Although their appetizers are quite small... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Owner is extremely rude. Customer service is awful. Girl who answered phone was rude. They take no reservations for large parties and want you to wait 2 hours for seating. Do not spend your money here as they do not deserve it.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Cuban Pete's is just awesome! The restaurant has a great environment, the food is served in generous portions. There's plenty of options: seafood, pork, beef, chicken, etc. and everything is SO flavorful. I love this place! And I feel like my words can't do justice to it. My best advice is: come and try it for yourself. You won't regret... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My Mom recently moved to Montclair so I surprised her with a visit on sunday afternoon and we decided to go here. The atmosphere is really cool and exciting. Definitely not a place for anyone who is bothered by loud music because the place gets loud. The only downfall was walking through the restaurant. It was jam packed inside and... More

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