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428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-1100
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Ranked #48 of 179 Restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • Spanish first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Between the atmosphere and the food it was an amazing time. The Salsa was playing and the walls are beautifully painted with cuban art. I had a fantastic time. The waiters very helpful and always pleasant. The owner even stopped by the table to ensure we were having a good time! The owner seemed humble and appreciative that we were... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I see that there a few disappointed reviewers on here, but you have to understand the target audience for this restaurant. This is not a gourmet restaurant. This is a fun, atmospheric restaurant that serves great Latin hearty food. The owner is a great man, and if you become a regular, you will see he juggles a lot of patrons... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cuban Pete's has a great atmosphere, very good food, loud music, and a homey feel to it. The only downside is the wait that is constantly there. Very rarely can you go without having to wait a short time. The staff are okay, but you don't go there to see them. You go there to eat eat eat. It is... More 

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oxford, england
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was the first time I had been to a proper Cuban restaurant. The atmosphere was fun and sociable. The cocktails were amazing! You could only buy them by the pitcher which was slightly annoying. Only because they had such a good cocktail menu. The food was delicious and full of flavour. Will definitely return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Atmosphere nice however this being my first visit I was shocked how the manager was not willing to accommodate small requests...such as lowering the music just a little or answering questions ..this was a common occurrence according to my friends who frequent this restaurant. ..which will probably keep me from returning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I hadn't eaten here in several years and the most recent time we'd done takeout (takeout took 45 min and the wait for a table was 1 1/2 hours) but my kids and I had very positive recollections of the delicious Cuban and Spanish foods so we chose Cuban Pete's as the venue for a recent dinner with visiting family.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice way to break up a shopping trip.....food is good but not great...could use more spices. You go for the atmosphere....

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Being somewhat gastronomically immature I was suspect about going here for a family celebration. I need not have been as it was very a enjoyable - not just the food. I suggest you book in advance. The line as we left was immense. Parking can also be a problem for most, I have a handicapped plate so found it easy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great restaurant. The first time I visited the wait was so long that I decided to go somewhere else. Although that place was good, now that I've been to Cuban Pete's I should have just stuck out the waiting time. I just recently went here with my family who were visiting from out of town. We got to the restaurant... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited the restaurant for the first time the evening of 12/17/14. Had problems finding parking near restaurant but found a for-pay parking deck a few blocks away. Wait was about 20-30 minutes. Food was above average. Ambiance very festive (do not bring a date here if you want quiet). I was overcharged $64.00 for a $32.00 meal after waiter presented... More 

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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: Cuban, Spanish

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