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311 E. 7th Street, Salem, VA
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Its Cuban but I am going back tonight

Every once in a while I have to travel to Salem to the VA hospital and go a day before my appointment and so have to find some food the night before. On mondays when my favorite is closed this is the place to go and tonight will be my third visit. Again, it is Cuban food, but some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Dennis D
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every once in a while I have to travel to Salem to the VA hospital and go a day before my appointment and so have to find some food the night before. On mondays when my favorite is closed this is the place to go and tonight will be my third visit. Again, it is Cuban food, but some of... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Keeping in mind this is Salem and not the Tampa Cuban food I am used to, I was still disappointed. The restaurant appeared dirty, and the tablecloth needed to be washed even though we were the first customers that day. They didn't have any yucca, which I was craving and I was not impressed by the Cuban sandwiches-they weren't pressed... More 

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Delaware
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We travel through Salem on I-81 from Delaware to TN four or five times a year. Looking for a place to eat, I, of course, checked TripAdvisor. The reviews for this place are very good. I admit that we pulled up tonight at 8:00 p.m. They close at 9:00. They're essentially in the middle of a neighborhood which kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stop by every time we're in the area. Really good! The owner is from Cuba. We had the pork with Mojo sauce and the fried steak. Really reasonable prices.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our 2nd time at El Cubanito. The first time we found it by accident and glad we did. We were in Salem recently and made a special trip to the restaurant. The food as always is very good, reasonable and plentiful. The restaurant and restrooms are clean. My only complaint was that the tablecloths had grease stains. They... More 

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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Although a little off 81, I would go out of my way to eat here. (Getting off of exit 140 makes the stop pretty straightforward, though. The food is as good as anything I ever had eating in Little Havana in Miami. The "Cubanito" style sandwiches are great. The Ropa Vieja was authentic in taste. I love the white rice... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Generous portions, attentive service, filling sandwiches. Colorful decor creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Plantain-based snacks/sides especially yummy.

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have eaten here for times and have never been disappointed! The service is great, the food is delicious, and the wine list is well priced. Eating on their patio in the summer time makes you feel like you're spending a day in Miami! Definitely check it out!

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Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

By far the best Cuban food in the Roanoke area, all other Cuban restaurants in Roanoke pale in comparison. The food is beyond delicious and reasonably priced. If you want to try something new and different, this is definitely worth the trip.

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Virginia
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83 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you are traveling north.south on I-81 and come to Exit 140-Roanoke College, this restaurant is just off the beaten path maybe a mile, next to the area's middle school, Andrew Lewis Middle School. Cute outside eating area and great food - always consider the daily specials, they are the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 E. 7th Street, Salem, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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