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El Cubanito Restaurant

311 E. 7th Street, Salem, VA
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Ranked #5 of 83 restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Cuban
Most recent review
- May 24, 2014
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7 reviews from our community

100% Recommend
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English first
Christiansburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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