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Senior Contributor
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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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
131 reviews 131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
149 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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Senior Contributor
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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Address: 311 E. 7th Street, Salem, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
Cuisine: Cuban

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