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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
Nice Cuban Restaurant

had lunch here with a friend. She is from Miami and stated this is authentic cuban. The atmosphere was much nicer inside than you would think, very comfortable. Food was good. Loved the sauce they bring out. Kept asking for more. I would definitely go back but we overheard the waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
tizzlizz
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

had lunch here with a friend. She is from Miami and stated this is authentic cuban. The atmosphere was much nicer inside than you would think, very comfortable. Food was good. Loved the sauce they bring out. Kept asking for more. I would definitely go back but we overheard the waitress saying they are selling the restaurant. Will see what... More 

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Wirtz, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was having some work done on my car in Salem and decided to try a place where we had never been before. The work was done in plenty of time to make the luncheon menu at El Cabanito. We were immediately taken to a colorfully decorated seating area and shown our table. We ordered our drinks, I have a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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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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