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Cubanitas

$$$
Downtown
Latin, Sandwiches, Cuban
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728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
(414) 225-1760
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Caribe in Wisconsin

I stayed 3 nights in Milwaukee, ate there 2 times. As a Puertorican, i really like the "Arroz con Pollo" with some plantains. The Lechón asado was good but it needed more flavor. A very good place if you want a taste of "El Caribe".

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Andres911_13
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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Fort lauderdale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The service was great, although we were a large group, 15 people. The ordering process for drinks, appetizers and entrees went very well. The place gives you the sense of old time Cuba with the photos on the wall and music. The food was really good. I was impressed with my order of boliche and rice with black beans. I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of my colleagues loves to come here when he's in town. Each time I am underwhelmed. You order as you walk in. There was a group waiting so it seemed crowded. We waited for our appetizer which didn't come. Our waitress was walking around with our meals to see who would claim them. We asked about our appetizer after... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
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167 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really enjoyed Cubanita's $13 all you can eat buffet! Awesome lunch -- So much food / so many choices / everything was Great. Buffet line was well-organized. Music outside was fun too!

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I stayed 3 nights in Milwaukee, ate there 2 times. As a Puertorican, i really like the "Arroz con Pollo" with some plantains. The Lechón asado was good but it needed more flavor. A very good place if you want a taste of "El Caribe".

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My first visit to Cubanitas with friends who have been here numerous times. Vibrant, eclectic interior with the same vibe in the music. Definitely a great restaurant venue for diners or friends meeting for a drink. I do believe they offer valet parking as well. Restaurant is fairly spacious with room for quite a few diners.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Here I was in the mood for roast pork. I went there after a lecture. I was told the place had improve for ADA so I adventure over there. I looked at the step and I wasn't able to get into the restaurant. I was approached by a friend of the owner and his regret that they are not motorized... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everyone talks about this place, so when I was in Milwaukee I had to go. The decor is gorgeous…love the high ceilings and bold colors. The pressed sandwich was super tasty. I also had black beans which unfortunately, were on the bland side. The plantain chips were excellent. The saltiness of the chips overcame the drab flavors of the guacamole.... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Went with the Pan con Bistec, which is a thinly sliced sirloin steak sandwich and Platanitos Maduros, which is Sweet Plantains. Arrived right before noon, and there was a small line. Overall, both were good, sandwiches are slightly overpriced for what you get. Also, rumor has it that the Mojitos are great. If you want to go here for lunch,... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Cubanitas do plantain chips, guacamole, and mojitos better than anyone else. Worth the trip for those 3 things.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This will help you to decide; you are in a wheelchair To me don't waste your time because no ramp in front there is one large step to try to get in. You will have to use the dirty smelly door in the alley then you will have a hard time getting through the snow if snow is on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Wisconsin)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (414) 225-1760

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?