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Cubanitas

$$$
Downtown
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Delicatessen, Cuban
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728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
(414) 225-1760
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Cuban eats, friendly staff.

We grabbed some carry out from this place, and we were glad we did. I had a really refreshing mojito while waiting (a very short time) and then we happily chowed down at the hotel room. I had Gallo pinto with tilapia and it was outstanding. My wife liked her ropa vieja and I badly wanted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Redbirds1
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Rockford, Illinois
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute spot with really romantic atmosphere for date night. Service was excellent. The gentleman who served us was funny and helpful. We ordered the empanadas, a cuban sandwich, fried yucca, and their daily special arroz con pollo (rice with chicken). All were fantastic. Empanadas were so good. Portions were generous! Our new favorite spot for Cuban.

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Thank dustydreamer
Rockford, Illinois
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We grabbed some carry out from this place, and we were glad we did. I had a really refreshing mojito while waiting (a very short time) and then we happily chowed down at the hotel room. I had Gallo pinto with tilapia and it was outstanding. My wife liked her ropa vieja and I badly wanted to finish it for... More 

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Thank Redbirds1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In for dinner during the week. Had a great experience. Wonderful food, great drinks, wonderful atmosphere and vibe. Well recommended! Me gusto mucho!

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Thank Patrick M
Palatine, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a Cuban sandwich to go and when we ate it, we wished we had gone there for dinner. It was excellent.

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Thank Wendy C
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Good Food - Good Service - Good Prices - And I loved the décor that included many family pictures. My friends and I had a great time!

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Thank aliciajnelson
Chicago
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The restaurant was incredibly loud. The noise from the bar would have been bearable if the food was fantastic. But unfortunately, the red sauce served on the tamal and on the ropa vieja tasted like ketchup. The sangria was served without chopped fruit and the mojitos had little rum in them. I guess this is acceptable Cuban food for Milwaukee.... More 

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Thank Alicia_JA
Milwaukee, WI
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We visited here for the first time in many years last weekend. The food is still excellent, but it seems that business might have trailed off a little. The place was rather empty for 8:30 on a Friday. The Lechon Asado was wonderful. So tender and flavorful. No sauce needed. The Cubano sandwich also did not disappoint. I hope they... More 

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Thank CynthaDelTorro
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Not only is the restaurant within walking distance to many of the theater venues in downtown Milwaukee, they offer good tasting food at a reasonable rate. The wait staff has always been exceptional. This is a small and cozy restaurant that offers a unique menu that is sure to... More 

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Thank 196LindaC
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Good food. Good service. Loud music. The loud music makes it a little hard to have a conversation. It's a small price to pay for yummy cuban food.

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Thank David C
Waterloo, New York
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I had an excellent lunch here. I was a bit hesitant initially because no one was here, but the food came quickly, was delicious, and in the perfect sized portion. The Cuba Libres are pretty good here too. Service before 5pm is a bit different from what I'm used to(order at the bar and seat yourself) but not a big... 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: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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?