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El Oriental de Cuba

416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
+1 617-524-6464
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Ranked #343 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $5 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert
Description: Serve a Variety of Traditional Cuban food, with a mix of Latin foods from different countrys
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a delightful lunch on a cold wintery afternoon. The surprising highlight was their chicken soup. It's hard to get excited by such a mundane dish but I have to say it was perfection. Service was great and the ambiance was cozy. Did not have the Cubano but it looked really good. The Cuban coffee was excellent.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On a bitter day, a cup of hot chocolate and a classic Cubano were welcome and delicious. Service was speedy and gracious. next time we are in Boston we'll go back for another sample. Easy to park, too, and lots of interesting decor.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A classic cubano is a beautiful thing. There is not a consensus among cubano eating fans as to if the sandwich was invented in Florida or Cuba. But one thing is true, and that is that most places outside of Florida really F-it-up when it comes to the classic Cubano sandwich (never been to Cuba so I can't say). A... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I don't know Cuban food all that well, except when it comes to Cubanos. I've had them in many settings with large local Cuban populations, and love the sandwich. El Oriental does it right. Their Cubano-especial with everything is a delicious, fresh, and filling lunch. The service is very pleasant and efficient. I'll eat here once every other week.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I discovered this place on my last year of college, and it's still the place we go to for consistent, delicious, Latin food from the Caribbean. The place is touted as Cuban, but it has gems from Puerto Rico and the Dominican republic (The cuisines are millimeters apart). The Congri and Carne frita is nostalgic. The Mofongo is one of... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to find to have a best possible coffee in an area! The staff are very friendly an helpful and addressed all needs while making a special coffee. There is cozy seating area infront of the place, so during goid weather you can seat and injoy your cap of coffee out side.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the friendliest and tastiest food experiences ever. Terrific neighborhood restaurant. Great for a family with little kids.

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Cambridge, MA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

First things first: This place has the best flans you will get anywhere: deep sexy caramel taste that makes you crave for more! I also had a Cuban steak sandwich -- crispy bread, delicious insides, utterly Cuban and terrific!

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

El Oriental de Cuba has finally allowed us to satisfy our craving for Cuban food in Boston. A year ago, my wife and I had our first exposure to Cuban food in Key West, FL. Since our return home to Boston, we have been searching for a Cuban restaurant in the area. We finally found one in El Oriental de... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a terrific neighborhood restaurant. The staff is extraordinarily friendly, and attentive to customer's needs and wants. I was extremely impressed by the selection and variety of food. It was notable that both typical Cuban dishes were intermixed with daily specials. This is a very affordable, excellent restaurant.

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Additional Information about El Oriental de Cuba

Address: 416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
Phone Number: +1 617-524-6464
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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