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The Cabana Room

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Caribbean, Contemporary, Cuban
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is very good, service is slow and certificates not honored

I went to the Cabana Room with a http://restaurant.com certificate that I had obtained. The deal was that I spent $10 for a $50 certificate over last Christmas, and if I ate for $100, I could get $50 off. The certificate was not supposed to expire. Guess what, Cabana Room has stopped honoring it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I went to the Cabana Room with a http://restaurant.com certificate that I had obtained. The deal was that I spent $10 for a $50 certificate over last Christmas, and if I ate for $100, I could get $50 off. The certificate was not supposed to expire. Guess what, Cabana Room has stopped honoring it because other patrons, or whoever did... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The Cabana Room is now called Samba Cafe. Unfortunately, not only the name has changed. The menu is now based on a supposed Brazilian style tapas, which has little to do with any kind of Brazilian food. Salty sandwich, one of the worst caipirinhas I've ever tried. When I asked to get it changed because it was water down, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

Had other plans (Le Chardonnay, which we saw on this site- but after seventy mile drive-found that it appears to have closed. Walked by Cabana and decided to try,. No regrets, great appetizer (squid) which I expected to be greasy, but was very light and served with a great relish. Tried the lamb cubanos..lot of food, fabulous rice and bean... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Every friend I've taken to Cabana Room has liked it. The menu intersperses standard bar fare with Latin American-inflected items such as Feijoada, goat stew, and chimichuri sauce. As of October, a new chef had recently come on board. He makes a fab carrot soup!. Waitstaff are friendly and helpful, for the most part. Only problem:on really cold days, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

Excellent lunches and good prices. Different than anything already on state street.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

My Sandwich was good. Over cooked the burger that was ordered and then the replacement. Service was SLOW and lacking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

Great food, but not a lot of selection. Interesting menu though. Definitely want to try everything there. The Cabana Burger is great, as well as the Cheese, Pesto and Tomato sandwich.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Madison, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary, Cuban

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