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“Good Cuban, but nothing outstanding.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cabana Restaurant

Cabana Restaurant
105 E Atlantic Ave, Ste 100, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3770
+1 561-274-9090
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Ranked #3 of 319 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Good Cuban, but nothing outstanding.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

Cuban food is not known for its "finesse", so don't expect more than they can deliver.
Their Mojito is good, maybe a little too sweet. Sangria is OK.
As a starter we had fried calamari, which came as a huge portion.
I had a Paella Marinera ($23). There was a lot of seafood and it was was good. However, again it was a huge portion.
If you can refrain from eating everything, it's a good restaurant. Nice to eat outdoor and watch the street life.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and mojitos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

Went to Cabana on a week night - during a time when, overall Delray Beach was fairly dead (off season). We were very surprised at the quality of all dishes we ordered. Yes, the mojitos were good, but the appetizer (one of the specials) and both dinners were one of the best dinners we've had in a long whle. The churrasco steak was so flavoriful and tender, it was fantastic; the whole grouper cooked with other seafood was equally as good, and both were generous portions (we easily could have split one dish). The service was quite slow - not the best- but that is the only bad thing we can say about the place. Delicious!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Garden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great date night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

After walking Atlantic Avenue and checking out the many restaurants, our choice for the night was Cabana el Ray. We arrived early and were the first to dine for dinner. Our server was attentive and offered mango and passionfruit mojitos that were excellent. Meal began with a yummy salad including hearts of palm, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, etc. Then we continued on to garlic pork chops and salmon with lobster bisque sauce, all accompanied by black beans and flavorful orange rice. This was a real treat and very large portions (headed to Kilwin's on Atlantic Ave for ice cream later).

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, New Jersey
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“Best Mojitos and a wonderful blend of Cuban, Caribbean and Latin flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My wife, Stacy, and I have spend the last five months in southern Florida and we can say without a doubt, Cabana el Rey , on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, is our favorite restaurant. Its menu is focused on challenging one's palate with the flavors of the Caribbean. The wait staff is superb...Junior, Pamela, Tony, Else, Ericita, Raoul, Manny and all the rest are the most knowledgeable servers and bar staff we have ever encountered. The managers, Gene and Rick, insure that their staff can clearly describe not only all the ingredients but also the manner of preparation of every dish. They understand and care about dietary restrictions. The Mojitos are traditional and wonderful -- the best I've ever had...and I've done a few Mojito-crawls in many, many places. Everything is unique. They have a wonderful style of wings that incorporates Cajun flavors of New Orleans with the mole of South America and the Jerked BBQ spices of the Caribbean Islands. Their salads use a splendid mix of fruits and cheeses and the dressings can’t be described. Their Cuban Sandwich is the best I’ve had – yes they include pickles. Finally the Paella Valenciana successfully competes with the Spanish dish as does the Arroz con Pollo. The music is Latino and the atmosphere is Caribbean...great ambiance. If you ever get here you have got to try this stellar eatery...it will become your haunt as well. Stacy and I will probably see you at the bar.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Mojito's!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

Every time I travel to Delray I must go to Cabana for lunch. They have the best bread, salads and mojito's ever!! Great atmosphere too! One of my fav places for lunch here.

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