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“Great Food, Friendly Owner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laura's Cuban

Laura's Cuban
2723 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL
954-921-9990
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Ranked #54 of 525 Restaurants in Hollywood
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, International, Contemporary, Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: direct parking
Gilbert, Arizona
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Food, Friendly Owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The owner was very friendly and recommended a Cuban dish for us to try. He told us how he made the tables out of wine crates. The food was great, I would go back. The only complaint I have is that we arrived at 1pm when they were supposed to open and they were 10 minutes late opening. We paid about $50 for two alcohol beverages, two sodas, and our meals (plus tax and tip). It took a little while for the food to come out, but everything was made to order... this is not fast food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Terisha
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The worst!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Extremely slow service - we were the only ones in the restaurant when we got there and it took 30 minutes for the 3 of us to be served.
The girl who brought the menus didn't speak English so couldn't answer any of our questions. The old man that runs the place was dressed like a homeless person. At least he spoke English to take our order but it didn't inspire confidence as to the cleanliness of the place.
The food was horrible -- the palomillo steak was a piece of leather! All of the fried items tasted like they had been fried in old oil. One of us ordered sweet iced tea but it wasn't brought to the table. After waiting patiently for at least 10 minutes, we had to go up to the counter to find someone to notify. They brought the tea, finally -- unsweetened.
I'm really amazed to see the number of good reviews this place has gotten, not only here but on Yelp and other sites. All I can figure is that the reviewers have never tasted REAL Cuban food and have no basis for comparison.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Marianne E
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Hollywood, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The worst Cuban restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food was bad, the service was worth less. If you never went to a Cuban restaurant, you probably would not go to one after going to Laura's. portions are small and over priced. Plus if there are only 4 people in the restaurant it should not take 30 minutes to get your food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KeithT202
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Jackson Hole
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

When we arrived and asked the young lady to give us advice on Cuban food, we discovered she did not share a language with us. We were disappointed, but in less than 2 minutes a bubbly awesome lady came to our table and made our day! Evidently she got a tip from the first lady that we needed a guiding hand.

Laura herself! Laura was friendly and seemed to have a real passion for sharing knowledge of her home island's food. She made great recommendations and we loved our meal. Laura stopped by our table several times to check in with us. If you are a gringo that wants to learn about another culture's food, what an awesome place to do so!

If we return to Florida, we will be back! :) If you visit Laura's, make sure to ask to say hi to Laura!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ShootInJH
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Miramar, Florida
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love to go local!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This place was so good, and the owner is hilarious. They have wonderful food, empanadas, alcapurrias,and great traditional cuban fare. Also, they have over 250 beers from all over the world. The owner has a very no-nonsense approach and really interacts with the patrons. I felt like I was at a family dinner. Great time!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank CASABOHEMIA
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