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“Nice culinary adventure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cuban Corner

Cuban Corner
825 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-0310
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Ranked #55 of 346 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Bethesda, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice culinary adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Cuban Corner is a study in contrasts. Its located in a strip of storefronts. It's decor is so-so, although the plaques and photos of famous people of Cuban ancestry on the walls is interesting. The paper napkins give it more a diner feel than a restaurant.

The food was great. My wife got the churrasco, which was outstanding. I got the the shrimp creole, which I expected to be more of a stew. It was good, but not as good as the churrasco. My sense was that the menu is filled with culinary gems, so we plan to return.

We recommend this restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“6 out of 5 !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We looooooove Cuban Corner. Been going here for many years. Hubby is from South Florida... So he knows what is good cuban food... And they have GREAT cuban food. Lots of choices, and quality is always consistent. You can never go wrong with the yucca and cuban sandwich. But dont leave out the chicken soup, empanadas and finish it off with tres leches cake and a yummy cup of cuban coffee. Im stuffed! Owner and staff are always gracious and welcoming. Never a bad meal. Atmosphere is fun with all the notable cuban americans posted. I just wish it were closer to us!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Potomac, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“As Cuban as you like-”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

SOME OF THE BEST FOOD & CONVERSATION & HONEST HISTORY
available any where. The Owner is a true Hero in my opinion. Cigars outside please.

Visited May 2012
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Darnestown, MD.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We have been eating here for 16 years and still LOVING it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food is always good at the Cuban Corner. Lunch and Dinner both. The service is hot and cold and they always forget to give you more water, BUT the food is excellent. My boys go there and eat until they can't walk (and that is very unusual!!) The walls are filled with famous and successful Cuban-Americans and the owner is passionate about politics and his love of Cuba. We love this restaurant and hope it is around for a long, long time!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Que bueno!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Cute little place in the corner of a strip mall, right next to a Jamaican restaurant. Cuban Corner is festooned with small plastic plaques of famous and high-achieving Cuban-Americans as well as murals depicting key moments in Cuba's history. But there is plenty more to peruse on the menu which has a wide selection of Cuban apps, sandwiches, and entrees. I have always found the service more than competent and always pleasant. The biggest problem I have is trying not to order the Ropa Vieja every time I go there for lunch. Ropa is basically a chunk of beef brisket that has been simmering in a tomato-based Cuban sauce until it's a loose stringy, savory mess that you can easily pull apart with your fork. The brisket is served with rice and black beans. Simply spread the rice on the dinner plate, ladle on the black beans, top it all off with the brisket and its gravy. Dig in and enjoy a nearly perfect meal. The dish is usually accompanied by a few fried plantain quarters. It's one of my top ten meals of all time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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