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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had walked by this restaurant several times and passed it up for other choices. Well we sort of saved the best for last. The food was absolutely delicious! The drinks were very good too. We used a coupon for a complimentary mojito which my...More

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got to dance with the owner and kenny to live music. Highly recommend this restaurant for a great atmosphere, live music and good food. Very friendly staff. We even ate here twice.

Thank Skylar W
Reviewed 6 days ago

BEST CUBAN SANDWICH I EVER HAD !!! cant wait to go back in August and get it again ad well as go for dinner one night to try a full meal.

1  Thank Doris C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful dinner here, something different, very authentic. Mojitos' were excellent as was the Sangria! We will definitely be back. They also had outdoor covered seating and live music. Everything was perfect...

Thank CLPainter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In A Nutshell: -Cuba's Cookin' was an utter fail. -The grouper was very, very salty & it was a little strange that it was served w/ Hoisin Sauce (which is Asian, not Cuban). -The coconut shrimp & papaya salad were just okay. -The shrimp were...More

Thank Romeo K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a live band at night. Super fun and good food. Luis, the bar tender at the restaurant was very friendly and gave us great advice on tourist spots. Kenny G. Another bar tender was friendly as well. If you stop by this...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Cuban sandwich, reasonable prices, and a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Thanks to Kenny G for the excellent service. Our drinks were always full and our food came quickly.

1  Thank korrirae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in there for what we call "Linner" lunch/dinner as it was after 3pm but not 6pm yet 😁 we sat on one of the outside tables and can't complain about the food or service, the waiter was very attentive and food was really good....More

2  Thank sorijnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our way back to our ship for a bite to eat and a beverage or two. The fish empanadas were very good. Also, the ropa vieja was delicious.

1  Thank danadowdy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here several times, for appetizers, for dinner and just for drinks. Service is very good, food is good. Empanadas are tasty and the grouper is excellent. Drinks are well mixed and wine pours are generous. They have music most nights and the duo...More

1  Thank tonywaugh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0627
Newly located in the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, Cuba's Cookin' has moved with the times just as when Fidel began his march on Havana in 1959. This is what Havana would have looked & felt like.... and when the live music starts up nightly....this is exactly what you would have heard & seen back then. A moment in history brought out in Cuba's food, mojitos, art, culture and dance. A real authentic dinning experience you will take home forever from your trip to Aruba.
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