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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 588-0627
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ambience was nice we ate outdoors, food tasted great. I would recommend this restaurant and would returned just would not order steak as o like my steak well done. Good amount of food on the plate. Drinks are not strong

Thank Arel_112
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Aruba several times and with each visit we have dinner at Cuba's Cookin. We made reservations for 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19th. Brenda checked us in and seated right away. She was our waitress as well. She was wonderful! Brenda and Kenny always checked on us. We ordered Chicken Mofongo, Chicken Pastor and a pasta... More 

1 Thank kam175
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late dinner at Cuba's cooking and food was ok, tasted fine but in comparison with other restaurants on the island, in value you would have received more in our opinion. However, we would still recommend this restaurant if you're not on budget cause the food taste good. Furthermore the ambience is quite lacking in entertainment and we're seated... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Memphis, Tennessee
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183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I try not to write bad reviews if I can help it, but I do have to be honest. We had a lovely time at the bar one night sipping cocktails and listening to music. We went back for lunch and the food and service were bad - plain and simple. Do go for drinks at night.

Thank Randy P
Sandyston, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My and the rest of my family had wonderful food. The only thing we didn't like is how expensive the food and drinks were.

Thank evrodriguez12
Windermere, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch and food was delicious. Our waitress was Sharloth and she was fantastic. So we went back the following day and our food choice was even better BUT the waitress Andrea was just bad. She was not friendly. Very abrupt. Did not ask if we needed anything. Just the total opposite of the first... More 

Thank MamCamps
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went her with my wife for a night on the town for our honeymoon. Food was great, greeter and waiter were all very hospitable. Even got some great salsa lessons with Kenny. Had a blast and fun dancing.

Thank H.A. Y
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Cuba's Cookin' based on a recommendation. Though we enjoyed the food and drinks we found that their prices far exceeded the portions provided and the quality of the food. The service was ok but not exceptional. We will likely not eat there again as there are many other restaurants in Aruba that provide you with better service,... More 

Thank mveter
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good! Service and entertainment excellent. Our waiter Keny went above and beyond. He is a wonderful honest person. We got the check and left cash for the amount we saw on the bill. As it turned out we looked at the wrong amount, we paid the Aruba amount. $200 too much. He came after us and told... More 

1 Thank Susan C
Kansas City, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for over 2 weeks now and the food in Aruba has been a huge disappointment...until tonight! The food was amazing and the entertainment an unexpected delight. There are a lot of restaurants here that are over-hyped and I'm pretty sure they give kick backs to cabs/hotels to send tourists to their establishments but this is not... More 

1 Thank Elissa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?