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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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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really wanted to try this place and we were not disappointed. They have a diverse selection of cuban plates, I tried the Cuban sandwich and it was as good as I expected. Also, the mojitos are really good! We went for lunch but they have live salsa music in the evening

Thank Diego M
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered in to Cuba's Cookin for dinner on the last night of our honeymoon and what a disappointment it was. First let me say that the atmosphere is nice. They had a live band that played authentic music. I was tempted to salsa a few times myself and my husband couldn't keep still in his seat. But that's where... More 

Thank Kristen S
Cheshire, Connecticut
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good authentic Cuban food. Very fresh lots of choices, desserts fair. Then you get to the service worst I have had on the island!

Thank Smitty57
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158 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at Cuba's Cookin'. We visited on a Friday evening and found a band playing outside. The place was not too busy so the service was pretty efficient by Aruba standards. The dinner menu is quite varied. We enjoyed appetizers and entrees along with a couple of drinks. I wasn't too impressed with the drinks (very sweet... More 

Thank bus_traveler_c
Mississauga, Canada
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff, the food, the ambiance was wonderful! You can dine on the patio or inside the restaurant. Great music...great dancing!! Such a fun place to dine and be entertained...felt like I was in Cuba!

Thank Vicki B
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We pretty much ordered ceviche every night on the island on every restaurant. This place had the best ceviche out of all. Amazing live latin music and dancing.

Thank serendipituous d
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109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cuba's Cooking has given us a wonderful experience during our vacation in Aruba. Owner Douglass Markus has propelled his 17 year old establishment to be a premier stop for visitors to this happy island. We have never been disappointed with the food or entertainment, either at the original venue or at the new site. This trip was especially enjoyable because... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Cuba's Cookin' was good and the atmosphere was not the best... but we were very pleased with the service

Thank Gianna P
Greenbrae, California
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our service here was very good, but we think that the food was overpriced. Our dishes were good but not spectacular for the price.

Thank chrisgpanz
Hernando, Mississippi
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was the mojitos, maybe it was Cuban music or even the warm breezes on the patio, either way, we had a great time here. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding. The dancers were very engaging, the atmosphere was fun and romantic and felt like relaxed vacation.

Thank Patricia S

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?