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$6 - $32
Spanish, Cuban
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 8, 2020

fist time here, we liked all the dishes, LOVED a couple, and had one of those experiences where the waitress made the meal - she was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun. the CAMARONES AL AJILLO (shrimp w polenta - and i don't like regular polenta) were...simply amazing, and the PIQUILLOS RELLENOS (cod stuffed peppers) were maybe even better. we are pescatarian, and there was enough for us to eat, including a few veg dishes. highly recommend this place - and make sure you get a Cuban rum to finish!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 15, 2020

First visit on a chilly fall evening. If you sit inside near the door to the patio, the frequent opening will make the outdoor air your companion for the evening. The staff was polite and friendly except one tall young brunette who was cold and...distant even while staring at me. They have a huge variety of adult beverages but no iced tea for us dullards, had to settle on a diet coke, $3.50. I have never been to Cuba so I do not know if the decor was authentic nor if Covid restrictions had dictated how the room looked. Started with marinated olives $6 served warm that I liked very much. Selected Mariscada for an entree, a seafood stew w/ shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, purple octopus and clams in a broth made from lobster and coconut milk, $35. The broth was the star of the show, be sure to get a spoon. The big scallops were very good, mussels were fine, the shrimp were on the chewy side but fresh, and no faults found with the octopus, clams, and calamari. It is served with white rice on the side.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2020

I used to live in Waltham, but now visit frequently to see family. The Moody St. restaurant scene is ever changing. I hope Gustazo stays long enough for me to enjoy a dine-in meal sometime. I ordered curbside delivery on a not so busy weekday...night, but the staff never answered the phone after multiple attempts while semi-parked on busy Moody St. So, I went in and my order was waiting at the host station. But the food was excellent. I ordered 4 small plates/appetizers, and each one was terrific - blistered peppers, stuffed plantain, eggplant, and tostones - even when eaten out of plastic takeout containers. I expect it would be even better fresh out of the kitchen. Good luck, Gustazo. I hope you survive this pandemic!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020

The prior location of Gustazo was very small but always great. The new location is so much bigger and it has a fantastic outside patio. The food is absolutely fabulous and they have great cocktails and delicious coffees. The patio has a fountain and adequate...shade coverage for most of the tables. They did a lovely job decorating both outside and inside. I highly recommend this place. I'm so excited that they expanded. The food presentation is eye candy. They do take your temperature at the hostess stand so that was comforting.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Our Meat was all fat, service wasn’t great, no AC, food mediocre at best. Price a bit high for small servings.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

I love that small plates give the opportunity to try more things on each visit. I love spicy food but my wife, not so much. I also have a couple of friends I dine with regularly who like flavorful foods but not too hot. Gustazo...fits the bill. Friendly staff, answer questions. Nice decor and atmosphere. The tables are a tad close together so one can feel a bit squished in during busy times.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Good food. We used to go as a last minute plan but it has become so popular that you should make a reservation.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here by chance on our way north. The food is wonderful. Delicious and made from quality ingredients. Authentic. Try the camerones. Try the piquillo peppers. A good selection of beer and wine. Worth getting reservations. We were lucky to get in. Definitely want to...come back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019

It can get a little pricy for small portions, but I have never had anything but an amazing experience! Worth it!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 17, 2019

Had a wonderful dinner (my husband a pork entree and myself several tapas)...all very good. Very reasonable prices and attentive service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Saw both wine and beer being served On my way! March 29, 2017. So, yes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe

Yes, Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe offers takeout services.

Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5