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Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

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Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
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1250 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226-2252
(313) 962-8800
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been a customer of Vicente's since they opened. They serve great food and have a very friendly and attentive staff. I have been to Miami several times and visited several of it's Cuban restaurants. Vicente's in on par with them.

1 Thank randolphp427
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice Cuban restaurant! Good food and drinks. I love both the red and white Sangria. The patio is nice in the summer!

Thank travelnoireS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the pernil and it was tasteless. Servers are friendly and ambiance is nice. However my friend ordered the cazuela de marisco and loved it.

Thank Julie D
Wyandotte, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here, 3 times. The first time I ordered the Lemon Chicken, simply fabulous! I dreamed about that dish. I went a few weeks later and ordered the same thing. The chicken was WAY overcooked and tough. Still wanting to give this place the benefit of the doubt, I took my nephew here from Texas. I ordered the... More 

Thank Denise_D07
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been and it was amazing! Great waitstaff and amazing food and drinks! I can't wait to come back on a Friday or Saturday for salsa! White sangria, Yuka fries and bacon wrapped shrimp!

Thank Erin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Detroit for a visit and Vicente's was highly recommended. I am very happy we tried it. Excellent service, lots of beautiful Cuban dishes to choose from. Great appetizers. We had the bacon wrapped shrimp which was very good. The chicken and fish dishes we tried were outstanding. Nice spicy tasting chicken and very good sweet plantains. If you know... More 

Thank PITTparent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two in our party had the "Old Clothes," a long-cooked shredded beef with mashed potatoes. I forget the Spanish spelling--something--La Ropa. I had the ala cart lobster bisque, tostones with dipping sauce, and sautéed spinach. Everything was served quickly. The desserts sounded wonderful, but we couldn't eat another bite.

Thank Beth W
Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Spirit of Cuba in the motor city. Pricey restaurant but menu very authentic and Latin. Good food and Latin spirits, great for a date and small groups. The dessert was one of a kind. The triple chocolate cake is not to miss... (check the picture )

Thank Nmbt211
Winston Salem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were in downtown Detroit on the perfect summer day in June and were lucky enough to score a table outside. We started with the beef empanadas and the sauces served with them were amazing! We split the cuban sandwich and the marinated chicken sandwich and we both ended up taking home enough for dinner. The staff were attentive with... More 

Thank Vanessa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food, one of the best meals we had in Detroit. The service was also very good and despite the restaurant being very busy we often felt that we were the only patrons.

1 Thank EP05313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226-2252
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 962-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?