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La Isla

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104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New york
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I give this place 5 stars because the food was very, very tasty! Oh, the bread......to die for! And the empanadas...and the fish I had was cooked perfectly...and the plantanos...yum....just all around very tasty. The service was very friendly but I think our waitress was very new.... However, I have to note that after the meal I felt slightly nauseous... More 

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Thank Jimibell
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for several breakfasts when staying in Hoboken. Beautiful food and coffee every time. Staff were always friendly and chatty. Loved the stuffed French toast and the Black beans with rice. Full of locals which is always a good sign! We arrived about 8,30 each morning and never had a problem getting a table. Would definitely be back if... More 

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Thank pilchardsmall
New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a happening resturant in up town hoboken. Always a great atmosphere. I have been twice and loved my meal both times.

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Thank Ron R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi again! so! La Isla, for brunch is totally packed, but is worth the wait. My favorite by far is the pork chop, very well made, super juicy, you have to try it. The servers are "just ok" out of the 10 times Ive been there I probably saw a couple that werent at their most friendly, but im giving... More 

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Thank marianainny72
Hoboken, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down one of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life. It's a small, old school diner style restaurant with incredible Cuban food and less than a 5 min walk from the PATH and NJ Transit. It was also rightfully featured on 2 Food Network shows: Diners, Drive ins, and Dives and Beat Bobby... More 

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Oberlin, Louisiana
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I wanted great Cuban food and a local recommended this little gem. I had Camarones Enchilado and my sister had Camarones al Ajillo. We had yellow rice and black beans as our sides. Amazing! We kind of felt like we were in Cuba with the music and atmosphere. We also purchased their ground Cuban coffee. I'll review... More 

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1 Thank Erica C
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

In the two years that my husband and I lived in Hoboken, La Isla definitely tops the list for most frequented restaurant. We have done brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert and you name it and have loved every single thing that we have ordered. Some of our favorites were the Huevos Rancheros, Cubano, Skirt Steak, Papa Rellena's and of course Tostones!... More 

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Thank Ashley B
Hoboken, New Jersey
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101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Always try to stop here when in Hoboken.. BYOB and just good Authentic Cuban food....Go Hungry...You will be full by the time you leave.. Leave room for the Key Lime pie with cilantro syrup !!

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Thank joeybb2016
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

BYOB brunch spot! The French toast is to die for! Highly recommend. Also some of the best coffee in town! Huevos rancheros also a favorite!

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Thank Jennferbishop
Hoboken, New Jersey
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Started with the Empanadas de Pollo (chicken) and the Tostones con Mojo (twice fried green plantains with garlic sauce). Both flavorful... the empanadas deep and complex, the plantains bright. I had the camarones special and my partner had the bisteca. My shrimp was a tad overcooked, but very flavorful. The steak was cooked perfectly. We both had Batidos for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: (201) 659-8197

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