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428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3742
+1 973-746-1100
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this place. The food, the atmosphere, the service, the BYOB, the music- it's the ultimate restaurant experience. All the dishes are good, but my favorite thing to do is to order tapas. They don't take reservations so go on a weeknight, or plan on waiting for a long time for a table.

Thank bhons21
New York City, New York
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435 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cuban Pete's must be the place to be in Montclair. The place is huge, yet it was already packed at 5:30 pm on a Sunday. For three people, the wait was about 45 minutes. To start, we ordered the mini Cuban sandwiches. These were just okay. When we were looking over the menu, I had considered ordering it as my... More 

Thank Melanie T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been in this restaurant 2 years ago for a retirement with 14 people after work and had no problems. In fact had a great time. 3 of us went early they got us seated and people joined as they came we were 14 people. Decided to go there again this year to celebrate another retirement. Which we soon... More 

Thank Latha45
Parsippany, New Jersey
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generous entree portion sizes.. unique pickled fruit juices.. equally unique ambience.. Tapas or starters were reasonable .. Would have given a five star but for overpowering smells in the seating area and very limited Kids menu. Why should kids have cafeteria menu?

Thank Love2ReviewThis
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a dinner surprise my first time At Cuban Pete's I love it The decoration's place very original the staff friendly The food was delicious The ropa vieja OMG The churrasco

Thank Alba M
new jersey
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a party of 3 as the promised 45 min wait turned to 1 1/2 hrs it was clear we would never be seated as they just did not want to give up a table for 4 for only 3 meals. It is complete chaos at the door and the owner just ignores the list and just yells... More 

Thank bobbyk57
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I love this place, I have been here like 5 times and I cannot believe i never wrote a review. although it gets packed its so worth the wait! The food is amazing, the atmosphere is great, their staff is awesome. I cannot wait to go again. A must go!

Thank carmenalicia24
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I went to Cuban Pete's twice over the summer (2016). The food is NOT AT ALL "Cuban" cuisine!!! I found the dishes to be unforgivably inconsistent! The quality of the Cod Fish fritters changed drastically in the short course of less than 30 minutes. I placed one order that was reasonably good, albeit highly too salty! (Does the chef not... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

An enjoyable lunch sitting outdoors; all that what needed was a view of an ocean; great Sangria recipe added to my wine(BYOB); try many of the appetizers and seafood paella was great; mini Cuban sandwhich, bacon wrapped in dates; goat cheese fritters; shrimp in garlic sauce were are terrific great appetizers you must try; was not thrilled about the grilled... More 

Thank Michael m
NYC metro
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121 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A lot of people really enjoy Cuban Pete's - I never understood what was so special about it. The food is ok, lots of open space. BYOB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3742
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-746-1100

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