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El Cubanito Restaurant

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311 E 7th St, Salem, VA 24153-5136
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's out of the high traffic area and a great restaurant. Highly recommended. I have been here several times and never disappointed.

Thank Mark H
Roanoke, Virginia
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I could say something nice however it's worn....the tablecloths were stained (first impression). I ordered the pork Asada with Mojo sauce. The sauce was salty to my taste and I asked for another option....I'm in a cuban restaurant...can I have some lime something or other. I was told there was no option. So I ate dry pork with... More 

Thank DR5492013
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I was turned off first by the dirty tablecloth. Not just on ours but on couple other tables. My food and my sisters food came out cold. They nuked the beans for us. My nephews so called "soup" left a lot to be desired. Pretty bad when we all had to eat off my sisters plate because it was the... More 

Thank pigtail4me
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I'm still trying to figure out how this place has received 3 and more. The tablecloth was dirty. I ordered bistec palomino, my sister Puerco asado and both came out cold. We had to send the beans back to get reheated in the microwave--we could hear the microwave. The beans had the best flavor of anything on my dish and... More 

Thank Myrna B
Byram, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Well, it is the best Cuban food in the area. Because, it's the only Cuban restaurant in the area. It's not bad. The place is clean and well kept. Food isn't bad. Compared to my grandmother's cooking, it's way below par. I had a good meal of the traditional black beans with rice y masita de puerco. But, I think... More 

Thank Oscar d
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for traditional Cuban food - this is the place in the Salem area. Great Cuban sandwiches and Ropa Vieja.

Thank Sean W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went there last night for dinner and it was really good. We were able to sit outside and enjoy our meal. The pork appetizer and mojo sauce was amazing. The Cuban sandwich was the best I've had in a long time. Definitely authentic food! A must try!

Thank Jena W
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I have been here several times and love this place. I have a friend who came from Cuba and she says it's authentic. I recommend the garlic shrimp and the Ropa viejo, which my friend says everybody makes in Cuba.

Thank Cindy R
Daleville, Virginia
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and I was not disappointed. I had a roasted pork plate lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. A large portion of moist, well seasoned pork including a small salad, large portion of delicious rice and beans and some fried plantains for $6.99! I will definitely visit again.

Thank Tom B
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

My husband and I have eaten at El Cubanito in Salem many times and each time has always been good. The owner is very sweet and she makes authentic Cuban food that is tasty and economical. We usually get the Pork Asada because the Mojo sauce that comes with it is out of this world (ask for extra). The black... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E 7th St, Salem, VA 24153-5136
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem

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