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#135 of 1,228 Restaurants in Milwaukee
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728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404 (Wisconsin)
(414) 225-1760
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to have a real nice lunch, cuban food style, you can't miss this restaurant. As soon as you enter, you will be seated and the excellent service just begins. A large variety of food, very difficult to select, but just ask for suggestion, you will be pleased!

Thank pablobobea
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

When to dinner with my wife on Tuesday. My wife had the Lechón Asado with yellow rice, I had the Ropa vieja with white rice and black beans. The yellow rice was not yellow more like orange. More like Mexican style. The Mojito needed work did not taste like a Mojito. Don't know what happened use to have the best... More 

Thank Ariel B
Level Contributor
155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal at this Cuban restaurant on a recent visit. It has a pretty good menu and is known for its Mojito. Mine was a little bitter for my liking. Had the Ropa Vieja which is the shredded steak and it was excellent. It was recommended by the staff. Also had a side of empanadas and they were very... More 

Thank triphopper
Meadowbrook, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

having lived in the Tampa area, and spent a lot of time in South Florida, I've had plenty of good Cuban food.. this was not it. The empanadas were cold in the middle, as if they'd been micro-waved. The Ropa Vieja, which is what I went in for, was not like any I had ever had before... it almost tasted... More 

Thank WeLike2Wander
Mundelein, Illinois
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went for lunch on a Saturday. The Cuban sandwich was good, though it could have used more pickles. The mojitos were very good. Black bean soup and fried ripe plantains completed our selections. We'd like to go back and try other menu selecctions.

Thank Steve and Mary W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Cubanitas serves traditional grilled/pressed sandwiches that will not disappoint. They are known for their Cubans and plantain chips with guac. Can't vouch for anything other than the sandwiches personally, but I go with people who order more meal-type things and everything looks and smells amazing.

Thank Laura G
Oakland, Maryland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Food was good. If you want Cuban food in Milwaukee. Only complaint: I ordered take out and they didn't include one of the dishes I'd ordered and paid for. I didn't check, and didn't realize till I was back at hotel. So check your order!

Thank SerenaGoodman
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late lunch during a weekday . We were the only people in the restaurant . The person in the bar tells us that during the day they don't have waiter service , so we order our food at the bar . The food was alright , although nothing spectacular ,with portions on the smaller side . Considering... More 

Thank Wilfredo C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I had my first dining experience at Cubainitas and it did not disappoint! I was with a couple friends so we were able to order a few things and share, which was really nice to try a couple different dishes. We started with mojitos and empanadas that were very tasty and not greasy at all. The mojitos were so refreshing... More 

Thank michele w
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I was disappointed since I expected more from this highly rated restaurant. Perhaps the reason is that I've had much better Cuban food elsewhere including during a visit to Cuba. I also don't like restaurants that nickel and dime customers for extras like having the fish blackened. I would have also liked it more if the restaurant would have had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (414) 225-1760

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