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Cubanitas

#121 of 1,236 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
(414) 225-1760
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Ariel B
USA
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank triphopper
Meadowbrook, IL
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3 reviews
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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 

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Thank WeLike2Wander
Mundelein, Illinois
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19 reviews
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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.

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Thank Steve and Mary W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Laura G
Oakland, Maryland
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18 reviews
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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!

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Thank SerenaGoodman
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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 

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Thank Wilfredo C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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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 

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Thank michele w
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Awesome place for food, drinks and enjoying time with friends. Loved the empanadas, guacamole and mojitos! We've visited this bar multiple times during our business trip and enjoyed it more with each visit. Definitely recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Wisconsin)
  • 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?