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“Awesome”
Review of Cuba's Cookin'

Cuba's Cookin'
Ranked #24 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
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Good for: Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Newly located in the Renaissance Marketplace downtown, Cuba's Cookin' has moved with the times just as when Fidel began his march on Havana in 1959. This is what Havana would have looked & felt like.... and when the live music starts up nightly....this is exactly what you would have heard & seen back then. A moment in history brought out in Cuba's food, mojitos, art, culture and dance. A real authentic dinning experience you will take home forever from your trip to Aruba.
Hayden, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great food and the service was very good, the servers don't speak very good english though. The atmosphere was very good too.

Visited October 2012
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NJ
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“Night at Cuba's Cookin is a cultural event!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Cuba Cooking became "must go place" for us in Aruba. We love the atmosphere, food and ambiance of this beautiful place. We love excellent REAL CUBAN Mojitos there. We love music. This is prime location on the island - just across the road from Aruba Parliament on a marina. But it is still possible to find parking there, in the very center of the island. I will advise to come there early.
Our favorite day there now is the day of the Cuban dance show. Dancers and costumes are amazing and there are also guitar and bongo players who play Cuban and Latino classics. You really feel you are somewhere in Havana - colorful artwork on a walls, Havana Club at the bar, wonderful seafood and ocean is right around the corner.
You can see owner there often, he is very nice and makes you feel at home. We met Cuban chef this time too and it was amazing that we could speak Russian with him because he studied in Russia long time ago. Ceviche and garlic shrimps he prepared were out of this world.
Just waiting to return to Aruba again, will be there, in a little Cuba in Aruba!

  • Visited September 2012
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Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuban Cuisine”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a nice dinner at Cuba's Cookin' during our stay. The food was in line with many of the authentic Cuban restaurants we have eaten at in other locations. The food was fresh and delicious.

Visited October 2012
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minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere, great service!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We loved Cuba's Cookin'! I saw many reviews that thought it was have been a bit expensive, and wondered if any of those people have eaten anywhere else on the Island.....you are in a tourist zone and on an Island, food is expensive, period. Prices here were more than Smokey Joes, but less than almost any other recommended restaurant. Also, they gave us two free (wonderful) Mojitos! Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Our food was awesome, some of the best Cuban food we have had. We had the 3 milk pound cake for dessert, absolutly delicious!

  • Visited October 2012
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moelfre
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“cuba should be cooking a bit more!!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very chatty waiter.I thought the menu was quite limited - if you dont like fried plantain then dont bother going!! Was quite pricy too

Visited October 2012
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