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“Best Cuban food in Aruba”
Review of Cuba's Cookin'

Cuba's Cookin'
Ranked #25 of 229 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
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11 reviews
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“Best Cuban food in Aruba”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you want good Cuban food and great entertainment , this is the place to go ! Their Mojito drinks are the best on the island! Their empanadas with a choice of meat are to die for ! I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the island , they have live music and open air seating . The staff is very nice and friendly , especially the lady that is dressed in the traditional Cuban folklore dress ! My partner and I just love this place and we make a point to visit every time we visit the island ! Our recommendations are palomillo steak and ropa vieja served with white rice and the traditional black beans . Can't wait to go back !!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Groveland, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The service and the food we had was wonderful, it was my husbands birthday and they came out with a piece of cake and a sparkler at the end of the meal and they all sang Happy Birthday. We will be going back next time when we visit Aruba.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Good”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Food was really good here. Not expensive at all. The waiter was very nice. Recommend to get rid of smoking though. From R ose in ottawa canada

Visited September 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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“If you like Cuban food, this is the palce to be!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I rarely rate anything 5 of 5 as there should always be room for improvement. So 4 of 5 is really good in my books.

We ate here for lunch on day after we did a morning of Deep Sea Fishing with Mahi Mahi tours which on a side note was awesome, we caught 5 fish.

Are hotel told us at this is the only place that serves good Cuabn food, and they were right! We actually wanted to go a second time within our trip but there are so many good places to eat in Aruba.

Its a nice quite place outside the docks and was quite relaxing after fishing for the whole morning.

  • Visited October 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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“Enjoyable”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This is my third time to Cubas cooking. My first time in this location. It's not in a bad part of town. Just the city. The sangria was only fair but the garlic pork bites were delicious. I had the ribs. Good but my husband had the mahi mahi special and lived it. The tres leches dessert was yummy but the death by chocolate was nothing special. Service was attentive. It was a bit expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
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