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“Desi would love it!”
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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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Lynbrook, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Desi would love it!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was the best time we had at any restaurant in Aruba! We loved the Cuban food & drinks but the music is what put it over the top! Live Latin music & good drinks...awesome! But my feet kept dancing even when I was sitting down eating! The wait staff dance with the patrons as well as couples dancing together! Lots of fun...go & check it out!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Lively fun place with good food”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Strolling through the Renaissance Market Place, the sounds of a combo playing Besame Mucho and other oldies pulled us into Cuba's Cooking. Seated quickly by very nice hostess, we selected a guacamole dip to start, a salad, grouper filet, and grilled Chicken Pastor. The entrees were served in huge portions, the Chicken Pastor with rice, salad, mashed avocado, black beans, plantain chips, pineapple rings,and fried plantains. The food was delicious but for us much too much in portion size. Luckily the salad we ordered never came. The ambiance of the restaurant with life music and outside people strolling by made for a very pleasant way to spend a leisurely dinner time. All was reasonably priced, and definitely more than worth the money.
On a return visit a few days later, among other items, we enjoyed a Cuban Chicken Matzoball soup, delicious and a meal in itself. Grilled Chicken Pastor and a Shrimp dish with the usual accompaniments were tasty and simply delicious. Cuba's Cooking certainly is worth a visit for its food and ambiance, just be sure you come hungry.

  • Visited December 2013
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Spring Grove, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“The Best of Aruba”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you don't go to Cuba's Cookin while visiting Aruba you are really missing out! The restaurant has a lively atmosphere with the live Latin music playing and people moving to the music. The wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. the food was hot and flavorful. Pay a little more to get the Premium Mojito its worth it. We ate here three times and when we visit Aruba again we will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Oranjestad, Aruba
2 reviews
“Couldn't think of a better place to celebrate the Grand Opening of my Company!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

I just celebrated the Grand Opening of my company at Cuba's Cookin. Everyone had an amazing time. They had these delicious Hors O’dourves and the BEST/Most delicious mojitos I have ever had. It was a very special day for me & I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate it! The staff were so welcoming and made sure everyone was well taken care of.
For Lunch, Dinner or any special occasion, Cuba's Cookin is definitely the place to be!

  • Visited November 2013
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Wheaton, Illinois
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24 reviews
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“Best seafood platter ever!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is pricey but the seafood platter is one of the best meals I have ever had. Drinks are very expensive...$14 for a mojito and $8 per beer - but food was really good. Meal was large enough to share. Still in Aruba and would like to go back - we will see if we have time.

  • Visited December 2013
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