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“Fabulous food and atmosphere”

Cuba Cuba cafe & bar
Ranked #141 of 3,019 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and atmosphere”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I happened upon Cuba Cuba because I was out with a friend that is gluten free. She looked up nearby restaurants that have gluten free food and most of Cuba Cuba's menu is. I had the picadillo de caballo and thought it was very flavorful and delicious. They were featuring an avacados from Mexico special, so if you ordered a dish with avacado, you got half off your dessert. I will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Becky W
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Englewood, Colorado
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194 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great spot for food and drink, and great atmosphere. The mojito pitchers are great (and dangerous, they sneak on you), and we loved the mariquitas (fried plantations, chips-looking) and the cheviche for appetizers. The coconut shrimp and the pork main entrees were to die for. I am looking forward to going back. We went with friends, but noticed it is very family friendly (a couple of younger kids around).

  • Visited July 2013
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Plano, Texas
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Loud fun place”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

There are no reservations at Cuba Cuba, so arrive and wait on the patio enjoying their excellent mojitos. Somehow they find you when your table is ready, which is great. The place is crowded and alive with people enjoying themselves. Don't go expecting a quiet romantic meal. The food is great. The waitstaff is hurried, yet efficient and attentive. It is always a fun place to visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Robert C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Mojitos were great, food was mediocre, atmosphere is LOUD!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We started with mojitos at the bar and they were amazing! Great taste and obviously lots of alcohol. We ordered the PICADILLO A CABALLO with ground beef, sofrito, raisins, potatoes & olives stewed in a light tomato creole sauce served with white rice, a fried egg & maduros. It sounded better than it tasted. The maduros (fried bananas) were great, but I've never had any that I didn't love. The rest of the dish was heavily ground beef, and less of the more interesting flavors. We also had the Cuban Sandwich. It was good, but nothing spectacular. The after dinner CAFE CON LECHE was outstanding.

Don't go here expecting a quiet dinner. The restaurant is loud everywhere.. and always crowded. I think the strength of the mojitos contribute to the noise level... lots of people were partying hard and the noise was definitely a negative.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ramey
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Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Cool location and outdoor seating”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This downtown neighborhood location in the Golden Triangle area is a great place to try if you like Cuban food or are looking for a change from most of the micro brew crazed Denver restaurants. This two houses that this place took over is a fun place to go and get great food and even better mojitos.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ryan649
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