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“Off the beaten path treasure...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Cubanito Restaurant

El Cubanito Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 100 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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188 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path treasure...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Although a little off 81, I would go out of my way to eat here. (Getting off of exit 140 makes the stop pretty straightforward, though. The food is as good as anything I ever had eating in Little Havana in Miami. The "Cubanito" style sandwiches are great. The Ropa Vieja was authentic in taste. I love the white rice and black beans with it. What keeps me going back are the tostones. (Fried plantains) Under the appetizers, you can get them filled with meat. You can also get them like a big chip kind of style. So tasty! Large portions for the price.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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291 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good Spot for a Casual, Fun Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Generous portions, attentive service, filling sandwiches. Colorful decor creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Plantain-based snacks/sides especially yummy.

Visited June 2013
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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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401 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Great Cuban Cuisine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have eaten here for times and have never been disappointed! The service is great, the food is delicious, and the wine list is well priced. Eating on their patio in the summer time makes you feel like you're spending a day in Miami! Definitely check it out!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Cuban in the Roanoke Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

By far the best Cuban food in the Roanoke area, all other Cuban restaurants in Roanoke pale in comparison. The food is beyond delicious and reasonably priced. If you want to try something new and different, this is definitely worth the trip.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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211 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Jewell off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you are traveling north.south on I-81 and come to Exit 140-Roanoke College, this restaurant is just off the beaten path maybe a mile, next to the area's middle school, Andrew Lewis Middle School. Cute outside eating area and great food - always consider the daily specials, they are the best.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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