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“Wandering into a perfect evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cubana Social

Cubana Social
Ranked #1,082 of 5,320 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wythe & Kent Avenue
Transit: L Train to Bedford Avenue & East River Ferry to North 5th Pier.
New York City, New York
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wandering into a perfect evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't get into the places we wanted to go to and at the last minute wandered into Cubana Social. What serendipity! First: the rum. They get it; you can have every great Cuban rum invention, or you can just drink shots (the abuela allows you to sample 3!) the food is dicious. The kale, the pork, the desserts... But the music surprised us. Fabulous band; great dancer. Perfect night.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We came here on a friday for lunch, just happened to be wandering around the neighbourhood. Excellent lunch, great coffee, loved the half Cubano sandwich and sopa de frijoles, excellent tostones too. Very dark interior. Not much to look at. really good music and friendly atmosphere

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great brunch experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went for brunch here with friends last week. It was an awesome experience. Delicious mimosa made with freshly squeezed orange juice! And great food dishes, great atmosphere!
Would go back again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Rosarito, Mexico
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not so social local, loves the So- see- al”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

It is incredible to watch jazz musician unknowingly play a soundtrack score for Charlie Chaplin movies while sitting at the bar slow sipping a neat Herbsaint. Cubana Social is a great place to go on a quiet afternoon or on a rowdy weekend evening. You can sit and imagine there are palm trees outside the door swaying in hazy sunlight instead of the gradual, inevitable gentrification of N6th Street and that your clichely tattooed American server has a more interesting back story than he really does.
And with classic movies playing on the back wall and hot live music sets to entertain the boisterous masses you can't far wrong!
The one food item I will recommend without reservation is the garlic yuca fries. This food alone can keep me coming back. Wow. Who would have thought they could do such magic with garlic and tubers! Just remember to bring a mint. ;)

  • Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cubana Social”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

I was visiting from Sacramento and a some friends suggested Cubana Social. We went on Saturday night. It was amazing. As much as I could talk about the food -I had the pork which was tasty, or the drinks- very cubany and delicious... the real thing going on at Cubana Social is the vibe.

The whole place is a product of Williamsburg. A great mix of people filling up the place. The music was as if the soundtrack to The Buena Vista Social Club was playing in the background, instead, the band was bouncing cuban swing. The joint was loud with people and music. It was great.

Go for the drinks. Go for the food. Go for the music.

But most of all, go for the experience of all three. And bring your friends.

JAM

  • Visited October 2012
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