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“ALL AROUND GREAT PLACE TO MEET AND HAVE A SANDWICH”
Review of Kuba-Kuba

Kuba-Kuba
Ranked #16 of 1,631 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed September 5, 2008

ALL AROUND GREAT PLACE TO MEET AND HAVE A SANDWICH

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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Summer time can be a little stuffy, with the kitchen open to the seating, but food will never disappoint. HUGE portions!

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Reviewed August 6, 2008

Almost always I can find something that scratches my particular itch. From black bean soup, to sandwiches, paella, or cake. Love the price range. Loud - not best for a first date.

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Reviewed June 29, 2008

great cafe con leche (they put sweetened condesned milk in it!!)

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Reviewed June 27, 2008

It was a stroke of luck that my friend Lee and I discovered this place. We had originally planned to go to a soul food establishment on the South side. However, that restaurant was closed on Tuesday nights. So, a friend of Lee's recommended Kuba Kuba. I thought the only Cuban restaurant was Havana 59 which had been closed due to the Hurricane Gaston flood. Ironically, Kuba Kuba is only a couple of blocks down the road from Brasilian Cafe. We had never heard of it because it is another of those cozy hole in the wall type of places in Richmond's Fan. It was packed plumb to the rafters at 7pm on a Tuesday night in early March. It has the feel of a Cuban-style diner with Latin American music playing in the background, a Cuban mural on the upper wall behind the dining area, not to mention the unmistakeable aroma eminating from the open kitchen. They sell all kinds of Latin American style drinks including tins of Cuban coffee, which I bought and took home. The service was as attentive as it could be considering our poor server was the only one on duty with all the aforementioned crowd. He earned every tip he got. When you take a cozy hole-in-the-wall restaurant in a Bohemian part of town, add in a cuisine I love, plus reasonable prices, good service, and a little appropriate ambience, you have a happy b1bob! 5 stars aren't enough for Kuba Kuba!

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I had a tiny cup of Cuban coffee just before deciding on what to have for the entree. For that, I had the tortilla con langostinos (crawdad omelet, for those in Roxboro). It contains eggs, potatoes, onions, parsley, and crawdads (which are like little lobsters). The omelet came with a square of Cuban-style cornbread. Any way you scramble the egg or cut the chicken, I recommend Kuba Kuba wholeheartedly.

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