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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
07:00 - 23:00
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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The band was amazing and had us up dancing before our entrees arrived. Service was exceptional. Food was good.

Thank dnichols920
Denver, Colorado
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333 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average food, average service. Puzzled at how one can call itself Cuban food with no Mojo and no Chimichurri. Weird yellowish sauce was all they offered and, on request, we were tod that the other two staple condiments did not exist. Meh.

Thank itchyfeetRTW
Orange County, CA
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was good. The location was easy and the waiter was attentive: Kenny. Live Cuban music that we got to play maracas along with. Some people danced. Service was good. I went twice during my stay.

Thank LS R
Decatur, Illinois
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered shredded beef which came with black beans, rice, plantains and a little salad. It was all quite good. It also came out very quickly.

Thank Diana R
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Cuban sandwich but not great. Nice servers and good service. The Cuba Libre drink was tasty. Enjoy.

Thank scoport5
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Cuba's Cookin for lunch. It's authentic Cuban fare and DELICIOUS! If you love Cuban food you have to try this.

Thank Camstress
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our dinner at this place. We spent 100 dollars to split a meal (it was enough for 2) and 2 sangria drinks + the bottle of a good wine). There was live Cuban music and the band played very well! Our waiter, named Alfredo, was also amazing!

Thank Felipe S
Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and so glad I did. Had the best cuban sandwich I have ever had, perfectly prepared. The flan for dessert was delicious. Prices are a bit steep but being on vacation it was not a big deal. Our waitress Brenda was very professional and fun. Strongly recommend stopping in here if you are in the area.... More 

Thank ExecutiveTraveler29
Rochester, New Hampshire
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a cold drink and a quick bite to eat. I ordered iced tea and I have to say it was the best iced tea I have ever had. My husband and I split a Cuban sandwich. It was very good. I recommend it. The service was slow though. But it was very busy.

Thank Kathy S
Seekonk, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal! Ceviche and avocado salad were delicious! Meals were great. Band was so loud that you couldn't hear the person next to you.

Thank cindykev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0627
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?