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Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe

$$ - $$$Latin, Cuban,
663 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-0602
+1 855-487-8296
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Cuban, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
663 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-0602
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The space is small, so every time the door was open, a cold blast of air came in. Both my wife and I, along with other diners, had to leave their jackets on while eating. There was only one waiter for the whole restaurant, so...More

Thank greenvale_cove
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I took my small group of coworkers to dinner after a training day. The seating is a little cramped but the atmosphere is lively and pleasant. The staff are eager to explain the menu which includes a variety of delicious tapas plates. There is something...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Stopped in from a quick bite to eat on an early afternoon weekend. The service couldn't have been better. No experts on Cuban cuisine but our selections were all met with favorable satisfaction. Ingredients were fresh, decent portions, and cooked to quality standards. One nit...More

Thank Free655
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful valentines dinner with my wife. Great lounge atmosphere and music. The food and drinks were phenomenal.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Mix of Cuban and tapas slections. Definitely try a selection of small dishes and their fair priced Spanish wines.

Thank joel r
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a fantastic dinner at Gustazo. The dining room is small and deservedly popular, so make reservations. Service is friendly and excellent. We ordered 6 small plates, one large plate and a side order of yucca fries, which was more than enough food for...More

Thank Deb255
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I found the food to be somewhere between Spanish tapas and Mexican. Sangria tasted great. Cauliflower dish and shrimp dish were outstanding. Guacamole with plantain chips was refreshing. Ceviche was great. Was not crazy about grilled beet salad

Thank emizco
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had lunch, regretfully had that lunch while recovering from the flu vaccine, so appetite a bit off. My dining companion had the Remolacha (a beet salad) while I had the Pollo sandwich. Both excellent. The Pollo had both dark and white meat chicken (I prefer...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The menu is pork heavy but there are non pork and vegetarian options. Beer is vastly overpriced. Service is great. Pleasant ambience. Certainly recommended.

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

While the service was good, the food did not meet the standards of excellent Cuban food. Perhaps it isn't fair to compare it to Miami eateries, but that is the standard we are used to. I'll try again but the food could use an upgrade...More

Thank Jdfbu96
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5 March 2016|
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Response from redrider52 | Reviewed this property |
Saw both wine and beer being served On my way! March 29, 2017. So, yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 663 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-0602
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 855-487-8296
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One of the very few restaurants in the Boston area offering authentic Cuban cuisine. For lunch, a great selection of sandwiches, soups and salads. At dinnertime with the most succulent Cuban meals!
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