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Cuban Island

3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (18 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
Cuban, Caribbean
3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Cuban Island is amazing! The Ropa Vieja is one of the best I have had in the US. The rice beans are well done and full of flavor. Delicious plantains and Yucca. If you are in Roanoke, VA, the Cuban Island is...More

Thank PepeEstrada
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I stopped there during a quick visit to Roanoke. I met the family that owes the place and they were very kind and accommodating. The food is very authentic and plenty to eat. Would eat there again.

1  Thank BobOhio
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat at Cuban restaurant. This place is first rate on food and cleanliness. Next time, I will check out their Cuban club next door (opens only on Friday and Saturday nights). Any questions about food, feel free to ask them. It is...More

1  Thank Manskittles
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A deliciously vibrant restaurant with both great food and fun loving staff. Start with a simple Cuban pressed hot to crunchy perfection along with a nice bottle of beer or Cuban coffee and you'll find yourself wanting more. Very clean restaurant. Fast friendly service.

1  Thank Becky D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Call ahead if you plan to carryout. I went on my lunch break and It took 19 minutes from ordering to get my sandwich and I was the only costumer. The sandwich was big, and very delicious. The chicken was freshly cooked and a generous...More

1  Thank forrill04
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Each visit to Cuban Island leaves me with a smile on my face! Such tasty food, friendly and welcoming owners...all in a super-clean establishment!

2  Thank Canopus
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although Fidel Castro has only been absent from the world scene a brief amount of time and travel between Cuba and the United States has only recently loosened up (the January 27 action by the current U.S. President notwithstanding), authentic Cuban Cuisine is and has...More

2  Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have eaten a lot of Cuban food, as my wife is from Cuba. To say that this place was disappointing, is an understatement. We had the Ropa Vieja and it tasted like it was 'phoned in'. The spices tasted more Mexican than Cuban, and...More

3  Thank Contact M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I first tried Cuban Island as a quick lunch while working in the city as a police officer. I normally have reservations going ANYWHERE in uniform for food, but my issue was quickly put at rest by the owners. The interior is clean, food is...More

1  Thank Sheepdog44
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I am no expert in Cuban food, but I have travelled to S. Florida a number of times and always seek out Cuban food while there. I have never had a Cuban sandwich without roasted pork. WTH? Meat portion...More

Thank BillReel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-529-7762
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