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Cuba's Cookin'

) #23 of 173 Restaurants in Oranjestad €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

It's not 100% authentic, but it's definitely tasty and the service was great! I had the Cuban sandwich and tried some other dish my table was having and there were no complaints!

1  Thank Dalena D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place! Super good good, amazing music! Great service too! We will defiantly be going back next time in Aruba!

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the family here for an early dinner. I ordered the pork steak and my husband ordered the filet. Both were great but the filet was amazing. Our waitress Mary was fantastic with our kids which made dinner even better. We were finishing up dinner...More

1  Thank enk2014wv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Return visit after a so-so experience a year ago. They have really picked up their game - attentive service, great ambience and music, fine meal and cocktails! Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our last dinner in Aruba was at Cuba's Cookin'. Several different choices of Cuban cuisine but a lot lacked flavor and was just bland. Nothing special like we thought. Service was very slow and there were only 2 other tables being occupied besides ours. Probably...More

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great surprise , has something for everyone , I highly recommend the mixed grill , or shrimp.

Thank Tricia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The noise level is high since they have musak and a live performer. My wife makes better empanadas than any of the sampler that we had. My skirt steak was dry and chewy. The bif steak was dry and tough. They offer a free mojito...More

Thank Ken_NJ_11islands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good choise if you want to try a cuban's food and a good music as well. I recomend the ceviche ... I loved and take a Mojito too...

Thank Aline T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered chicken with rice and black beans. It came with a side of sweet fried plantains and I had them add a pineapple slice on top. It was by far the best and most reasonably priced food I ate during my week in Aruba....More

1  Thank eric031173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal of our one-week trip. We walked around the plaza and looked at all the various restaurants. The sound of great music brought us to Cuba cooking. I had roast pork and my husband had a combo plate. Everything was good and tasty....More

1  Thank Luckyladyh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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
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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
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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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