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Cuban Island

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3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Canopus
Roanoke, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 been available in the Roanoke Valley of Southwestern Virginia for 10 years in the unassuming... More 

Thank Patrick K
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 it tasted lot a lot of the food was 'canned'. The only really good thing... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 incredible and I can not say enough about the owner and his wife. The wife,... More 

Thank Sheepdog44
Kernersville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 for what was there was small, basically a ham a cheese pressed with too much... More 

Thank BillReel
Bedford, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place! The Ropa Vieja is amazing! We used to live in Los Angeles and had a few great Cuban restaurants that we loved. This definitely rates up there with them...we will be back!

Thank Lauren S
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! Amazing food and big portions! Full meal for south of $20! I'll be back! Try the chicken & shrimp.

Thank TRob983
Williamsburg, VA
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Husband and I went for dinner and we were amazed at how wonderful this place is! We were warmly welcomed by the owner, quickly seated and served our drinks. We ordered the empanada and stuffed potato app's and loved both of them. The cilantro sauce rocked and the red hot sauce was volcanic (not my thing but hubby loved). Then... More 

Thank Chryscenthia
Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I don't think Estella has ever met a stranger. What fabulous hospitality and wonderful food! Nothing on the menu you won't enjoy. Simple food, great prices! We eat here at least once a month!

Thank Janice G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Super affordable! Huge portions! Great flavor and friendly staff! We love this restaurant! It's a fantastic place to take the family for authentic Cuban food!

Thank AnneMulcahy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?