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El Oriental de Cuba

#415 of 2,448 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
+1 617-524-6464
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
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416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a small neighborhood restaurant with very good Cuban food. We stopped in for lunch with my infant grandson and his parents and uncles and had a very satisfying lunch. We had a mix of traditional Cuban sandwiches and other Cuban dishes. They also...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I love empanadas. The ones here are out of this world good. The staff is super friendly. This place just has a great vibe and wonderful food. Definitely one of JP's best.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I were staying in Jamaica Plain exploring for a week and our AirBnB host told us about this great Cuban restaurant. When I saw Pasteles on the menu, I gasped. A Puerto Rican dish?! Arroz con Gandules?? I guess it's obvious I'm...More

Thank TinaMikePA
Reviewed 7 August 2017

There have been a few Cuban places popping up in Boston, but none compare to El Oriental. Owned by longtime JP resident Nobel Garcia, who is a Boston institution in and of himself, you will enjoy very affordable and delicious Cuban cuisine here. I grew...More

Thank karenina2007
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Probably because we had been out touring the city all day and were hungry, we especially were interested in getting our food quickly. But I do have to say, it was well worth the wait. The woman waiting on us helped us get a variety...More

Thank schussles
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic food! This has been a place for my family to get together. I especially love their seafood in tomato sauce. It's a lot of food! Big plate!

Thank Min C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path away from downtown Boston, we came here for dinner. The restaurant is cute with memorabilia and photos from Cuba including photos of Luis Tiant and El Duque. You know the food is plentiful when my son who skipped lunch for a...More

1  Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I took a friend here for a birthday lunch and it was great! Our meals were delicious and we saw many other items on the menu that we want to try another time. The wait staff was very sweet and helpful in describing the menu...More

Thank 567travelrn
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A very good restaurant in the heart of Jamaica Plain. The food is delicious and always tastes fresh. I love the cuban sandwich, and chicken noodle soup.

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Having worked in Hudson County, NJ for decades and spending a lot of time in South Florida I consider myself somewhat of an expert on Cuban food. El Oriental is a busy place filled with locals who come for an authentic Cuban meal for a...More

Thank papasmurf5069
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-6464
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Serve a Variety of Traditional Cuban food, with a mix of Latin foods from different countrys
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