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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
11:00 - 23:00
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Niantic, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second year in Aruba and again found ourselves at Cuba's Cooking - We love the food and service. Thank you to our Waiter Alfredo you always serve with a smile :)

Thank Linda2566
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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272 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband was on the hunt for fried plantain during our trip to Aruba, and Cuba's Cookin' delivered! For my meal, I opted for the plantain chips and guacamole to start, and the chicken mofongo for my main. I had to spruce up the guac a bit with some salt and lemon juice, and the mofongo let me down. I... More 

Thank lhamilt77
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to "CC" for several years Christmas Eve. It is festive, food is good and atmosphere great. An Italian friend selected the calamari and said it was one of the best ever. We ordered various apps and dinners, some of which were great, others ok. I ordered the dish which included picadillo, pork and ropa Viejo. Picadillo and... More 

Thank jqlineb
North Haledon, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend ordered the ropa vieja and can't stop raving about how delicious it was...even the day after! I had the filet mignon with grilled pineapple which was delicious as well! They offer a free mojito for the first visit which we didn't take advantage or can use for free coffee in the morning. The service was great and so... More 

Thank Chynita
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The black bean soup and Cuban sandwich for lunch were excellent. We went back for a dinner of skirt steak and the seafood plate and we're not disappointed.

Thank KandBHornsby
Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great. The entertainment singer was pleasant but a little stilted. A disappointment was Cuban dancing was advertised but there was none.

Thank machi2017
Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a pretty bad meal the night before at a different restaurant, I didn't get my hopes up for this one but let me tell you, my meal was spectacular! I had a shrimp dish and my husband had chicken and olives. We both loved our meals! The service was so-so. It was a bit slow, but not terrible.... More 

Thank CrazyCatLady001
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately it rained in Aruba while we were there so we looked for lunch and found this great place. Because of the rain we spent longer than planned and sampled some great mojitos too! Great friendly bar/ restaurant!

Thank Tracey C
Augusta, Georgia
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

here for dinner with a friend who lives in Aruba. Our friend had made reservations. We were seated after a 15 minute wait-given menus, water and then we waited for at least 30 minutes for a server. Finally our friend had to "get up" and go find a waiter. We ordered drinks, but again 15-20 minute wait. We were considering... More 

Thank jbag44
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the bar for an app and a drink. I was told the bartender made the best mojito on the island so I ordered that and a guacamole with plantain chips. There was no one else at the bar and few tables were filled. It was almost as if I was bothering the bartender by ordering something. I... More 

Thank Brenda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0627
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?