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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“alfredo” (149 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (66 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (59 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've eaten here last year and enjoyed. The Mojito's are the best. Alfrido V. was so personable and showed me the table and all night came to talk w/us. Recommended the special which i'm glad I ordered. Also he introduced us to the duo's CD...More

Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great Cuban food and atmosphere. Fantastic music. Alfredo our waiter was fantastic and made our evening very enjoyable!!! Highly recommend!!!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the first place we ate at when we visited 5 years ago and remembered having a pleasant experience. Well here we are again and so much has changed for the better. We were greeted immediately and they sat us in a cool spot...More

Thank Edgard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cuban food and atmosphere is really good. The service was very friendly and prompt. Really enjoyed everything.

Thank Wavemotion
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to eat the evening we arrived since it’s so close to our hotel (Renaissance). Service was good but the wait for food was long even though it was fairly empty. However, it was definitely worth the wait! The food was amazing. We...More

Thank Mrsdav1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to go to the original Cuba's Cookin' off the main road all the time. My first visit to the "new" location was just okay. But has that changed! Sat outside and enjoyed the live music they offer. The grouper fillet I had was some...More

Thank thumperpc
Reviewed 1 week ago

My waiter Alfredo V. was really welcoming, attentive and helpful. Food had a great home-cooked taste that is hard to find in a restaurant. Live band was awesome and helped to create a great ambiance. A wonderful place to spend an evening in Oranjestad's downtown...More

Thank DbizTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the evening listening to live Latin music and having drinks. Had ‘chips and guacamole’ and shredded skirt steak with rice and black beans. Very good. Atmosphere excellent. Alfredo was the best!!

Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've wanted to eat dinner here for a number of years, but there are so many choices on this island that I hadn't had the chance. Unfortunately I was disappointed. I chose the roast pork dinner. The flavor was excellent but the pork had gristle....More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food, great live music. A bit pricey, but not crazy. We enjoyed our time there. Seating inside and outside combo, not closed in so no Aircondition.

Thank Marion M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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