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El Oriental de Cuba

416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
+1 617-524-6464
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (12 reviews)
“black beans” (6 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve just had a nice lunch with the octopus salad and the lobster tail in spicy sauce. The food was lovely, portion generous (European viewpoint 😜) for a very good price. The service was great with the ladies very helpful with our 4yo that seemed...More

Thank DorAN87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here. My wife and I split the Original Cuban Sandwich and the Ham Croquette Sandwich. I also had a banana shake. The sandwiches were as good, if not better than those you can get in South Florida. The food and service were...More

Thank nhpod
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are several great places in J.P. to visit and El Oriental de Cuba is one of them. Great Cuban food and very friendly staff. I stop in with my mom at least 3 times a month for her favorite cafecito. This time my friends,...More

Thank GaMenH
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I arrived in Boston from Puerto Rico and my son took me to try this Cuban Restaurant. I prefer Puertorican food, obviously. But then, I was gladly surprised when we tried the different plates. We were a party of 5 and we experienced a variety...More

Thank Hector R
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Whenever me and my family visit Boston, we always come here to eat. Each time we come here, we are always satisfied with the food (even the picky eaters!). The only reason I gave this restaurant a 4 dotted rating instead of a 5 is...More

Thank _Cindy94173
Reviewed 30 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

1  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 19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-6464
  • E-mail
Serve a Variety of Traditional Cuban food, with a mix of Latin foods from different countrys
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