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“Mofongo!”

El Oriental de Cuba
Ranked #442 of 3,263 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
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Dining options: Dinner
Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
Description: Serve a Variety of Traditional Cuban food, with a mix of Latin foods from different countrys
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was taken there by a friend and had a very large and very delicious lunch. The atmosphere is nice with lots of pictures of Cuba and salsa music playing in the background.The portions are big and you will not leave hungry! We all had the mofongo which was delicious. I will be returning soon.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Had a Cuban sandwich and a mango shake and espresso all were great. Service with a smile and delicious food. We had a very nice meal and enjoyed the location, space and staff.

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Thank Henry D
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This has been my second visit to this local gem in Jamaica Plains, Boston. The food is authentic and tasty. Try the yellow rice, sweet plantain, black bean and oxtail. It's full of flavor and sure to have you licking your fingertips. Although the place is small this adds to the intimacy of its settings and helps to create that real at home atmosphere. Great find!

Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great food, however is a mixture of Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine. The service was good, is a small restaurant, therefore be prepared to wait on a Saturday or Sunday evening. The theme of the restaurant is lovely, paints and history in the walls. I def recommend it. Also the portions are big, for two.

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Thank NicteT
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

El Oriental is located in Jamaica Plains, in Boston. This restaurant was recommended by a Cuban patient of mine, who highly recommended it. However, after eating in Versalles, in Little Havana, arguably the Mecca of cuban food in this country I will have to give this eatery an average grade. The location is a bit sketchy, the decor does make you feel as though you were in Little Havana, service was meh! They ran out of bitec de palomilla when we go there. Empanadas were tasty, as was the yuca, the tongue was again meh, as was the churrasco and bistec a la parrila. We did not stay for dessert. Overall, you do get the feeling that you are transported to Cuba, just not to the best restaurant.

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Thank Eduardo G
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