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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Huntington, New York
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned to Cubas Cooking for a lite bite in the afternoon. The restaurant was quiet and seating was very easy. An outside table, a fish wrap and a chicken wrap with salads were served quickly and were all good. Be aware, the Caesar salad is served as a whole head of romaine, grilled and served with dipping bowls as opposed... More 

Thank ChubbaHill
Herndon, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get too. comfortable seating and great service. A little loud because of street traffic but not terrible. Price is reasonable

Thank Fisherlady4855
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious rice and beans and a singer that made our first night in Aruba a pleasant one. Located in walking distance of the Renaissance.

Thank Jennifer W
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cuba's cooking is fabulous! I'm a time share owner since 2006 when my husband took me to Aruba for my 40th birthday and have been going ever since. while there we purchased a timeshare at the Marriott Aruba surf club and frequent the many restaurants in Aruba with Cuba's cooking being one of our very favorites. My family is from... More 

Thank demacaluso1005
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here our first night. Awful food that was poorly prepared. McDonalds would've been better. We felt compelled to go due to its proximity to the Renaissance hotel. Never. Ever. Again.

Thank Christine M
Largo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Cuba's Cookin.' Excellent customer service and fabulous food, conveniently located in the Renaissance Marketplace near the cinemas. My husband had the flavorful, moist barbecue chicken, Cuban style. I had the delicious grouper. Server Keny, with his incomparable customer service and contagious smile, was a perfect ambassador for the "One Happy Island" of Aruba, our... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Cuba's Cookin' every year in Aruba... great food, lovey outside sitting area and fabulous music. Only problem is the music is too LOUD. You can't have any conversation while eating, making it uncomfortable. We loved dancing to the music and having a great evening while eating delicious food... it would have been perfect if the music wasn't... More 

Thank PattiGiraffe
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Cuban sandwiches, BBQ ribs, creative chicken dishes. All are served with fried plantains. There is always a coupon for free Mojitos in the travel booklets. They are good, but order them off the menu at full price and you'll get even better ones!

Thank 2kahunas
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wanted a quick bite before going to the airport. Got the eggs over easy and bacon. Eggs cooked perfect, bacon crispy. Coffee was the best I had all week! I would recommend. And the waitress we had was wonderful. Her name is Collyn's.

Thank antkipper
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there on a saturday night. Great live Cuban style music. Makes you feel good and its ok to dance ! The menu is limited to Latin/american style. However enough to chose from. I had the mixed platter tapas. Great value for money. A good variety of their appetizers (ao wings, fried fish, plantain chips, guacomole, shrimps). They are famous... More 

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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
US$20 - US$35
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 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?