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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Food and drink were great! Would recommend the plantain chip appetizer. The service was also very welcoming.

Thank anabanana94
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I dropped into Cuba's Cookin' on the spur of the moment, and it may have been my favorite meal of our trip. We arrived at the restaurant early on an off-season Friday night, so they were not busy when we were there....More

Thank CMichener
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a party of six and each of us raved about our food and service. The cocktails were expertly prepared and did not skimp on the alcohol. The meals were full of flavor and had ample portions. The prices were reasonable. My husband and...More

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I while on vacation stopped on a Sunday late morning because we LOVE our Spanish coffee...what better than Cuban! The coffee was delicious of course. We had the empanadas which were tasty. My husband had the plantain chips and guacamole. I don't...More

Thank MRisitos
Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere was very pleasant and fun. Excellent live music played by 2 gentlemen. Service was excellent! Our waiter was Kenny G and he was excellent! He was pleasant, had a cute sense of humor, very helpful and knowledgeable about items on the menu. Very...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Ropa Vieja and it was delicious. Had no idea what I was ordering and loved it! Kenny G was our waiter and he was fabulous. My husband got the stuffed pork but it could have been a bit more tender. Overall great time...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

having eaten there many times , still enjoy the choices on the menu and the food. Getting a bit expensive .

Thank Ronald v
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Attentive with humor. my chicken dinner was so good I went there twice. The tres leches was to die for.

Thank hartylawdh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing authentic Cuban food !! We loved the live entertainment during dinner too. But what actually made this experience great was the friendly staff. We were served by Keny G. & Mary. They were so hospitable and kind, we felt right at home during this...More

Thank Lexi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant you have to put on your must visit list while here in Aruba the food is excellent and well prepared so attractive to your pallet the waitstaff is very attentive very cordial extremely friendly very very fair priced and usually they...More

Thank Uncleberry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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07:00 - 23:00
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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
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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.