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La Isla Restaurant

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104 Washington St, and 25 12th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Cuban food I've ever had anywhere. It's consistently great and it's fast! The downtown restaurant is small but full of charm. We often stop by to pick up a papa rellena and some chicken, rice and beans or a Cuban sandwich to eat at home when it's too crowded.

Thank Lia M
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my family to this Cuban restaurant. We wanted to try a new place for brunch ...and we were not disappointed. The food... the service ...the original drinks ...to die for! I tried (As Seen on the Food Network) Omar's Stuffed French Toast, Papa Rellena and to drink, a Cuban Apple Pie. Wow, is all I can say! An... More 

1 Thank SentioPhoto
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

What a great find in Hoboken! Small, make that very small, place with only a few tables and counter seating. A steady carry out business so you can tell it has a strong local following. Ordered the special -- a shredded beef plate with rice mixed with beans. Very good! I will be back next business trip.

Thank Traveling_with_6-7
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited on a busy Friday evening, so there was a good atmosphere. We had booked and our table was waiting. The waiter was efficient, pleasant and helpful. The food was interesting and enjoyable. One of our group was a vegetarian and he found the choices limited and a bit disappointing. Portions are large. We shared one dessert between four.

Thank CTtraveller55
New Jersey
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

When we lived in Hoboken, La Isla was a regular haunt for dinner where chef Omar Giner created a wonderful culinary island in this tiny diner space. His interesting take on Cuban classics created a menu of great dishes. We didn't have chance for dinner but managed to get a table for breakfast. Their breakfasts are great and if they... More 

2 Thank wheelie07042
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant but the food was excellent, they had GF options (although limited and not sure the waiter New how to properly address a gluten allergy), and it byob. All and all, a good night out with friends.

Thank Stephanie P
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

La Isla is consistently great food every time I go. Their signature steaks and sandwiches are out of this world. They are a BYOB restaurant which adds to the experience and keeps the cheers inexpensive. La Isla is great for a first date or a quick meal by yourself at the counter. The staff and patrons are always friendly and... More 

Thank TMO614
Hoboken, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Even though you may read this review, you need to experience it for yourself. There are now two locations, one uptown and the original downtown. They're pretty close in food quality so if you're looking for more of a restaurant/date scene would recommend the uptown location (they also have a full bar); however, the downtown/original location has its own charm... More 

Thank Pat C
Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The downtown La Isla has always been great, but the new uptown branch is spacious, warn, and serves consistently fantastic food. We live uptown, just a few blocks always, and it is now our go-to spot for dinner. Thank you for adding this excellent option to the Hoboken choices! Don't miss the mojitos!

1 Thank Davidmattingly
Wayne, New Jersey
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were there twice, thoroughly satisfied both times. Not a huge place, but staff is very nice and try to accommodate. Food is simple, homey, fresh, and affordable. It's BYOB and there's a liquor store next block if you'd like to supplement your meal with beer or wine. Highly recommend.

Thank TheGrymza .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Washington St, and 25 12th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: 12016598197

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?