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Cubana cafe

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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Spanish, South American
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272 Smith St, Ste 1, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4687
+1 718-858-3980
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10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with my husband. Staff were very friendly. Lots to choose from on the menu. I enjoyed a lovely braised beef dish. Prices are average, meal sizes are large. I would return.

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Thank LouieCast
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've only had a few meals here, but everything was delicious. Well prepared and fresh and well flavored. Small and cozy and comfortable and good Latin music playing. If I lived in the neighborhood I would go there every week.

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Thank Gilhoop S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I like this place. Excellent Cuban food and for the NY area pretty inexpensive. Good selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Ate here twice with no issues. Good staff. Nothing not to like.

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Thank deanandthat
london
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we passed this little place with the frontage open to the street, it was really busy. So we decided to have dinner there with the family. The food was very tasty and the portions generous without being silly. The stuffed pepper with calamari was excellent as was the pulled pork 'burger'. Rice and beans very good as you'd... More 

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Thank LondonBeagle
Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice - particularly recommend the Buena Vista Pollo! Very quick service. Can't vouch for authenticity though. We enjoyed it!

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Thank chiara1312
Stockport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great service (despite not understanding my English accent!), the cocktails were really good. The fried plantains were excellent and we all enjoyed our food.

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Thank Sarah W
Brooklyn, New York
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590 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

For real cuban look elsewhere. Fun place for drinks but then move on for dinner. Nothing special to eat here.

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Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Austin, Texas
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Very reasonable prices with a lot of variety. Lively Latino music in background with very casual atmosphere.

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Thank SPooh
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Dropped in recently on a visit to NYC... I'm a huge fan of Cuban food and love to try new places whenever I find one. I know I've been spoiled by my wife and her mother, both Cuban and amazing in the kitchen, but this place misses the mark on several points. I had the Cuban sandwich, which was great,... More 

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Thank jmbarr2
Hartford, Connecticut
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279 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

My husband and I were walking past Cubana Cafe and decided we should grab some lunch. We walk in and the place has a handful of tables taken, but still plenty of room available. We were greeted immediately and they brought us back to a table. The restaurant is decorated colorful and with a Cuban feel to it. After we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Smith St, Ste 1, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4687
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-858-3980

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