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“Best Tasting Food, Great Colourful Atmosphere”
Review of Cuba's Restaurant

Cuba's Restaurant
Ranked #257 of 495 Restaurants in Oakville
Price range: US$5 - US$15
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cuban Cuisine, tamales, paella, ropa vieja, roast pork, tostones, masduros, tostones rellenos, churros mojitos, cuba libre, Cuba's Draft beer. exclusive.
Reviewed 10 May 2016

My brother and I took our mom here for Mother's Day. Luckily we reserved and came right when they opened. As they make everything from scratch for each order, it's not a place for a quick dine 'n dash. Not that it took long but we were the only guests at first. Then it filled up with 2 large parties of about 10-12 people each.

We had their special of a great Cuban salad - super fresh veggies with a great dressing followed by an enormous plate of rice and beans, pork (I had the roast pork but my brother's pork steak was to die for HIGHLY recommend that for next time!!).

And fried plantain and a starch, like potatoes. It was enough food for me for 2 meals so I got the leftovers. The rice and beans were THE best I"ve ever eaten. Totally addictive.

Their homemade hot sauce isn't all that hot but tasty, very tasty very very tasty. They should sell it to go.

My one quibble is that it took 3 asks to get a glass of water but then she kept it filled up. It's only the 2 of them running the place and they do run themselves ragged. Their heart and soul are in this place and it shows. So forgive the slight lapse in service, the taste is SO worth it. We'll be back! Luckily our mom lives in the 'hood!!

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had fun, but have a reservation, the food is cook fresh and its not rushed.

The entertainment was great and the atmosphere in general was relaxing, people interacted and had fun, dancing, professional singer and entertainer. Want a quiet place and food server in 5 minutes. Not this place, you go there to relax and enjoy the food and the place.

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1  Thank Juan B
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was our second time here...the food was even better than the first (and that was pretty awesome!). The food is fresh, authentic, and you can tell that so much love and passion goes into what they do.
The owners are very welcoming and so nice to talk to...it's like going home for dinner, but with a Cuban flare ;)
You must try the paella and empanadas!

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1  Thank TravelBug150
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We walk by this place regularly and decided one day to try it. We arrived on Saturday before the nightly salsa music started, and there was only 1 other family there (apparently friends of proprietor). It really feels like going to a friend's house for dinner - the service was laid back and unhurried but friendly. Since there is only the one chef the food could be a bit slow coming out when busy (it gets busier the later it gets) but worth the wait. Everything is freshly prepared and delicious. We especially enjoyed the seafood paella, tostones, and churros. We liked it so much that Saturday that we returned the following week to try more. Overall I'd say it's a nice casual place to go when you're not in a hurry and want to enjoy the night at a slower pace.

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1  Thank Faijai0310
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

What a yummy dinner and lots of fun last night at Cuba's! Cosy and friendly atmosphere for a 7:30 dinner followed by live music, salsa lesson and dancing led by Alexis. Yes, service is a bit 'relaxed' and food priced perhaps a bit high, but given the entertainment and fun we had it was totally worth it! Everyone else there was having a great time as well. We will definitely go again and bring our friends. Reservation recommended to get dinner in time for the dance.

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1  Thank KitHandyside
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