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Cuba's Cookin'

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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
11:00 - 23:00
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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 yesterday 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 

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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 3 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 5 days ago NEW

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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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 

Thank L L
Worcester, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we decided to stop here after dropping off some friends at the airport. the place excellent. crunchy pork appy was fab. homemade sauces . Cuban pork sandwich was a must get.

Thank john4bella
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

BIG TIP: When you get to Cuba's Cooking ask for Kenny the waiter! He knows his stuff and he gives the best service! He told us all about his dancing and that he is a dance tutor too! We would love to receive some lessons! We started off the night with some mojitos since we had the coupon. Best mojitos... More 

Thank Debbie L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and friendly staff. Food is excellent and very taste. This way we come back year after year. Yum

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?