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Cuban Pete's

428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3742
+1 973-746-1100
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (60 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (17 reviews)
“plantains” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
££ - £££
428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3742
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has amazing food from their tapas to their entrees. You can't make reservations so be sure to go early to avoid a wait. We always get the sangria mix but it really isn't worth the money. Next time we are bringing rum to...More

Thank Liltato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is amazing but the service is subpar. From the hostess to the owner who walks around the restaurant - they are rude and sometimes disrespectful. The only somewhat nicer people are the servers. If the food wasn't so good, no way I would ever...More

Thank Mai_admiral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in that place and it was amazing! A little wait especially in the weekend, but the food was authentic Cuban and so was the place, makes you feel like you're in Cuba. Although the music was bit loud for my taste, I love...More

Thank Ana Gabriela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great and the portions are large. The only drawback is they are understaffed for the steady stream of customers waiting to be seated and served. Otherwise I would have rated them excellent. I found the overworked staff to be friendly and accommodating....More

Thank bdaddy168
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I also had an terrible encounter with this Dominique character. After waining 40 minutes after our 7 pm reservation this Dominique fellow sat us under a speaker that was so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves talking. When I asked to be relocated Dominique got...More

4  Thank MERCAT041861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend wanted to go to Cuban Petes on a rainy Saturday night. There were people standing all over the place even blocking the back stairs all the way up. The wait was an hour and a half. The manager was screaming at everyone to...More

4  Thank Parqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool place and excellent ambiance!!! You may have too wait for a table at busy times. Also excellent Tapss

Thank bolognafrank1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this location before but this visit was by far the worst restaurant experience of my life. After waiting almost 2 hours to be seated, the Manager seated someone before us. We asked about it and he became extremely rude and told us...More

5  Thank MsBlount
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So noisy we had to put in ear plugs in our ears, we were 2 couples,we should have walked out from the noise they even played live bongos with the music. Me and my husband had indigestion an hour after we ate. No gluten free...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The food speaks for itself ... Buena Comida!!!!! From the Cuban sandwiches to the crispy pork, short ribs of beef, beef stew and spicy sprimp and the list goes on - you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is loud, almost raucous, but friendly and...More

Thank NewarkScubaDiver
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Nearby Attractions
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.46 miles away
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10 January 2017|
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Response from CohenFamilyHighFalls | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree....was there recently & manager/host yelled at a patron in front of everyone who wanted a table for 7 people. Not sure what the issue was but he said to her "GET OUT, we don't want your business anyway... More
31 August 2016|
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Response from Ricardo S S | Reviewed this property |
He looked nice on YouTube but I did notice him rushing around and rudely pushing past folks - it looks like business is doing well so I wish he'd chill and smile. I'll be back but if he's directly rude to me I can get my... More
Melissa D
19 October 2015|
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Response from JPSalik | Reviewed this property |
You did not miss anything as the food is terrible and fatty. That was better for your Heath to go elsewhere. I never went back there. It is very popular but fast food restaurants are as well and it is unhealthy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3742
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-746-1100
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