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Cuban Island

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3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I don't think Estella has ever met a stranger. What fabulous hospitality and wonderful food! Nothing on the menu you won't enjoy. Simple food, great prices! We eat here at least once a month!

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Thank Janice G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Super affordable! Huge portions! Great flavor and friendly staff! We love this restaurant! It's a fantastic place to take the family for authentic Cuban food!

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Thank AnneMulcahy
Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is awesome! Owned by a Cuban couple, the food is delicious and reminiscent of my visit to the island. I had ropa vieja, beans and rice, and the best plantains I ever ate. Sevice was quick, and there were many people coming in to pick up take-out. I wish I could have sampled everything on the menu! Too... More 

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Thank travelsmitty
Newman Lake, Washington
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time having Cuban food and it was delicious! Be careful of the red hot sauce! Cuban coffee was amazing as well. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank jbowen13
Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food in this restaurant is delicious! Everything is fresh. Cook for you when you order. The owner is always at the restaurant helping you with your order. The restaurant is spotless. The desserts are to die for!

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Thank jucar2
Roanoke, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I love love love the food here and always get something different, I have yet to be disappointed. The fried pork is so far my favorite, it's tender and pulls apart super easily. Rice and beans are always on point and the service is awesome. Will definitely be back and I recommend this to every one.

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Thank Skyelar B
Da Nang, Vietnam
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The first time I visited this place I thought the service and food were both fantastic but my bill was higher than I expected. I didn't get an itemized bill so I just let it slide; HOWEVER, the second time I went my bill also seemed strangely high again so I calculated my meal and found out (I had to... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Walking in this place is small but looks similar to the latin restaurants in CT and NYC. Very busy for lunch which says something. Cuban Sandwich was sooooo yummy. Only thing that surprised me was that my chicken with peppers dish had no seasoning on it. Very bland for spanish food. Maybe that's the cuban way but Dominican or Puerto... More 

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Thank paralegal4444
Daleville, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I'm Cuban and living in Roanoke for the last 2 years. I didn't know there was a Cuban restaurant here then I ran into it. Happy I did this restaurant is 100% authentic and the employees and owner are super friendly. Great food, great service. But get there early because parking is very limited. What I love the most is... More 

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Thank Gonzalez E
Monroe, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

First time to eat Cuban food and it's the best thing in the world! We sampled fried potato, Cuban taco and Cuban tamale then shared Vaca Frita!! So good portions are off the chart and the price is so reasonable don't know how she does it!!! Would eat here every day!!!

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Thank Vivian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-529-7762

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