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“A nice experience”
Review of La Cubanita - CLOSED

La Cubanita
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Description: One of the best places in Quepos downtown to have a fantastic meal, the best food and also the best prices
1 review
“A nice experience”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Very clean. Simple food. The guacamole was the best that I've ever tried. We had lunch for two with the guacamole as apettizer, as main entree we had shrimp stuffed calamary in a sauce that was a bit rich for my taste but edible, and a whole fried fish that was plain, meaty and just delicious. The food was freshly made practically in front of you.To drink three cokes. All that for a total of $33 US. They do not take credit cards, only colones or dollars. The restaurant is in the front part of the owner/waitress/cook's house and it's kept extremily clean including the small bathroom that was spotless. It's very easy to get to, there's a main plaza that is a football soccer field witha church across the street. Stand with your back to the church and looking at the football field. To your right hand side there is a walking passage, take it and walk to the end of the field, as soon as it ends there will be a street, turn right and keep walking a few feet. There will be a little bridge over a creek, after you cross it the restaurant will be on your right hoand side and yes there is a sign over with the name "La cubanita".

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mhidalgo
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English first
Idyllwild, California
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great guacamole!”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Food was okay, but the guac was outrageous!! This restaurant had a very "at home" feel, and the price was right.

Visited May 2013
Thank PCfan
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simple, unassuming, wonderful”
Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

My wife and I love hole-in-the-wall places and this is a great one. It's a simple family restaurant and while you don't go for ambiance, it's super clean. The Cuban food is outstanding and dinner for two with two rounds of drinks was below $25 (usd)

Visited April 2013
Thank RyanThompson6818
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Holland, Michigan
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not closed but hard to find”
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We live in Quepos and can confirm that La Cubanita is not closed (we just ate there this week) but it is hard to find as it's on a quiet side street without obvious signs (it no longer has the name painted on the front of the restaurant as the one photo shows from a couple of years ago). To find it, start at the north west corner of the plaza (soccer field downtown), and walk north. It's about half a block down past the small creek on the east side of the street. We've gone to La Cubanita numerous times in the last 8 months and keep ordering the casados for $2,500 colones ($5) - the ropa vieja is delicious but they don't always have it. If you want typical homemade Tica food at a reasonable price this is a great place.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jane V
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great appetizers, but the main plates bland”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We enjoyed the guacamole and the seviche. The typical plates left much to be desired, however The steak however was as tough as beef jerky, and the fried fish was bland. We wanted shredded beef but they were out of it that day, unfortunately. We were overall disappointed in La Cubanita after seeing the wonderful reviews and pictures on this website. Perhaps it was just an off day.

Visited November 2012
Thank Noneyo_Chinning
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