We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cuba's Cookin'

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

1,137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,046: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff, especially out waiter Walter Alfredo. He offered great suggestions and took care of every detail. The starters - plaintains and coconut shrimp and Papaya accompanied by a Cuba Libre and a Cuban Passion were a great start to a wonderful meal. For a main dish we had the Seafood Boat - shrimp, mussels, fish and calamari served... More 

Thank kaanapalikids
Level Contributor
85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was terrible and took forever, about 30 minutes to bring out 2 sandwiches! I got the fish sandwich which was disgusting, a tiny sliver of very fishy tasting fish in a huge roll. Definitely a place to avoid, many better places in that area.

Thank elg820
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu had lots to choose from and the dishes we selected were all very tasty. The restaurant staff were very attentive and ready to ensure we had a pleasant experience. There was a very talented young lady singing the evening we were there and her repertoire was extensive. From songs in Spanish to English, she took requests and provided... More 

Thank 999ag001
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good with a good variety on the menu, there was a mix up with my order but fixed quickly. Cocktails were not that great, too much alcohol... There was a singer as entertainment in the restaurant, she was very good. Overall, I'd recommend this as a no frills meal. If you want something a bit more 'fancy'... More 

Thank feist89
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome meal, waiter and entertainment at Cuba's Cookins. Mixed grill lobster, grouper and shrimp cooked to,perfection. Attentive waiter "Alfredo". , then music and dancing with audience participation, If you're looking for a great night out in Aruba, this is a must go spot.

Thank Mrsmackey4523
Crestwood, Kentucky
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is authentic Cuban and delicious but too pricey. Be sure to ask for waiter..Alfredo V. whose service was polite and genuine. An 18 year old female vocalist was outstanding and sounded like Cher. We visited on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 which is same day as the death of Fidel Castro. We were greeted by the Cuban owner who voluntarily... More 

Thank Ron H
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious late lunch. We both had the grouper with rice and soup. Very filling. It was the daily special. We sat on the patio and enjoyed watching life passing by while we relaxed. I would certainly eat here again

Thank Judy M
Level Contributor
72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a Cuban and some roast pork. The sandwich was tasty. I've had better but I can still say they did a good job with the food. Same with the roast pork. I did enjoy the mojitos. They get an A plus for those.

Thank ggigionth3go
North Wales, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two weeks ago my husband and I experience Cuba's Cooking for the third time. Since we discovered this restaurant we have made it one of our places to eat whenever we are in Aruba. During the busy season, you will experience not only the most fantastic food and amazing service (Thank You Kenny), but the talented dancers who will teach... More 

Thank James W
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I say it's too expensive it's because I believe the the ratio price/value isn't balanced. The food is good, but nothing special and the drinks are okay too.

Thank Mariane B

Travellers who viewed Cuba's Cookin' also viewed

Oranjestad, Aruba

Been to Cuba's Cookin'? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cuba's Cookin' staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?