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Cuba's Cookin'

Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0627
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ,so so , not real Cuban food more Columbian . In town so tourist driven area, not overpriced but nothing to speak of , ate dinner should have went for lunch for there Cuban sandwich., did not make it back to try.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I tried this spot for lunch on our second day in Aruba. We had the friendliest server, Anderson Villegas. He always had a smile on his face and gave us great service. We had the chicken soup to start and we shared...More

1  Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 8th trip to Aruba, and we go to Cuba's Cooking at least once every visit. Not only do they have the best Mojitos in the universe, their food is out of this world! I highly recommend the ropa vieja, an the Cuban...More

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Cuban food, then Cuba's Cookin'is a must stop. The best mojitos and black bean soup in town. Also great grouper wraps. We start and end our vacation every year at Cuba's Cookin'. Great service too!

1  Thank rarero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably the best meal in Aruba. Staff outstanding. Owner so friendly. Live music. Best gazpacho ever. Loved my shrimp. My husband loved his chicken. Very authentic. Highly recommend.

1  Thank CarrieM525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived and it’s become a tradition to stop and have Mojitos at Cuba’s Cooking. We had our two each Mojitos with Cuban Rum and then ordered a Cuban sandwich with a side of Congre and maduras. We were in heaven and what...More

1  Thank Ozgard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place and decent food. Music was good and added to a nice relaxed atmosphere. Not overly busy when we went so service was quite quick. It's a family run place and our waiter was very young and possibly just being introduced to the business?...More

1  Thank keredwh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mojito was very good along with the empanadas. I was disappointed with the Cuban sandwich. I had to pull half of the pork off because there was so much fat. Very friendly service.

1  Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant to try. They are right by the marina in downtown Aruba. The food was delish. All entrees come with rice, beans and maduros!!

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 11 May 2018

My wife and I visited this restaurant last week while in Aruba. We were both pleased with our meals. I had the Ropa Veja and she had a fish dish. Both were prepared well and priced fairly. They had a man playing the conga drums...More

1  Thank Denny2696
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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