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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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“alfredo” (156 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (65 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Renaissance Marketplace, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my go to place in Aruba. Food is always excellent, staff are phenomenal, and the ambiance is inviting and relaxing. Well done Doug Marcus.

1  Thank Byron M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ask for Alfredo for great service, enjoyed dinner here while on vacation. Especially loved the gluten free and vegan menu options. Drinks were also spectacular.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an excellent dinner at Cuba’s Cookin’ on our recent trip to Aruba. I lived in Miami several years ago and love Cuban food. The empanadas, Lechon, black beans and rice and the tostones were excellent. The Mojitos were also excellent. Alberto was our...More

Thank ljardinesmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit expensive for Cuban fare, but bring in the Renaissance Marketplace probably adds a few bucks to everything. Pork dishes were the standouts.

Thank Bernice T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a gluten allergy so eating out can be iffy. Not only was our waiter, Luis, accommodating but the menu items were noted with GF to indicate safe items (always appreciated.) I had a delicious steak w/mashed potatoes, my husband had ribs he loved...More

Thank Cali D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed at the door and our waiter Luis N. was great. He was very attentive and helpful with his suggestions. My wife had the Cuban bbq ribs which were very tasty and I had the Roma Vieja (skirt steak). Our portions were large...More

1  Thank CentralMissouriJudge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. This was my first foray into a Cuban-themed restaurant, so imagine my surprise when I observed "Bacardi" signage all over the place. Unhindered, my Havana Club Mojito had lots of fresh mint and paired well with our fried pork and...More

Thank Rockhead261
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a very critical diner, I must say that there was absolutely nothing that I didn’t enjoy. The mojito’s perfect! The food, excellent and the portions very satisfactory. We had mixed seafood platter. And the service of our waiter, Walter Alfredo along with the live...More

Thank Marlene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went about an hour ago tonight and had a great time. Luis took great care of us. We had the empanada appetizer, the chicken soup, and the seafood soup. All were fantastic. Loved the mojitos! Thank you Luis!

Thank Elyse W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere , great live music , good tasting food ; even though the sides were lukewarm . Super expensive dessert ; 14 AWG for a tiny slice of kesio/ flan caramel. Very good waiter Antonio V. Too expensive to be called fine dining or...More

Thank RobenJacques
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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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