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Cuba Cuba cafe & bar

#125 of 2,437 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204-3607
+1 303-605-2822
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Dover, Delaware
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208 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

On our last trip to Denver, our son suggested this restaurant and all 4 of us had great meals! The food was authentic Cuban and the drinks were all delicious! We all tried something different, from sandwiches to meals to different sides and all were very good. Servers friendly and knew their menu. Busy, but everything kept moving. Would definitely... More 

Thank 6mojo
Scottsdale, AZ
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373 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This restaurant in Denver's Golden Triangle, one-half mile from our downtown hotel, is small, quaint and cute. It's in an old house in a more or less residential area. The highlight of our meal was the tapas. We started with the Mariquitas Cubana and the avocado mash was delicious. The Empanadas de Picadillo had the right seasoning on the ground... More 

Thank laplume9254
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We stayed in Glendale, CO (the Cherry Creak area of Denver) for one night and had the opportunity to eat a meal from Cuba Cuba. It was outstanding. The menu has a Cuban flare and we were not disappointed. It was simple fare but absolutely delicious. I had the Pan Con Lechon sandwich which is slow roasted pork, veggies and... More 

Thank L A
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Best I can say is just "OK". My Vaca Frita was kind of stringy and greasy. The Mojitos were way too tart and not sweet enough. Service was very pleasant and my friends enjoyed their meals, so maybe it's just me. Oh yeah, when we walked out onto the patio there was a really foul sewerish smell. I was embarrassed... More 

Thank Sabien
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207 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A little out of the way, parking was easy, and Cuba Cuba was well worth the trip. Our appetizers and dinners were all excellent and the service was pleasant. Judging from the full room of diners, we were not the only ones enjoying our meals.

Thank Historiana
Castle Rock, Colorado
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189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife had heard good things so she wanted to give this restaurant a try. We got there about 20 minutes before they opened as we had heard that a line forms and this was true the night we were there. We started with plantain chips and dips. Our entrees were Churrasco Con Papitas (garlic-parsley chimmichurri skirt steak, mojo fries... More 

Thank Gary F
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Two small houses+Cuban food=recipe for a great time. This restaurant is truly a local gem with 3 small separate areas in the restaurant with different energy. The bar is hot, crowded, loud and full of energy with the room next to it calm and soothing with white walls and billowing ceiling. Finally, the outdoor patio allows you to breathe the... More 

Thank scottishirishpirate
River Vale, New Jersy U.S.A.
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

As a long time resident of Miami (with many authentic Cuban restaurants, I consider myself a Cuban food afficionado. Cuba Cuba is right up there with the best of them.

1 Thank andon246
Denver, Colorado
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231 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

In a cute old house with a sidewalk flanked with banana plants (how do they do this in Denver!?) we were seated immediately for what we thought would be a short bite and we were so intrigued by the menu and the ambiance we stayed for appetizer, mojitos, dinner and dessert all the time saying to ourselves "this is fun!... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

If you like Cuban cuisine then Cuba Cuba is the place for you. The simple dishes are well prepared and flavorfu typical Cuban fare. I had the Lechon asado, a slow roasted pork dish with moro rice and bean sauce. Naturally I did order plantains as well which were not as starchy and greasy as they can be at other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-605-2822

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