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El Cubo de Cuba

3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4123
+1 971-544-7801
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (13 reviews)
“maduros” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4123
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Reviews (48)
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant! The rice bowls and empanadas were excellent! So was the Cuban sangria. The atmosphere is colorful and fun too. The staff is extremely friendly.

Thank Anne0827
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Was told by friends in the area that this was good Cuban food. I was very disappointed. Two people in our party ordered the mamey shake and it was a faded, bland concoction with not much mamey flavor. The special of the day was vaca...More

Thank Mily O
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

There are very few Cuban options in Portland and this place is one of them. I love the 'local' feel and the food is very good. The atmosphere is light and bright and a good place to just hang on the patio or even for...More

Thank JenDenMythra
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Mojo Shrimp bowl included +/- 6 large shrimp marinated in a tasty sauce along with rice, beans, avocado, mango and plantains... very good!

Thank awolhughes
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My mom lives around the corner from here and I wanted to eat here for every meal during my visit! We visited for an early mid-week lunch when it wasn't crowded. Upon entrance, we were immediately welcomed and felt at home due to the warmth...More

Thank KellenKellen
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I read the good reviews and decided to try this place. I was looking forward to my dinner. You do wait in line, but I thought this was a good sign ad an indication of the food quality. I ordered the Mojo Pork plate with...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Was walking around the hawthorne area to figure out what to eat and decided on Cuban food tonight. As is typical of the few times I've had Cuban food there is beans and rice with your entree and plantains. The ropitta bowl(shredded beef cooked in...More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This little place is great: good selection of authentic Cuban food, wit a number of vegan options as well. And it's super affordable, with bowls in the $9 range.

Thank Dar Sigfusson
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

First time visiting. Picked it for a mutually convenient spot for a business chat over lunch. Cute cheerful ambiance. Nice bouncy Latin music, not too loud. And the food was good. We both had bowls, one had the special shrimp bowl, the other the beef...More

Thank DKL317
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fresh ingredients delightfully prepared makes El Cubo top notch in my book. Havana bowl is a meal unto itself. Perfect. Atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Highly recommended.

Thank RamblinReck
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15 April 2017|
Response from Dar Sigfusson | Reviewed this property |
I don't, at least not in Portland.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3106 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-4123
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 971-544-7801
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