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Cuban Island

3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“plantains” (18 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (16 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love this place! We travel 40 miles or so to come here as often as we can, and it never disappoints. Our personal favorite is the Ropa Vieja, but we have heard good things about a lot of the other menu items. If you...More

Thank jodee328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner is a super nice lady and the good is made fresh to order. Its like being invited to someone home for dinner. Don't be fooled by the small exterior, the good is big enough to make up for that.

Thank lcandygurl3663
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The Cuban sandwich was delicious. My sister had the Ropa Vieja and was equally impressed. A side of fried plantains added to the authenticity of the meal. To satisfy the sweet tooth try the coffee flavored Tres Leches! If you want some well prepared, traditional...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a little gem if you like Cuban food. I had the ropa vieja with white rice, black bean soup (extra cost) and plantains. Growing up in Hollywood FL and working in Miami i've eaten a lot of Cuban food. This is on par...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I love Cuban food, and Cuban Island serves the best. I read about this restaurant on a website listing best restaurants in Virginia. Since then, I have been to Cuban Island more than a half dozen times. I try a different dish every time I...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Once again our experience was top notch. We were warmly greeted by the owner and made to feel quite at home. They were very busy, but our food was served promptly. Their cubano sandwich is very authentic and delicious. We will continue to be a...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We met family members who are regular visitors to this small but charming restaurant. The owner knew what my brother wanted. My husband & I had a mixed chicken & shrimp dish that was delicious. I had plaintains & yucca and he had the beans/rice...More

Thank luvbooksandblooms
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service every time. They have great prices and pleasant friendly service. The desserts are wonderful!

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The good points. Lovely privately owned restaurant and very clean. All staff friendly and attentive. The tamale was excellent and the cuban taco delicious. The Cuban sandwich, I would not recommend. Bread ordinary and just not special. The stuffed potato also good. The prices are...More

Thank 2Yummy4U
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times and I get pretty much the same thing but the price keeps changing. I am a generous tipper and kind of felt like a semi-regular but was disappointed to feel like I was getting taken advantage of. You don't...More

Thank Tony P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-529-7762
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