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El Oriental de Cuba

#392 of 2,502 Restaurants in Boston
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
+1 617-524-6464
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (11 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Whenever me and my family visit Boston, we always come here to eat. Each time we come here, we are always satisfied with the food (even the picky eaters!). The only reason I gave this restaurant a 4 dotted rating instead of a 5 is...More

Thank _Cindy94173
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a small neighborhood restaurant with very good Cuban food. We stopped in for lunch with my infant grandson and his parents and uncles and had a very satisfying lunch. We had a mix of traditional Cuban sandwiches and other Cuban dishes. They also...More

1  Thank Philip P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I love empanadas. The ones here are out of this world good. The staff is super friendly. This place just has a great vibe and wonderful food. Definitely one of JP's best.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I were staying in Jamaica Plain exploring for a week and our AirBnB host told us about this great Cuban restaurant. When I saw Pasteles on the menu, I gasped. A Puerto Rican dish?! Arroz con Gandules?? I guess it's obvious I'm...More

Thank TinaMikePA
Reviewed 7 August 2017

There have been a few Cuban places popping up in Boston, but none compare to El Oriental. Owned by longtime JP resident Nobel Garcia, who is a Boston institution in and of himself, you will enjoy very affordable and delicious Cuban cuisine here. I grew...More

Thank karenina2007
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Probably because we had been out touring the city all day and were hungry, we especially were interested in getting our food quickly. But I do have to say, it was well worth the wait. The woman waiting on us helped us get a variety...More

Thank schussles
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic food! This has been a place for my family to get together. I especially love their seafood in tomato sauce. It's a lot of food! Big plate!

Thank Min C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path away from downtown Boston, we came here for dinner. The restaurant is cute with memorabilia and photos from Cuba including photos of Luis Tiant and El Duque. You know the food is plentiful when my son who skipped lunch for a...More

1  Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I took a friend here for a birthday lunch and it was great! Our meals were delicious and we saw many other items on the menu that we want to try another time. The wait staff was very sweet and helpful in describing the menu...More

Thank 567travelrn
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A very good restaurant in the heart of Jamaica Plain. The food is delicious and always tastes fresh. I love the cuban sandwich, and chicken noodle soup.

Thank Matthew D
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-1876
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-524-6464
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Serve a Variety of Traditional Cuban food, with a mix of Latin foods from different countrys
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