Rebecca's
Rebecca's

Rebecca's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rebeccasedgewater.com/
  • Phone: (201) 943-8808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed Monday & Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only)
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson Lane
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Friday and Saturday Valet Service. Wed, Thursday and Sunday Parking Lot
A word from Rebecca's
Located just off the Hudson River in beautiful Edgewater, New Jersey, Rebecca's Cuban and Carribean Restaurant has been serving world class cuisine for over 17 years. Rebecca's intimate interior and breathtaking cliffside patio have made it a sought after destination for diners across the New York City metro area and beyond. The menu was painstakingly crafted to give customers an authentic and unforgettable Cuban culinary experience. Every ingredient in every dish is hand picked for flavor and freshness.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Rebecca's reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (17)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great BYOB for a romantic date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great small BYOB. Food is good. I would go back and recommend for a romantic evening or small group of adults.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    MaelinVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual Rebecca is always the best, just love their food, looking forward to returning for the avocado and plantain chips. Food was the best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Giovani the manager is warm and gracious host. The food was delicious and the service perfect. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware
    choosyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our second time and the food is excellent. However, the service is forgetful, you shouldn't have to ask for water twice at a restaurant like this.Coffee took forever, who wants coffee way after your finished with dessert? Beware, there is a $5 valet fee that is not posted.There is no place to park so they offer valet but for the prices here, it is an insult to have mandatory park fee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it!
    nnliluVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I have been going to Rebecca's for years and have always had a great experience. I moved about 3 years ago so it's been that long since I've there until last Friday. I have to say it didn't disappoint! The food is delicious and was happy to know that they're on opentable. Will make it a point to go out of my way to be a regular again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and Quaint
    Chris
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice little neighborhood gem in Edgewater which serves some of the best Cuban food. Everything is prepared with love and you in mind. You can't rush that so the food may take a while to make it to your table, but trust me when I say it's well worth the wait. Its BYOB, so be sure to walk with your bottle of choice of you'll be drinking soda. The food is ALWAYS a hit. The ambience is romantic, and the wait staff is pleasant and attentive. Overall its one of the if not the best Cuban restaurant I've been to and I've been to plenty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I love trying new places. Rebeccas was recommended to me by a friend. So we decided to try it. The food was EXCELLENT. Waiter was very nice. Not only did we love the place. Fabulous walked in! Just make sure you make reservations. It's pretty small and gets booked pretty fast. And they will give up your table if your late. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    MaelinVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As usual this experience was beyond expectations. The service was excellent all of our waiters were marvelous. They even sang happy birthday to my sister-in-law. We had to help them became singing needed some help. They were accommodating. The food was magnificent. We started off with avocados and plaintain,omg to die for.our main course was excellent. We even had desert, which is something we hardly do. We were not disappointed. A must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shazza
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful food, warm romantic setting. Service as great and coffee was good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where are the pork chops?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Rebecca's looking forward to their double cut pork chops. Unfortunately, they forgot to buy any to serve that evening. The steak dish was a very poor substitute.
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  • Quaint place and really good food
    Justme
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I hadn't been to Rebecca's in years and finally had an opportunity to go back. It was a Sunday evening so it wasn't crowded which was nice. The food was really good and the outdoor area with the cliffs behind you and a waterfall is a really nice touch. But they could do better with whatever they have covering the patio - it's a bunch of 2x4's with a plastic sheeting as cover. But the weather was great so it was nice sitting outside. The inddoor reassurance is also decorated very nicely - also very romantic. But as many reviews mention, the entree prices are steep. $30 for pulled beef was crazy. Are they trying to make up for not getting the markup on wine since it's a BYOB? Bottom line - I would recommend it and will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    FCG123
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. I got the pork chop, which is a long wait, so be prepared for that if you order it. They also warn of this wait upon ordering so it was expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rebecca's is great
    diner42
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    food is fantastic especially if you go with the Cuban standards like ropa vieja or roast pork. one wierd thing is the wat staff which is friendly and accommodating as usual but they seemed a little confused as three seperate waiters tried to sever us all at once
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chefchefVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They forgot the salt. Everything tasted bland. Needed more seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a hit!
    Enjoyfood6
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Rebecca's cuisine is consistently amazing, no matter what you order, everything is delicious and you can taste the quality of the food. My favorite is the coconut mashed yams! Their specials are always great too! We go there every chance we get. You need to make a reservation in advance, small place and very popular, especially on weekends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Another wonderful birthday celebration at Rebecca's! Food was phenom as well as the service. Did i mention the BEST black beans ever?!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Rebecca's reviews archive.
  • Hidden gem
    luvmesomefood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Coming back to this restaurant about 2 years later specifically for the outdoor dining experience, there was a newly erected gazebo which obscured the cliff side view I so loved from the first visit. However, the string lights made the space feel quite intimate. Marco, the restaurant manager was accommodating even though my party was running late.The food was great, had the steak which was extra tender and deliciously marinated. The dirty rice was just wonderful (even though I didn't taste the bacon). The servers were prompt and attentive. My girlfriends all said they'd take their spouses as it was really cozy and romantic. We appreciated the BYOB as we could all bring our favorite wines. I will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be 4.5 stars
    FJGJ99
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went with a party of 16. Pros - Wait staff was great. Food was excellent (I had the double grilled pork chops...highly recommend them). Cons - Food delivery was slow. However, nothing came out cold so it was definitely made fresh and that could be verified by the taste. FG
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices and wonderful staff. An excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • morrislaz
    morrislazVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had been the previously and as always the food was Very good. I would say outstanding but it is certainly not among the top restaurants I frequent! The price was certainly good for the quality and size portions which were good. We would have liked to sit in the garden as it was a beautiful night but it was all filled. I would recommend calling if you know the weather is good to as to sit there. It is a BYOB which I like. The service was very good. All in all I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food @ Rebecca's was delicious and the environment is really nice and sweet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud didnt honor request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had reserved a table in the little room to the right. They didnt honor that reservation and placed us right in the middle of the restaurant. There was a very loud table there and the restaurant did nothing to control their volume. They wouldn't seat us outside where it was quieter either. We were unable to have a conversation the entire evening. The service was very very slow and we were stuck not being able to talk or eat for 2-1/2 hours. I think our waiter was blown away by the noise as wee since anything we asked him was met by a blank stare. The food was good but the experience was horrible. We've been there several times before and knew to request our table. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great
    reviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Been going to Rebecca's for at least 15 years or more and it's still one of our favorites
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great restarant
    PoconoGroup
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My first and definitely not my last visit to Rebecca 's. w was. quite delightful! Service and food was superb. It was definitely worth the trip from the Pocono's. we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Diverse menu do delicious Latin fusion cuisine. Attentive service from professional staff. Just deciding what to eat was an adventure. We are generally no desert Easters but the espresso creme brûlée was something special,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • choosyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was wonderful! Service was very accomodating even though they booked too many private parties for a Saturday night. Would go back on a more quiet night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gr8 food and the wait staff amazing
    foodie4life
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was gr8 as always...it is under new mgmt but w/ same chef...the ropa vieja is as amazing as ever! The yams and the plaintains are must haves--then u don;t need dessert LOL....The wait staff is very professional and kind!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    jenlozoe
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have been looking for the right latin cuisine in NJ for a while. A fellow bus commuter mentioned this place to me. My family and I made reservations. The table was ready for us upon arrival, the waiter was wonderfully friendly. They served us our appetizers, mix of empanadas, delicious and out of this world. The surf and turf out of this world. Opened our bottles of wine and provided one of the best cuban cuisine ever. The service was great, the food even better and reasonably priced Its small but definitely worth going to. I will be coming back. Love it and I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    prm8VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Geovani is an excellent waiter and the food is top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming
    Alondra
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant to have a nice family dinner on Sunday and Rebecca's was a a great choice. It was our first time but not the last one. The food was delicious, the services was excellent and the appearance of the restaurant was charming. I will definitely go back for date night or we a group of friends. If you decide to try don't forget to BYOB. They are not allowed to sell liquors but they are more than happy to open that wine bottle for you ❤
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    BillV
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with the family at Rebecca's and thoroughly enjoyed it. Started by sharing an assortment of appetizers including chorizo and empanadas. The Ropa Vieja was terrific. The pork chop my daughter had was outstanding (also huge). Service was very efficient and friendly. Lovely outdoor patio seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the ambience was fabulous. I will definitely go back and I highly recommend going there. Be sure to make a reservation since it does fill up quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambience, mediocre food
    galirana
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Last I was at Rebecca's -it was an amazing experience-food was great, service impeccable, the ambience on the outside patio-really romantic. This time everything was the same but the food. It's not that it's bad, but really nothing to write home about. I went there with 3 other girls and we ordered the appetizer special salmon empanadas-the salmon inside was dry and a bit too fishy-which tells you the chef wanted to use leftover salmon that is about to go bad. And that's ok, but there weren't any spices or other stuff in it, and it just wasn't great. We also had another special -the mussels and I can tell the mussels were fresh, but there was no sauce. Churasco is your safest bet. The flan de coco was very good, but the dessert empanada no.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    LatinLastChance
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went back to Rebecca's for Mother's Day after not being there for a couple of years. Won't be going back. three-word description----Overpriced, Dumb, Fading. Mom's Day was prix fixe- $75/head for dinner or $45 for lunch. turns out Menus were nearly identical. Servings were small, mostly pre-prepared, and frankly very average in quality. Our waiter, although handsome --actually the entire staff looks like a Latin version of GQ and Cosmo -all very good looking and all friendly, well he touted his memory while taking the order, and then screwed up at least one thing for everyone. and to make it worse, the corrected offerings were wrong also. We gave up and left. Used to be quite a good place- maybe something has changed. Wont be returning
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  • Mother's Day brunch 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife there with our toddler. The food was excellent, service was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food never disappoints
    WhyDoIHaveToHaveANicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had: starters: chorizo and chick peas salad, and a salad special. Both were very good. entrees: surf and turf special, and lechon asado. The S&T was very good. The lechon asado was super delicious. dessert: bread pudding. Good, but ask for extra sauce. wine: we brought our own, as usual.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Benny3
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was great! Beef empanadas were great! I had the churrassco and tasted he double center cut Guava pork chop, and that was the best pork chop I've ever had. Cooked all the way through. I will definitely be going back and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Rebecca's is a must do for people who enjoy Great Cuban food.
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    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    Rohavos
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great romantic restaurant. Great for people who like good food and good conversation. Not for people who like loud bar scenes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    Fenix
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    They do not serve alcohol and it seems the locals all knew to bring their own bottle of wine. Wish we knew. Croquette appetizer is excellent. Entrees okay. We really came to try their specialty writen up in Gourmet Magazine: Espresso Creme Broulette But at 8pm they were OUT!
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  • Our Neighborhood Jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    They honor a reservation, seated right way. Restuarant is small but noise level is quiet. Food consistantly good, both Cuban style and American. NIce to bring our own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.