La Isla Restaurant - Uptown
After nearly 20 years of local cult status and high critical acclaim at a tiny location in downtown Hoboken, La Isla has expanded into a brand new 100 seat space near the city’s uptown waterfront at the Maxwell Project.
With acclaimed Chef Owner Omar Giner at the helm in a state-of-the-art facility, the new restaurant aims to capture the character and charm of the original with the same sense of authenticity and high value in a setting that would be at home in South Beach.
The new restaurant also features a full bar with over fifty wines by the glass, a large selection of fine rums, original tropical drinks and a dynamic offering of craft beers and spirits.
Come and experience the warm heart of the Cuban people, the fast beat of our music and the surprising character of our cuisine!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
shredded flank steak
Omar Stuffed French Toast
strawberry-guava cream cheese, cinnamon batter, coated with corn flakes & almonds
Delicious food and great service! Would definitely recommend!
Never had such a rude experience with two waitresses. Laughing in my face from across the bar because I sent my food back because it was cold. The supervisor said they were laughing because my eggs were cold. The actual potatoes were cold. We didn’t have to pay for anything but a joke. So disgustingly treated. Never ever ever again!
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was lively and inviting.
It was a great meal!
Very friendly excellent service from apps thru several courses. Every dish was perfect, different, and terrific.
The service was ok not enough of waiters and helpers. The food took almost and hour to be served and when it arrived it was cold. The churrasco was not as expected. To small for the price!! The appetizers was to expensive for the amount of guacamole served. They didn’t have three leches cakes. My family and I will not go back to that restaurant.
Overall we had a good experience. The staff was very pleasant, seems as though they may have been understaffed but many places are. Food was good and we would return.
Always a good trip to La Isla!
The food is not as excellent as before( still good)
The ambience was nice, but the food was underwhelming. We had the Cuban sandwich, which was very dry. The guacamole was good, and the ropa vieja was okay. Went to the Cuban a week before and would recommend that over La Isla
First time dining here, we loved it and so did are 2 1/2 yr old toddler. Looking forward to our next meal.
A great little restaurant with wonderful food that actually is cooked perfectly. Service is a little slow but it's mostly because it has the environment that you would enjoy spending time in. The staff is very attentive and very kind.
Hostess was rude extremely rude food was mediocre and waitress was ok. Wouldn’t hurt if she tried to smile and be pleasant. I’ll never be eating there again and would never recommend it.
Great Food, drinks and Service.
Nice food, nice atmosphere, service so so
Awesome as always…and Brian is the best, as always!
Great food & service. We arrived early and they were able to seat us.
Food and service was excellent! It was my first visit and I will visit again!!
Nice atmosphere. Cozy. Friendly and personable staff. Excellent food with nice presentation. The salmon was outstanding as was the ropa vieja. Will definitely return.
Food and service were amazing! The cocktails were so delicious. The environment it self was a little loud but what can you expect when everyone is enjoying their food and company? Will go again,
Server was a bit rude and odd to us. We were not allowed to switch seats when we asked and the seats were very cramped together. One of our servers was nice but overall the ambience in the building was odd with all the workers standing around as you’re eating.
The seemed to have forgotten my Entrée
Disappointed. Not enough help.
Delicious food, perfect maduros. sangria tasted more like a spiked punch than wine. Excited to come back and try more dishes!
Positive: Great drinks and enjoyed my shirt steak.
Negative: There was a very large bug crawling on the inside window right next to us while ordering and the waitress didn’t acknowledge it or try to help us. My boyfriend found a bug in his water and had to ask twice for a new one. I found a bug in my water later on and told the waitress while paying and she said “they’re just around” which was alarming.
Amazing food. Great drinks. Staff was incredibly nice & welcoming! 10/10 recommend!
Good food, sometimes too salty!
Amazing food & atmosphere, just wish the waiter was a bit more attentive but I also understand it was busy. Overall, great restaurant!
Great food with great service!
Food excellent. Service good.
The wine I desired was not available, but a delicious substitution was offered.
Waiter hardly stopped by our table and the restaurant was not at full capacity. We would have ordered two more rounds of drinks but since we were not checked on, we didn’t. Additionally when the waiter did come over they didn’t clear any plates or refill waters without being asked.
The food was delicious. But it was SO hot in the restaurant. Uncomfortably hot, and the service wasn’t as good as usual. We had to ask for water 6 times before we got any, and we needed water because of the temperature in the restaurant.
La Isla never fails. Uptown and downtown are two gems in Hoboken. The food, the drinks, the service all outstanding.
Try it. You’ll love it.
love this place. A repeat customer. The food is always great.
The food was the best Cuban food I had in a long time. Plus $5 brunch drinks that were amazing and not weak or watered down. How can you beat that?
I was expecting better a part of me wanted to turn around and go somewhere else but we were already there . If I were alone I would have . The tables are tiny and it was the three of us . I wouldn’t go back
Food was amazing! This place never disappoints! Already planning on going back!
Amazing food and great ambience
It was good. They didn’t have the bottle of wine I wanted but I had a martini instead. Would go back.
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La Isla Restaurant - Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.