La Isla Restaurant - Uptown

4.6
487 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Havana meets Miami in Hoboken!
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 487 people are saying
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admjd
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was lively and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal!

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vipSaratogaBobE
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly excellent service from apps thru several courses. Every dish was perfect, different, and terrific.

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ClaudiaA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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ShadowNightmare
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good trip to La Isla!

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magg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is not as excellent as before( still good)

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Hillary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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AoifeP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining here, we loved it and so did are 2 1/2 yr old toddler. Looking forward to our next meal.

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Kat6
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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AnthonyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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WilbertV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, drinks and Service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice food, nice atmosphere, service so so

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always…and Brian is the best, as always!

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MW22
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service. We arrived early and they were able to seat us.

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Lennox
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! It was my first visit and I will visit again!!

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Gingermarie
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Cozy. Friendly and personable staff. Excellent food with nice presentation. The salmon was outstanding as was the ropa vieja. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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,

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BigAl
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The seemed to have forgotten my Entrée

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Cathrynf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed. Not enough help.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, perfect maduros. sangria tasted more like a spiked punch than wine. Excited to come back and try more dishes!

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vipJguglielmo
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipBrittneyG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great drinks. Staff was incredibly nice & welcoming! 10/10 recommend!

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vipdiana156
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, sometimes too salty!

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DeeF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food & atmosphere, just wish the waiter was a bit more attentive but I also understand it was busy. Overall, great restaurant!

JM
JoeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service!

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent. Service good.
The wine I desired was not available, but a delicious substitution was offered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Amit
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. A repeat customer. The food is always great.

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TafiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! This place never disappoints! Already planning on going back!

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Amit
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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