1958 Cuban Cuisine

4.6
115 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
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  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Luis and Sofi Perez want to take you to Cuba. No packing. No plane required. No long journey. Just drive to 301 South Avenue West in Westfield, close your eyes, listen and inhale.
There is Cuban music, Cuban art and scenes of Cuba on the walls. And you can smell the results of culinary work of our authentic Cuban kitchen.
Welcome to 1958 Cuban Cuisine!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday = 12:00PM-9:00PM Friday- Saturday = 12:00PM-10:00PM Sunday = 12:00PM -
8:00PM
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Phone number
(908) 232-3187
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
J.R Gonzalez Suerro
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Parking details
Across the street at the train station is free parking after 10:30AM and free street
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Public transit
We are right across from the Westfield train station
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine
What 115 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food fantastic service - A+ experience

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuban food was delicious. A Restaurant I am sure to return too.

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I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted by one on the owners in a very friendly and welcoming way on our way in the door. The food was well cooked and not too large of a portion. It was just right. Our bill for 2 with a gracious tip was only $72.00. We brought a bottle of sangria with us although a nice wine would have paired well with our food. I would recommend this place for a peaceful and satisfying authentic Cuban meal. Enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very good service.

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PH
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Authentic home style cooked Cuban dishes. Dinning here is more like being at a family dinner than being in a restaurant.
We will no longer need to wait for family dinners or make our own to enjoy Cuban food.
We've been here four times and have been totally satisfied!
AND-really nice sized portions to enjoy.

Don't forget to take home portions of congris and maduros to enjoy with dinner at home-you won't be disappointment.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Loved the food but the noise level was so loud my husband and I could not have a conversation.

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MW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The Cuban menu was authentic, and delicious. The staff and the owner were accommodating and friendly. Worth the drive from Brooklyn!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, as was the staff. Definitely try the empanadas, They were amazing! I got the Cubano sandwich which was a large portion, very filling.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you enter, you are kindly greeted by the owner. Seated and served right away, excellent service. Food is just amazing, we love everything we ate: churrasco cubano, crocketas de jamon, papa rellena and rabo encendido 😋...delicious all of them! Thank you to all for such a beautiful experience. You guys deserve ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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KJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Cuban cuisine. Highly recommend. Good size portions also.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was good as well. Would recommend to all.

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WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! Just great food and service. Love the churasco, maduros and congri - best meal.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd time here. Every time has been great! The staff & owner have always been gracious & welcoming. The food is wonderful!!! I highly recommend!

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GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, incredible service. Luis (the owner) came around and introduced himself at the end of our meal. Every single dish was sensational. This is the type of restaurant that's worth driving out of your way to get to.

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MT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went up to Westfield for a baptism and found this little gem. The food was delicious, authentic Cuban food. The service surpassed our expectations. The owner was very warm and came to speak to us several times making sure that we were ok and didn’t need anything. My only complaint was that the cafe con leche was at best lukewarm. Coffee needs to be served hot!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess and manager were super nice and the food is amazing. Highly recommend!!

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C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were favorably impressed...looking forward to a return visit. BYO is always a plus.

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing authentic cuisine! The staff was super. The owner coming over to welcome us speaks to the level of service in the restaurant.

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and friendly, lively atmosphere

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss. If in Westfield or close by, definitely check out.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a place that the area so needed. Westfield and other nearby towns have a plethora of the typical Italian, Spanish, Greek and Mexican eateries. But now with 1958 Cuban restaurant, we have a brand new cuisine in a nice venue and great staff. Very well worth the wait to get a reservation and all of the food is killer! The toughest part is making a decision on what to eat!

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TL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Makes you feel as if you aren’t in NJ anymore. The vibe is fun, the waiters are great and the food can’t be beat!

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Well priced. A tiny bit loud and warm on a hot summer night. Owner was so friendly. Very warm and inviting atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Abuelita" status.

It's often the case I try a new restaurant hoping the food is prepared even remotely close to how abuela made it, especially Cuban food. And for those that don't know abuela, her food was AMAZING. Authentic Cuban food made daily with love and flavor. I've visited many Cuban restaurants that make good food but lack that "home cooked" sabor ("flavor" in English. Sounds better in Spanish. Lol)

When I heard that Loui and Sofi opened a Cuban restaurant in Westfield, I knew I had to experience it hoping that it would exceed other restaurants offering the unique Cuban experience.

However, there was something different this time.

I personally have known Loui and Sofi since childhood and have shared both good and bad experiences alongside their support. This meal was to be shared with great friends Gigi and Mike. From the moment we entered to the minute we left, there was an overall sense of family and communion. Loui, Sofi, and Cassandra were great host. The food exceeded my expectations. I reminisced of Abuelita's cooking and was transcended into an experience of true "Cuban Cuisine".

The churrasco, congrí, yuca, croquetas, tostones, y masita de puerco were AMAZING.

The pudín de coco for dessert was.........."speechless".


God bless you Perez Family and much success.

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EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to 1958 Cuban Cuisine several times and have enjoyed the experience each time. The food is delicious; we especially like the sweet plantains and congri (side dishes that come with the entrees). We’ve tried different entrees and have not been disappointed yet. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great addition to the Westfield dining scene.

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k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food very good and byob always a plus. Generous portions and accommodating to special requests. Did a fun job singing happy birthday with desserts and music/dancing

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok
Some items like shrimp with garlic was good
Pork was dry and tough
I always go by how good the flan is.
Very dense not custard- fair
They asked if we had a reservation which we did but they didn't ask our name and there was only 1 other table occupied

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. First time going with 2 friends.
Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great! Authentic Cuban flavor! Fun! Owners make you feel like home! Staff friendly and helpful! Goal is to try every item of their menu at least once!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Cuban food with excellent value. Above all, the service is outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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PH
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely the BEST Cuban meal we've ever had other than those home cooked by our family members!!!!! Every dish-appetizers, main course and of course the flan were a delight.
The service is also EXCELLENT and at very reasonable prices .
This was our third visit and we WILL return regularly.
Tan rica comida!!!!! Comidas Cubanas autenticas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is decent. The skirt steak I had is definitely on my top list. Hub loves his shrimp. Owner and stuff are nice and friendly. Finally we got a good restaurant on south side.^^

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Cuban cuisine. Very friendly service, helpful selecting from the menu. Relaxing atmosphere.

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VB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very authentic. Service comfortably attentive

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great addition to town! Try the oxtail. It’s incredible!

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to dine out with friends on a Tuesday night, hemmed and hawed about whether we needed to make reservations. Glad I did! The place was packed. On a Tuesday! And for good reason -- the food is delish.

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OB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with friends and hubby! Owner was friendly and the staff perfect! Authentic Cuban food with awesome music playing!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

Great experience! The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. They really take pride in their restaurant and know how to cook steak!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Great service!!
Loved the interior. Great place to meet friends after work for dinner and drinks. Plenty of parking located across the street and it’s free.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By now I have tried everything!
My favorite Rabo on fire & Churrasco.
Excellent Chef!
Excellent service !
Excellent Manager!
Excellent owners!
Is not easy being Loui!

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