Beni's Cubano

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$30 and under
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Cuban
The menu at Beni’s features robust, authentic Cuban recipes paired with fast and friendly service. Our quaint space is warm and welcoming for the whole family. We are conveniently nestled in the Avenues at East Cobb in Marietta, Georgia. Come expand your palette and get a taste of Cuba without the travel expenses!
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AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't have any record of a reservation. They didn't have a table for us. We went to the bar to get a drink and they barely have any alcohol and the bartender was busy and pretty much ignored us. There was a strange musty smell. We ended up leaving without ordering anything. We won't be back.

B
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our family enjoyed a dinner together at Beni's on a quiet, rainy night. The food was absolutely delicious and all of us really enjoyed our entrees. We had the bread pudding and flan for dessert which were also yummy. Best of all, we had cuban coffee afterwards and it was outstanding - especially with a shot of baileys added in! My family in Atlanta will definitely return for future meals. Please go here - we don't want it to close! :)

KP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was so-so, drinks were nice. Maybe vary the menu a bit?

A
Atlanta
142 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beni's is a good option if you find yourself in this part of the county. Food is tasty. Service is good, but always seems to be short-handed and servers have to work too hard. Good stores nearby for after-meal shopping.

i
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

tasty food, great service, ambience not so great, price reasonable

r
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good overall tastes of Cuba from drinks to food.

C
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for authentic cuban sandwich and cocktails!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Server was rushing us to order food, eating and cleaning the table in a bad manner. She came by to tell us if we want something else coffee or dessert I said not for the moment maybe in a bit and immediately she said how you are going to paid one or two separate bills I said one but we are not leaving yet and insisted brought the 2 bills and left. We stay for 45min and nobody ask if we want something else or even fill our cup with water. Other than that good restaurant bad service experience.

MB
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's a well kept secret more should know about.

B
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were excited to see a Cuban restaurant come to the area. The food was fine -- nothing special, but not bad, not authentic-tasting. They used an overpowering amount of green olives in the dishes, even the black beans. The mojitos and plantains were good. Service was spotty. The restaurant is also a tiny space next door to it's big sister Tin Lizzy's.

e
Atlanta
122 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Beni’s. A casual meal with friends, and very friendly service

MB
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Definitely a place we will dine in again. Simple menu but not simple portions!

CM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had a reservation and they acted like they did not know. And the server skipped over us and served a table before us.

k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere, and the food was tasty. Service could use improvement. Our server seated us, and she did not seem to be aware that the restaurant even takes reservations. During our meal, she was either overzealous or impatient for us to hurry, eat, and leave. (I suspect the latter.) At the end of the meal, I ordered coffee but she never brought it. Based on the food and the atmosphere, I'd give this place one more try.

JP
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Cuban food. Ordered the Puerco Asada and Vaca Frita on the lunch menu. Yucca fries were excellent. Nicely spiced. Great, easy lunch on a rainy day while out shopping.

BR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

They didn’t acknowledge my reservation.

The Puerco Asado was too salty to eat. The Ropa Vieja had too much vinegar and no raisins. They salted the fried plantains without asking.

I’ll not make the trip to Roswell to visit them again, there are much better options.

KJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick service. Drinks are good as well. Have eaten at Beni’s a few times, especially when last minute decision, and has always been a positive experience.

MS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sooooo good! And generous portions. Very reasonable. Bla k bean soup is worth the trip from anywhere! Had long cookbeef: vieja frita? Recommended by owner. Serves w plantains and rice. So delicious! Im going back & taking family!!

S
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Food was great, drinks were great. Service was outstanding. Definitely will be back

M
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a great find. It’s been around for a little while but it gets lost in the other surrounding restaurants. The staff are very friendly and have a passion for the food. I had the yucca fries and pulled beef. It was so good. So much food for a great price. The empanadas were delicious. I liked the chicken and cheese the best. The waiter was so helpful and friendly. I plan to keep going back!

LA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nothing absolutely amazing that I must rush back for but definitely worth it when already at the Avenue. Nice that it's attached to Tin Lizzy's so you can technically order from either place. The only special they have is $5 margaritas on Mondays. No other specials. Was a little sad we went on a Tuesday ;)

A
Atlanta
142 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and seasoned well. Service is great. It’s attached to — and part of Tin Lizzy’s — so there is extra measure of quality control. If it weren’t for Open Table, I never would have know about or tried them.

HG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beni's was a very pleasant, unexpected surprise. Nestled next to Tin Lizzie's I did not know what to expect. The portions were ample, the food was very good and the craft cocktails were delightful. Would come again without hesitation.

ZW
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place. Small. Food was good. Casual atmosphere - wouldn't choose this as a nice date-night type place, but good for lunch or maybe early dinner.

a
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location within East Cobb area. Went there for lunch. My friend had soup and half a sandwich and I had a platter which comes with a soup, salad or side in addition to rice and plantains. We had the same soup of the day, which was a chicken and rice and it was very good; not too salty. My friend said his sandwich was very good, while I had the vaca frita (pulled beef with onions and peppers in the rice) which was also very tasty. I ended up taking much of it home. Both selecitons were based on recommendations from the helpful wait staff. Would definitely try again.

B
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Decided to try Beni's when we received a coupon in the mail. Met another couple there on a Saturday night. My wife and I usually go out to dinner every Saturday night so the fact that Beni's took reservations was a plus. It is a small place and at 7:00 PM it did not appear that we needed reservations. However it filled up during the time we were there. The server was helpful since we did not know a lot about a Cuban menu. However when they brought the food they had all four orders plated wrong. A young fella from the Mexican restaurant next door got it straighten out reasonably quick. My dish was a little cool by the time they got everything sorted out but it was tasty. It appears that they are running two restaurants out of one Kitchen and are having some growing pains. We will try them again.

J
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. One drink, hotel nationale, was perfect. Mojito, not so great. The mojito drinker at the table said the mojitos at Pappi’s were better. Our waiter was top notch!!

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food. Not good value. I had a very small portion for the amount charged (vaca frita ). Being from Miami, I know the value of Cuban food. The food was very good and authentic. I would have loved to have had a flank steak, but it wasn’t in the menu. Our server was excellent!

EE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Casual, nice atmosphere. Service was disorganized but staff was really friendly. Not bad enough where it was a deal-breaker, but could have been better. Food was enjoyed by meat-eating friends, but shrimp salad had very little flavor. Vegetarian options were limited, unfortunately.

AV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic Mojitos!! ... just wanted to get that out of the way.
Four of us got together here for dinner and drinks before a movie. It was our first visit. Our experience got off to a great start with Beni's Mojitos. Best Mojito any of us had ever had. One of us tried he Havana Heat cocktail and it was also yummy! The food was excellent. We ordered Plantain Chips as an appetizer and they were surprisingly good. I wasn't sure, banana chips? But they were good. The garlic aioli and Beni's sauce they came with were very tasty. The entrees looked smaller than the usual restaurant entree, but it was plenty of food. I had the Ropa Vieja. Great flavor. Would definitely order again. (my only complaint was that I got a chunk of fat in one bite.) My husband had the Puerco Asado and loved it. The ambiance is very pleasant. The East Cobb location is an intimate place. It was full, but still quiet enough to have a pleasant conversation. The service was mostly great, but some of our drink orders took too long to arrive. Also learned that Beni's Cubano is owned by same group as Tin Lizzy.

DH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Awesome food, pork dish was delish! Fried plantains are good choice too

PW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food just good food. The drinks are good and the bread pudding is great.

AZ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience3

By far the worst Cuban food I have ever had. Vaca Frita meat was chewy and tasteless. Rice was over cooked, beans had no taste.

K
Atlanta
95 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoy going to Beni’s.....seem to always get the Cuban sandwich! We’ve been 5-6 times....service was a little “off” this past time as I think they had some new staff and they were a little understaffed. We actually booked on Open Table and they gave away our reservation, so we ate at the bar, which was fine. We’ll be back!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Food is great. One of my favorites for everyday dining.

KB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was accidentally able to book a Reservation on open table when the restaurant was closed for a private party. The manager was very apologetic and accommodating. We were sat next door right away and were still able to order food from the Beni’s side.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have decided to save Beni's for lunch. The dinner serving sizes are tiny and the service is spotty. We loved Beni's on our first visit months ago, the serving sizes seemed right for the price point and the service was good. But our first venture there for dinner was disappointing. We love the decor and ambiance, but the bartender serving a dinner table while the one other waitress worked all tables was frustrating. We had to ask for too many things too many times. As with all businesses that don't succeed in EC, it's usually the service and management not providing enough staff. The food is good, and the atmosphere is nice and takes you away with a good vibe. I hope the mgmt will step up the service and portions. The cost is decent for its location, but not for the portions you get on your main. Go for lunch I say.

M
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It isn't the best Cuban food I've had (I'm Puerto Rican) but it was decent, the service was absolutely fantastic and the mojitos were delicious.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best short ribs and bread pudding ever!!!