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About Cubanitas

Cubanitas is an authentic Cuban eatery in the heart of Milwaukee. The casual restaurant serves lunch and dinner and has a full-service off-site catering menu, as well. Guests can enjoy valet parking and then relax in the simple dining room that allows all of the focus to be put on the Latin American and Cuban food. At Cubanitas, the house special mojito is a must.

Try empanadas filled with meat or vegetarian options, a classic Cuban sandwich or an entr�e of tilapia, roasted pork and more at Cubanitas. The daily specials include Cuban post roast, a seafood of the day and a weekend brunch menu.

728 N. Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Wisconsin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 225-1760

Website:
http://www.getcubanitas.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering menu for off premise parties as well.
Email us at events@getcubanitas.com for catering menu.


Parking Details:
Valet and Street Parking

Executive Chef:
Marc Bianchini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Marta at events@getcubanitas.com or call 414.291.3773 anytime for on-premise or off-premise party planning.

Cubanitas Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (60)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
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Good for Groups (28)
Special Occasion (26)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Romantic (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 25, 2015

Everything was most excellant at Cubanita's. The food is quite authentic, good, and reasonably priced. Not to mention the service is always super-friendly. A place, that by all manner, is exceptional.

The only way to improve or let's say enhance is to have more authentic old Cuban music playing. Maybe even, add on to the space somehow, someway and add a dancing area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We are big fans of Cubinitas - and our server was incredibly sweet. The hostess was very very rude - so I would encourage you to review her conduct and how she works with customers - she is the complete opposite of the rest of the staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Excellent food though a bit noisy. Hard to hear over the bartender wacking limes! Pork was outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 5, 2015

Went recently for the first time for lunch and I had the Cuban. It was really good! The Mojitos were good as well. I'm normally not. Guacamole fan but there house-made guacamole was really good. I definitely would go back. Btw, our service was impeccable!!! I recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Cubanita's is a must when visiting downtown Milwaukee. The atmosphere, service, food and drinks are second to none. I am always treated like family when I arrive. I especially enjoyed the Shrimp special and the Tres Leches cake. The music helps sooth the soul and makes you fell like you are in the Caribbean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Nice venue, but the best food here is bar food (plantain chips & guacamole). If you are expecting an authentic Cuban restaurant, you will be disappoined. It may be okay for lunch, but not for dinner. At an early seating time, with only 3 tables of diners, the kitchen could not manage to produce a hot plate of food in a timely fashion. Our meals arrived lukewarm, tasting like the food had been (under) reheated in a microwave.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 2015

One of the best places in Milwaukee to tantalize your tastebuds in amazing flavors wrapped in simple homestyle elegance. The waitstaff makes you feel relaxed and welcome providing just enough attention with out being overwhelming. It's a must do when in Milwaukee.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Great service, great food (amazing guac!) and an awesome location. The drinks were also great- best mojto I've ever had. Fun place for dinner with friends before a night out!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 17, 2014

We visited Cubanitas to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was VERY quiet on a Monday night, as we were the only people in the restaurant. But the food was very good and helped my daughter re-live her recent trip to Cuba. Our waitress was from Cuba and very friendly. We had a lovely evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2014

They serve the best pork!!! Loved the plantains and guacamole. Best Mojito's too! Coconut cream pie was fabulous.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 22, 2014

Great service, and great Monday night special. It was the perfect ambiance for a birthday celebration! Look forward to going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2014

My husband and I chose Cubanitas due to its proximity to our Marriott hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, staff and especially the food, which was fresh and delicious. The mojito was wonderful, and we particularly enjoyed the spinach and cheese empanada, pork tamale and grilled chicken with lime, garlic and pineapple. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 26, 2014

I've had food from Cubanitas before but never was able to sit down at the restaurant before. Finally were able to reserve a table for our anniversary. It didn't disappoint! When you go, you must order their guacamole & plantain chips - they are perfection. For dinner, y husband ordered the Cuban sandwich & I ordered the Tilapia dinner. Both were really good! Can't wait to go back to order more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Had valentines dinner here. Staff were all very friendly. Food was delicious. I had eaten here shortly after they originally opened and enjoyed it then too. I was surprised it wasn't completely packed but it was quite cold outside. After dinner we stopped a few doors down at indulge for some wine and truffles. That was great too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 13, 2014

Went for a dinner on a Thursday night. First time at Cubanitas so made reservations for 6 pm, but really didn't need them. Service was immediate and friendly...we both had an original mojito which were great. Had the guac and plantain chips which were excellent. Wife was reluctant because she thought plantains would be sweet, but they were just like potato chips in the shape of long banana slices. A Cuban friend recommended we try the Cuban sandwich. We did and it was awesome, very authentic thanks to the bread used. We also ordered the Thursday special which was pork and potatoes in a red sauce. This was also very good, tender and tasty. Had espresso and flan. Flan was fantastic. Service was super quick.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 5, 2014

We went to Cubanitas on Wednesday, 2/5, at 5:15 pm and it was very quiet with
only 1 other couple. The waiter we had was very helpful and efficient.
The food was good and we enjoyed everything. We will come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2013

Loved our food! Our waitress was the best explaining our questions about food selections! Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2013

Casual dining and great Caribbean dishes. Friendly service and quaint ambience. Great pre theater or ballet dinner as it's walk able to the Pabst and Marcus Center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 29, 2013

Service was great.! There is a place to eat outside. We chose to sit inside, but the front of the restaurant opens up as the fresh air flows through. Best of both worlds. The food was very good. I shared the cuban guacamole with plantain chips. The guacamole was extraordinary. The chips perfect. We also shared the green plantains , They were perfectly done. Accompanying garlic based dipping sauce, did not appeal to me . personal taste issue rather than criticism. The sandwich was very good, the bread, unique and crisp and not bready. There about 5:00 and it was quiet I think that later it gets more lively. That's when I was unable to get a table. Looked fun.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 25, 2013

I had a reservation for 6 and, when we arrived, the table was not set up. It's like they were not expecting us. The service was very slow. My food was served luke warm. It looked like it had been sitting for a while before being brought to the table. This restaurant was recommended to me so it was a very disappointing experience.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 20, 2013

Great food and excellent service. What else do you need?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Took my wife here for St. Valentine's Day. The staff was incredibly friendly. The food was fantastic. My wife said it was the best Valentine's day she has ever had. We had a perfect night.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2013

One of the few places to get good plantains. Don't sit by the door if it is cold out. If it is warm then sit near the front. Take recommendations from your server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Best Mojitos and Cuban food in the city!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Excellent Cuban sandwich and the Camerones were very tasty as well.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 7, 2012

Overall it was good. The music was a bit loud making conversation
Challenging. Also, they had the windows and
Doors open which was allowing all the heat and humidity in which made for a warm experience. Will definately go back when it's cooler outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 18, 2012

Food was ok, I really wish I had ordered the Cuban pot roast, instead I got the shrimp which was mediocre. Portions are not very large for what you pay. Atmosphere is very good, service was excellent. However they forgot the pickle in my guests Cuban sandwhich and there was broken glass in her drink as well... I recommend this place under the assumption these things will not happen again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 1, 2012

Loved the plantain chips and guacamole, but the rest was so-so. My husband ordered the special of the the day and it was cold! Of all the menu items that should be hot, it should be the special.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We made an 8.15PM reservation via Open Table. However, we got there and was told that the wait would be about a 1/2 hour. What's the point of making a reservation if we had to wait??? By the time we got seated for dinner, it was 9PM which was 45 minutes after our reservation time. I am surprised we didn't get comped for our meal or at least a discount for making us wait that long with reservations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Had a reservation but regardless had to wait 20 minutes at the bar... I wasn't too impressed with the apathy of the host in regard to that gaffe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2011

We celebrated a graduation and a birthday on 12/23. Service, food and ambiance were all perfect. Thank you for a lovely evening! Dr. Mary Beth Duffey

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Always a great meal. Authentic Cuban preparations.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Though my wife and I have enjoyed Cubanitas for years, this is the first time we brought our children (8 yr, 5 yr, & infant). The service was quick and friendly. The food was tasty as always, and our children enjoyed it. They tried their first plantains, yucca root, and virgin mojito. I asked the bartender for something fruity for the kids to drink and he happily obliged. We will definitely return with the kids again and highly recommend it to other families. It helped that we were there at 4pm before it became very busy.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 4, 2011

One of our favorite places in Milwaukee! Food is phenomenal, plantain chips with guac are one of the best things on the menu. Have never had a bad meal there. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 12, 2011

Second time at Cubanitas -- will return again. Great food. Good service. Authentic environment.

Should note -- even tho' reservation was made on OpenTable, and confirmed, they do not take reservations. Still no problem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Second time the Cubanitas, once again great service, great drinks, and great food. I recommend the Caipirinha if you are looking for a strong yet yet sweet drink, this was the first time I had one and I will be having it again! Must have the plantains with Cuban guacamole. I would recommend turning the lights down a little for the dinner hour, felt a little like a cafeteria with the lights so bright. Almost seemed like last call. Overall great place and I will be back!!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 29, 2011

we made online reservations for saturday night and received confirmation online, but when we arrived we were told Cubinita's does not take reservations on saturday's. fortunately, there was not a long wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 2011

LOVE the food and the music was a little loud, but not too distracting. The table I had reserved was not ready when I got there so they had to put a table together last minute and it was right next to the door. IT WAS FREEZING, hard to enjoy the good food when every 10 minutes someone is opening that door! I never took my coat off.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2010

They can take the reservation. They can't hold the reservation, which is the most important.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2010

Food was terrific and it was a fin place for new years eve dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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