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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.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer full service catering menu for off premise parties as well.
Email us at email@example.com for catering menu.
Valet and Street Parking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414.291.3773 anytime for on-premise or off-premise party planning.
Cubanitas Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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