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El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

El Puro Cuban Restaurant

4.6
4.6
448 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Inspired by the elegance and the history of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s

Heated Patio Coming Soon!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (980) 219-8339

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 448 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luis was the best server I’ve had at a restaurant in a very long time. Everyone you encounter at El Puro is so pleasant and Knowledgeable about the menu and more. This was my second time going. Takes me 30 minutes to get there and it’s worth it!
  2. JP

    JillP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I mean.. if you haven’t been, you’ve missed out on everything! Go! I’m from Florida and the food is spot on, the service is impeccable, the atmosphere amazing, the entertainment is everything! It is THE spot in Charlotte.
  3. NO

    NancyO

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our celebration! I have been for brunch twice but this was our first dinner. The whole party of 8 loved the drinks, food and ambiance. It was pretty loud where we sat but expected with all The large parties. We tried so many dishes and all were delicious and authentic.
  4. C

    Charlottenative

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to going back! May sit outside if weather allows because inside of restaurant gets noisy when crowded.
  5. j

    juan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great way to celebrate my father’s birthday. The food was great and there was plenty of it. The service was also fantastic. I will definitely return
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was magnificent and the food was amazing. We had a server named Camilla who made sure all of our dining needs were taken care of. We had a great time and definitely plan on going back to see the live music and enjoy more food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at El Puro was fabulous; great food, live music and great ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and the service was perfect. We will definitely be back.
  9. VF

    VelindaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Camila was amazing and they accommodated our last minute guests flawlessly. Definitely recommend!
  10. BV

    BradV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was decent. It did take a while to get it. Service was friendly.
  11. A

    Andy

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from Camilla was excellent and friendly. The music was wonderful. Great blend of different genres, all well sung
  12. J

    Jamie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Our server seemed to forget us. Long periods of not returning and there appeared to be plenty of servers for the number of tables.
  13. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Charlotte

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, I had heard this place was good, but it still exceeded expectations. The vegetable bowl with shrimp was outstanding! The frozen daiquiri was okay. Our server was friendly, enthusiastic and attentive. Enjoyed the live music although it was a little hard to talk over it. Can't wait to go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the best time!!! Celebrated my birthday. Excellent timely service. Delicious cocktails. Food was incredible. Music was so fun! Will come again!
  15. F

    Frank

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lively place with cuban life music and good food
  16. MB

    MelB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was innovative and well presented.
  17. DM

    DianaM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic!!!! They were celebrating one year of service and we enjoyed complimentary sangria and apps. Music was awesome!
  18. DF

    DonnaF

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing asset to the Charlotte food scene and always good to support a family business.
  19. a

    amusebouche

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Sorry but did not like this place at all. Please don't ask me why.
  20. S

    diSuvero

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The live Cuban music was very good, but over-amplified to the point of being overwhelming. Service was almost non-existent and we had to flag down other servers to ask them to send our server over. Most disappointing was the food, which was lacking in flavor. The Cuban sandwich didn’t have mustard, which is how I’m used to it being prepared. The pork dish with black beans and rice was tender and juicy, but again, lacked flavor. I rarely leave less than 20% tip, but the service was so bad I only left 10%.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and atmosphere. Will go again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a birthday brunch there and it was absolutely perfect. The food was great and the staff was friendly and warm. I didn’t drink but the cocktails that friends order were beautiful delicious (from what I hear). The birthday celebration at the end was super fun and social media worthy to say the least. Highly recommend!
  23. A

    Andy

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food. Authentic music
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was excellent, the entire staff was very friendly and the food was great.
  25. EP

    EatPrayLove

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is spot on, the hospitality from the entire staff was impeccable and the food and drinks were amazing. I have added El Puro to my favorites list.
  26. DG

    DanaG

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had eaten here with a colleague previously and enjoyed it so much I brought my mom back. Food and service are superb. Have not had better black beans north of Tampa, Fl. Highly recommend.
  27. ZT

    ZenTiger

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I visited El Puro for the 1st time and were immediately impressed with the ambiance. The vibe is fun and comfortable and the staff is amazing. Especially our server Camilla. Very friendly and informative. The music was amazing. We will definitely be back!
  28. QC

    QCintheQC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great scenery. Patio area neatly done. Inside is perfectly lit with nice decor. A hidden gem. A little overpriced but everything else was excellent, especially the service. Everyone welcomed you with a smile the whole time.
  29. K

    Kannof

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance and vibe of this restaurant was excellent. The band was amazing and the best part of the night. We enjoyed the drinks. The best part of the food were the appetizers - specifically the empanadas. The meals: The oxtail was the best meal on the table. The vegetarian rice dish was just a bowl of rice, lots of carrots, bean sprouts and butter. It was lacking in actual vegetables and did not meet the description. Horrible value. Also, the quatros leches dessert was not good. It was fun how they sing and celebrate birthdays there. This must be the birthday dinner destination because it was a slow night and there were 4 other bday parties there. In total, the quality of the food did not match the price. Dinner for 4 was $300.
  30. LC

    LuisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing. Great live music Great drinks Great food As a born and raise puertorican they impressed me with the vibe I received. I felt like I was at home!
  31. BC

    BrandiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melissa was an amazing server! Couldn’t stop moving to the music all night!
  32. LO

    LicelotO

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the service, the food and the ambiance. It is one of our favorite places for dinner and have a nice night with good music. 100% recommended.
  33. IC

    ImContributing

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tasty, warm coffees. Friendly staff. An unconventional but familiar array of brunch items.
  34. RM

    RheaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got ignored twice at the host stand when I tried to check in for my reservation. I’m receiving emails asking for feedback like I ate there but was never seated. Gave up and went elsewhere… don’t think I fit the normal clientele for the night 🤨
  35. JD

    JesusD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was to die for. Our service was so great and it was such a fun evening of dancing and eating.
  36. m

    mars

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food/Great live music and atmosphere! We will definately be coming back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit the food was absolutely fantastic. It is really loud, so if you are looking for something a little more quiet I suggest you call after making a reservation. They do have some areas that would be a little more quiet. The have live music on Fri & Sat, usually starts around 8PM it's such a fun atmosphere & food, presentation, libations will not disappoint!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my family had a great time for my birthday very memorable time the music was fantastic. Will be going back again on Date night !! You won’t be sorry this place is fantastic!!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Halloween drinks and decorations were great, service, food and music was also great the place was packed and have a great vibe.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our daughter here for her birthday. The food and the service were outstanding! It was our first visit here and certainly won’t be our last. I would say that there was 1 slightly negative aspect. There was live music (and they were very good!) however it was a little louder than I would have wanted since it made having a conversation somewhat more difficult.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Puro Cuban Restaurant using the Order Online button. El Puro Cuban Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 219-8339.

El Puro Cuban Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

El Puro Cuban Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for El Puro Cuban Restaurant

5033 South Blvd. Unit H, Charlotte, NC 28217

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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