Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

4.7
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
A guest note.... PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE, all reservations made guarantee indoor seating. Please call the restaurant to inquire about the current waitlist time for patio seats. Please arrive complete, as we do not seat incomplete parties.

The word Gustazo means great pleasure and “darse or dar un Gustazo” means to treat oneself or someone else to something special. Gustazo aims to bring authentic Cuban flavors to the vibrant Boston restaurant scene. Its festive and original decor embodies the spirit of Havana, with elements of Spanish colonial architecture, reminiscent of the 1950s with colorful Cuban modern art. In the kitchen, modern interpretations of classic Cuban dishes are crafted daily with the best available ingredients.
When visiting this lively neighborhood restaurant, savoring our authentic Cuban fare and listening to our carefully selected compilation of Cuban music, we aim that you our guest, will have a Gustazo!

Support Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 403 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great really enjoyed

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at restaurant & cuban food. All was good price was way too much!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH GOOD CUBAN FOOD with a twist!

AK
AbhishekK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

we were made to sit in the basement level while tables were empty on the ground level.
food was better than expected. small portion sizes.
The service was really slow on valentine's day as it took them 2 hours to bring out all our food to the table.
they were serving us one dish at a time with long wait times in between.
the ambience is a drab, especially on the lower floor.

RS
RobertoS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food and service. I definitely going back to Gustazos

ML
MikaylaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustazo has been on my list for a while and it did not disappoint! Our favorites were the yuca frites and pork belly. Staff was also lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not too bad, service could of been better / more attentive. Took several times for our server to check on us and food is better at the other location but with covid it’s understandable. Will give it another shot but will most likely go to the other location.

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kennethm
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and complex ingredients. We live out of town and can’t wait to go here

SG
SinGusto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had a reservation and was refused to enter the establishment until the complete party was present, wish I would have know it was an issue before being dropped off at the door in the cold as I have a disability. Our waitress was not attentive and we kept having to flag her down for service. She kept saying she worked at the other location and wasn’t familiar with things which we understood but didn’t understand how it correlated to her coming to check in or take our orders. Although the food was good the portions are very small. I feel that the service turned us off from wanting to try this place again and having to be out in the cold when having made a reservation and being on time.

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mariaastolfi
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely great. The food is incredible, the prices are good for the quality, and the service is super fun. The heating system outside works well. They also take COVID-19 policies well and called me in advance to explain the new rules. Everything was truly awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We used to love Gustazo. It was our favorite restaurant before Covid. We used to go there at least once a month. After they reopened, things are not the same... unfortunately... They used to have the best Mojito, I always looked forward to our dinners there. Mojitos were so tasty... lots of mint... but now the bartender thinks mint is only for garnish... Their tacos were delicious... now the tortilla is soggy, and the meat taste like is being seating there for a long time... it does not taste fresh... The only thing that still the same, it is the dessert, tres leches... amazing!!! I guess I will stop by once in a while to get the dessert to go...

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vipMick
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from the wait staff. Annwar was particularly wonderful.

EK
EKass5
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks, very nice servers and a cool space.

CR
CharlesR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Amazing food at a great value. Great date night spot. Extremely authentic. You will love it! Please support this local treasure in these tough times!!

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Joss
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and lots of delicious small plates to choose from!

TG
TonyG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening with lots of social distancing. The food was excellent and the service very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to enjoy about this place? The food, the atmosphere and the service is impeccable. I always enjoy my time at Gustazo and can’t recommend it enough.

RP
RocioP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was really good! I really enjoyed the mojito and the restaurant is very clean and well spaced for social distancing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and we had a lovely server- felt very safe with their covid restrictions, all in all a wonderful experience!

SM
SeanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustazo was excellent. From our sever Santiago to the tapas (of which we ordered 13), everything was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant. Some of our favorites were the corn fritters and roasted cauliflower. Ambience and layout of the restaurant is also super cool. We went mid November and although we ate inside, they had outdoor tables with heaters going and there were plenty of people enjoying dining al fresco despite the chilly evening.

DB
vipDianaB
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas plates were all excellent and the flavors were delicious. The wine selection was awesome and the red wines were served at the perfect temperature. It was a wonderful meal and the service was very respectful. The servers provided an appropriate amount of distance with their service. The restaurant felt vibrant even with the Covid precautions. I highly recommend the restaurant for a date night or fun with friends.

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Gabe
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Tapas in the Boston area! They have done a very good job taking COVID precautions.

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vipfoodiee
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was great but food was veryyy salty

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Connor
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service etc. were great, the restaurant itself was really pretty too

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tasty food, the octopus was great, drinks were good! I wish I had found this place before COVID happened.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was amazing and portioned perfectly! Drinks were great as well.

JB
JessicaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and we absolutely enjoyed our dinner. Drinks were good, food was great, music choices was good as well.

SG
StuartG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

a bit pricey and the food was overly salty but the service and ambience was lovely
relatively limited menu options

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Holly
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, also felt like they did a good job keeping it safe for patrons through the pandemic.

FC
FatimaC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing. Everything we tried was bomb. Portions are very small though.

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Zach
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot!

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Karen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was here for our one year anniversary and the service was great! The food was amazing but a bit salty. Overall was great and would come again some other time.

AG
AGD1178
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant rushed us out at 9:15 long before the kitchen was supposed to close at 10:30.

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Emma
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, staff was outstanding and incredibly accommodating! Will definitely be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding

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ludmilam
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. We love coming here......

AN
AyushiN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was my first cuban experience, and I absolutely loved it!

DD
DonnaD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was exceptional. However, all the doors were open and we ended up freezing despite eating with our coats on which was of course very annoying as we wanted to have a relaxing evening out. The situation didn’t change even when we kindly pointed it out.

j
jessie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious, they followed all covid protocols

SL
SamL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Gustazo and team were wonderful! Home away from home.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge using the Order Online button. Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 487-8296.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge is rated 4.7 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/gustazocambridge/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.