Hemingway's Cuba

4.4
1116 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Hemingway’s Cuba represents more than a restaurant. It’s a culmination of a lifetime goal to share an authentic Cuban restaurant experience with the people of Asheville. Havana native and Founder of Hemingway’s Cuba, Tony Fraga, grew up enjoying exquisite meals with his father at La Floridita in Havana. The restaurant was not only known to be a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, it earned the honor of serving “The Best Daiquiri in the World,” according to Hemingway himself.
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vipPaul
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience and awesome view! Enjoyed the food and selection. Would probably go back here

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RobertM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My wife and I dined here for Sunday brunch and the view from our table was absolutely spectacular. Our food and drinks exceeded our expectations, but our service was a little on the slow side (in all fairness our waiter appeared to be new and other tables nearby seemed to be well attended to). We can't wait to come back and try their dinner menu. One of the best views in Asheville! 5 stars all the way

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JulieG
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sammie was amazing and the food and drinks exceeded our expectations!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service is top notch! Well worth the wait! You will not be disappointed!!

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vipawal
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services was excellent! We sat inside table spacing was achieved by having large teddy bears placed at tables very creative. The Cuban sandwich is excellent. Also there were several steak dishes that were great. The wings as an appetizer are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Service was fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED LOCATION AND ATMOSPHERE! FUN PLACE!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Ugh. That’s all.

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vipmonicamor
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I’m not sure if the lack of attention to detail was due to the time of day (end of brunch on a Sunday), but I might think twice before coming back here. As soon as we walked into the restaurant inside the hotel, the carpet at the entrance was filthy. Our table was “clean” when we were sat down, but there were remnants of maple syrup and food. As we walked to our table the floor underneath other tables had food scraps and it was inevitable to notice since the lighting coming from the floor to ceiling windows lit up the restaurant. Our Cuban coffee was cold, but the guava and cheese pastry was delicious. The food was good but I was truly set in an environment that I truly couldn’t enjoy my meal during COVID-19 times. I hope a manger is able to read this and make changes accordingly.

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MeganH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great rooftop- not busy at all for Sunday brunch. Awkwardly quiet at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

For the price of ribs, they were pretty mediocre and under seasoned!!
Not sure if the fried gnocchi worked with this dish as well.
Also, some heaters around the rooftop eating areas would be great. We had to choose to either be freezing or enjoy the view.
Otherwise, our waiter Samuel was great and I’m sure I would be back during the summer.

Hemingway's Cuba
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in our food, drinks, and ability to create a positive experience. We are working on correcting the issues of limited heaters around the rooftop that you encountered. We are more than pleased to hear that you will be returning again in the summer. Looking forward to you giving us an opportunity to show you our flair!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bday and engagement celebration

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vipOliviaC
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came on a Saturday for a late lunch. Although we were part of the later lunch crowd, we did not feel rushed at all by the staff. The waitress ordered my mimosa just how I liked it (light OJ) and the view was incredible. My husband loved the Cuban food and flavor. We will be back.

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Mariaa
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I ordered a steak palomino that was supposed to be a sirloin. It was about 1/8 of an thick. Not only that, but the seasoning was so heavily lime flavored, it was almost inedible. My husband ordered snapper and it was poorly prepared. This was our visit and will be our last. If I could give it 0 stars, I would.

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vipRonS
Jacksonville
72 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Well run. Great mojitos.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Note this is in the Cambria hotel. Felt a little like a chain or buffet. But food was good. Service was slow. Views of the city were great.

Hemingway's Cuba
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming into Hemingway’s Cuba and taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate the compliment about the beautiful views of the city. We sincerely apologize that the service did not match your expectations. We hope you give us another chance to show you that the atmosphere of Hemingway’s is authentic and appealing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic. Service was good. Great atmosphere and location. The patio still had snow on it but I can imagine during warmer days, it’s great.

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ribsjunkie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas Day dinner was great!

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ScottB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day family meal. Enjoyed everything.

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RICKL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant food is excellent. One of my favorite places to dine. Service has always been very good. Easy access to the restaurant. Valet parking in the garage and when you leave you text the garage and your car is waiting for you when you exit the elevator in the hotel. Restaurant on a busy night can be loud. That is the only negative I can find with the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was very good. Start with the pulpo and mejillones, both are delicious. We did a few of the festive cocktails and they were well balanced. The staff was lovely. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful when it came to choosing between various menu items. We will definitely be going back again.

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Eclecticdiner1
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service from Joe! Dined outdoors on rooftop, able to hear live music too!

Had dessert and delicious cuban coffee by fire!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the most fun waiter that I’ve had in a very long time with dining experiences. I definitely give Hemingways an 11/10 for this visit. I’ve been to this restaurant before but this experience was just overall awesome. Definitely a great way to spend my friends arrival home from the military.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good atmosphere beautiful view. Food is pretty good little expensive but not outrageous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for what you get, the service was okay, but distracted and aloof - we had indicated it was our anniversary and nary a word. Would not go there again.

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Marla
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and we ate inside, but could have eaten out on the rooftop patio, but wasn't quite warm enough for the party, but other folks were out there. Nice place!

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kdblaine
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! We did not anticipate the brunch menu...and we have our favorite dishes on the other menus. The server went out of her way to help us get what we came craving! She was so gracious! I wish I remembered her name to give her a shout out!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyssa was a great host and was very attentive! She answered all of our questions and we could see how hard she works even with almost being ready to give birth. She was such a sweet person and the food was amazing! I had the breakfast burrito with the guava pastry while my boyfriend had the Cuban breakfast with the ham croquettes. All of the food came out hot and was so delicious! We will definitely be here again next time we are in Asheville!

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MacKenzie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food, warm and vibrant ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

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TunisiaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent!!! Definitely would be back.

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viplcole66
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the order came out promptly. It was fresh, hot and well paired. The value was very good. No wonder this place is so highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

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JennaB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend who I went with is from Cuba and she said it was 100% authentic! We ate there for Breakfast and Dinner. Service was ok but I think they had less people serving because of Covid but they all were polite and nice, just had to wait for somethings. I will for sure be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! Everything was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food with a stunning view of the mountains. Highly recommend getting there around sunset.

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TerryS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary so just wanted to have a nice long quiet dinner and it was everything and that. The food and service were both excellent.

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vipCristinaJacomino
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live in Miami and decided to take our nephew for a good Cuban dinner in Asheville. We were very pleased with the quality of food and the service and the ambiance. The food was wonderful and our server was very pleasant.

Hemingway's Cuba
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food here at Hemingway's Cuba and received great service. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Asheville!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was probably the best food we have ever had. The muscles with chorizo were perfect but the octopus was incredible. Both entrees were so good. Really an incredible place. Asheville for food is better than I ever expected.

Hemingway's Cuba
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you very much for your awesome review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food here at Hemingway's Cuba and appreciate the kind compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JustVisiting
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The waitress was awesome, the food was amazing. The ambiance wasnt that great. Nor was the person who brought our food out - the guy had hair piled on the top of his head messy, dirty finger nails and was rude. He didn't speak, some of the food fell off the plate and he didn't do anything but walk away. He basically ruined a overall good review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food surpassed expectations! Service was good and drinks were great. Will return !

Hemingway's Cuba
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, drinks, and receive great service. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Hemingway's Cuba is rated 4.4 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

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