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Hemingway's Cuba, Asheville, NC

Hemingway's Cuba

4.1
4.1
1879 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

Recognized as the best Cuban food in the state of North Carolina by Big 7 Travel, come savor our savory Cuban dinner menu in Asheville, North Carolina. We pair traditional Cuban cuisine with Asheville flair to deliver an experience that keeps you coming back for more. Paired with the stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hemingway's Cuba is a favorite Asheville restaurant and rooftop bar for visitors and locals alike.

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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Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Fri–Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 417-6866

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Duane Fernandes

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Grove Arcade

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available, $5 for guest of Restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Empanadas de Pollo$11.00

    pulled chicken, baby tomatoes

    • Empanadas de Res$11.00

      picadillo ground beef, baby tomatoes

      • Camarones al Ajillo$14.00

        shrimp, garlic, white wine, cuban bread

        • Alitas de Pollo al Mojo$15.00

          mojo marinated chicken wings, mojo sauce

          • Yuca Frita$9.00

            yuca fries, garlic aioli

            • Croquetas de Jamón$10.00

              smoked ham croquettes

              • Mariquitas$5.00

                plantain chips, mojo

                • Ceviche Mixto*$15.00

                  gulf shrimp & nc coastal catch marinated in lime juice, cilantro, red onions, avocado, baby tomatoes, served with mariquitas

                  • Mixed Greens Salad$11.00

                    baby tomatoes, red onion, cucumber red wine vinaigrette

                    Tostones

                    serves two

                    • Tostones Board$20.00

                      served with the following toppings: picadillo, pulled hickory nut gap pork-mango, heirloom tomatoes-cucumber-lime

                      Sandwiches

                      served with fries ($3 upcharge for substitution)

                      • Vaca Frita Sliders$12.00

                        pan seared shredded skirt steak, sofrito aioli

                        • Pilar's Double Burger*$15.00

                          Two patties, american cheese, lettuce, tomato vidalia onions, sriracha aioli

                          • Veggie Burger$14.00

                            Vidalia onions, lettuce, tomato, herbed mayo. Vegan without the mayo

                            • El Cubano$14.00

                              swiss cheese, sweet ham, slow roasted pork, pickles, mustard

                              • Pan con Pollo o Bistec* Especial$15.00

                                Grilled chicken or sirloin steak, onions, lime aioli, lettuce, tomato, potato sticks. Gluten free without the fries

                                Entrees

                                two sides

                                • Bistec de Palomilla*$21.00

                                  sirloin steak, onions

                                  • Pollo a la Plancha$21.00

                                    grilled chicken breast, garlic, onions, lime

                                    • Arroz con Pollo$24.00

                                      yellow rice, roasted chicken, roasted red peppers, capers, sweet peas, (no sides)

                                      • Masas de Cerdo Fritas$21.00

                                        crispy hickory nut gap pork, onions, garlic

                                        • Ropa Vieja$21.00

                                          slow braised shredded beef stew, roasted red peppers, olives

                                          • Vaca Frita$21.00

                                            pan fried shredded skirt steak, garlic mojo, fresh lime, onions

                                            Sides

                                            $5

                                            • White Rice

                                              • Black Beans

                                                contain pork

                                                • Congri

                                                  contain pork

                                                  • Asparagus a la Plancha

                                                    • Maduros

                                                      fried sweet plantains

                                                      • Plain Tostones

                                                        smashed & fried plantains

                                                        • French Fries

                                                          • Mariquitas

                                                            plantain chips

                                                            • Side Salad

                                                              Last updated: March 17, 2022

                                                              What 1,879 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              4.1
                                                              4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                              • 4.1Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 3.9Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. CP

                                                                CindyP

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We were traveling to Asheville for a girls trip and someone suggested your restaurant. We lived everything about the place, especially the view from the deck

                                                              2. K

                                                                Kate

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                It wasn’t as great as I’d read. Another reviewer mentioned that they thought the empanadas were dry, which they were. The salad was swimming in dressing. Handy since those empanadas were so dry. They restaurant was out of guava juice for one of their signature drinks and I was disappointed to find the wine menu very limited. Despite all that, the food was flavorful and the service was great. Would not bother to go again.

                                                              3. A

                                                                Ally

                                                                New York Area

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Overall I never give outstanding reviews for dining. But Hemingway was very good. We loved the rooftop it had beautiful views and the drinks and food were delicious. I am Cuban I know Cuban food. It was good.

                                                              4. SD

                                                                SteveD

                                                                Hawaii

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                overall3food1service4ambience3

                                                                Outdoor seating - the most comfortable - is very limited as over 3/4 of the outdoor venue is “reserved” for the bar. But even more limited was the quality of the food! Everything was either dry or tasteless. I recommend bringing a bottle of ketchup with you. Very disappointing! Service was fair but not great. Selecting wait staff that smiles, or teaching them how, might help. But, again, nothing at all improved would take this place to anything past 3 stars until the kitchen and prep was addressed. Will not be going back.

                                                              5. A

                                                                Alex

                                                                Western NC

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                The last year or so, Hemingway’s has been a hit or miss. Last night was a total miss again. They have new bread for the Cuban, way too doughy and wasn’t pressed like it should be for a Cuban. We ordered the wings, which are usually French cut but they weren’t. The croquettes should be taken off the menu. The appetizers were sent out cold and we had to ask for fresh croquettes and still hardly warm on the inside. Drinks were great and the view was also. It’s slowly becoming a drink spot and not an eat spot.

                                                              6. A

                                                                Anitar

                                                                Wilmington

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great dinner, beautiful views! Service and the meal were excellent.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hello Anitar, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our service. Our team works tirelessly to provide our guests with a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              7. AS

                                                                AmyS

                                                                Amarillo

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Excellent food and outstanding view!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hello AmyS, Thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us enough to leave a review! We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              8. LD

                                                                LovetoDine

                                                                Charlotte

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Would like more vegetarian options but overall a great meal!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hello LovetoDine, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us enough to leave us a review! We are working on more menu options to introduce soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              9. D

                                                                David

                                                                Western NC

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                We had reservations, but people who came in without reservations after we arrived were seated before us and outside. When hostess got to us and was told we had reservations, she indicated there was no seating availability outside. We were then seated inside which was o.k. for us but seemed strange on how we were handled. The appetizer we ordered Camarones al Ajillo (shrimp in a tasty sauce with two pieces of toast) was excellent, although a third piece of toast would have been better, as the two of us shared the appetizer. My entree was very good, Pollo a la Plancha, but my wife's Pan Fried shredded skirt steak was misrepresented and looked more like a chunk of meat loaf which was terrible. Our waitress was very good and responsive, and respected our unhappiness with the one entree. As we live in Asheville, the valet parking was a plus and handled very well and expeditiously.

                                                              10. MK

                                                                MaryK

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Their specialty drinks were delicious. I highly recommend the Pink Panther Mojito. The serving size for their dinners was a great value for the money.

                                                              11. J

                                                                Jasmine

                                                                New York Area

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                Everything was great except the food was a little bland. We had to request additional seasoning

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hello Jasmine, Thank you so much for the 4 star review! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed our service and bar. I'm so sorry that you did not find our food to be up to your expectations. I will pass along your feedback to our chef. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              12. T

                                                                Taylor

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall2food3service2ambience5

                                                                We were at the table for 10~15 minutes before a server came. Another server came to drop off table ware but said we couldn’t place a drink order with them. Food also took some time and we could tell it had been sitting out a while as it was room temperature at best. Beautiful view tho

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 5 days ago

                                                                Hello Taylor, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We are always happy to remake your food if you are unhappy with it. I hope you give us a chance in the future to improve your experience. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              13. CK

                                                                ChrisK

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                Great views. Very good cocktails. Food was good, consider the tostones.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hi ChisK, Thank you so much for the four star review! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind words. Our bar team works hard to prepare fresh ingredients for all of our drinks, and our team of cooks works tirelessly preparing our food. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              14. PP

                                                                PmPec

                                                                Western NC

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                Unfortunately our experience at Hemingway’s was very disappointing. We waited over an hour for a table. We had a 7:30 pm reservation…arrived 30 mins and watched two open tables remain unoccupied while we waited to be called to a table. Our server was great and placed our order but we still didn’t eat until 9:00 pm when the restaurant was virtually empty.

                                                              15. NM

                                                                NothingMore

                                                                Miami

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Matthew’s bar drinks were exceptional. Cuban fare is as good as it gets north of Miami. Tender, juicy, well-seasoned chicken breast; outstanding and mouth-watering palomilla steak. Rooftop venue is uniquely inviting and the scenery is incomparable!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 5 days ago

                                                                Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the food and had a great time. I'll let Matthew know just how much you enjoyed the cocktails. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management

                                                              16. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                This was one of the worse experiences we’ve had on our anniversaries

                                                              17. MG

                                                                MichaelG

                                                                Key West

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                Worst Cuban food ever. It even close. Pork was like hockey pucks and flank steak terrible.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hi MichaelG, I'm so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Thank you for very honest review and experience with your food. I will pass this review on to our chef. All feedback helps us improve, especially negative. I hope you give us a chance in the future to improve your experience! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              18. S

                                                                Sidd

                                                                New York Area

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                People rightly go here for the view, not the food. But the view was a little disappointing. Because the terrace is only on the fourth floor, the Grove Arcade blocks the northwest vista. The southwest view is grand, however.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 1 day ago

                                                                Hey Sidd, Thank you so much for giving us such an honest review of your experience. I'm so that you were disappointed with the view by the grove arcade. I hope we can improve your experience with the food your next visit. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              19. VT

                                                                VernonT

                                                                Baltimore

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                Had the pork dish, shoulder I think and flash fried. Just ok. Empanadas were dry.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 5 days ago

                                                                Hello VernonT, Thank you for the 5 star review. The pork shoulder is flash fried, and I'm so sorry that it did not meet your expectations. I will pass your feedback along to our chef. I hope you give us a chance in the future to improve your expectations. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Charleston

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Great views and service! We will definitely be back.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded 5 days ago

                                                                Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time at Hemmingway's Cuba. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemmingway's Management.

                                                              21. M

                                                                Mabel

                                                                New England

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                25 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                we called to change our time to an earlier reservation (1 hr earlier on a Monday evening - 7:30 to 6:30) and were told there was nothing available. So we arrived for our original seating time and the restaurant was nearly empty. We could have had almost any table in the entire restaurant. There was virtually no one there. We finally saw a server that would take our order and waited over 75 minutes for our food to arrive. And when it did, most of it was very overcooked. The wait staff didn’t even check to see if we wanted refills on our drinks. Don’t know what’s up; but I certainly wouldn’t go back.

                                                              22. SS

                                                                StephanieS

                                                                E. Tennessee

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                Beautiful rooftop view. Waitress could care less about us. Had reservations for our anniversary. Great food!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                Hello StephanieS, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the food and the at least the view. I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your service. Thank you so much for your honesty and for bringing this to our attention. I hope you give us a chance in the future to improve your experience. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              23. LE

                                                                LisaE

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                The views and outside patio area were great however beyond that this was mediocre overall. Food was rather bland and overpriced. In addition the restrooms in the restaurant had some plumbing issues which could be understandable but when mentioned to staff just heard “They have been acting up a long time”

                                                              24. TR

                                                                TammyR

                                                                Charlotte

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                Unfortunately our waitress was not impressive at all. The table next to us was sat after us with twice as many people and received their food before us. I had to flag down the hostess for help because our waitress went MIA.

                                                              25. J

                                                                Jenny

                                                                Miami

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This place was great! I enjoyed the Maduro pancakes and the service was also great! Next time I’m in Asheville I’ll definitely visit again

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 8, 2022

                                                                Hello Jenny, Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your Brunch options and service. Our morning team works tirelessly to deliver wonderful and energetic service to our guests. We look forward to seeing you again! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              26. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Absolutely beautiful spot for dinner! Food was amazing and the staff were wonderful.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 8, 2022

                                                                Hello Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave us a 5 star review! It really means a lot, and we are so happy that you had a wonderful time Hemingway's. Our team works very hard to deliver excellent service and wonderful food! Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your time. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              27. LH

                                                                LyndonH

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great ambiance outdoors, food was excellent. Inside was noisy. Highly recommend!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                Hello LyndonH, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! I'm so happy that you and your party had a wonderful time at Hemingway's Cuba. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              28. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                31 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                31 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This place is fabulous. We were there on a Tuesday night and lucky for us there was a band playing Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican music. The service was attentive and the food was great. We sat on the terrace and it was really a lovely night.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 6, 2022

                                                                Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our live music, we've just started hosting them. It's so great to hear how people enjoy the experience. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              29. d

                                                                diner

                                                                Columbus

                                                                23 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                23 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a great night on the beautiful patio with amazing views and a great band. Service was friendly and helpful and food was great!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 8, 2022

                                                                Hello! Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the band music. Our team works very hard to make sure that our guests have a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              30. MT

                                                                MatildaT

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                Menu offers very few vegetarian entrees. And they were out of all possible items. Need to have more vegetarian offerings.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 6, 2022

                                                                Hello MatildaT, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We have had some issues with getting certain things. We are working on updating our menu very soon with more options. I hope you give us a chance in the future, so we can improve your experience. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              31. SD

                                                                StephenD

                                                                Western NC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had dinner on the roof top patio. It’s a large comfortable space that is protected by a full awning. Tables were not too close. Our cocktails were excellent and the table service was stellar-attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered their Tostones Board which had 6 tostones and 3 separate toppings thinking it would be a nice starter. It was delicious and enjoyable to eat together. We’re two men that love to eat good food. After finishing the “starter”, we both felt so satisfied that we couldn’t even share an entree which we were planning on having. We live in Asheville and have family and friends visiting in June and July and will be taking them to Hemingway’s because of the wonderful experience we had.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 8, 2022

                                                                Hello StephanD, Thank you so much for your informative review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your appetizers and cocktails. Our bar team works hard to ensure that we have fresh ingredients for all of drinks to really add to the flavor. We have an amazing team of chefs that keep our food up to expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              32. LC

                                                                LarryC

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                                Beautiful spot, but very slow service. Waitress tried her best, but staff generally appears very inexperienced. Some food was okay, others were not. We ordered tostones as an appetizer, and one of them had the taste and texture of a hockey puck. We ended taking our entree to go because we couldn't wait 90 minutes for dinner. The views are beautiful and we are local, so we will probably return as it's a good place for drinks. Until the service improves, however, there are much better dining alternatives in downtown Asheville.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                Hello LarryC, I'm so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Hemingway's Cuba. I will bring your complaints about the appetizer to our chef, as well as the overall wait time for your dinner entrees. Thank you for the feedback as it helps us improve our training as our team continues to grow. I hope you give us a chance in the future to give you a better experience at Hemingway's. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              33. r

                                                                randyj

                                                                Miami

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service and food with beautiful views from both inside and out. Would definitely go there again!

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                Hello randyj, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. It really means a lot to us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our teams effort to make sure our guests have a great time. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management

                                                              34. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Charleston

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                Met friends who were visiting. Ate outside on the rooftop. Fabulous views

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                Hello, Thank you so much for the four star review! I'm glad your party had a wonderful time on our patio and go to enjoy the view. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              35. M

                                                                Mike

                                                                Atlanta

                                                                119 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                119 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We enjoyed dinner at Hemmingway's Cuba with delicious food, great service and a fun atmosphere on the roof-top balcony.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                Hello Mike, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It really means a lot to us to get feedback from our guests, I am so happy that you had a wonderful time. Our team works very hard to make sure that guests have a wonderful time during their visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              36. JM

                                                                JeanM

                                                                New York Area

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                We were disappointed that we could not dine outside but we were invited to take our drinks outside and enjoy the view. This was a very gracious gesture. Just happened to be a corporate event outside the night of our reservation.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                Hello JeanM, Thank you so much your feedback. We always try to honor as many outside reservations as possible, unfortunately sometimes we are unable to. Especially when we have an event. Thank you for being so understanding about this issue, I'm happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our cocktail area at the very least. I'm also sorry to see that you did not find our food to be up to your dining expectations and will pass your rating along to our chef. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              37. JP

                                                                JanP

                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                It was very good but they need more vegan choices. My friend ordered a chicken dish w/o the chicken and we had to pay for the full dinner.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                Hello JanP, Thank you so much for your four-star review. We are working on getting more vegan options on our menu, as well as other dinner options. I really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this issue. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              38. c

                                                                chzhd

                                                                Greensboro

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                                Food was very good and service was great. Only issue with Hemmingway’s Cuba was ambiance. Despite a restaurant that was, at best, 25% full we were seated on a bench with other patrons close enough to touch. Given that Covid concerns continue to exist, this seems a bit irresponsible. Further, one person in our party was forced to look into the sun for the entire meal despite multiple tables being open in non-glare portions of the restaurant. Perhaps some training and better oversight would be useful. Overall, ambiance ruined the evening.

                                                              39. BB

                                                                BruceB

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                Nice atmosphere, good food, but we were disappointed that you ran out of ceviche, which we were looking forward to.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                Hello BruceB, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It really means a lot, and we are so happy that you had a wonderful time Hemingway's. I'm so sorry that we ran out of the ceviche on the night you were here. It is one of our most popular items, but I'm glad that you were able to still enjoy your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Greensboro

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was so delicious! Me and my husband would definitely go again. But my favorite was the pink panther mojito; a bit pricey, but 2 is the magic number.

                                                                Hemingway's CubaResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                Hello, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food. Our bar team works very hard to make drinks using fresh ingredients and purees. We have very talented chefs that work to make sure every dish is delicious. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Hemingway's Management.

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • 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

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                                                              15 Page Ave Asheville, NC 28801

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Grove Arcade

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                Asheville

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Fri–Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Cuban

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Casual Dress

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                Valet parking available, $5 for guest of Restaurant

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                Duane Fernandes

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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