Hemingway's Cuba

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1014 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing fresh Cuban food. Authentic cuisine with real flavors you would find in Cuba, from the app’s to the deserts. If your not eating here while in Asheville your missing out on a one of a kind gem.

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vipElissaO
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great roof top dining ! Enjoyed the empanadas, vaca frita and the best Cuban sandwich ever!

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Joey
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service and the paella had little flavor.

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Reviewer
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately, they were out of some items on the menu that the people in my party wanted to order. The service was slow.

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BrianC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. The temperature and weather was perfect for a roof top brunch.

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JeffW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This is a basic, hotel restaurant with no ambiance. It will do if you're starving and aren't willing to wait for an available table at one of the many other restaurants in town.

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MissyE
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, environment and service. Would go back again when in Asheville!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Helen was amazing!
Food was great, mountain views spectacular from the outside deck. Loved it! Will return. Plus, easy to valet park there.

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vipMandy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the roof top deck, and were able to view the most spectacular sun set. The service was very good, and the food was absolutely delicious. The menu offered a wonderful array of options, and we had a very enjoyable experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We hope the next time we dine here the food is better. Concept and ambiance are great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food!

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Travelbug
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We highly recommend Hemingway's Cuba! Everything we ordered was prepared to perfection. The pork chops are not to be missed! The server was pleasant and professional. We definitely will return!

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Christopher
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food (Cuban sandwich) was amazing! Service was slow but definitely appreciate the respect for social distancing. Will definitely be back when we return to Asheville.

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Israeld
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was much better than our previous visit and paella were excellent.
Would visit you again also your sister restaurant Isa's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love EVERYTHING! A favorite of mine and I always bring my work and out of town guests here for the great food and amazing panoramic view ! Great iutdooor seating area

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio, beautiful night. Food was fantastic. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great but the server ignored us for most of the night. I would still go back.

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SamanehK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had made a reservation well in advance and got to the restaurant and were told the that they were closed. They closed the day before due to unforeseen circumstances but did not have the courtesy to let us know. This was supposed to be an anniversary celebration dinner and we couldn't get in anywhere else. Very unprofessional of them to not let us know.

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Kasey
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant didn’t honor the reservation. They even ‘confirmed’ despite the fact that they closed for the weekend. They never notified us and simply turned us away after we arrived. Never going back.

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KelseyL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went out of our way to find out the restaurant was closed and they didn’t cancel or let anyone with reservations know they were closed.

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JeannieW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very excited to be able to make a reservation even though it was much later than I usually eat. When we arrived we couldn’t get off the elevator at the restaurant. We then had to ask the front desk why we couldn’t get off the elevator and they told us the restaurant was closed due to Covid. I understand they have to control over that, but they should have sent a text or used Open Table to notify their guests. Asheville restaurants that are open are not open at capacity and the city was packed this weekend. We had to walk from place to place to be told that there was nothing available. Again, I understand they had to close, but I would have appreciated any indication that I would have to make alternate plans (especially since my reservation was later).

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JuliannaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A group of 5 of us were in town for a girls weekend and were excited about having dinner at Hemingway’s. We showed up for our reservation at 8:30pm (reservation was for 9 pm) and were told that the restaurant had shut down for the night several hours earlier. We did not receive a call, email or text to let us know. While we were trying to figure out what was happening there were many people In the same position. Everyone was pretty upset. There we were, 5 ladies walking around Asheville on a Saturday night trying to find a place to eat at 9 pm which was was pretty difficult. I really wish someone had let us know so we could have made other arrangements.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t event get to eat here. We showed up for our reservation and were told they had closed down. Open table didn’t contact us and the restaurant didn’t reach out. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They cancelled our reservations and didn't even call us. They were closed and so everyone was turned away at the door on a Saturday night during covid. Inconsiderate to not just call us so we could have made other plans.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great location

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat and drink, will come back with friends.

JB
vipJohnB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really Good food! Wonderful server. Fun evening!

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Shawnie
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great ambiance especially in the time of covid.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience!!! Cuban food is authentic.

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vipswatch
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Requested outdoor seating on reservation form but when we arrived we were told it would be another 1 1/2 hours for an outdoor table.. We had chosen this restaurant specifically for the outdoor dining so were definitely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great atmosphere

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Cherylmoredecor
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mountain view restaurant in Asheville! Cuban food extraordinarie!
My guests loved it... a nice mix of ages, locals and tourists!

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GeneM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The drinks were not. The ‘old fashioned’ I ordered was perhaps the worst I have ever consumed. I would return again.

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UptownEater
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Hemingway's was stellar from beginning to end. We look forward to returning.

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BTMBDH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were expecting this to be nicer for the price point. Requested to sit outside and even made a reservation five days in advance, but we were told this wasn't possible even though there were several open tables outside, many filled with people not even dining. We even said we'd be willing to wait. We specifically made the reservation to see the sunset, so this kind of defeated the purpose. The waitress wasn't very attentive and messed up some of our orders. They were out of some of the dishes we wanted. Food wasn't great and was bland. If seating is such an issue here because of Corona, consider making guests of the hotel a priority? It's not fair to those like us who paid for a stay, but can't even use the rooftop bar because it is open to public. Disappointed.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening. The food and service were great! Thank you!

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LRA3
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great place to dine while in Asheville. Good food, service and location.

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ashnaid
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool views of the city and mountains
Really special at sunset!!
Great ropa vieja, vaca Frita. And blk beans and we are from South Fl so know our Cuban food! Rice could’ve been better—was not typical Cuban rice but was fine since the rest was delish!
Server was super sweet and bubbly but got a little in the weeds toward the end of our meal.
Overall this was an excellent way to spend my bday dinner. Highly recommend!!

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RyanS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samuel was an amazing host for the evening. He made us feel welcome, special, and celebrated. We had such an amazing experience simply because of him. The staff seemed to get along really well, and made the vibe of the place feel light and fun. The gorgeous views of the mountains are out of this world. We enjoyed them from the inside and took pictures outside. The entrees, coffee and dessert were delicious! Great presentation and amazing flavors. We will definitely be back!

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Hemingway's Cuba is rated 4.3 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

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.