Marabú

4.3
62 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
Welcome to Marabú. Coal fired Cuban cuisine. We look forward to serving you soon!

Offers

  • Marabu Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Your two favorites now $6 every day till’ 7 pm! (Marabu Mojito & Marabu Mule)
  • Marabu Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us for delicious $6 handcrafted cocktails and exquisite $10 Crudos, Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 pm!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 62 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoseR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The croquetas were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food was average. The service was very poor. We didn’t get our drinks until after our appetizers were served. We didn’t get checked in on once during our meal, had to ask another staff member for the check. One of my party members got the steak and it was unpalatable. The shrimp in all of the dishes were one half of an inch squared. I booked this reservation under the impression that the menu matched the one on open table, but it was completely different from the actual menu. I do not recommend this restaurant. Felt like a chain vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing quality of food!

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vipRobgh
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was cold and service slow. Only one waiter for the entire place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service.. Tasty Cuban Experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Sadly did not have multiple things available on their menu which can be a red flag. But once we finally ordered from what was available, food was great. Server could use some skills in marketing. When we asked about the fish he described it as fish sticks. Not so appealing for a nicer restaurant. Also we got a warning at 09:10 pm that their kitchen was closing in case we wanted dessert. The resteraunt closing time is listed as 10 pm! Consistency would be nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome the food was amazing our server was amazing the atmosphere is very unique and fun honestly our favorite place for food from our whole trip!

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vipTaylor
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service. Mediocre food. Good ambiance.

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vipBrando101
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Ceviche portion is bit small but tastes amazing. Def will be back.

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SantiagoR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant is excellent. The food is not that good in comparison with the beginning of the restaurant. For a cuban restaurant did not have pork. The service was rush and pushing us to finish which made the experience too much not well received.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, mojitos were amazing and service was excellent. Definitely going back and I already recommended it to several friends and family.

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ChantalM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time. The waiter & the Manager provided optimal customer service. We will be back

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MatthewC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was very authentic. Our server Rafael was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Uno se sorprende que los pedidos sean manuales , lo que ocasionó un problema con la mesa vecina que se quejaba de la cuenta , en fin, ese fue el inicio de mi experiencia y escuda de la mujer que no atendía para demorarse en venir a tomarnos el pedido. Primera demora fue las bebidas, y cuando las trajo se olvidó de la cerveza, 10 minutos después pasó por la mesa y se la pedí nuevamente la escuza es que se había agotado y estaban cambiando el barril.... la retuve para hacer el pedido de entradas y segundos....... paso 30 min y la mesa vacía, la llame y me dijo que nuestros platos como eran al carbón demoraban 45 minutos.... unas costillas? Un pollo? Una pasta con cola de buey? Un pescado? Le dije que mi hubiese dicho y nos íbamos a un restaurante normal! La comida llegó a una hora de sentarnos
Mi pasta claramente se había secado, seguro esperando los otros platos, de 0 a 10 3. El pollo 6, las costillas 8, el pescado 90 % carbón! Le doy 4, lo mejor los acompañamientos plátano arroz y frijoles todos 8!
Hubiésemos pedido sólo acompañamientos
La mesa vecina estaba igual que la nuestra, espera y espera.....
No regreso, no lo recomiendo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Waiter needs to improve his customer service skills, he was very rude and not welcoming at all to myself and my family that were visiting.

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vipReviewer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super busy night with lots of spring breakers but our server was great! Food took a while to arrive but everything was in good order. (They even ran out of lechon!) Marabú mojito a must-try.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best Cuban food from a restaurant we’ve had. Bar none.

Empanadas should be 3pcs for that price, but very good.

Parsley & Cilantro should be stemmed before putting on plate—use the stems in the chimichurri (no waste).

Ordered Lechon & Cuban Fried Rice and it fed 3 with leftovers.

DEFINITELY will return.

(Music was way too loud. Couldn’t hold conversations at table, especially with masks)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, service was very efficient, but relaxed. Don’t go here expecting “fast food”. Fried pork, yuca, plantains, all really delicious. Moderately priced. Outdoor dining styled very well!

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vipsfswimmer
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was solid. Unfortunately, the service was very slow.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but the ambience was very chaotic especially sitting in the outer part thats just right in the mall. Service wasn’t as attentive as I expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst service- 45 minute wait till the first appetizers. Plus bad food.

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ravad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was my second visit to Marabû. The first visit was good. On my first visit, the service was great, we had a great waiter who was attentive and responsive. The food tasted good and prepared and served well.

So, on my second visit to Marabû, I decided to take my friends to the restaurant. We were seated immediately. One of our friends was running late. The waiter did not show up for quite a while. He eventually did, dropped off the menus, did not ask if we wanted anything to drink while we waited for our friend. He said that we should order appetizers and the entrees at the same time and left. He never looked at us until our friend showed up. After our friend joined us, he took our orders. The drinks showed up immediately. It took a while for us to get our appetizers. One of our appetizers never showed up. It took was quite a while (1 hour+) before we got our entrees. In the meantime, all the other tables received their food, even the ones that were seated and ordered after us. The fish entrees were overcooked, crisp at the edges, and burnt on the bottom. The meat entrees were crisp on the top, looked like they were sitting under a heat lamp for a long time.

The waiter seemed to be busy talking to other tables and socializing with other staff the entire time. We had to get his attention to get our check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bad bad bad. I had a reservation for 9pm, and by 9:01, the hostess had already called me twice threatening to give my table away. I arrived at 9:03.

It took the restaurant over 30 minutes to get us drinks and over an hour for food — the order was also incomplete, and missing a few side dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was *slow.* Not just a little slow, but *very slow.* We ordered a bottle of wine that took about a half hour to come out and we finished the whole bottle before our appetizers arrived about an hour after the wine.

However, once the food arrived it was *amazing.* We ordered the croquetas and the ceviche, both of which were delicious, and the Tasajo (short rib) and the Churrasco (skirt steak). Both were cooked to perfection—the short rib was melt-in-your-mouth—and the skirt steak was cooked to a perfect medium-rare.

Our server, Cesar was very attentive and apologetic about the wait. He was also helpful with navigating the menu. Everything we ordered was recommended by him and he didn’t miss.

Overall, the extended wait wasn’t great, but the quality of the food and our server made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great but food was not that good. At least the churrasco I got was a poor quality hard to chew meat and it’s not cheap at all lol.

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ElvysD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible service undercooked meal would not recommend

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RobertoS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Cuban food, great restaurant. Mojitos very good!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not authentic Cuban food. Ropa vieja has an Asian sauce and should be described as fusion not authentic Cuban as recommended by the waiter

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LisetteM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Our waiter was outstanding will definitely recommend friends and family to go.

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DayanaG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience! They took over 10 minutes to take our order and 1 hour and 20 minutes to serve the food. By the time the food arrived, I was not even hungry anymore. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL!!!!

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Ingri
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, I would definitely this place to other people.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food took to much time to be on our table

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MartinS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was not good. We were seated and no one came to attend us. The manager noticed and had to come and assist us. We order the octopus appetizer and I mentioned it was cold they did nothing regarding the matter. Both mojitos drinks that I tried were not good. The meal the rice and beans were cold and those were replaced with a hot plate. It was my husband's birthday and I mentioned it to the waiter and order the 4 leches. It took over 20 minutes to get the dessert with no candles and no one sang happy birthday. I had to sign since no one was there to make his celebration special. BTW I mentioned it was his birthday at the time I made the reservation as well. Will not go again. Overly priced cuban food that's not even that good.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will 100% be returning. The food was amazing, and the staff was excellent.

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vipKat12081
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Yummy food!

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Shoediva89
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It is very very pretty and inviting. Definitely a place for drinks but I was not impressed with food unfortunately. We went with intentions of having Brunch as their website and social media pages indicated and when we arrived they told us they no longer have Brunch and that the web pages/social media is incorrect. We still decided to stay. Our waiter was very nice overall. In all it was not a bad experience.

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vipBluenote2005
New England
68 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a combination of mediocre food, friendly service and a bit uncomfortable being in such a packed restaurant during Covid 19. Wish they had done more separation of tables

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autryr
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having reservations (which was confirmed by separate text message), restaurant was closed. Very inconvenient and disappointing, especially since it occurred on Christmas Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went there for a lunch special. Served a half bowl of soup (not sure why) but was tasty. Portions looked small but together was enough food.

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vipdecano
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is superb, distinctive, and far higher in quality and flavor than "normal" Miami Cuban. Service is very gracious and warm. You will be glad you went here!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marabú using the Order Online button. Marabú also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 598-8012.

Marabú is rated 4.3 stars by 62 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.