Martinos Cuban Restaurant

4.3
39 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
When Martino Linares opened the doors to his new restaurant in 1992,he was 61 years old with a young family and a dream to bring his passion for Cuba to the people of Somerville,NJ. More than 15 years later, Martino's Cuban Restaurant is a beloved fixture of the Somerville culinary scene. His two sons Ronaldo and Martino exposed to the restaurant during their youth, are now running the business and ensure that each dish that comes out of the kitchen retains the same level of quality that has been a hallmark of this community favorite.

Some of the classic dishes are the Ropa Vieja, Roast pork (Pernil), Oxtails fridiablo to name a few. Chef Ronaldo has a great selection of vegan dishes and gluten free dishes to compliment the menu.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our family.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thursday: 11:00 am–8:30 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sat, Sun: 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(908) 722-8602
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ronaldo Linares
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Private party facilities
We have the perfect private space for your next event, comfortably seating 35 people in an intimate setting. The room has a private entrance, quick access to the kitchen, and music.

Guests will work with Chef Ronaldo to curate a special pre-fixed menu for that evening. Give us a call for more information. Thank you!
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Private party contact
Ronaldo Linares: (908) 722-8602
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Catering
Birthday, Weddings, Anniversaries, Sweet Sixteens we cover it all. We have access to additional staff, furniture to make your party one of a kind.

Visit our website to explore our catering menu and the amazing food we have to offer.

Give us a call to find out more, Thank you!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Doughty Avenue
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Parking details
Street and parking lot parking. Our restaurant is located near parking lot 2. If you have any questions please contact the restaurant.
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Public transit
Somerville Train Station and near by bus stop both a comfortable walking distance.
Additional
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 39 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
service
3.9
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4.3
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was good - food was so-so. I asked for my steak to be medium rare and it came out rare - very rare. The air conditioning wasn't working in the back of the restaurant so it was uncomfortably warm. They had fans but there were quite a few people in the back of the restaurant so the fans didn't work all that well.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was great. I got the skirt steak and other family member got the rope viaja. Empanadas, chicharron we very good. The cuban sandwhich is to die for. It is BYOB and food is very fairly price. That staff was very helpful and nice. They had to accommodate 4 children with different food allergies and they did so fantastically.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was fabulous!! It was my first time having cuban food. It was delicious and plentiful. Only complaint was the restaurant was very warm. No air conditioning or perhaps an old system.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is one of our go-tos for meeting friends for dinner. It's a BYOB and so fits everyone's budget. Martinos is great for a casual get-together. It's quiet enough to hold conversation, even though its often full of customers. The food is excellent with a wide variety of vegetarian, pork, beef, fish, and chicken dishes for both appetizers (Tapas size) and entrees.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food reasonably priced with a great atmosphere. The staff could not be more polite and professional.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Quiet lunch with great food. Food was well prepared and timely in delivery to our table. Waitress was very pleasant and prices are reasonable. Will def go back to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Always a family friendly atmosphere. The waitresses are incredibly patient and helpful. I highly recommend Martino’s. Oh and did I mention that the food was awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Awesome food! Great service.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We've gone to Martino's at least 4 times already. The food is consistently fantastic and flavorful. I have yet to find something I've been disappointed with. The only thing I'd suggest to the management is to be considerate of the temperature in the restaurant. The heat during the winter is overbearing and the AC in the summer tonight was unbearable. Nothing stops us from eating at this fabulous, homey, and authentic spot

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We're there on a Friday night 7pm the appetizer was good waited over an hour for dinners was not impressed at all.total bill for 4 including the tip..$160

Won't go back

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Casual dining with good food. Our server was very friendly and recommended some tasty dishes. A good local place with decent food.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

As usual no complains. I recommend this establishment if you enjoy Cuban food or if you want to try something new. The service and the food were great.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I chose Martinos for my Father’s Day dinner and they did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the Tres Leches cake is to die for

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Come on. Good Cuban food? I don’t think so. What it is can best be described as mediocre overpriced and bland cuban food. If that’s your thing then go there. Otherwise keep looking.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Authentic Cuban ---- love the Port Mole. Consistently good and fun way to try new Cuban specialities! Awesome cuban coffee and tres leces cake for dessert too!

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was very average despite hearing about how good the Cuban food was. Our food took over an hour; most people who got there after we did ate and were gone by the time we got ours. The appetizers were okay, but the main entrees were either over cooked or just didn’t taste that good. My is Cuban and grew up going to this restaurant, and she was very disappointed about what it perhaps has become - not a good place to eat Cuban food.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great! Love the BYOB and the steak was fabulous

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always a treat. Martino is a gem as is his restaurant. Churrasco, ropa vieja and tres leche all are excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great Cuban food! Nice casual atmosphere! I haven’t had good Cuban food in so long and it hit the spot!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was great , the owner stopped by our table and had us laughing quite a bit . Will definitely be back to try other dishes

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

As usual this place gets 5-star. I had dinner at this establishment no less than 25 times and I never have a complain about the food or the service. It gets a little crowded and noisy on weekends but I understand and I have no complains about it. I have taken friends and relatives to this restaurant and they were all happy and enjoyed their meals. I also recommended to someone who took a large group (20+) based on my recommendations and got good feedback. The price is right and it is byob. You need to make reservations specially of Saturdays. I have a problem finding good restaurants in New Jersey but this one is a keeper. Great job Martino!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

They have never failed to provide a quality meal in an entertaining environment.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was amazing! Great menu with lots to choose from. Meals came out piping hot and great overall service. Loved the Avocado salad!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We always get a great meal to be had at Martino’s! The bacalao with garlic and lemon sauce is outstanding - a must have. The tres leches cake is delicious also. And if he’s in the house, Martino is the best host ever, always taking time to chat and have a laugh with his patrons! A wonderful soul to be sure!!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

In general, was disappointed with the food but the flan was terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was our first time there. Food and service was great. There was an excellent selection to
choose from. I had the featured Chicken dish, which was delicious. The staff was very
friendly and the owner went out of his way to stop by.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As usual the food is great and the staff is friendly. I highly recommend the combo cubano and the boliche. Fish and shrimp plates are very good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and great services. Liked the ability to have alcohol delivered at no charge from a local liquor store. Definitely will go back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was amazing. Can I give them 10 stars?

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food Was Amazing! Absolutely Amazing.... BYO but the food is paired with wines and the liquor store will deliver the wine within 2-5 minutes.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I want the Churrasco every time I go her. The chimichurri sauce is off the charts. Valentine's Day meal specials drew me to a pork tenderloin and portobello mushroom entree. This was outstanding. I've never had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My family and I enjoy celebrating special occasions at Martino's. The food is great and there is a good atmosphere. Lately, there have been new menu options and they are amazing. We look forward to going again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Chef Ronaldo is killing it. I had the Pescado Grande con Mariscos and it was unbelievable. The tres leche cake is to die for also. Excellent place, great atmosphere. We will be back

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! THE FOOD AND FOOD WAS FANTASTIC.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Martino's. I grew up in South Florida and it's the only place in New Jersey that makes me feel like I'm home - delicious and authentic food.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Warm and family friendly atmosphere and great authentic Cuban food. Chef-owner was welcoming and made us feel at home. A hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Always an amazing experience. Food is delicious and authentic. Service is friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome dinner at Martinos last night. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing service, food, and atmosphere. The owner and staff go out of their way to make sure you feel part of the family.

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