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Mima's Cuban Cantina, East Rutherford, NJ

Mima's Cuban Cantina

3.7
3.7
10 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

Fresh & Healthy Cuban-American Cuisine
BYOB Fast Casual Restaurant
Quick Serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everyday
Weekend Brunch

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Vegetarian / Vegan, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 6:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 246-8475

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kass

  • Neighborhood

    East Rutherford

  • Cross street

    Locust Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking behind restaurant on Locust Ave.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Bus Line 703 & 160 Locust Ave at Paterson Ave Stop

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Menu

Breakfast

Served from 8 AM - 3 PM

  • Mima's Breakfast Sandwich$8.00

    Egg scramble of tomato, onion, and cilantro on toasted Cuban bread topped with avocado and sweet plantain

    • Pan con Huevo (Egg Sandwich)$5.50

      Made to order egg, Swiss cheese on toasted Cuban bread

      • Pan con Queso (Grilled Cheese)$4.00

        Pressed Cuban bread with swiss cheese

        • Jamon y Queso (Grilled Cheese with Ham)$5.00

          Pressed Cuban bread with swiss cheese

          • Pan Tostado (Toast)$2.50

            Pressed Cuban bread with butter

            • Pan con Tomate (Grilled Cheese & Tomato)$4.50

              Pressed Cuban bread with swiss cheese & sliced tomato

              • 2 Egg Platter$10.00

                2 Eggs made to order, toasted Cuban bread, and your choice of sweet plantain, yuca frita, or tostones

                Coffee

                • Cafe Americano

                  American drip coffee (reg./decaf). Sub Oat or Almond Milk + $1

                  • Cafe con Leche

                    Espresso with steamed milk. Sub Oat or Almond Milk + $1

                    • Cortadito

                      Espresso with a splash of milk

                      • Small$3.00
                      • Large$4.00
                    • Colada$5.00

                      5 shots of espresso for sharing

                      • Espresso$2.50

                        • Double Espresso$3.50

                          • Hot Chocolate$3.50

                            • Hot Tea$3.00

                              Soda

                              • Coke$2.00

                                • Diet Coke$2.00

                                  • Sprite$2.00

                                    • Ginger Ale$2.00

                                      • Sweet Tea$2.00

                                        • Malta$3.00

                                          • Ironbeer$3.00

                                            • Materva$3.00

                                              • Jupina$3.00

                                                • Box Water$2.50

                                                  Juice

                                                  • Apple$3.50

                                                    • Orange$3.50

                                                      • Jugos Naturales$4.00

                                                        Fresh Passion Fruit or Mango Juice

                                                        • Morir Sonando$4.00

                                                          Orange Creamsicle

                                                          Appetizers

                                                          • Empanadas

                                                            Choice of shredded chicken, black bean, picadillo (seasoned ground beef), or mozzarella cheese

                                                            • ea.$3.00
                                                            • For 3$8.00
                                                          • Papa Rellena$4.00

                                                            Breaded and fried potato ball filled with your choice of picadillo (seasoned ground beef), or black bean

                                                            • Tostones$4.00

                                                              Fried green plantains with creamy mojo sauce

                                                              • Yuca Frita$4.50

                                                                Yuca/cassava root fries served with creamy mojo sauce

                                                                • Mariquitas$3.50

                                                                  Fried green plantain chips with creamy mojo sauce

                                                                  • Croquetas$3.00

                                                                    3 Fried ham croquettes

                                                                    Soups

                                                                    • Mima's Chicken Salad$13.50

                                                                      Romaine & arugula dressed with a lemon vinaigrette, red onion, bacon, avocado & grilled chicken topped with strawberry marmalade

                                                                      • Avocado Salad$8.00

                                                                        Avocado, tomato, and red onion dressed with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper

                                                                        • Caldo Gallego$7.50

                                                                          White beans, collard greens, ham, chorizo, and potatoes in a chicken-based broth

                                                                          • Black Bean Soup$6.00

                                                                            Black bean soup with onion, and green bell pepper in a vegetable-based broth

                                                                            Sandwiches

                                                                            • Classic Cuban$9.50

                                                                              Marinated roast pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard pressed on Cuban bread

                                                                              • Turkey Cuban$10.00

                                                                                Roasted turkey, sliced turkey, swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard pressed on Cuban bread

                                                                                • Vegetarian Cuban$10.00

                                                                                  Marinated jack fruit, smoked tofu, swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard pressed on Cuban bread

                                                                                  • Media Noche$9.50

                                                                                    Roast pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard pressed on sweet milk bread

                                                                                    • Croqueta Preparada$9.50

                                                                                      Fried ham croquettes, sliced ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard pressed on Cuban bread

                                                                                      • Pan con Bistec$10.50

                                                                                        Grilled sirloin steak, grilled onions, sliced tomato, and shoestring potato chips, on toasted Cuban bread. Substitute with grilled chicken

                                                                                        • Vegan Pan con Bistec$10.50

                                                                                          Breaded or grilled portabella mushroom, grilled onions, sliced tomato, and shoestring potato chips, on toasted Cuban bread

                                                                                          Bowls

                                                                                          All bowls served with marinated grilled onion, avocado, and sweet plantain on a bed of romaine salad and white rice. (Gluten Free)

                                                                                          • Lechon (Roast Pork), Picadillo (Ground Beef) or Grilled Chorizo (Pork Sausage)$12.00

                                                                                            • Grilled Chicken, or Pollo Guisado (Pulled Chicken)$13.00

                                                                                              • Grilled Portabella Mushroom, or Veggie (Black Beans)$11.00

                                                                                                • Grilled Steak or Ropa Vieja (Pulled Beef)$13.50

                                                                                                  Sides

                                                                                                  • Maduro$4.00

                                                                                                    Fried sweet plantains

                                                                                                    • Black Beans$4.00

                                                                                                      Side portion of black beans

                                                                                                      • White Rice$3.00

                                                                                                        Side portion of white rice

                                                                                                        • Avocado$3.00

                                                                                                          Side portion of half an avocado

                                                                                                          • French Fries$4.00

                                                                                                            Dessert

                                                                                                            • Tres Leches Cake$4.50

                                                                                                              Sponge cake soaked in three different milks

                                                                                                              • Flan$5.00

                                                                                                                Traditional sweet egg custard with caramel coating

                                                                                                                • Bread Pudding$4.00

                                                                                                                  Cinnamon craisin bread pudding with a sweetened condensed milk drizzle

                                                                                                                  • Pastelitos (Pastries)

                                                                                                                    Puff pastry filled with picadillo (seasoned ground beef), guava, guava & cheese, or sweet cream cheese

                                                                                                                    • ea.$3.50
                                                                                                                    • For 3$9.50

                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  What 10 people are saying

                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                  3.7
                                                                                                                  3.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                  • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                  • 3.6Service
                                                                                                                  • 3.4Ambience
                                                                                                                  • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                  1. ML

                                                                                                                    MLK17

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    105 reviews

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                    105 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on May 25, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                    Really enjoyed my Cuban sandwhich. This restaurant has a really fun vibe and the service was great. Very attentive. Will go back.

                                                                                                                  2. JF

                                                                                                                    JoseF

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                    Great food!

                                                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                    I never ever write reviews good or bad. We walked in no one greeted us, we sat ourselves we waited another 10 to 15 minutes for our waitress, and from that point we did not receive or appetizers for the better part of an hour. There were only two other tables yet Most of all the other tables were covered with dirty dishes and glasses. I will say this the food was delicious. But I am not the type of person that wait an hour for appetizers with sub par service

                                                                                                                  4. OT

                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                    The waitress was so busy with grub hub orders she ignored the people sitting at the tables. No rice available! No specials on a Saturday night. Very disappointed by that. The food was delicious. Hoping they hire more help on weekends!

                                                                                                                  5. M

                                                                                                                    Marta

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                    Some dishes were outstanding! Such as mojo sauce with Mariquitas and Papas Rellenas... Friday night at 5:30, three of our menu choices were not available!!! What gives? Friday night and Ropa vieja, a staple is not available, and a daily soup, Caldo Gallego as well!! Also, Vaca Frita, the daily especial not available.... We ordered Arroz con Pollo, also a special and it was TERRIBLE... tasted like corn stuffing... and chicken portion was that of a kids meal.... I love Cuban food... and have never been disappointed with Arroz con Pollo..... until now... Will give it another try as the appetizers were delicious.....

                                                                                                                  6. DB

                                                                                                                    DonnaB

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                    The best Cuban sandwich I ever had. Tostones were a hit too!

                                                                                                                  7. LD

                                                                                                                    LliselyzD

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on January 10, 2021

                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                    Everything was AMAZING! We didn’t wait to be seated , service was AWESOME, food was AWESOME!!! We will be returning soon. Everyone please try there stuffed black bean potato balls !!

                                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on August 15, 2020

                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                    Great food great service Quiet outdoor dining

                                                                                                                    Mima's Cuban CantinaResponded on September 6, 2020

                                                                                                                    Thank you so much for taking the time to try us out. Looking forward to having you back soon.

                                                                                                                  9. d

                                                                                                                    denisev

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                    They didn’t have a lot of the menu items but are just getting ramped up The staff should advise immediately what they don’t have before allowing the customers to choose menu options The food was great and they were very nice Just need a bit of finesse

                                                                                                                    Mima's Cuban CantinaResponded on March 1, 2020

                                                                                                                    Hi Denisev. Thank you for choosing to dine at Mima's. Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and staff. We appreciate your feedback and will implement the changes you recommended. We sincerely hope you give us another try soon.

                                                                                                                  10. H

                                                                                                                    Hungry4more

                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                    Not open yet. Took an confirmed reservation but guess what!

                                                                                                                    Mima's Cuban CantinaResponded on February 20, 2020

                                                                                                                    Hello there! We're so sorry for the misunderstanding. I appreciate you taking the time to write us about this. We're still working out all of the kinks. We are officially open now and taking reservations. Hope you can give us another shot.

                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                  You can order delivery directly from Mima's Cuban Cantina using the Order Online button. Mima's Cuban Cantina also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mima's Cuban Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 246-8475.

                                                                                                                  Mima's Cuban Cantina is rated 3.7 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                  Google Map for Mima's Cuban Cantina

                                                                                                                  850 Paterson Ave East Rutherford, NJ 07073

                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                                    Locust Avenue

                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                    East Rutherford

                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                    Tue–Fri 6:00 am–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                    Cuban, Vegetarian / Vegan, Caribbean

                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                    Parking behind restaurant on Locust Ave.

                                                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                                                    NJ Transit Bus Line 703 & 160 Locust Ave at Paterson Ave Stop

                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                                                    Chef Kass

                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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