The Cuban - Bayside

4.4
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
We provide the best in Cuban food, exotic drinks and live entertainment that focuses on both the traditional and contemporary tastes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 125 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The location in Long Island is much better

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R7n8
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had reservations for 815 but when we arrived they had no table for us and told us it would be a 10 min wait which ended up being 30 min. The good was mediocre I've had better authentic Cuban cuisine. The drinks were subpar. The entertainment was not great either they had 2 dancers come out and dance individually maybe 3 times to Brazilian music. I was expecting Cuban entertainment or at the very least Cuban music playing. Overall not worth the wait. The location in Garden City is way better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo, initially went to the Garden City location and were told a party of 2 had a 1.5-2 hour wait, we sat at the bar and nobody acknowledged us for over 15 minutes. So we left and went to try the Bayside location. We were so happy we did! There was no wait (we did make a reservation on Open Table just in case). The staff was sweet. The food was amazing...we had appetizers, entrees and dessert and it was sooooooooo good!!! The drinks were great. The music was good and not too loud. The ambiance was great too. Made sure to tell the manager that we had an amazing experience, would refer our friends and would be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to enjoy dinner outdoors.
Great service and drinks.

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vipmalcolmg
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good went during the live entertainment bit loud for my taste though most seem not to be bothered

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty. Dance show was fun. A little loud for conversation but not a deal breaker for us. We’ll be back.

LB
LizB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi, staff was super nice, food was tasty and great, dancers and performance was amazing.

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Marinyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was awful. Overly salty and somewhat stale.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TERRIBLE - DO NOT BOOK WITH OPEN TABLE - showed up with my party drove an hour to arrive and be told that our Open table was “MORE LIKE A WAIT LIST” and that theres over an hour wait. Despicable do not have open table if you can not honor it!! Im not a child I am a grown man and you ruined my families evening. I dont care if I get 10,000$ in gift cards I will NEVER go back here again.

KF
KiaraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great , the food was amazing and I will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the service

CC
CynthiaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing and the restaurant was able to accommodate 13 people and we celebrated two birthdays. Definitely will go back. The ambiance and staff are Great!

LR
LuisaR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved for outdoor seating but somehow was seated inside which was ok with my party. The food is good and the service, however the prices are too high.

RC
RaveenaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond! The staff was extremely nice and attentive. Great tasting food first time trying and will definitely return!!

JY
vipJudyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The octopus was not fresh. The guacamole was not flavored enough, it was mostly just avocado. The chicken soup was extremely salty. The chicken thigh appetizer was way over cooked and dry and the sauce that came with it had no flavor. While the service was good, the food was bad and price paid paid for the meal did not justify it.

RM
RobM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. Dancers and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They served the food very very fast, but they didn't rush us out of the restaurant.

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Zils
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The meal was excellent. I had a reservation for outdoor seating, but their 'outdoor' space was entirely enclosed, defeating the purpose of indoor so we sat inside instead. I was having dinner with friends I hadn't seen in a while, but we had to yell over the band for 2 hours to be heard, and ended up with a headache at the end. Even the waitstaff couldn't hear us and we couldn't hear them. This was not late on a Saturday night. It was 6pm on a Thursday. Will not be returning since it was such a frustrating night despite yummy food.

JL
vipJamesL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and large portions. Our entire party of 4 enjoyed their meals and drinks.

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Ayesha
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing from entering to the servers. They are on point with everything. The food was so good I am planning to go back in 1 week. The drinks were exactly what they needed to be. I have no complaints about this restaurant. Great brunch place!

JC
JCGM
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food was very good. Service great. The music and dancing made the night so much fun!

JN
JaileneN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing worth every cent food was so delicious Will be coming back !!

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Marinyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, really good food and good music. The music could be turned down a bit to allow for easy conversation but overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The mariquitas were stale. The service a little slow and the food was average

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Very tasty meals. Must revisit to try out other foods on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, felt a bit rushed. The main came out shortly after the apps…

SM
ShanaeM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations and was seated promptly. The food was amazing, drinks were super strong (the best) the waitress was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé birthday, the food was great service and drinks were on point.

MC
MichaelC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seat immediately with our reservation. Service was outstanding. Started with the la famila sample. A little of everything appetizer. Everything was tasty. I had the paella cubana and it was very good. My son and wife had the plato illegal. It was a lot of food and they enjoyed it. The only thing that was off was the noise level. Music was playing at a high level. I would have prefer nice dinner music. All in all a great night. Would recommend.

LL
vipLunchLady
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our family lunch on Father's Day. Food and service were both good and ambiance was nice. Only negative was that we reserved for "outdoor seating" on open table and were told they were full outside and we needed to eat indoors - no apology or explanation offered. This started our meal on a very bad note and we feel the situation was not handled correctly by the hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I must say the food and services was amazing 👏

SP
vipSamanthaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Food came out super fast. Will definitely be back.

CB
CindyB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good. Excellent outdoor space, extensive small plate selections, reasonably priced entrees. Accepted reservations for which we had no issues and best of all the empanadas!

SS
SarahS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambience, atmosphere, live music was great. I booked a 7:45 reservation and called bc we were going to be 5min due to parking. I was shock to be told that there is no reservation its more of a wait list and it will be another 30min wait bc our table was not available. Luckily once we got there the hostess said the table was actually ready and we didn't wait 30min. Why have an Open Table RESERVATION is beyond me. Service was a bit slow. Once we got our drinks my family and I were not too happy with them. Mine didn't taste like a mule, I was able to change it but they forgot to bring me my new drink. The waitress finally came with it after my food was already out and apologized for the bar forgetting to make my drink. The staff was friendly and she didn't charge for the 2nd drink or desert which I thought was very nice of her. Massive menu which is good. Food it self was OK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing and had a blast just hanging out with my friends and eating great food

AC
AyCu
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I made a 10pm reservation inside, however, upon arrival I was told there are no tables for another 20 min unless we sit outside. I didn't want to bc it was 90 degrees but she mentioned they have AC outside so we took the table. The air was enough to be comfortable & the music is what set the vibe for us. As far as waiter server, just basic. Our waters were never refilled. What I didn't like was that our main course came out with the appetizers making me feel rushed. I ended up packing my dinner to go because I wanted to eat my appetizer. Overall it was just an OK experience.
Below is what we thought about our food/drinks:
Apps -
Ropa Vieja Empanadas - 10/10
Mariquitas - 10/10

Main course -
Churrasco Cubano - 7/10
Vaca Frita Cubana - 5/10

Drinks -
La Boca Azul - 10/10
Coquito Mojito - 4/10

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious live entertainment and great vibes the drinks and meals are 20 and up but it’s worth the buck also the area is located near a lot of other hotspots

AF
AlexandraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

When booking a reservation we requested a table upstairs. Upon arrival they told us they do not take reservations even though we had booked one through this app a week in advance. The hostess stated that you cannot request a table and the wait would be very long because they were expecting a table of 10 people. Which was a confusing statement considering she said they do not take reservations. We still ended up waiting 15 minutes for a table on the first floor. After being seated we unfortunately met with a rude waitress. When ordering drinks and dinner throughout the night she gave us an attitude, not knowing the drinks on the menu and making it seem like we were giving her a hard time. She clearly did not know the menu and later admitted to us that she was unfamiliar with it. One of our drinks came almost 15 minutes after everyone else’s and when asking her about where the drink was she was very rude saying “it is very busy upstairs you have to be patient.” Thankfully our food was amazing which helped with our poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my lady out and it was amazing! Will visit again!!

CP
CarlaPlanas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service, the place is cute. They don’t make reservations, they stated this systems works as a “waiting list” for them... just FYI.

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You can order delivery directly from The Cuban - Bayside using the Order Online button. The Cuban - Bayside also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Cuban - Bayside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 408-4559.

The Cuban - Bayside is rated 4.4 stars by 125 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.