Van Van Cuban Cafe

4.6
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74 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Welcome to Van Van Cuban Cafe! Our restaurant offers food lovers the opportunity to experience the authentic flavors of Cuban Cuisine in a more elegant way. Our menu focuses on traditional Cuban preparations such as Lechon Asado, Ropa Vieja, and Pollo a la Cubana, but also displays some famous international dishes such as Churrasco, Paella and others. Van Van Cuban Cafe is the place where families and friends can gather and celebrate while enjoying our homemade delights.
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vipKathleenS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and mojitos. It’s in a strip mall, so ambiance is not what you should expect, but the food was great and very reasonably priced.

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vipMarge
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second dinner at VanVan which speaks for itself. There food is authentic Cuban with complex, interesting flavors. I was concerned that dishes would be hot pepper spicy but that is not the case....just very flavor-filled, delicious food. We will be back.....

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vipBobbie
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

From the moment we entered, we were greeted like “one of the family”. Everyone was so friendly and explained the Cuban food entrees. We started with the Rellenos filled with pork and ground beef. We preferred the pork ones. I had the chunks of pork sautéed in Cuban spices and my husband had the very tender slices of skirt steak. Both were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipTomF
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had 2 different pork dishes which were exceptional. Always great service with a smile. Great family operated Cuban restaurant. This was our third visit and we are looking forward to going back.

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RBUluvsfood
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

We had reservations for 7pm. We were told there were no tables inside, so we sat outside on the sidewalk next to the parking lot (people parking, shining their headlights) and Tamiami Trail (very noisy). We told waiter we had a concert to go to at 8:30, we left at 8:15! Lots of wait staff, slow service or slow kitchen or both! Food was good and portions were fairly generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Cuban food. This is now the best place in Naples for Cuban food in my opinion. The Churrasco was perfect and the Chimichurri sauce was outstanding. Definitely coming back.

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vipVito
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food enjoyed with family

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vipMMM1
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice staff and service. Loved the picadillo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, family owned restaurant with excellent service and authentic Cuban cuisine!

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CharlotteT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are certain this is the best Cuban food in Naples! We will return often.

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PeterB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Genuine Cuban food, prepared superbly. One of us had the chicken, which she couldn't finish, but had to take home because it was so good. Pork was also spectacular. It is located in a very nice strip mall and even has some outdoor seating. Service was prompt, polite and very attentive.

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vipTheFrequentDiner
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good value, good location!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
86 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was good, but I was disappointed that there were no vegetarian entrees offered. Yes, I know Cuban food is primarily meat-based, but couldn't they offer at least one vegetarian entree for those of us who'd like to accompany meat-eating friends, but who choose another option?

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Aplesek
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, service, and quaintness. A great place to eat and have a good glass of wine.

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vipHopkinslax
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant. Small and located in a small mall.
But the food was great. Appetizers were really tasty. Pork and beef dishes were well seasoned
Very nice first meal for us in Naples

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Maybe the best mojito we have ever had! Impeccable service. They definitely need to expand the space or move location. It was packed by 6:30 pm.

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PaulL
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Van Van Cuban Cafe, we decided to go after seeing the positive review in the newspaper. We were not disappointed! My wife had the Bistec De Pollo with yellow rice and fried yuccas as her sides. I had the Ropa Vieja with sweet plantains and moros. We also split a bottle of Malbec. For dessert we had the Flan and the Tres Leches.
All of the food was outstanding, the service was excellent and it was a truly great experience; I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Paul & Judi. Cape Cod/Naples

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Yummy!!!

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Noelle
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant authenic Cuban food. It's the real deal. Everything was delicious! Service was good and the restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with huge photos of Cuba past and present on the walls. This gem is a must stop in Naples!

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EricE
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Nice family
Fresh food
Best Cuban Sandwich ever
Just go

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vipPatriciaR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

it was very cold that night and there was no outdoor seating. we had to wait awhile for a large table and we the last ones in there. the screwed up our order and forgot the appetizers an it was pretty cold in there and they were too busy closing up. it was not a pleasant experience and not very reasonable. they should have been more accomodating . we would have been of at culvers.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is extremely good.

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vipRhyzopus89
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, seasoned well and plentiful. Service was at times slow but just so. Would go back on next trip and recommend it highly

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vipRosarioB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find! Really good Cuban food! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and hopefully many more. It tastes just like mama’s homemade criolla cocina. Being Cuban anerican it is as good if not better than Calle 8 food!

Bienvenidos a Naples!

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vipbecoy
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pork dishes were excellent. Wish they had veggies on the menu as a side option.

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JennieM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our valentines date

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DavidM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good but not amazing. Strip mall location. Probably not go again.

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FoodFan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A real find in upscale Naples, this small restaurant serves food as good or better than anything in Miami’s Little Havana.

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vipNananan
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal. Excellent service. Will definite dine there again.

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viplobster101
Philadelphia
359 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had black beans and rice, Cuban sandwich and avocado salad, the best cuban restaurant in Naples for sure. Thank you Emily.!!

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vipTAO4
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Cuban food in a central Naples location. Staff is warm and friendly and the food never disappoints.

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SophiaSpeaks
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful casual and delicious dinner. We ended up having two appetizers . Both of these were huge and enough to fill two pretty hungry women. The Mojito’s were delicious. Great value and free parking in the back!

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vipTomF
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has only been open 4 months and it’s making a great name for itself in Naples, Florida. A community that has probably more restaurants per square mile of every size and variety than most places in America. The staff could not be any more accommodating. Very friendly family atmosphere, great food in an exceptionally spotless environment. Our server was Myriel who was very helpful in every regard. I had the Half Cuban Chicken entree that was so tender, juicy and very tasty. My wife had a wonderful Garlic Shrimp dish that she raved about all the way home. The Flan was perfect as was the Tres Leches cake for desert. My wife and I loved this place and we will be back again shortly.

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AllieM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were served by Myriel (sp?) and he gave us fabulous recommendations. Everything was delicious but the plantains and flan were amazing. Honestly, even the rice & beans were exceptionally good and authentic. This place is a treasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Cuban food with great attentive service in a simple cafe type dining room. Great flavors and good value.

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vipLisaD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and warm, friendly service.

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vipGmblackcar
Naples
46 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was only so-so. I had what was supposed to be a shredded beef dish, but turned out to be an extremely thin slice of some kind of beef that was very chewy. The other 2 in our party were not impressed either. Would not go back.

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DeanF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! The staff were very attentive, polite and eager to please. Cuban cuisine is somewhat new to our group and all was explained very well.

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Van Van Cuban Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Van Van Cuban Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 228-6814.

Van Van Cuban Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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