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Van Van Cuban Cafe, Naples, FL

Van Van Cuban Cafe

4.6
4.6
274 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Welcome to Van Van Cuban Cafe! Our restaurant offers food lovers the opportunity to experience the authentic flavors of Cuban Cuisine in a stylish 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 228-6814

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Myriel Pita Sr

  • Catering

    Van Van Cuban Cafe offers catering at the highest level, regardless of the scale. <br />Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering at home or a business event, we’ll create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, whatever the occasion is.

  • Neighborhood

    Naples

  • Cross street

    Across the street from Red Lobster on US 41

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 274 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Florida

    Kid-friendly

  • Southwest Florida

    Innovative

  • Southwest Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Naples

    Innovative

  • Naples

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. TB

    ThomasB

    Naples

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Van Van remains one of our Best Naples dining experiences ! First, outstanding food quality and hospitality ! Then, atmosphere and ease of parking make this restaurant truly enjoyable. Go soon !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish there were 6 stars to award this place. It is such a hidden treasure of gastronomic delight. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you. This is home style authentic Cuban (literally, mom and dad cook it and the children serve it) at its very best. Go!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My friend enjoyed the wonderful Lechon Asado pork with mojo sauce and black beans. I would have that next time ~ she shared a small bite of her pork, and it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I wanted the empanadas and was sad to find they weren't on the menu that night so I asked for something else, which also wasn't on the menu that night. Frustrating to say the least but I enjoyed my delicious Shrimp al Ajillo.
  4. D

    Dinesoutalot

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious, service was excellent, a real find! we will definitely return.
  5. RH

    ReyH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Small space so probably need reservation , we will be back.
  6. E

    Effy

    Naples

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal. The food was delicous. Please be aware however that the reservation system includes outdoor tables without noting such We had a large party and a reservation for 7:45pm. We arrived and were informed the only seating available would be outside - it was a very cold night and there were no heat lamps outside. We waited almost a hour after our reservation time for a table indoors. Reservation systems should be updated (like 99% of other Open Table reservations) to reflect if your reservation is for indoor or outdoor dining.
  7. JW

    JamieW

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Phenomenal service & Sangria! Food was not as good as we had hoped for 💯🎯
  8. G

    Geeksavy

    Naples

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kitchen continues to deliver excellent dinners. Prices are moderate. Service is good. Very good place for dinner. It was a cold, cold night (unusual for SW Florida) so dining room was very busy and noise level a bit higher than usual. Still, a very enjoyable evening.
  9. s

    salf

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Cuban good I’ve ever had. Every bite was delicious. Family run restaurant was a delight in every way. I want to go back again and again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice cuban food and very good service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, casual atmosphere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time and food is awesome! Had beef pork and chicken dishes. Great flavors!
  13. FS

    FoodieSteve

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food! I had the Ropa Viejas, spouse had the Palomilla Steak, both were delicious!
  14. J

    Jimnd65

    Naples

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I if looking for good Cuban fare on the gulf Side of Florida, Van Van is great choice, especially if you’re inclined to outside dining. Inside space is small, including the tables. We thought the music was a bit frenetic And too loud for table conversation. They did turn it down a bit at our request. We loved the food.
  15. CD

    ChuckD105

    Chicago

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They describe the Cuban chicken as succulent and it really is. We were all there for the chicken and we were not disappointed.
  16. b

    botrip

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    THE ambiance was nice; small but cute. Our initial greeting was friendly. They had a large family dining so we didn't get much service after that. The entrees were very small (minuscule). I ordered a pork dinner and 3 pieces were tender and the other 3 were overcooked. The Plantains were over-crisped and unedible. The help cleaned the dirty dishes in the dining room and it was unbearably loud! We were not impressed with the meals and they were pricey for the little that we received and overcooked. We will not return. We have many excellent Cuban restaurants near us. No reason to return. Too bad; it was my date's first introduction to Cuban food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Family vacation- fried plantains are always a good pick-food was decent for the price
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating Cuban food and it was Excellent! Would recommend it to everyone
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff incredible food!
  20. TD

    ThomasD

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very polite and professional. Main entrees were quite tasty, sides were average.
  21. G

    Globalfoodie

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food which is what I want in a restaurant what else can I say.
  22. M

    Michi

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great staff. Will go back again.
  23. BD

    BruceD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    WONDERFUL MENU Terrific cocktails Wonderful staff A great Naples Cuban treat
  24. SS

    SamanthaS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food is amazing. Apathetic service but it’s worth it
  25. n

    numbernerd

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cuban food and sangrias are wonderful
  26. DM

    DiegoM

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good cuban food. The ambience is very unformal and quiet
  27. MG

    MartinG

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Cuban cuisine in a unique family run restaurant. The traditional Cuban specials are flavorful, well proportioned and visually appealing. 5 Stars!!!’
  28. EG

    EmeryG

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was delicious, overall an absolute delight.
  29. FR

    FishersRez

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Awesome food and a great value. Needs an advanced setting.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In the area for vacation and decided to try after reading other reviews. Drove 30 minutes and the restaurant did not disappoint! Service and food were top notch.
  31. MO

    MrOcho

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What I liked: -Service was very attentive and informative -The Mojito was one of the better ones I have had recently -The Tostones Rellenos were outstanding -The Croquetas Van Van were very good -The Lechon Asado was very good. A fair price for the quality and smaller portion. -The flan was excellent. Some Spanish flans tend have a consistency like Jell-O, where the Cuban flan is creamier. What I Did Not Like: -There were no table cloths or linen napkins which would have taken the place up a notch. They do show their meals on the website sitting on table cloths so it might be a cost savings thing. -The Pollo a la Cubana was dry and was a very small, especially for the price point, It looked like a 2# chicken at best. -The Pollo a la Cubana was dry and was a very small, especially for the price point, It looked like half of a scrawny 2 pound whole chicken at best. I had several better meals in Naples during the week and this was not in my Top 5 however, if you like Cuban food, I would recommend you go there. I did distribute their business cards at the Ritz-Carlton.
  32. KW

    KenW

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good food but had to wait for table even with a reservation. Had to ask for bread as they missed giving it to us. Food really good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday dinner after a fabulous tour of the Revs Institute Car Museum. We rarely get to savor authentic Cuban cuisine in Sarasota. We have eaten at many Cuban restaurants in Miami over the years. Van Van Cafe can hold its own to any of them. The pork was excellent! My only wish is that they had a liquor license in order to offer a true mojito.
  34. BB

    BBonita

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as always. LOve the cunan food selection they offer.Thank you.
  35. ER

    ERich

    Atlanta

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in Naples for Cuban dinner
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Auténtico restaurante de comida cubana...con su picadillo..cerdo asado y ropa vieja. BUEN SERVICIO...sabor auténtico cubano y muy buenos precios. OJO...cócteles de 1ra con muy buena presentación. Lo recomiendo al 100%
  37. I

    Imdb

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean, small and intimate. Great service and amazing food. Absolutely enjoyed it and will go again.
  38. PL

    PattiL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. We will be returning for dinner before we go home next week. One of the best Cuban restaurants I have been too.
  39. TP

    TeenaP

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious Cuban food and great service. What more could you want?!
  40. w

    williamf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food steak chirasco and the ropa vieja were excellent. Rice and plantains equally enjoyable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 274 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Van Van Cuban Cafe

2500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Across the street from Red Lobster on US 41

  • Neighborhood

    Naples

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Myriel Pita Sr

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (239) 228-6814

  • Catering

    Van Van Cuban Cafe offers catering at the highest level, regardless of the scale. <br />Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering at home or a business event, we’ll create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, whatever the occasion is.

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