1958 Cuban Cuisine

4.6
146 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
Luis and Sofi Perez want to take you to Cuba. No packing. No plane required. No long journey. Just drive to 301 South Avenue West in Westfield, close your eyes, listen and inhale.
There is Cuban music, Cuban art and scenes of Cuba on the walls. And you can smell the results of culinary work of our authentic Cuban kitchen.
Welcome to 1958 Cuban Cuisine!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday = 12:00PM-9:00PM Friday- Saturday = 12:00PM-10:00PM Sunday = 12:00PM -
8:00PM
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Phone number
(908) 232-3187
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
J.R Gonzalez Suerro
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Across the street at the train station is free parking after 10:30AM and free street
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Public transit
We are right across from the Westfield train station
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine
What 146 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I thought it was cold inside very drafty!
I had to tell them to turn down music 2x!
Food was just plain.....
I like Cuban Pete's in Montclair so much better!
They had a big party on the one side of room and super noisy!
I guess because no carpet on floor just loud!
Won't go back!

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MW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t wait to go back! The food was delicious. The menu is exciting and I can’t wait to try some other dishes. The service also could not have been better.

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HC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this place in the summer its amazing!! Food is authentic and fresh!!! Same room for dessert the best FLAN and Tres Leches ever!!!

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I
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our dinner there! Three of the four of us had the skirt steak with the chimichuri sauce - it was cooked to perfection! Although it was a bit noisy, we enjoyed all of the action and birthday celebrations. The service was exceptionally friendly and excellent👍

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had Churrasco a La Cubana - so delicious! I look forward to going back and having it again!

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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting, delicious food. Good service. Convenient location.

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OT
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The BEST Cuban food anywhere!!! Just like home cooking.

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NJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed having dinner with friends on Saturday night. The food was great. However, the noise level was too high for me. We could barely have a conversation with the others at our table, without shouting.

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p
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Cuban food on the south side of Westfield. A gem of a place with great food and service. The staff is knowledgeable about their menu and quick to make you feel at home. The atmosphere is loud on the weekends but a great spot enjoy with family and friends. I highly recommend!

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KD
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. The only negative is that it's a little loud when it's crowded and you're sitting near the center . I prefer eating outside during the nicer weather than being inside. Overall, I highly recommend.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at 1958 Cuban Cuisine! The food is always yummy and the staff is always warm and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good but place so loud it was painful. Conversation was dreadfully difficult. Chef doesn't heed temperature requests: everything is dry and overcooked.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our experience! Great food and friendly service!

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DR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm staff, great food

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FN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. What would make this place 5 stars is offering Mojito and Sangria mix!

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food (the oxtail was full of flavor and melting in your mouth), pleasant ambience, great hospitality and service!

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Louis the owner was charming and the food was excellent. The oxtail and paella were on point

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ME
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location across from the Westfield train station!

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, great service and friendly staff. Even the owner came over to welcome us to the restaurant for the first time. Definitely will be going back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Let down the restaurant was basic and food not outstanding

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food with service to match! I took my husband there for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. My meal was so delicious I didn't want it to end! Fyi: It's byob. Also it's a small place so reservations are best.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fourth visit and didn’t disappoint. Service was on point and food delicious as always. One criticism is that most of the meat dishes are very well done. I prefer rare meat so would be nice if there was that option.

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EA
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I'm happy to see a restaurant in this space that has gained some notoriety and some traction. Doesnt get the walk in traffic as the otherside of town. Food was reasonably priced for a BYO. I am not a Cuban food expert. I found it a little bland, but I will go back. Service was excellent. Best flan I have ever had. Wife and daughter loved their meals.

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WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Place to eat, But it gets too noisy and everybody is yelling to hear each other.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is my third visit. Appetizers continue to be great- love the empanadas. I ordered the loom of pork and was surprised to find that it was shredded and very fatty - to some extent this is my fault because I’m told this is typical Cuban. The shrimp dishes are very good. Be aware that there are limited side dishes- and while the menu reads sautéed vegetables what you get is steamed cauliflower and broccoli. Not very exciting.

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LO
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really wanted to give this restaurant 5 stars for everything, like I have in the past, because food & service wise, it deserves it. However, the noise level was so high, we actually couldn’t hear each other (and this was a friends get together-Lots of catching up to do). Sadly, the noise level took away from our overall experience.

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DM
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My first visit food and service was fantastic Authentic food, great flavor, friendly and efficient staff.

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SP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great addition to the Westfield-Cranford dining scene. 1958Cuban has an authentic menu which makes for new food experiences to those who haven't been or haven't been to other Latin-American countries. I had the shredded beef; the other diners had the mahi-mahi and shrimp. The coconut bread pudding was yummy, too, btw.

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GI
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I liked everything about it, but it was a bit pricey! For only myself and my husband or bill was $70! I think that's a little over the top for this establishment!

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SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with a friend for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised! Food was absolutely fantastic and authentic. Even the cafe con leche was to die for. Our waiter was absolutely lovely and the owner even came over and said hello. We will definitely be back! I wish i lived closer! Oh and BYOB is a plus too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Luis and company are awesome! The for is great! If you haven't been you're missing out!

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IT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very enjoyable. Service was friendly and checked in several times during dinner to make
sure all was fine. The food was excellent. great place.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food fantastic service - A+ experience

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuban food was delicious. A Restaurant I am sure to return too.

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I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted by one on the owners in a very friendly and welcoming way on our way in the door. The food was well cooked and not too large of a portion. It was just right. Our bill for 2 with a gracious tip was only $72.00. We brought a bottle of sangria with us although a nice wine would have paired well with our food. I would recommend this place for a peaceful and satisfying authentic Cuban meal. Enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very good service.

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OT
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Authentic home style cooked Cuban dishes. Dinning here is more like being at a family dinner than being in a restaurant.
We will no longer need to wait for family dinners or make our own to enjoy Cuban food.
We've been here four times and have been totally satisfied!
AND-really nice sized portions to enjoy.

Don't forget to take home portions of congris and maduros to enjoy with dinner at home-you won't be disappointment.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Loved the food but the noise level was so loud my husband and I could not have a conversation.

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MW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The Cuban menu was authentic, and delicious. The staff and the owner were accommodating and friendly. Worth the drive from Brooklyn!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, as was the staff. Definitely try the empanadas, They were amazing! I got the Cubano sandwich which was a large portion, very filling.

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