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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

4.4
4.4
741 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
We offer parking behind the restaurant, the lot is open for our guests to park where you like, disregard all private signage. The lot is accessible via Hadley or Russell Streets.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Patricia Estorino

  • Catering

    We do cater. Please visit our website at gustazo-cubancafe.com/cambridge or email us at gustazocambridge@gmail.com for menu updates.

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups up to 120 people. Our lower dining room can accommodate up to 150 people. Our private dining area on the back up to 40 people. All spaces are suitable for family and corporate events alike along with the delicious food and thoughtful service that guests have come to expect from Gustazo Restaurant Group.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Walden

  • Parking details

    Street parking all day and night, private parking lot open to the public during dinner hours via Hadley Street and Russell Street.

  • Public transit

    Porter Square, Davis Square T stops and the 77 and 83 Bus lines.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. o

    odyssey

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve already done this.
  2. L

    Lulu

    New England

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very good meal at one of my favorite restaurants..
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  4. MO

    MikeOB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and atmosphere. The "small plates" are really sizable and rich portions. The best kept secret in Boston.
  5. SC

    SophiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place to meet friends for meal. The ambiance was nice and the staff was courteous. We have 6 people so we are able to try 10 different dishes. All the meat dishes are done just right: juicy and full of flavor.
  6. NG

    NatachaG

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service from the waitress. The restaurant was very busy and he provided regular updates and good advice on the menu. We , love the small plates and the food was excellent. Perfect mojitos Lively ambiance but extremely noisy. We sat outside, much better.
  7. LG

    LuisG

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to enjoy their food! Delicious !
  8. K

    Kathryn

    New England

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was fabulous and our waitress was great. The restaurant was loud and they first tried to sit us near the kitchen. When we asked them to put us at another table they did. I would go back.
  9. B

    Bluetopaz

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food but getting drinks was slow.
  10. G

    Ging

    Edinburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a fun family dinner. We got many small plates and shared them. Delicious and creative. Nice atmosphere
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Awful service. It was 45min before we had drinks and over a hour before the first food came out.
  12. c

    customer

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We waited for about an hour and a half for food. There’s definitely shortage of waiters because nobody checked on us.
  13. AP

    AlyssaP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I was visiting my son. We wanted to revisit Gustavo’s as our first time there was great. Unfortunately we had one of our worst dining experiences ever. The wait staff was incredibly overwhelmed, mismanaged and clueless about they needed to do. From start to finish the service was abysmal.
  14. AM

    AndreaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Gave away our reservation, but they sat us as soon as feasibly possible.
  15. JD

    JoanD

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding. Sat between two tables of ten so it was noisier than usual. Service was terrific and everything we ordered-6 small plates and cocktails were outstanding.
  16. JP

    JPBJr

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    As most know, the food is amazing but on Saturday night when the place is packed, things slow down to a crawl. Tough to order food at the table, tough to get a drink, etc. Reduce capacity by 10% and you would more than make for it on the bar tab. Would have had three or four drinks (we were not driving) but only got one. Crushing your margins here and lessening the experience for all…
  17. MG

    MargaretG

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Service was slow, slow, slow - we arrived at 6 and didn't get out until 9:30 and it had nothing to do with us being lingerers. It was just the two of us, and our server was slammed with several big tables. We were pretty much forgotten. They did comp the empanadas which finally arrived maybe two hours into the meal time. They had forgotten to bring them. We ordered only 4 small plates and then a dessert so it wasn't like we had a lot going on. After the empanadas snafu, it again took a very long time for us to even get to order dessert. Having said that, the empanadas were very tasty! As were the churros. But I don't think either was worth the wait. The server was a very nice guy, just overworked. In my opinion, they shouldn't have sat so many tables.
  18. JD

    JoanD

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Family in town for a brief visit and had heard me talking about how terrific Gustavo’s is and I was happy to take them there. I love Gustavo’s. But every restaurant has an off-night. We ordered drinks and small plates. It took a while for the drinks to arrive and a longer wait for the food to make it to the table. Half the order arrived, and it was delicious. But we waited for another hour to get another round of drinks and the rest of our food order to arrive. We were finally able to flag down the waiter. He took the drink order and promised to check on the food. He seemed to think that everything had been delivered. Now he was covering two tables of 22 people and four two tops. He was very busy. We asked that if it was sitting under the red lights to redo our order. A short time later, the manager came to the table and apologized for our long wait. The drinks were delivered and he left. When he returned he brought a complimentary small plate and assured us that the rest of the order was being prepared. We finished our really delicious food and asked for the check. They comped the entire bill. Kudos to the manager for assessing and “fixing” the situation. The server was overwhelmed but never lost composure and focused on getting our order to us. The food is great and even when things go off kilter, they know how to fix it and did.
  19. F

    Foodfriend99

    Raleigh

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting with friends
  20. CH

    CaseyH

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great place for a meet up and tasty small plates to talk over.
  21. JF

    JenniferF

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Fantastic food, but the service was so slow it really detracted from the experience. Need to rework service to diner ratios.
  22. A

    Andreia

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I had high expectations for Gustavo base on the reviews I read but unfortunately this one fell short. The Cambridge location is definitely a place to go with friends for a lively and loud atmosphere...not a restaurant where you can have a conversation. The tapas were okay but nothing to rave about for the price point they charge and I found them a bit on the salty side. The host staff and waitress were disinterested at best. It was a Saturday night so they were busy so pleasantries were spared I guess. The waitress was basically there to take your order and collect payment because there are runners that deliver the tapas to the table.
  23. JM

    JMia

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go out to dinner every weekend with my husband, we try a new place almost every week, so we have been everywhere you can imagined and this place did not disappoint, our waitress was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu,
  24. ZC

    ZulmaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food, cocktails and service were great! Atmosphere was pleasant.
  25. JR

    JoelR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    The host was not warm or friendly. He rather tell me how I did my reservation when it wasn’t that serious. He claimed that my error could have affected the number of seats available when the restaurant was empty to begin with. He needs to be replaced!
  26. o

    odyssey

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any meal at Gustazo is reliably imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. I'll be returning soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sowctaculwr food and service. Lovely patio ambiance.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing!
  29. JV

    JoelV

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I continue to be a big fan of of Gustazo in Cambridge. The food is beyond delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. We ordered seven small plates, and all were delicious.
  31. VZ

    ValerieZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Cuban food I have had in years. Enjoyed the staff immensely. Food was off the charts. Enjoy!
  32. FL

    FoodieforLife13

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious spot for sure! My friend and I went here and got some tapas and everything was wonderful. We sat outside in the front patio and I got a guava mocktail mojito and my friend got a margarita and we both loved our drinks. Then, we got the croquettes, empanadas, and ribs and it all tasted so yummy! We will definitely be back!
  33. B

    Blazor

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine food, good service, fun atmosphere, good value. A great addition to the Cambridge dinning scene.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family meet up
  35. F

    Foodfanatic

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and plenty of it! Outside patio in back was perfect - inside was a bit too noisy. Service was terrific. All in all a great evening out with friends from out of town!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loves their food and good drinks !
  37. HC

    HollyC

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is absolutely one of our favorite new finds among the restaurants we've tried lately. Amazing food with a Latin flair, creative craft cocktails, a fun atmosphere, and an attentive waitstaff--what's not to love? We'll be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happened to be in Cambridge and we live cuban food…. Everything was amazing!! Cocktails , food and dessert!
  39. PH

    PeterH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We particularly liked the small plates: mejillones, polpo, camarones, the baby lamb chops…. A nice drink too: “Smoky something or other” There’s not much they can do about the noise but when the restaurant is full…. We’ve been there before and we’ll return.
  40. K

    Katz

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been since it opened and now wondering why it’s taken me so long to return. Food was creative, multilayered flavors and textures and delicious. We sat in the patio and didn’t realize there was a parking lot in the back. There was new bartending staff so drinks were slower than we would have liked but everything else made up for i. We will be back soon!

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge using the Order Online button. Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 487-8296.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge is rated 4.4 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1340

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Walden

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking all day and night, private parking lot open to the public during dinner hours via Hadley Street and Russell Street.

  • Public transit

    Porter Square, Davis Square T stops and the 77 and 83 Bus lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Patricia Estorino

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Catering

    We do cater. Please visit our website at gustazo-cubancafe.com/cambridge or email us at gustazocambridge@gmail.com for menu updates.

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups up to 120 people. Our lower dining room can accommodate up to 150 people. Our private dining area on the back up to 40 people. All spaces are suitable for family and corporate events alike along with the delicious food and thoughtful service that guests have come to expect from Gustazo Restaurant Group.

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