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Cubana Cafe

4.3
4.3
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Cubana Café, a Brooklyn satellite of the Soho flagship, unpretentious and inexpensive to visit, so why not join us? Authentic Cuban food—not to mention cool pastels, retro look, and casual bistro vibe makes this a perfect place to relax and unwind. Classic such as ropa vieja, pulled pork, quesadillas, and Cuban sandwiches highlight our menu as well as updated dishes such as garlic shrimp, perfectly pink sautéed steaks, tangy jícama and chickpea salads, and egg-based breakfast dishes that are served all day. “¿Got Mojito?”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 9:00am - 12:00am

  • Phone number

    (929) 337-6476

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Carroll Gardens

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The service could’ve been better. The waitresses seemed impatient
  2. SC

    StephanieC

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    This is one of my neighborhood favorites. The food is always fresh and delicious and it’s such a great value. Perhaps they were having an off night, but the service was lacking—waited a long time to be greeted, for the waiter to take our orders and the drinks didn’t arrive until after our food. Hopefully, they were short staffed or it was a fluke because I love it and I’d hate for service to be a reason to not go there.
  3. GN

    GloriaN

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and i were transported back to Cuba. The food , the decor it was perfect. We just left and we can’t wait to go back.
  4. S

    Sammyjoexoxo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The overall experience was nice. I ordered the huevos rancheros, which came with rice and beans. The beans were bland though. I also ordered maduros, and those were delicious! I would go again but I wasn’t super impressed by the beans so maybe I would order something else. I also had a coconut coffee which was an interesting flavor ...I would probably just order a cafe con Leche next time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there, both times were great! Food great, drinks great, service greater. Definitely will be going again whenever I can.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time here along with my mother & brother , we only waited about 5 minutes until we were seated . The food was amazing !! It had the perfect flavors along with just the right portion ! I had the huevos rancheros DELICIOUS ! My mother had the tilapia with mango & sweet plantain purée she fell in LOVE & my brother had the steak which was cooked to perfection ! We had an amazing time here & the service was excellent ! I am not a tres leche person but theirs i couldn’t stop eating it !!! So great !! We will definitely be coming back !!
  7. BB

    BrendaB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day Dinner at The Cuban Cafe. The place is very small, but cozy. The service was awesome. The staff was very welcoming and attentive.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere!! Will definitely visit again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The music was great. Initially the man who greeted us was very kind but the waitress was overwhelmed which was understandable on a busy night with only two people running food and waited no tables and making drinks. The drinks were not good I ordered a michelda that tasted like pure hot sauce. I asked if I could order just a beer and the waitress made a face when I told her I didn’t like the drink and then she told me she only put a little hot sauce so it should be fine... the food was terrible it tasted like it was frozen then microwaved. I had high hopes bc it looked like a fun place but it’s over priced and just not good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, the team goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable
  11. t

    tryityulikit

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service and happy hour. Had a nice time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice small cafe with all the flavors and ambiance of old Havana.
  13. T

    Toni

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent at this hole in the wall kind of place, with a truly authentic vibe. Though the place was small, it was vibrant. We felt like we were in Miami in the middle of Brooklyn!! Enjoyed the food immensely. Try the picadillo with coconut rice. Delicious!
  14. MM

    MelissaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service! What a great find! I mean you had me at Corellejo Tequila! The Ropa Vieja was delicious and the coconut rice was a song in my mouth! Can't wait for Wednesday night with the specials!
  15. C

    Crissy

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We love cubana cafe food was great,nice ambiance seating really is very cramped and uncomfortable.
  16. IN

    ItzelN

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The space was a bit crowded, I could hear the conversation of the people in the next table, they were less than 2ft away. The food was not very good either. I got the seafood soup and it was very watery, really lacking in flavor. I was a bit disappointed!
  17. EH

    EllenH

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious drinks and food in an atmosphere that really takes you to a different place. Cozy and friendly. Will definitely go again.
  18. BG

    BobG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always. It's my go to place when I want something good and alittle out of the ordinary.
  19. L

    Layla777

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Our drinks arrived after appetizers were finished, dinner arrived more than an hour later. The music was so loud we couldn't have conversation during our long wait. Many apologies (they said they had a lot of delivery orders) but that was all. Would never go back.
  20. C

    Calvin

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The waiter was bad; she was unpleasant and unknowledgeable about the menu. The place itself is great; you really feel like you're in Cuba. The food is good and inexpensive.
  21. S

    Sarck

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was my favorite breakfast place when I lived in Brooklyn due to the large portions of delicious, inexpensive food. Nothing has changed -- Cubans still offers a large menu of tasty Cuban food with plantains, avocado, rice and beans, and other Latin specialties. Service is great and place is adorable.
  22. JB

    JennyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Welcoming atmosphere, vibrant decor, friendly staff and good food. Great spot for a quick lunch and probably hopping at night!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good drinks and nice touches that make the diner feel like s/he is in Cuba!
  24. S

    Sunny

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Fun place, come here now and again to have some fun drinks and food. Love the energy of the restaurant, lots of young people and energy.
  25. m

    mubbs

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food good service, energetic. Band was pretty impressive!
  26. DB

    DesertBeforeDinnerPlease

    New York Area

    163 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I am more familiar with the restaurant's branch by the Barclay's Cener. But my entree here - rice and vegetables with chicken -- was very nicely seasoned. My two guests and I shared each of their three offered soups, and each was wonderful in its own way. The black bean soup seemed twice pureed and was exceptionally smooth. The chicken soup had an amazingly tasty broth. And the fish soup was exquisite. You can't go wrong.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. I will definitely be going back!

FAQs

Cubana Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cubana Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (929) 337-6476.

Cubana Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carroll Gardens

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 9:00am - 12:00am

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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