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Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe - Waltham, Waltham, MA

Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe - Waltham

4.5
4.5
1285 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
GUSTAZO is one of the very few authentic Cuban restaurants in the Boston area. Located at 240 Moody street, it offers traditional Cuban cuisine in a modern and inventive way. The ambiance is reminiscent of Spanish colonial architecture, with hand painted tiles, wall to wall pictures of old Havana and Spanish filigree motives.
Signature dishes include Slow Roasted Pork, Enchilado de Mariscos, Empanadas, Camarones al Ajillo and the luxurious Cuban flan.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, 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/waltham or email us at gustazowaltham@gmail.com for menu updates.

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups for any occasion of up to 200 people. Our private dining area on the back can accomodate up to 210 people. Both 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.

  • Private party contact

    Ted Pepe: (855) 487-8296

  • Neighborhood

    Waltham

  • Cross street

    Moody Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking lot behind building. Free after 6PM otherwise $1/hr. There is also street parking in front of the building.

  • Public transit

    We are at the beginning of Moody street, where numerous bus lines and the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line converge. We have a large public parking lot on the back of the building. $0.50/hr, free after 6pm and all day Sundays.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,285 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Innovative

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  1. n

    nycnowboston

    New England

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The four of us agreed. We will come back Lime martini was delicious! All of our choices were good - some were fabulous The lamb. The mussels the ribs Large room with many servers Christine had good suggestions ! Helpful pleasant and observant Terrific
  2. AE

    AndyE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding, surpassed only by the kind and attentive service. And they so kindly opened up the patio and turned on the heaters for us! Such a great evening -- can't wait to go back!
  3. DB

    DonaldB

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm sorry I hadn't been back sooner. The food was fantastic. I do hope they bring back the chickpea plate. It is a favorite. I won't wait so long to return this time.
  4. GB

    GaryB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and the staff is super friendly. I would highly recommend it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Haven’t gone since the pandemic, used to love it before. Unfortunately the quality of food decreased drastically and the service is terrible. Won’t come back :(
  6. S

    Sunday

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was terrible
  7. v

    voixsoleil

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gustazo's is on our list of top five restaurants. The kitchen accommodated a request to make on dish vegan and it was delicious. Lila our server was friendly, fun and attentive. We'll be back soon. Thanks for a great night.
  8. JJ

    JJ02

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. Had a great night
  9. RW

    RichardW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food. Very Busy...but service was good and food was NOT delayed.
  10. CS

    CaSS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was ok. The food is similar to any tapas place, no surprises though the dishes are a bit too reach with lots of heavy sauce and gravy.
  11. D

    Deet

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Used to be an intimate space with amazing food. Now it’s in a giant new location and they can’t handle the traffic. Food took forever and was cold. Drinks came three tapas in. Coffee was cold. Server was not listening. Asked for the check three times. When it finally came he wanted payment within 30 seconds. Sangria may be bottled. Used to be amazing. Won’t be back.
  12. NM

    NealM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and portions were large
  13. BB

    BestBostonCroqueMonsieur

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, ambiance and value was great. Our server was great, but they kept bringing us orders from other tables.
  14. AM

    AnjM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Reliably good food and service always. The space is great, the back room in Waltham is spacious and tables are spread out. We had a great dinner!
  15. SK

    SKRK

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was the first time I’ve been to the restaurant since they moved to a larger space. I miss the Main St location. It was too loud for my friends and me. The food was very good.
  16. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, wonderful and attentive servers- both nights.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious but the service was extremely slow. It did not seem like it was the fault of our waitress, but rather maybe that the restaurant was understaffed or inefficient. No one seemed to know what table to deliver food to and we received our drinks at totally different times. Overall the food was delicious and we would definitely give it another chance with the hope of improved service!
  18. BR

    BrendaR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Not an authentic cuban restaurant as advertised. Nothing authentic about the food and we found everything very creamy and rich. So loud we had to scream at each other to be heard. No acoustics at all. We couldn’t wait to leave and had headaches by the time the check came. Don’t like 3% added to check for kitchen staff either on top of overpriced food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Honestly, wasn’t the greatest. There as a party of two at 8 pm and it took over 30 minutes to get a drink as the restaurant appeared to be clearing out. Our food didn’t come out at the same time, we only ordered an app and 3 small plates, and by the time my friend’s food came out I was finished eating and hers was frigid. The saving grace was the mojito, but even then I’m not sure I’d go back.
  20. K

    zebK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    the staff was accomodating as to our seating and to explaining what the dishes were.
  21. MC

    MollyC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I lost count of how many small plates our group tried but there wasn’t a single miss! Every one was delicious and the croquettes were the best I’ve had. Nice drinks too both cocktails and mocktails. Highly recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not enough attention to food preparation, clams in stew cold. Overall food unnecessarily greasy.
  23. CM

    CharlesM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great destination in Waltham; great food, but come hungry. We were there on a very busy night and it took a while for service, but when everything started to flow it all went smoothly. Cocktails were really great too!
  24. EM

    EileenM

    New England

    231 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very informative about our friend's dietary questions. The food was really good. We arrive when the restaurant was sparsely occupied and it got extremely busy. This led to our order being double delivered, which was better than not getting any food! We had a combination of small and large plates and everything was well-seasoned and well-prepared. I wish Waltham would let them operate in the space adjacent to the window - that's the best outdoor space in Waltham for dining.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous experience!
  26. MW

    MetroWestGal

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super experience across the board. Our server Alex was excellent. We will be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sat by open windows over looking Moody Street for a great meal. Vegetable small plates were the best. Great atmosphere and good food.
  28. GB

    GhassanB

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu is rather limited. The food was just ok. The variety and quality at the old Gustazo in Waltham was much better.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting sister
  30. r

    robinr

    New England

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I remember the Waltham Gustazo when it was on Main Street. Since the move to Moody, the menu has shrunk considerably, and the prices are much higher. The food seemed richer and sweeter than truly flavorful, and the "rose sangria" was so anemic I wasn't sure there was wine OR fruit in it. Even the flan doesn't measure up to what I had in the old location. Will not go again.
  31. HA

    HeatherA

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ambiance. Attentive server. Cocktails were spot on. Delish food! Felt like we were transported.
  32. G

    Goldfish

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    2nd visit and seated in a backroom with high tops and bar. Hottest day ever... unfortunately AC could not keep up. Food was a tad salty all around. Pork belly, roasted cauliflower, shrimp. Note the olives had a citrus peel twist which was a little overpowering. Ceviche was olive oil based rather than citrus so on a hot day felt heavy. I like the decor and food presentation was lovely. Food a little too much sauce for me. Still a good place to try out..
  33. VC

    VCHBOS

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    No Air Conditioning @ 95°F Intensely hot inside the restaurant. Staff said that AC was broken. We debated leaving. Note that there are reviews from 6 days ago and 1 month ago, complaining about the same problem. With outdoor ambient temperature at 95°F and the dining room sweltering, what temperature was it in the kitchen? Surely an OSHA and food safety issue. We endured the heat to have our meal. Like others have said, the food was great, but we would not risk suffering that heat again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My notes from the evening: Went with a friend who has eaten at Gustazo’s before. The food/sauces were absolutely amazing… It might’ve been the company… But no, the food was amazing! Great atmosphere (even though it’s in the middle of Waltham Center). If you can, sit by the water spigot Our excellent server was Lila.
  35. GJ

    GJAWaltham

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gustazo is a great restaurant to challenge your perception of food combinations. The service is good. Sadly, they left the windows open, and it got a bit steamy on a 100 night. Should have ask for a table in back.
  36. CC

    CharlesC

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, unique flavors in each of the dishes. Great service!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1
    Airconditioning was not working on a really hot day. Food was very good
  38. JM

    JulieM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has it all great food, drinks and ambiance. We love it. Highly recommended
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server did a fabulous job! The food was delicious per usual.
  40. C

    Channah

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous! The food was delicious,. And every person was kind, friendly and helpful. Great dinning experience.

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

Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe - Waltham is rated 4.5 stars by 1285 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe - Waltham

240 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Moody Street

  • Neighborhood

    Waltham

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking lot behind building. Free after 6PM otherwise $1/hr. There is also street parking in front of the building.

  • Public transit

    We are at the beginning of Moody street, where numerous bus lines and the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line converge. We have a large public parking lot on the back of the building. $0.50/hr, free after 6pm and all day Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Patricia Estorino

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups for any occasion of up to 200 people. Our private dining area on the back can accomodate up to 210 people. Both 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.

  • Private party contact

    Ted Pepe: (855) 487-8296

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