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Son Cubano - New Jersey

4.5
1635 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
Our restaurant, Son Cubano is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, vintage décor, live music, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline along with a complete menu of modern Cuban influenced dishes and traditional favorites leave a lasting impression.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanieC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT!!
I reserved to celebrate by boyfriends birthday and WOW I’m already planning when I can go again
HIGHLY RECOMMEND the drink Permanent Vacation 😍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The food and atmosphere are unmatched. We will come back again.

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Customer
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had a 4:15 reservation. I was seated at 5pm. No social distancing guidelines enforced. They overbooked. Steak was hard. They tried to seat my family at the bar when we did not request that, and tried to make us wait again. Restaurant was at capacity. Mask wearing was not enforced.

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YadiraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit renewed my love for Son Cubano. I've been a patron of the other location in Manhattan for many years. My experience in this location was great this time! Hostess saved my rsvp for me even though I messed up and chose the wrong day. My friend who I had brunch with for her birthday LOVED the whole experience from the food to the waitstaff! I've come to this location quite a few times before this and did not have the best experience so I was very hesitant in visiting again. But all went well and I will be back again!

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Jkim3o7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, no hassle, mother's day brunch. We had a 2 yr old boy & 4 yr old girl and was seated at a booth table which was perfect. Our waiter, Johnny, was great and he was so sweet with the kids.

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NJNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess with reservations was nice and accommodating, food, décor, service was great! Wasn't rushed out. live music on Friday nights for partial of the night. Great date night spot or for special occasions. Thank you!

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TillNextTime
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SC, is always the place to go for us. The food is fabulous, staff is very attentive and the ambience is great for date night. RAUL!!! our waiter for the 2nd time took real good care of us. Great thing was he remembered us right away which made us feel like regulars which we are now. Thank You! SC team.

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Lili
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

This place is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. The food, however, was horrible. I had the roasted chicken and it was anything but roasted. It tasted and smelled almost raw. My husband's skirt steak was good though. The service was great!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 7 hours ago

We are terribly sorry to hear about the roasted chicken, Lili! I will be letting the Chef know about your comments to ensure that doers not happen again. We hope you have a great day!

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Jzuler
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I came with my wife and 2 more friends, we had a reservation for 8:30 but we had to wait 30 min for a table. But the services and food were excellent.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 4 days ago

We apologize for the long wait time, Jzuler. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service and the food! We hope you come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. It was a Very nice environment, nice view of NYC. Food a little pricey but good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was an awesome experience. We got there 1:15 late and they still took us! Food was fantastic! We’ll definitely come again!

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Kamkam
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The wait time turned me off. Even if you have a reservation you have to wait on line, I waited over an hour after they kept saying my table would be ready in "5 mins". Food also took about 45 mins to come out. Ruined my birthday evening with friends because time is not of the essence over there. They are concerned about capacity. but it seems to be 100 in there. Good for pictures. Food was decent but not worth the high bill. You can go else where

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, scenery, and service ! Can’t wait to go back!

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mjgchef
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Great Views. Service was excellent. Menu needs more Cuban items. Not a great selection. More like a brunch spot

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WillieD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were excellent. Cheffing was amazing.. We just moved back into neighborhood... Thank you...

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KhadafiB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner.

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KarenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner and drinks! Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The bartender/waitress wanted to take out order from the bar. Expected us to yell over what we wanted from out table. Horrible

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Yoka
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Waiters recommendations were awesome

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on April 28, 2021

Yoka, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Son Cubano. We will gladly let Joe know that you enjoyed his hospitality!

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JermaineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Arrived on time for Reservation and still had to wait 20 min to be seated. Front desk staff seated other "Late" customers ahead of me.
Service and Food is way over priced....would not recommen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience always great

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BrandonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

we were sitting in the middle of the hall. Near the kitchen and on the other side the exit door. We had people walking next to us and opening and closing doors all the time. We went for the views but we were next to a wall, not even that was worth it.

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victorp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steak was not as good as we expected. We also ordered a desert we did not get, got something else.

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Pavel
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant.
The Manager Byron was outstanding!!

Highly recommend it!!

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Jairo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Made reservations at 745 and didn't get a table until 820. Everytime I would ask why taking so long. The girl would say they waiting for a table to open up. They would only seat big groups faster.

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MadelineT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was not good for the price. Got the guacamole and it was horrible, the skirt steak I got was not tender and poor quality

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Idalia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very courteous from the moment we entered the restaurant. Waiters were excellent! Drinks and food delicious. Overall a Very nice experience !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!!! The food and staff were amazing!

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Caramella36
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place was Amazing, Great view of the water..Took my husband for Dinner, we Enjoyed it..Staff is very polite.. I will be going back for dinner in 2 months

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for my daughters birthday it was beautiful
Food wasn’t traditional Spanish but it was tasty
Appetizers was the best

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Sandy25
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Arrived for an 830 reservation didn’t sit until almost 10pm. My first impression even arriving to check in for my reservation was the worse. Security at the door doesn’t let you in and gives you a whole attitude. Made me stand on the line saying the hostess would come around it was already 845 and they didn’t let us notify them that we had arrived. You stand outside on a long line and then get let in to wait some more in the lobby. Management is terrible told me I had the next table of 4 that opened up but then I see them give the table of four that opened up to a party of 3 that came in after us. Overall bad experience wouldn’t do again the food wasn’t even anything great. The only good thing was the view of the city when you arrive.. would never do again thought.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on April 20, 2021

Sandy, We are terribly sorry to hear that your first impression of Son Cubano was not enjoyable. Unfortunately we were extremely busy this weekend and had some trouble seating some parties. I will let management know that you did not appreciate the way security communicated with you, because that is truly unacceptable. We hope to have you come again when it is not during the peak hours of our business to show you the level of service we are capable of providing. We hope you have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate the review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

You pay for the view. Nothing else. Food and service is mediocre.

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Faith
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazingggg, I will definitely go back. Everything was topnotch. The view and scenery was great. Honestly, I felt exotic...lol The food was great, omg...the Empanada Mixtas are bombbb...including the spinach one. The salmon MOJO was also amazing. I loved everything....TOP NOTCH

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on April 20, 2021

Faith, We appreciate the time you took to write us a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience @ Son Cubano.

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YenyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and
I loved it. The atmosphere was very tranquil and most import there food was exquisite.

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Bianca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Although we had 2 uneasy experiences while there, at the beginning and the end of the night, the best part of our time there was our server Barbara! She was outstanding! She gave us great food suggestions, she did not miss a beat, she was just amazing. If we ever come back, we definitely will request her! The food was AMAZING, the food & Barbara are the reasons why we would come back! Please please please acknowledge her!

Bodyguards are a bit overwhelming and rude at times, and after the night was over, another group of 4 patrons waiting outside the restaurant decided to start an altercation with our group which led to several words being exchanged and security escorting everyone. This party of 4 waiting to enter the restaurant should have been sent home after the scene they made. This is a very classy ambiance and to be honest if I were the security or manager on duty, I wouldn't have allowed this group to enter.

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MrDavera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. You will not be disappointed. I only have but one complaint, I'm old school, I want my waiter/waitress to earn their tip. This restaurant allows them to put it on the Bill automatically. This is why my rating went from 5 to 4 Stars.

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VictoriaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance and the food was delicious. The menu has the 1.5 hour time limit printed on it. No need for the hostess to remind you of it as soon as you arrive; makes you feel rushed before you even sit down.

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smp628
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great along with the view and environment. Nice attentive service and good amount of food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Son Cubano - New Jersey is rated 4.5 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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