Terrazza Restaurant

4.2
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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La Terrazza Cubana is a Cuban restaurant that has become a hot spot of unique fine dining options in New Jersey. Under the direction of renowned chef Jay Lopez, the menu centers on authentic Cuban cuisine with a high-end flair. Lunch, dinner and dessert are available every day of the week. A few favorite menu items include lechón asado tradicional, which is La Terrazza Cubana's signature slow-roasted pork, and the pescado del dia, which changes each day depending on what's fresh.

As a seductive, upscale restaurant, La Terrazza Cubana is a great place to visit for a special occasion, or if you're planning a special date. Large groups are welcome, and a special banquet package is available. No matter what your reason for dining, it's a good idea to make a reservation to save your spot.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 442-8100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Special events & promotions
Please call in on Holidays such as Valentines Day, Mothers Day and New Years Eve to inquire about our special menus.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9
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Houston
199 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This place had been recommended by several friends. When we got there, there was no one at the door and we were seated by a food runner. The overall service was very slow, but the food and drinks were quite good. A multi-table large party arrived as we were leaving, making it difficult to hold a conversation as they were loud and scattered everywhere.

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SG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We've been dining at Terrazza's for several years and have always enjoyed the food and service. We also like to dance if they have a band or DJ.

We had to leave early on Saturday because the singer, Chocco, was so loud our ears were ringing 20 minutes after he started. We couldn't spend 2 hours in that environment waiting for the DJ.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

At first this was a good experience. Appetizers were good but meals were awful. After paying the bill we got chased out by the waitress thinking we didn't pay. Eventually the signed copy was found after much embarassment. This is an awful establishment and I will never go here again.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time and as with the first, everything was terrific- the food, the service, the friendliness of the staff. I highly recommend this restaurant and will certainly return again.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the service was great from very friendly staff.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sat in the dining area which was cozy. There was a band of guitars that would sing to individual tables, nice and fun. My bf ordered the steak skirt with fries which was delicious and cooked to the right temperature. I had the red snapper which came with a delicious spring mix salad topped with cubed tomatoes and s side of white rice and black beans. Only downfall that I personally has with the snapper was all the bones. Service was ok. After rejecting dessert server walked away. Took about 5- 7 mins just to locate him to get the check.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend here who is s very picky eater. He observed the menu multiple times, and was pleased with the food. He loved the music, ambiance, and drinks. Home run!! I have been here multiple times and will continue to go if they keep up the great work.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Made a reservation for 9:00 on New Years Eve. I called to confirm because the last time we went they had no record of our Open Table reservation saying the "the manager manages it on his his phone and he was not there at the time. Whatever. We were seated and the food was great always. Anyway again no record of our reservations and its New Years Eve! After speaking with the manager they agreed to accommodate us. We ended up sitting outside. OUTSIDE on December 31st in NJ! The only other couple there made the mistake of reserving on Open Table too. Now when I say outside we were under the roof but the only thing between us and the elements was a sheet if thick plastic. We could'nt hear the music inside and there was no ambience at all yet we still paid the NYE markup of $70.00 per person for $50.00 off food. I may or may not go back because the food is good but I will not be using Ooen Table to make the reservation. This is not a slam on Open Tabke. It was totally Terrazza's fault.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you enjoy Cuban/Latin food, this is the place for you. Not only does the food have soul but the nightlife will bring you back for more.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, music and ambiance. Its a great Friday night spot with good music.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Staff was very attentive, inside seating was very noisy. outside much better. Did not like the mofongo, but mariscada was good

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DF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife and I used to frequent Terrazas pretty regularly, but I dont think that will continue. The appetizers we so-so, the pork was good, but the shrimp and plantains were average at best. The best part of the meal was the $20 bottle of wine that was from South America and very tasty. Dinner was not pleasing at all I got the Mofongo which was very dry and my wife got the churrasco which needed a healthy dosing of seasoning. All and all Terrazas is not the same place we fell in love with.

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TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, drinks, and service. Reasonable prices.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food and sangria. Reminds me of a supperclub. Dancing around the tables with an old Cuba feel. Bring a dance partner or enjoy just watching.

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When choosing a restaurant blindly, it is rare to select one that meets the standards of a Terrazza. From our youngest diner, 8 years old, to myself as the oldest Terrazza met our expectations of a great dining experience. I could list the reasons, as there are many, however I simply say if you wish to try a new restaurant call and make a reservation.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came out for a late dinner and ladies night dancing and drink specials. The food was good and our waiter was very nice. We waited for the dance floor to fill, but I guess it was a slow night, so we ended up being the first ones out there. The DJ was good and he took our requests (prob cause we were the only ones dancing for a while. The floor filled up some little bit later, but we didn't stay too late - our bellies were quite full. Over all a nice experience.

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MA
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our first time there, and we'll definitely be back! Great menu, delicioso!

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d
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately this experience was the worst we've had at this establishment. The noise level was extremely annoying. Couldn't even hear each other have any conversation. Additionally, we only ordered 4 appetizers as our main meal and everything was served together. I would think that being a waiter/waitress they should understand that you can't eat 4 things at the same time and should stagger their timing. Don't think I'll be returning to this place.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrazza is warm & friendly. Food is delicious & service is excellent. Noise level was a little high because we were there on Easter Eve & there were several families with children. Also there were a couple of large parties there too. However, it was a very happy & homey atmosphere, so we didn't mind at all.
Terrazza has seating at several pub tables in the bar area as well as outdoor seating. Check it out.

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FA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In a pretty gated strip mall just east of the High Street circle. Parking is a breeze - plenty for all. It's a new clean place with lots of space and a cool separate bar area. Food is very nice and very reasonable! Great Mojitos!

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n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday here and were very pleased. Most of the food was outstanding - the pork chop was, however fatty and not very good. Service was great and would go back again.

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MG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We LOVED this place, everything about it. Picked it because it was a good location to meet friends halfway, but were so pleasantly surprised when the food and service was so great. A great drink selection followed by authentic and tasty Cuban food, plus everyone was so friendly and welcoming. And there were strolling musicians too! We thoroughly enjoyed both the seafood and meat dishes and so did our friends.

The calamari and empanadas are a must! We will definitely go back!

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

food is great the drinks are good place to relax and grab a bite.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I arrived at 8pm for my 8:15 reservations, the host forgot about us and gave everyone else that walked in a seat before me. I ended waiting until 8:30 to be seated. The waitress took my drink order and forgot to bring my drinks. Food was really delicious. I think the staff was not fully prepared to handle the valentines day rush.

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M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience. Good menu selection and well prepared food. Pleasant dining area but got a little louder as place filled up. Will definitely go back again.

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OT
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were expecting your typical Spanish restaurant - a pot filled with saffron rice, peas and some flavorful but overcooked melange of seafood. This was anything but. Each item must have been freshly and independently prepared and set on our plates with the same pride as a French pastry chef would decorate his dessert plate. We marveled at the fresh, crisp and flavorful seafood. Now, we know the difference, and this is our new favorite Spanish restaurant. The only drawback is if we dine inside: more than loud - THUNDEROUS and impossible.

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JG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and had a wonderful time ordering amazing appetizers that were so delicious! We are going back very soon. We had one main course and it was also amazing.

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and great service

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is very well run. Busy and delicious food. Well stocked bar and very friendly staff.
You can buy quality cigars at the bar and smoke them outside under a covered patio.

Excellent!

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SG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I have been going to Terrazzas for the last 8 months. We take salsa lessons in Highland Park and one of our fellow dancers recommended the bands and DJ.

We enjoy coming early for dinner first. I LOVE their avacado and mango salad (I could go for 2 servings) and my husband usually gets the jicama and apple salad. I've tried some of their specials as well as standard pork and beef dishes. Everything is delicious.

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