Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar

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The Twisted Cuban Café & Bar is a full service restaurant serving authentic Cuban food. Full bar service of wine, beer & cocktails including Cuban mojitos (the house specialty). The outdoor patio is a great place to relax & unwind. Live Cuban Salsa music & dancing every other Saturday!
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HB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud atmosphere, but also very fun. Delicious food and cocktails!

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here many times over the years. Owned and run by Cubans so the food is authentic.

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UW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food at a good value. Service was a combination of excellent from one person and young/slightly disinterested (at least that’s how it felt) from the other. Neat little place—nothing fancy, but unique and clean with cool pictures and souvenirs on the walls.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful flavor combinations, creative dishes, and really good desserts. Pretty quiet in the early evening, but probably not later, especially on salsa dance nights.

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OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service and music!

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SM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but nothing special. Four of us went during Seattle Restaurant Week. I wouldn't want to pay normal menu prices for what we had.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

It was ok food, ok place for the prices. We would not go back there

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E
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) that has a really good flavor. We found out that one of the interesting ingredients that they use in a number of their entrees is bitter orange (extract). I love their desserts. One is fried plaintains with vanilla ice cream that is wonderful. The flan is better than the normal flan - richer and almost cheesecake like. Both are amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food, especially the fish and roasted pork. And the flan was fantastic! Tasty mojitos and fun music.

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SS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food..everything was fresh, tasty and serving portions were perfect. Service was friendly and prompt. Drink is were nice. Definitely a fun place to visit often.

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JM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Lechon Asada. It was amazing. My friend had the traditional cuban sandwich and loved that. All in all, it was excellent. For some reason their wifi wasn't working that day, but that didn't take away at all from an excellent lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looks like "a hole in the wall", but, cute inside, delicious food and drinks, great service, reasonably priced. Great find for us in Woodinville. Will go back soon!

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TF
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent - we would definitely come back there before we'd go to a concert at Chateau Ste Michelle.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitperson was excellent, ambiance great, and the food was beyond our expectations. Our only complaint is that the restaurant is located in Woodenville and we live in Seattle, or we’d eat there more often!

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PO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Co-workers told me good things about Twisted Cuban ahead of time, so expectations were high. The restaurant met those lofty expectations. We ordered their specialty drinks and they were so good we each had 2. We played dominos (on the table) during the short wait for corn fritters appetizer. Yummy! I had a pork entree and my spouse a shrimp entree. We shared dishes and they were both great.

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LO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very authentic restaurant...... the food, the music, and ambiance. and they have a large selection ( menu says 4000) of cuban cigars!

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i
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Cuban food. Slightly disappointed that the ceviche that was available during restaurant week was not on the menu (and the guava shells on the dessert menu were different than during restaurant week also). Service was friendly and started out well-paced but slowed a bit when a large party of bicyclists arrived (noise level increased as well).

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SB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We come here often and always enjoy the food.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I never have written a bad review before but I cant go without commentary. The waiter was so short and rude. No people skills at all. I am Cuban and I ordered lechon and I got a shredded pork cooked in a red sauce. Thats not lechon. The amt of rice given is next to nothing. The black beans were like water. I ordered maduros and only three of them on plate were actually edible. The cuban coffee was awful. We were never asked once if we wanted a refill on our drinks. We spent 152.00 because it was a special occasion and being able to treat american friends meant a lot to us but we will not be coming back.

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OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time and great food. It was a beautiful afternoon, not crowded and sweet personal service. All the food was exactly how I had hoped-traditional delicious Cuban food. Definitely recommend!

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Really amazing and authentic food. I will definitely be back. The kitchen was very slow though, and it took about an hour to get our food.

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GW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was ok. Neat place with a cool vibe. Food took forever to arrive. Wait staff was ok. We were a bit disappointed, but it wasn't a complete loss.

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QB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

It isn't authentic Cuban Food. Not even close. The taste is more of Mexican Food than anything else. Wouldn't recommend if what you are looking for is Cuban Food.

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OT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and good atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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FZ
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had high hopes for this place, never having been there before. It small, quaint, and very clean. Fill it up, and it’s noisy. The food was average, with not as much Cuban flair as we were hoping. The brown rice was quite salty, the black bean soup seemed out of a can, while the pulled pork was pretty good. Perhaps other entrees might be different. Desert was very nice, a flan and a rum chocolate cake. I don’t think the value was there, at least for the Seattle Resturant Week dinner menu anyway.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty Cuban staples in a rustic cheerful atmosphere.

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JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Meh...
Got the appetizer plate to share- all very bland. Posole soup not a big hit, nor were the Cuban sandwiches. Kind of disappointed, but maybe was expecting too much.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great from the moment we walked in. Great food great service. Will be back!

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The menu for Restaurant Week (3 courses for $33) also included a free cocktail. The waitperson was overwhelmed by the dinner crowd; I had to explain I wanted another cocktail as well as a free one, and she couldn't split the bill 3 ways for 4 people. The Cuban food and drinks were excellent, with good portions. Fantastic desserts. Plain ambiance (like a roadhouse diner) but overall, the good food was worth it!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Met here with friends before going glass fusing at Molten Glass. Wonderful meal

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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. We celebrated our anniversary here last month and couldn't wait to come back. I have a severe gluten sensitivity and the menu is labeled well and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. We fell in love with Cuban food years ago in Florida and this restaurant doesn't disappoint.....and the mojito.....yummy 😋. This is our favorite restaurant and it will be yours too

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i
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised by the food: My family moved to the area not long ago from southeast Florida where there's a decent Cuban restaurant every few blocks. There's no doubt as to the authenticity of this place and the dishes they serve.

The lechon asado and palomilla steak were both very good, but the Cascos de Guayaba (guava pastry) was outstanding! The guava filling is made there; it doesn't come from a can. Delicious! Be sure to save room!

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JN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an authentic Cuban place. There is a varied and interesting menu. We tried the ceviche and 4 entrees. All were very good, we preferred the pork and chicken dishes more than the beef.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were drawn in from their participation in Seattle Restaurant Week and were very impressed. We started with a monitor, which was refreshing and was just the right strength. We tried the ceviche and the empanadas for our appetizers and both were excellent, although the empanadas were to die for. The meat was so flavorful and it was so fresh it was steaming. For our main dish, my husband ordered the Lechon Asado, which was a pulled pork dish that was very good, not spicy but had good flavor. I ordered the steak dish which was wonderful. It had just the right seasoning and was even better when paired with the sauce they served with the empanadas. My favorite was the addition of plantains with cinnamon to my meal. We ended with dessert and I chose the flan while my husband had the a chocolate cake that had amazing sugary creme on the side. We will definitely return.

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G
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Very busy place. I think they were understaffed for the number of diners. The food was good, but not spectacular. I thought it was a bit pricey for what we got. Service was slow, waiter was surly and you could tell he was stressed out. Refills on drinks came as we were paying the check... won’t go out of my way to go back.

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N
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice in every way. Delicious Cuban fare in a setting that made you feel like you were indeed on that Caribbean island. So cool.

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planning to have a normal date night dinner, we arrived to find Twisted was participating in Seattle Restaurant week and decided to try that menu and add an order of fried plantains. Everything was delicious; the mojito was not too sweet, the food had rich and diverse flavors, and the service was great. Highly recommend this place.

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GH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the service was very good. We went with three other friends for the Restaurant Week special and we were not disappointed. For the first course we had the empanadas; very tasty and more than expected (2 large per person). I had the veggie main course while the others had the chicken and shrimp or the ribs. Everyone agreed the food was to their liking. For dessert I had the flan (yummy) while everyone else had the chocolate coconut cake. Hard to say which was better. Definitely will return.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and vibe! Service is great and the energy is so fun! They have dancing and music Saturday nights! They have new regulars for sure!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was good, but restaurant is on the small side and was very loud and crowded. Impossible to hold a conversation. Otherwise, enjoyed the meal but I don’t think I’d go back there on a weekend night.

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