Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar

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Cuban

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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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RalphM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time patron. Love this place. Don't ever go away.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For a change, it was good to explore a new cuisine. When my order came, the meat was hot but the rice, beans & fried bananas were cold.

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DVSeattle
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for small groups or dates; the food is excellent and a nice change of pace from most PNW options. Anything with the fried plantains (twice or single fry) is delicious! The draft selection is small, but varied and I didn't hear any complaints from my cocktail-drinking companions. The Cuban food is authentic in that it is flavorful and spiced without being particularly hot-spicy. If you want heat, they have the sauces for it, however. Very casual and colorful atmosphere. Parking can get tricky on a busy night, but there is plenty to be had if you don't mind a small walk.

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LilyA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great food. I ordered a camarones dish, and my date ordered the Monster Cuban. Both were authentic and delicious.
We both had maduros for dessert, and the cafe con leche was perfection.
Looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I'm sure we had the same grumpy waiter others have complained about. Geez, he can ruin a night. And the tables that aren't booths are the worst most uncomfortable thing I've ever seen.

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ShannonW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were very excited to try this Cuban restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was very bland, and the service was not that great. We were only offered 1 drink, and never asked if we wanted another glass of wine. We were looking forward to trying dessert but the check landed on our table before we could ask, and were never offered the opportunity for dessert. It was Obvious they wanted us out the door. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Shrimp was awesome! My husband had the Cuban and he rated it one of the best he’s ever had!

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pauld
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food, interesting and fun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly waitstaff! Perfect for before a school dance dinner!

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food here - the fish fillet is amazing. Lots of choices for gluten free people if needed. Fun place to come for Cuban food!

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lohi
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mojito was perfect. The pork ribs dish delish, ceviche, and plantains each cooked with lots if flavor. Memorable and plan to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, authentic, cuisine with a fun, family vibe

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ArmandoM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as expected and the food was good and hot when arrived. The music was good and the waiter was friendly.

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Fitcook
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, truly delicious and flavorful. Both my and my husbands portion was generous and even though we were full, we didn’t want to stop eating because it was so good! The mojitos we had were also very good. There was only one waiter who was also the bartender and though he was efficient he was not exactly friendly. I can only think he was just focused on taking care of all the customers the best he could, since it was a full house.

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vipTerriW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It’s our neighborhood favorite! Everyone’s wonderful - the server (judging from multiple times) tends to be a bit challenging, however. The food is outstanding!!

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JuliaJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not the flavors I am used to. Grew up with Cuban food in South Miami and they lacked seasoning in some and others were overseasoned with cumin. I was excited to order ham croquetas but was disappointed not to taste any ham. Perhaps all breading?
Thumbs up to the yuca frita and the aeoli. Sweet plantains were good, hard to mess on these.
I would suggest reviewing recipies and maybe let mom or grandma check for quantities of spices.
It seems they have a cigar room at night, the strong smell of tobacco lingered in the air at lunch time. It was nice they had the front door open to air out.

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vipKarenP
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food in a laid back atmosphere- really enjoyed the mojito and hustling my husband at dominos ❤️

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JudyW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipTerriW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as usual.

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AndreaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and wonderful ambiance!
Perfect place to go with your family and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner!

JR
vipJeffR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I know a lot of people like this restaurant and I was eager to try it. The food was okay nothing special. Appetizers were cold in the middle. The steak was tough and I just want to pay my bill and go. I don’t think I’ll try it again.

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EricaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smells smokey when you first walk in due to the private cigar room, but you get used to it. Great food and service!

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Paynlss
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Twisted Cuban Cafe is fantastic. The food is great and the service is excellent. My dish of shredded pork was exquisitely prepared. The spices added but not overwhelm the flavor. The rice and beans were extremely tasty. When I go to TTCC I have a specially prepared Mojito which is out of this world. Julio the owner is extraordinarily friendly. He sat with our party and shared some of his life experiences. I highly recommend TTCC as a relaxed place with a great atmosphere to go along with the delicious food.

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HeideS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food was medicore and mostly overcooked. Only good item was the empanada

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FrancisB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is a great place for a couple on a night out or family looking for excellent Cuban food. Sometimes it seems to be too popular for staff to keep up with but usually everyone leaves full and happy. Avoid the rush and go mid week.

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vipSharon
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Mojito was the best I've had in the NW.
Cuban food was prepared well, but lacked full flavor. Cuban sandwich good, flan excellent. Worth a try! I'd go back & try other menu items with a Mojito (or two.)

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vipRobertR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter ruined what was intended to be a fun birthday celebration. From the very start he was very brusque, almost bordering on rudeness. It couldn't have been because he was too busy, as there were only a few other diners in the restaurant. The cocktails and food were quite good and authentic. The food was well prepared and we all got good sized portions. If it hadn't been for the service, I would have given the restaurant three or four stars. We won't be going back. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Creative and interesting menu, but the actual food was only decent. We enjoyed our meal, but weren't wowed.

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TomC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wish they still had cerviche. They had it on the restaurant week menu, but is no longer there :( Was the best that I have ever had.

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TraciR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Normally love this place, but this night was off. Understaffed and slow service which is fine as she was nice, apologetic and we were busy celebrating birthday. But food was just bad. Bean soup was so salty it was inedible. Shredded beef was soupy and very salty. I couldn't eat it. Cubano sandwich was dry and flavorless. Will go back and hope it's just a bad night

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tracejm
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food that is a nice change from the 'norm' - many authentic Cuban dishes that you won't find elsewhere. Prompt and professional service. Is a bit small and can get loud.

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Calie
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend you try this restaurant. I had the Fillete de Pescado and it melted in my mouth. The fish had an amazing flavor. Can't wait to return to try the sandwhiches. The service was top notch.

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RickyG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good food, our party of 8 enjoyed everything. The only down fall is they were out of the yuca fritas. And those were my moms favorite, which matters since it was mother's day. Overall, great food, great time

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JulieN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Birdie
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was our second visit and brought friends. Our service was terrible and so slow. We had to find someone to take our drink order and the server did not know what type of beer was available. The food was not as good as our previous visit so disappointed we talked it up to our friends. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. Expected more taste and was served warm.

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vipLoveLavender
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good meal at Twisted Cuban that we're going back tonight and taking some family members. Good drinks, good food and top notch service at a reasonable price.

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Bellaluna
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food, the service, the drinks were all top notch. Our waitress was a sweetheart too!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food! Every person at our table mentioned how good their food was multiple times. Too bad we live so far away, I’d add this as a regular place to go.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lots of it. Parking is a challenge but the food is worth it

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Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

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