Cuban Pete's

★★★★★
  • 428 Bloomfield Ave

    Montclair, NJ 07042

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  • 973-746-1100

About Cuban Pete's

Hours
Sun - Thu, noon - 11pm; Fri, Sat, noon - midnight

Food

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Good Cuban food. Love the music and people, too bad they don't have a liquor license.

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★★★★★

Good Cuban food. Love the music and people, too bad they don't have a liquor license.

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Sometimes I truly wonder about the negative reviews I read here ... they're so vicious, I wonder if A. They are written by competitors trying to discredit the competition or B. Just a bunch of miserable people out there.

Cuban Pete's is a

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Sometimes I truly wonder about the negative reviews I read here ... they're so vicious, I wonder if A. They are written by competitors trying to discredit the competition or B. Just a bunch of miserable people out there.

Cuban Pete's is a

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Cuban Pete's is without doubt my favorite restaurant in Montclair. Food is consistently great and the decor and ambience transport you to Havana back in 50s. During summer the patio is open and is great.\r
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The only recommendation I have

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Cuban Pete's is without doubt my favorite restaurant in Montclair. Food is consistently great and the decor and ambience transport you to Havana back in 50s. During summer the patio is open and is great.\r
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The only recommendation I have

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I was a server for 4 years and i usually tend to understand when there are a few mistakes here and there, but this place was horrible on every aspect imaginable!!! \r
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To begin, it was superbly unorganized there was food going in front

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★★★★★

I was a server for 4 years and i usually tend to understand when there are a few mistakes here and there, but this place was horrible on every aspect imaginable!!! \r
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To begin, it was superbly unorganized there was food going in front

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My review is fair and realistic. I am not a kid and I am very serious about my dining experience. About a week ago, I might have given them 4 stars, because the food is pretty good and the service is ok. A little noisy for my taste, but fine, I am not a old man who can't stand some loud music, but here is the problem.

We went out yesterday to celebrate my wife's birthday. I can understand that they don't take reservations and I knew that, but when most of the party was already in and waiting to suprise my wife, they were not allowed to sit unless we were there. Not to mention they were treated rude and unfair. When I arived, I approached the manager who had a extremely nasty tone for no apparent reason and he refused, I repeat refused to give us a table. Basically we were told to leave. For what? There was no problem up to that point and there was no attitude from our side. The only attitude I noticed is from the girl at the front desk and the manager. When I asked him if the owners knew how he manages the place, telling a party of 20 to leave. His reply was 'I don't care, you have to leave now!!'. I have never been treated like that in my life. That only tells me one thing, the place doesn't care about their customers. You will not want to waste your time hoping that the management might be in the good mood. You do not want to bring your friends and family only to embarass yourself and hope that someone, like a manager will do you a favor. This is not some kid that causes problems. We are all professional adults with the families, kids, good careers and it was uncalled for.

Now, while we started telling this unfortunate experience to some people, we realize that it is not an isolated incident and strongly advice for people not to go Cuban Pete's. Do not punish yourself and your party. Find a place that cares about you and your money. You will not be sorry you read this. It will ensure you avoid the same rudeness that we had to encounter last tonight.

(FYI: Later on I found out that the rude and unprofessional person that I was speaking to was actually the owner of the place. As a business owner myself and in the company of a member of Business Owners Association of Burgen County, we were appoled by the way this man runs this place. I have never seen such terrible display of hostility towards customers in this country.)

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My review is fair and realistic. I am not a kid and I am very serious about my dining experience. About a week ago, I might have given them 4 stars, because the food is pretty good and the service is ok. A little noisy for my taste, but fine, I am not a old man who can't stand some loud music, but here is the problem.

We went out yesterday to celebrate my wife's birthday. I can understand that they don't take reservations and I knew that, but when most of the party was already in and waiting to suprise my wife, they were not allowed to sit unless we were there. Not to mention they were treated rude and unfair. When I arived, I approached the manager who had a extremely nasty tone for no apparent reason and he refused, I repeat refused to give us a table. Basically we were told to leave. For what? There was no problem up to that point and there was no attitude from our side. The only attitude I noticed is from the girl at the front desk and the manager. When I asked him if the owners knew how he manages the place, telling a party of 20 to leave. His reply was 'I don't care, you have to leave now!!'. I have never been treated like that in my life. That only tells me one thing, the place doesn't care about their customers. You will not want to waste your time hoping that the management might be in the good mood. You do not want to bring your friends and family only to embarass yourself and hope that someone, like a manager will do you a favor. This is not some kid that causes problems. We are all professional adults with the families, kids, good careers and it was uncalled for.

Now, while we started telling this unfortunate experience to some people, we realize that it is not an isolated incident and strongly advice for people not to go Cuban Pete's. Do not punish yourself and your party. Find a place that cares about you and your money. You will not be sorry you read this. It will ensure you avoid the same rudeness that we had to encounter last tonight.

(FYI: Later on I found out that the rude and unprofessional person that I was speaking to was actually the owner of the place. As a business owner myself and in the company of a member of Business Owners Association of Burgen County, we were appoled by the way this man runs this place. I have never seen such terrible display of hostility towards customers in this country.)

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My review is fair and realistic. I am not a kid and I am very serious about my dining experience. About a week ago, I might have given them 4 stars, because the food is pretty good and the service is ok. A little noisy for my taste, but

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My review is fair and realistic. I am not a kid and I am very serious about my dining experience. About a week ago, I might have given them 4 stars, because the food is pretty good and the service is ok. A little noisy for my taste, but

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I just love Cuban food and Cuban Petes is authentic and delicious.... I can never decide on which appetizer I want so we get them all.. Goat Cheese Fritters are the BEST by far...

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I just love Cuban food and Cuban Petes is authentic and delicious.... I can never decide on which appetizer I want so we get them all.. Goat Cheese Fritters are the BEST by far...

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I ate here during the summer, so we got to sit outside by the waterfall - really romantic! I definitely recommend the mango mojito, it definitely made our meal! I thoroughly enjoyed the food, which came in a nice big portion. I would definitely go here again.

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I ate here during the summer, so we got to sit outside by the waterfall - really romantic! I definitely recommend the mango mojito, it definitely made our meal! I thoroughly enjoyed the food, which came in a nice big portion. I would definitely go here again.

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The food is amazingly unique, though the drinks tended to be over priced. The atmosphere suits the food and culture perfectly. The waiters are very friendly

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The food is amazingly unique, though the drinks tended to be over priced. The atmosphere suits the food and culture perfectly. The waiters are very friendly

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The server was very friendly and sat our party rather quickly. The sangrias were very tasty and the tapas were delicious. The birthday song was also very entertaining

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The server was very friendly and sat our party rather quickly. The sangrias were very tasty and the tapas were delicious. The birthday song was also very entertaining

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Cuban Pete's is a wonderful Cuban restaurant located in Montclair, NJ. They make a wonderful sangria, however you have to bring your own wine. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. It's a nice restaurant to go with your family or friends.

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Cuban Pete's is a wonderful Cuban restaurant located in Montclair, NJ. They make a wonderful sangria, however you have to bring your own wine. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. It's a nice restaurant to go with your family or friends.

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Went there for lunch. The ambience was delightful and relaxing. The food was excellent and the mojitos were just right.

I highly recomend Cuban Pete's and I'll be returning this week.

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Went there for lunch. The ambience was delightful and relaxing. The food was excellent and the mojitos were just right.

I highly recomend Cuban Pete's and I'll be returning this week.

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I went here two times so far for lunch and thought everything was great. All of the employees were professional, friendly and patient. We were seated immediately. They do not try to rush you at all. They space out the time between appetizers and your meal perfectly. They have huge portions and the food is excellent. The place is absolutely beautiful. Its a fun and friendly atmosphere. I can't wait to go again.

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I went here two times so far for lunch and thought everything was great. All of the employees were professional, friendly and patient. We were seated immediately. They do not try to rush you at all. They space out the time between appetizers and your meal perfectly. They have huge portions and the food is excellent. The place is absolutely beautiful. Its a fun and friendly atmosphere. I can't wait to go again.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

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I just went to Cuban Pete's for my birthday, I had been there before for my birthday and on that occasion the service was not that great, but decided to give it one more try. When we got there on a Tuesday (least busy day) I inquired to getting two separate bills, since the prior experience (got one bill) was difficult. The server didn't answer my question and went to ask the "so call boss" who told me that he was not going to give us 2 separate bills since his policy was to put everything on one bill. I ask him why not, and he told me in an arrogant manner "because he was the boss and he didn't feel like it" at which I replied; that next time I would not go there for dinner...to which he replied "he didn't care since he has a lot of customers. Some of the people in our party did not like the food...said it was too salty...and the beans didn't have any taste at all...and the chicken dish was slightly burnt. They don't give you any paper napkins, they put all the knives and forks into a water pitcher...and the only thing good about this trip was the service we received from the Peruvian server...if it wasn't for his service and the fact that we were already seated, I would have left and not had dinner there. I will not be visiting this establishment again.

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★★☆☆☆

I just went to Cuban Pete's for my birthday, I had been there before for my birthday and on that occasion the service was not that great, but decided to give it one more try. When we got there on a Tuesday (least busy day) I inquired to getting two separate bills, since the prior experience (got one bill) was difficult. The server didn't answer my question and went to ask the "so call boss" who told me that he was not going to give us 2 separate bills since his policy was to put everything on one bill. I ask him why not, and he told me in an arrogant manner "because he was the boss and he didn't feel like it" at which I replied; that next time I would not go there for dinner...to which he replied "he didn't care since he has a lot of customers. Some of the people in our party did not like the food...said it was too salty...and the beans didn't have any taste at all...and the chicken dish was slightly burnt. They don't give you any paper napkins, they put all the knives and forks into a water pitcher...and the only thing good about this trip was the service we received from the Peruvian server...if it wasn't for his service and the fact that we were already seated, I would have left and not had dinner there. I will not be visiting this establishment again.

Pros: accessible parking, this time good service

Cons: owner is arrogant, nasty and food isn't that great!

 

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