Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar

★★★★★
  • 1173 Delaware St

    Denver, CO 80204

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  • 303-605-2822

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Hours
Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
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One of my favorite places to eat in Denver. Try the paella or pork sandwich. The pork they use is tender and tastes slightly gamy like the fresh pork my sister used to serve me on the ranch which I love, nothing like store-bought meat. Get

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One of my favorite places to eat in Denver. Try the paella or pork sandwich. The pork they use is tender and tastes slightly gamy like the fresh pork my sister used to serve me on the ranch which I love, nothing like store-bought meat. Get

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Boring but with potential. Maybe when summer hits they will do something special with the menu. Sure the Mojitos are grand, but they need to make the menu a bit more interesting. \r
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Ambiance is nice with a rustic flavor. Service

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Boring but with potential. Maybe when summer hits they will do something special with the menu. Sure the Mojitos are grand, but they need to make the menu a bit more interesting. \r
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Ambiance is nice with a rustic flavor. Service

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It's always delighful and yummy! My group of friends and I always head there for special occasions or just nights out! Only had one bad batch of mojito but the staff gladly gave us another pitcher!

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★★★★☆

It's always delighful and yummy! My group of friends and I always head there for special occasions or just nights out! Only had one bad batch of mojito but the staff gladly gave us another pitcher!

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I have been to Cuba Cuba twice and loved it both times. First of all the decor and atmosphere is everything I love about going out to eat - intimate, unique and comfortable.\r
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The steak with chimichurri sauce is EXCELLENT and so is the

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I have been to Cuba Cuba twice and loved it both times. First of all the decor and atmosphere is everything I love about going out to eat - intimate, unique and comfortable.\r
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The steak with chimichurri sauce is EXCELLENT and so is the

Pros: Food, atmosphere

Cons: Prices, portion size, can be a long wait

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My son and I have eaten at Cuba Cub several times. I love the Ropa Vieja and my son eats the Cuban Sandwich. Cuba Cuba is one of the only Cuban Restaurants in Denver. It can be a bit pricey, compared to Cuban Restaurants in places like Miami but if you enjoy authentic cuban food than you will be willing to pay!

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My son and I have eaten at Cuba Cub several times. I love the Ropa Vieja and my son eats the Cuban Sandwich. Cuba Cuba is one of the only Cuban Restaurants in Denver. It can be a bit pricey, compared to Cuban Restaurants in places like Miami but if you enjoy authentic cuban food than you will be willing to pay!

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My daughter and I wanted to have a dining adventure and we went to Cuba Cuba. It was packed! We had to wait, but had a great time people watching at the bar. When we finally sat down, the food was terrific our waitress wonderful.

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★★★★☆

My daughter and I wanted to have a dining adventure and we went to Cuba Cuba. It was packed! We had to wait, but had a great time people watching at the bar. When we finally sat down, the food was terrific our waitress wonderful.

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I am from Tampa FL, known for authentic cuban food and "Cuba Cuba" does not come close. Not to say their food is bad, its just not great, especially for the price. Their black beans are not spanish at all and lack any real flavor. Their

3
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I am from Tampa FL, known for authentic cuban food and "Cuba Cuba" does not come close. Not to say their food is bad, its just not great, especially for the price. Their black beans are not spanish at all and lack any real flavor. Their

Pros: None yet

Cons: Price, taste

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Totally fun place that practically introduced the mojito to Denver. This is favorite for girl's night out, but I'd highly recommend it for date night too. I like the paella a lot - I think it is the best thing on their menu. Never been to Cuba, but the decor feels so authentic - totally transports you. Nice outdoor dining in the summer.

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Totally fun place that practically introduced the mojito to Denver. This is favorite for girl's night out, but I'd highly recommend it for date night too. I like the paella a lot - I think it is the best thing on their menu. Never been to Cuba, but the decor feels so authentic - totally transports you. Nice outdoor dining in the summer.

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Great place for a 1st-2nd date! The atmosphere is great, no more than 30 tables in the entire joint. The fish is delicious -- like stepping right into a Cuban household. They also have a great mojito happy hour, accompanied by great Latin music!

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Great place for a 1st-2nd date! The atmosphere is great, no more than 30 tables in the entire joint. The fish is delicious -- like stepping right into a Cuban household. They also have a great mojito happy hour, accompanied by great Latin music!

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Quaint restaurant and bar in a conversion of an old house. The bar area is dominated by a wonderful old wooden bar and the dining areas are in seperate rooms of the house. So cute!!

The mojitos are wonderful and the food is delicious. This is a wonderful place to linger over dinner.

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Quaint restaurant and bar in a conversion of an old house. The bar area is dominated by a wonderful old wooden bar and the dining areas are in seperate rooms of the house. So cute!!

The mojitos are wonderful and the food is delicious. This is a wonderful place to linger over dinner.

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ok so i dont quite know how to tell you all this.. But the food here is simply Orgazmic!!! I wish there was a more appropriate way of saying it, but there you go. Everything Ive tried at this place from the appetizers down to the coffee

3
★★★★★

ok so i dont quite know how to tell you all this.. But the food here is simply Orgazmic!!! I wish there was a more appropriate way of saying it, but there you go. Everything Ive tried at this place from the appetizers down to the coffee

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: Where have you been all my life.. Advertise damn it!

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We have dined at this restaurant about 6 times and are consistently pleased. We went last weekend for my birthday dinner and noticed that the menu had been changed since the last time we visited. We loved the new plantain platter appetizer

3
★★★★★

We have dined at this restaurant about 6 times and are consistently pleased. We went last weekend for my birthday dinner and noticed that the menu had been changed since the last time we visited. We loved the new plantain platter appetizer

Pros: Great food, mojitos, service

Cons: Small restaurant, long wait, no reservations, limited parking

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So dissapointed in this restaurant that I have previously dined in. Made reservations for NYE dinner and the person on the phone never relayed the suprising events that were to unfold later. Reservations were for 9 pm, we had to wait and

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★★★★★

So dissapointed in this restaurant that I have previously dined in. Made reservations for NYE dinner and the person on the phone never relayed the suprising events that were to unfold later. Reservations were for 9 pm, we had to wait and

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I can't say how wonderful and delighted it is to return to this little piece of Cuba. After five years I still walk away impressed. Food is exquisite, atmosphere is warm and worth every penny. Tie it all together with wonderful and

3
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I can't say how wonderful and delighted it is to return to this little piece of Cuba. After five years I still walk away impressed. Food is exquisite, atmosphere is warm and worth every penny. Tie it all together with wonderful and

Pros: Excellent service and food is delicious!!

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My boyfriend and I went to Cuba Cuba on Saturday night, without a reservation. With both of use being in the industry- he a pastry chef and I a part-time server- we definitely go anywhere with high expectations. The hostess estimated a

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Cuba Cuba on Saturday night, without a reservation. With both of use being in the industry- he a pastry chef and I a part-time server- we definitely go anywhere with high expectations. The hostess estimated a

Pros: Ambience, cuisine, cocktails

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Cuba Cuba is a small little place that could be overlooked from the street but once inside you see that there is nothing to be overlooked at Cuba Cuba. The owner has definitely taken her culture and made a niche for herself. They offer

3
★★★★★

Cuba Cuba is a small little place that could be overlooked from the street but once inside you see that there is nothing to be overlooked at Cuba Cuba. The owner has definitely taken her culture and made a niche for herself. They offer

Pros: Happy Hour, the food, and the service

Cons: A bit expensive

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I have yet to have a bad meal at Cuba Cuba. The food is outstanding and the selection of beverages is awesome! Their Red and White Sangria's are amazing! \r
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Haven't been there? You don't know what you're missing!

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I have yet to have a bad meal at Cuba Cuba. The food is outstanding and the selection of beverages is awesome! Their Red and White Sangria's are amazing! \r
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Haven't been there? You don't know what you're missing!

Pros: Great bar and food

Cons: A bit on the pricey side, but really worth it!

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Overpriced, mediocre food and just okay service. I would definitely say that there are plenty of othe places I would rather drop $20+ a plate at. Cuba Cuba manged to disappoint me on almost every level, from not recording my reservation to

3
★★★★★

Overpriced, mediocre food and just okay service. I would definitely say that there are plenty of othe places I would rather drop $20+ a plate at. Cuba Cuba manged to disappoint me on almost every level, from not recording my reservation to

Pros: Desert, coffee

Cons: Overpriced!

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CUBA CUBA is highly over-rated, and a disappointment to the "real" Cuban families.\r
Fancy is nice, but not when its over-priced and claiming to be "Cuban" food.\r
All you need is ONE trip to MIAMI for real Cuban specialties to know this

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CUBA CUBA is highly over-rated, and a disappointment to the "real" Cuban families.\r
Fancy is nice, but not when its over-priced and claiming to be "Cuban" food.\r
All you need is ONE trip to MIAMI for real Cuban specialties to know this

Pros: nice "rumba" band, bar atmosphere

Cons: long wait, poor & slow service, food served cold

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To make the long story short, six of us waited 2 and a half hours for a table that was supposed to take an hour and a half. After admitting her mistake of forgetting to seat us, and an additional hour elapsing, the hostess finally brought

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★★★★★

To make the long story short, six of us waited 2 and a half hours for a table that was supposed to take an hour and a half. After admitting her mistake of forgetting to seat us, and an additional hour elapsing, the hostess finally brought

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The worst servise I have ever received throughout the US and the world.

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I almost never say this, but at Cuba Cuba I had great service! The waitress was friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and generous. This too was after being served immediately after sitting down in the bar. The food was good but not as

3
★★★★★

I almost never say this, but at Cuba Cuba I had great service! The waitress was friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and generous. This too was after being served immediately after sitting down in the bar. The food was good but not as

Pros: Good service

Cons: Could use a little more oomph in the entreees.

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cuba cuba was great. we came expecting a good meal and good atmosphere based on friends' recommendations and it was better than that. The food was right on, and I am cuban, the staff was so nice and you can't help to love the cocktails.

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cuba cuba was great. we came expecting a good meal and good atmosphere based on friends' recommendations and it was better than that. The food was right on, and I am cuban, the staff was so nice and you can't help to love the cocktails.

Pros: atmosphere, food, staff

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I had high hopes about Cuba Cuba but unfortunately I was extremely disappointed. I went with 2 friends and when we arrived we waited for a table in the bar area. It was so loud we had to shout to hear each other and there were only 3 other

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I had high hopes about Cuba Cuba but unfortunately I was extremely disappointed. I went with 2 friends and when we arrived we waited for a table in the bar area. It was so loud we had to shout to hear each other and there were only 3 other

Pros: Mojitos, nice waitress

Cons: Food, sound level-unless you enjoy dining while yelling at your diner guests

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I wanted to LOVE Cuba Cuba -- but it was more like Lust.... The place / decor / vibe is fabulous - super cute - like a little vacation and the mojitos are amazing. The patio is top-notch. The bar area is super crowded & it made me a little

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I wanted to LOVE Cuba Cuba -- but it was more like Lust.... The place / decor / vibe is fabulous - super cute - like a little vacation and the mojitos are amazing. The patio is top-notch. The bar area is super crowded & it made me a little

Pros: Isn't the food supposed to be the best part?

Cons: The food wasn't the best part!

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My fiancee and I went on there on a saturday evening and had no problems parking or finding the place. As other reviews mention, the place can be somewhat overcrowded considering the bar area is right next to the entrance; thus too many

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My fiancee and I went on there on a saturday evening and had no problems parking or finding the place. As other reviews mention, the place can be somewhat overcrowded considering the bar area is right next to the entrance; thus too many

Pros: Good food and seasoning

Cons: overpriced, small portions

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We recently went to Cuba Cuba for my daughter's 27th birthday and wow is this an overall great restaurant! The ambiance is amazing, as is the food and Mojito's. Absolutely the best Mojito's I have had in Denver thus far. I had the

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We recently went to Cuba Cuba for my daughter's 27th birthday and wow is this an overall great restaurant! The ambiance is amazing, as is the food and Mojito's. Absolutely the best Mojito's I have had in Denver thus far. I had the

Pros: Wonderful food, ambiance, best Mojito's in Denver

Cons: Parking, the service was SLOW

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We have been frequenting this place for several years and decided it was time to write in. This restaurant deserves some recognition for their comfortable atmosphere, great staff and their straight up cuban food.. no frills. It makes us

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We have been frequenting this place for several years and decided it was time to write in. This restaurant deserves some recognition for their comfortable atmosphere, great staff and their straight up cuban food.. no frills. It makes us

Pros: atmosphere, staff, food and bar

Cons: not open for lunch

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I have eaten at Cuba Cuba many times. I often take out of town family and friends there when visiting as the atmosphere is awesome, the patio is killer, food is good and the mojitos are out of this world. However, a recent experience

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I have eaten at Cuba Cuba many times. I often take out of town family and friends there when visiting as the atmosphere is awesome, the patio is killer, food is good and the mojitos are out of this world. However, a recent experience

Pros: Atmosphere, Patio, Mojitos

Cons: Service

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I heard so much about this place but when I went a few weeks ago I was mildly disappointed. I had the piccadillo and did not think it had much flavor. The creme brulee and coffee were wonderful however.

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I heard so much about this place but when I went a few weeks ago I was mildly disappointed. I had the piccadillo and did not think it had much flavor. The creme brulee and coffee were wonderful however.

Pros: Lovely atmosphere, okay parking

Cons: Dinner was a little bland but perhaps it was an off night

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I don't know what happened to the food. The last time we dined at cuba cuba the food was incredible.\r
Recently I ordered the cuban sandwhich. The ham used was every bit oscar meyer. BIG NO NO. Salads were limp and sad. The staff were very

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I don't know what happened to the food. The last time we dined at cuba cuba the food was incredible.\r
Recently I ordered the cuban sandwhich. The ham used was every bit oscar meyer. BIG NO NO. Salads were limp and sad. The staff were very

Pros: mojitos

Cons: menu

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This place is always packed and for good reason. The food is excellent and the staff is always friendly.

3
★★★★★

This place is always packed and for good reason. The food is excellent and the staff is always friendly.

Pros: Excellent mojitos and great food

Cons: Small dining area so there is usually a wait...but worth it

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Have been to Cuba Cuba several of times now. There is usually a wait, which is just as well because it gives us an excuse to take a seats at the drums and order some mojitos and appetizers. The food is wondewrful and reasonable and the

3
★★★★★

Have been to Cuba Cuba several of times now. There is usually a wait, which is just as well because it gives us an excuse to take a seats at the drums and order some mojitos and appetizers. The food is wondewrful and reasonable and the

Pros: Mojitos, ambience, food

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We only waited 20 minutes on a Friday night, and the bar area is a great place to wait and have a mango mojito. The service was attentive and friendly. The dining room was lively and had great atmosphere. Shrimp appetizer was great, but

3
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We only waited 20 minutes on a Friday night, and the bar area is a great place to wait and have a mango mojito. The service was attentive and friendly. The dining room was lively and had great atmosphere. Shrimp appetizer was great, but

Pros: Service, Fresh ingredients, great drinks

Cons: not enough Vegetarian choices

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we love it & need to share it with everyone. great lively envt...good service and great bartenders. they get busy on weekends so we make it a night and cocktail in the patio-- like you are on vacation.\r
vaca frita, flan and the new

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we love it & need to share it with everyone. great lively envt...good service and great bartenders. they get busy on weekends so we make it a night and cocktail in the patio-- like you are on vacation.\r
vaca frita, flan and the new

Pros: parking, patio, can come at the last minute b/c no reservations...

Cons: ? i wish there was another one to frequent

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Two bad experiences have soured me. 1) we were seated at a table and were having drinks and appetizers when we were asked to move to a small bar table to make way for people who were "eating." 2) we stopped by on a Tuesday at 5 - right

3
★★★★★

Two bad experiences have soured me. 1) we were seated at a table and were having drinks and appetizers when we were asked to move to a small bar table to make way for people who were "eating." 2) we stopped by on a Tuesday at 5 - right

Cons: inflexible policies, poor management

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really great suggestion by some friends. we flew into town and had dinner at cuba cuba 3 times in 2 weeks. We loved the menu and the cocktails and especially loved the staff... felt really good there
i recommend to anyone passing through

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really great suggestion by some friends. we flew into town and had dinner at cuba cuba 3 times in 2 weeks. We loved the menu and the cocktails and especially loved the staff... felt really good there
i recommend to anyone passing through

Pros: ambiance, food, staff

Cons: busy

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Cuba Cuba was a massive hit when it first hit the Denver scene. Their drinks were incredible, their food original, there service friendly and fun. Lately, when we have gone there we have consistently received attitude from the hostess, the

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Cuba Cuba was a massive hit when it first hit the Denver scene. Their drinks were incredible, their food original, there service friendly and fun. Lately, when we have gone there we have consistently received attitude from the hostess, the

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A little oasis in Denver! The food, drinks and service were really fantastic, but the ambiance is what clenched the night for us: it was so relaxed while remaining sophisticated and unique. Felt like we could have been in a hacienda

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A little oasis in Denver! The food, drinks and service were really fantastic, but the ambiance is what clenched the night for us: it was so relaxed while remaining sophisticated and unique. Felt like we could have been in a hacienda

Pros: atmosphere, food, drinks

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We just left cuba cuba and had a wonderful dinner. We came in early to enjoy a couple of mojitos (best around) and some white sangria. we were sat by the sweetest hostess who recommended some great appetizers. The service was very

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We just left cuba cuba and had a wonderful dinner. We came in early to enjoy a couple of mojitos (best around) and some white sangria. we were sat by the sweetest hostess who recommended some great appetizers. The service was very

Pros: good parking, great service, open mondays

Cons: closed on sundays, no reservations

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It was like an escape from the duldrums... the food was amazing, having experienced authentic little Havana food before I was happy to find the same homemade quality and flair found in Miami. The decor was quaint and rustic just as I

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It was like an escape from the duldrums... the food was amazing, having experienced authentic little Havana food before I was happy to find the same homemade quality and flair found in Miami. The decor was quaint and rustic just as I

Pros: Inexpensive, Romantic, Festive

Cons: Small, No Reservations

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I ate here with my husband and another couple. Everyone was thrilled with their food. The atmosphere is great, very cozy and romantic. Get there early as it gets very crowded and the bar area is small. It's also very reasonably priced

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I ate here with my husband and another couple. Everyone was thrilled with their food. The atmosphere is great, very cozy and romantic. Get there early as it gets very crowded and the bar area is small. It's also very reasonably priced

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Drinks

Cons: Parking

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I just went here for my friends birthday. What a beautiful night, it felt like we were somewhere far away. The food and drinks are wonderful! The service was ok. This place was soooo busy. People will wait to eat here as we witnessed that

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I just went here for my friends birthday. What a beautiful night, it felt like we were somewhere far away. The food and drinks are wonderful! The service was ok. This place was soooo busy. People will wait to eat here as we witnessed that

Pros: food , drinks , ambiance!!!

Cons: kind of slow service

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The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the setting was outstanding, the live music was lively and fun! Definitly will be going back many many times! The Mango y Tuna was good, the Coconut Tuna is awesome (but you better like

3
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The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the setting was outstanding, the live music was lively and fun! Definitly will be going back many many times! The Mango y Tuna was good, the Coconut Tuna is awesome (but you better like

Pros: Food, Environment, Service

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This is a wonderful, intimate restaurant serving delicious, exotic Cuban specialties. It is a rare gem in the collection of jeweled restaurants in the Denver area.

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This is a wonderful, intimate restaurant serving delicious, exotic Cuban specialties. It is a rare gem in the collection of jeweled restaurants in the Denver area.

Pros: reasonably priced, ample street parking

Cons: often very crowded

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As a former resident and frequent visitor of Denver I have to say that 'discovering' Cuba Cuba on my last visit was a very pleasant surprise. After all of the over-blown, oh-so-trendy new spots down at LoDo Cuba Cuba is a breath of fresh

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As a former resident and frequent visitor of Denver I have to say that 'discovering' Cuba Cuba on my last visit was a very pleasant surprise. After all of the over-blown, oh-so-trendy new spots down at LoDo Cuba Cuba is a breath of fresh

Pros: Atmosphere, reasonably priced, great service

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Great atmosphere with live music during the week and a great outdoor patio! Lots of varities of mojiots to try out - we'll be back again!

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Great atmosphere with live music during the week and a great outdoor patio! Lots of varities of mojiots to try out - we'll be back again!

Pros: music, intimate setting, Unique dishes

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I don't know why people compare this with SF because in the Bay we have "cha chaa Chaa!". That place is the only place I could compare Cuba Cuba with, and I'd say this place definitely comes up short. I also went with 4 people and we went

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I don't know why people compare this with SF because in the Bay we have "cha chaa Chaa!". That place is the only place I could compare Cuba Cuba with, and I'd say this place definitely comes up short. I also went with 4 people and we went

Pros: atmosphere/cosy, good management, service

Cons: over cooked, bland food, doesn't stand out

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We (4 of us) went to dinner at Cuba Cuba and we all agreed the it's hands down the best latin food we've had outside NY, Miami, and SF. The food was great... from the authentic dishes (vaca Frita)to the chef's specials. I personally had

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We (4 of us) went to dinner at Cuba Cuba and we all agreed the it's hands down the best latin food we've had outside NY, Miami, and SF. The food was great... from the authentic dishes (vaca Frita)to the chef's specials. I personally had

Pros: Great Food, ambiance, good drinks

Cons: long waits

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