Little Cuba

★★★★☆

About Little Cuba

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 10pm;Sat. - Sun. 12am - 10pm

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I have visited a few cuban restaurants through out Atlanta. This is so far one of the better ones. The food is authentic, great food, and awesome lunch specials. I met the owners wife Maria whom is Cuban and she was a sweet heart. They

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I have visited a few cuban restaurants through out Atlanta. This is so far one of the better ones. The food is authentic, great food, and awesome lunch specials. I met the owners wife Maria whom is Cuban and she was a sweet heart. They

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It's right near me in Embry Hills - just off Spaghetti Junction, so a great location.

I drive to whatever Cuban restaurant opens in Atlanta, but the best ends up being right here by me!

A friend comes up from Candler Park to "visit me" but it's really to go get chocolate cake at Little Cuba. I have to bring a former Atlantan sandwiches & maduros from there when I visit him in SC.

Always enough for two meals! Always delicioso!

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It's right near me in Embry Hills - just off Spaghetti Junction, so a great location.

I drive to whatever Cuban restaurant opens in Atlanta, but the best ends up being right here by me!

A friend comes up from Candler Park to "visit me" but it's really to go get chocolate cake at Little Cuba. I have to bring a former Atlantan sandwiches & maduros from there when I visit him in SC.

Always enough for two meals! Always delicioso!

Pros: Authentic, real napkins, inexpensive, great desserts

Cons: Lost in a BigLot's strip center

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This is the only Cuban restaurant I have ever been to, which made it great that the menu describes each dish and it's contents. This was definitely a great aspect for me, so I didn't have to ask too many questions. I haven't tried a huge range of their items, but here are some great foods I've had at Little Cuba:

Homemade Potato Chips - amazing! These are simply delicious. I think it's just thinly sliced potato chips served with a ranch-like dip, but they are an entirely new taste experience for me and I always look forward to them.

Fried Plantains - plantains (platanos) thinly sliced long-ways and served with a garlic sauce. I wouldn't expect to serve a fruit with a garlic dip, but it's a nice combination. The garlic dip is not overwhelming, but a nice, light complement for the plantain.

Ham sandwich with croquetas - the usual cuban-style grilled sandwich - ham and cheese with fried croquetas on Cuban bread and grilled. Simple and yummy, easy to eat, and not too greasy, big or difficult to eat. All important points for me.

Ropas Viejas - A classic Hispanic dish (I'm not sure of it's cultural or country origin, but I'm pretty sure it isn't exclusively Cuban.) Shredded meat (pork or beef, I'm not sure) cooked with peas, carrots, etc. in a sauce and served over rice. I'm sorry I can't better describe the dish, but it is one of my favorites as it reminds me of some of my favorite comfort foods from home like beef stroganoff, tuna casserole. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with lots of warm, saucy, meaty goodness. And I love rice instead of noodles any day!

The service here is great and I believe the servers are all actually Cuban, which adds authenticity to the overall experience and makes the place feel more family-owned.

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★★★★☆

This is the only Cuban restaurant I have ever been to, which made it great that the menu describes each dish and it's contents. This was definitely a great aspect for me, so I didn't have to ask too many questions. I haven't tried a huge range of their items, but here are some great foods I've had at Little Cuba:

Homemade Potato Chips - amazing! These are simply delicious. I think it's just thinly sliced potato chips served with a ranch-like dip, but they are an entirely new taste experience for me and I always look forward to them.

Fried Plantains - plantains (platanos) thinly sliced long-ways and served with a garlic sauce. I wouldn't expect to serve a fruit with a garlic dip, but it's a nice combination. The garlic dip is not overwhelming, but a nice, light complement for the plantain.

Ham sandwich with croquetas - the usual cuban-style grilled sandwich - ham and cheese with fried croquetas on Cuban bread and grilled. Simple and yummy, easy to eat, and not too greasy, big or difficult to eat. All important points for me.

Ropas Viejas - A classic Hispanic dish (I'm not sure of it's cultural or country origin, but I'm pretty sure it isn't exclusively Cuban.) Shredded meat (pork or beef, I'm not sure) cooked with peas, carrots, etc. in a sauce and served over rice. I'm sorry I can't better describe the dish, but it is one of my favorites as it reminds me of some of my favorite comfort foods from home like beef stroganoff, tuna casserole. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with lots of warm, saucy, meaty goodness. And I love rice instead of noodles any day!

The service here is great and I believe the servers are all actually Cuban, which adds authenticity to the overall experience and makes the place feel more family-owned.

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I just love black beans and rice. We go there frequently for lunch and The Lucy is great. It's better than the Corner Deli on 14th Street! Very authentic and the people are nice.

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★★★★☆

I just love black beans and rice. We go there frequently for lunch and The Lucy is great. It's better than the Corner Deli on 14th Street! Very authentic and the people are nice.

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I love Little Cuba! It's in a random location and doesn't appear to be much, but it's the best Cuban that I've found in Atlanta. They have great lunch specials.

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I love Little Cuba! It's in a random location and doesn't appear to be much, but it's the best Cuban that I've found in Atlanta. They have great lunch specials.

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This is our favorite Cuban restaurant in ATL. We've tried other places, but we invariably end up back here for a good cuban meal. The marinade on the meats is excellent, especially the pork, which has a nice tangy flavor. It's located in a non-descript strip-mall, but don't let this deter you. The food is excellent!

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This is our favorite Cuban restaurant in ATL. We've tried other places, but we invariably end up back here for a good cuban meal. The marinade on the meats is excellent, especially the pork, which has a nice tangy flavor. It's located in a non-descript strip-mall, but don't let this deter you. The food is excellent!

Pros: Great food

Cons: non-descript location

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I'm Cuban and originally from Miami, FL. Believe me when I say I've eaten good Cuban food. I've been living in Georgia for about 3 years and I have searched high and low for a good cuban restaurant. I finally came across "LIttle Cuba" and by far it is the closest to my favoraite Miami cuban restaurants. The selection, preparation and taste of the food is just what I was hoping to find here in Georgia. The atmosphere and staff what I missed - and found. I live in Alpharetta but go out of my way just to get that authentic cuban meal. THANK YOU SO MUCH "LITTLE CUBA" for providing me and my family with our traditional cuban food. I never though I would be able to find it here in Georgia. A DEFINET MUST GO IF YOU WANT CUBAN FOOD - YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.

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I'm Cuban and originally from Miami, FL. Believe me when I say I've eaten good Cuban food. I've been living in Georgia for about 3 years and I have searched high and low for a good cuban restaurant. I finally came across "LIttle Cuba" and by far it is the closest to my favoraite Miami cuban restaurants. The selection, preparation and taste of the food is just what I was hoping to find here in Georgia. The atmosphere and staff what I missed - and found. I live in Alpharetta but go out of my way just to get that authentic cuban meal. THANK YOU SO MUCH "LITTLE CUBA" for providing me and my family with our traditional cuban food. I never though I would be able to find it here in Georgia. A DEFINET MUST GO IF YOU WANT CUBAN FOOD - YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.

Pros: AUTHENTIC CUBAN FOOD PERFECTLY SEASONED.

Cons: A BIT FAR FOR ME - BUT WELL WORTH THE DRIVE.

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Little Cuba is a welcoming place with delicious food. You feel as if you are in Cuba. The staff is very friendly. Everything on the menu is good, and wait until you see the desserts.

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★★★★☆

Little Cuba is a welcoming place with delicious food. You feel as if you are in Cuba. The staff is very friendly. Everything on the menu is good, and wait until you see the desserts.

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Little Cuba is tucked away in a shopping center, but don't let its obscurity fool you! The food is authentic Cuban and the staff is very personable. Most of the menu items are listed in Spanish with English descriptions. Their ropa vieja and cuabn sandwich are amazing.

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★★★★★

Little Cuba is tucked away in a shopping center, but don't let its obscurity fool you! The food is authentic Cuban and the staff is very personable. Most of the menu items are listed in Spanish with English descriptions. Their ropa vieja and cuabn sandwich are amazing.

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I read the reviews on here and decided to try for myself. First thing i looked for was restaurant health score. after searching everywhere i couldnt find it, so i asked the waitress. Turns out it was hidden behind a place card and glasses. Score was 85, next i tested the waitress out.-perla was friendly and prompt A +

food was below average. Ive traveled the world and had lots of different food,so i'm open to new exp. this was salty and greasy. I got steak and rice. Mom got pollo and rice. Her meat was tough, she said the chicken is from when fidel was in power. Should have eaten jamaican or something. Very disappointing, but not expensive. cheesecake was frozen, her stomach was turning as we got in the car.

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I read the reviews on here and decided to try for myself. First thing i looked for was restaurant health score. after searching everywhere i couldnt find it, so i asked the waitress. Turns out it was hidden behind a place card and glasses. Score was 85, next i tested the waitress out.-perla was friendly and prompt A +

food was below average. Ive traveled the world and had lots of different food,so i'm open to new exp. this was salty and greasy. I got steak and rice. Mom got pollo and rice. Her meat was tough, she said the chicken is from when fidel was in power. Should have eaten jamaican or something. Very disappointing, but not expensive. cheesecake was frozen, her stomach was turning as we got in the car.

Pros: service

Cons: food

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I love Cuban food. And I was about to go out and get some at Little Cuba when I checked the county health rating. I'm sure the food is wonderful, but I suggest you check it before going.

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★★★☆☆

I love Cuban food. And I was about to go out and get some at Little Cuba when I checked the county health rating. I'm sure the food is wonderful, but I suggest you check it before going.

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We love this restaurant and have taken several friends here, who only have good things to say as well. The restaurant is in a strip mall, but it is very nicely decorated and is a colorful and comfortable place to enjoy a meal. The waitstaff is friendly and prompt. The menu is huge and full of classic cuban dishes and surprising house creations. They have a nice wine selection, a coffee bar and an impressive dessert case. The prices are reasonable. I always leave with leftovers and a desire to come back again soon.

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★★★★★

We love this restaurant and have taken several friends here, who only have good things to say as well. The restaurant is in a strip mall, but it is very nicely decorated and is a colorful and comfortable place to enjoy a meal. The waitstaff is friendly and prompt. The menu is huge and full of classic cuban dishes and surprising house creations. They have a nice wine selection, a coffee bar and an impressive dessert case. The prices are reasonable. I always leave with leftovers and a desire to come back again soon.

Pros: Nice decor, huge menu, great food, good prices

Cons: No liquor.

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we came by at 9:30last night to eat after a movie. We walked in and asked if they were still serving and they said yes. we ordered our appetizer ane meals. 10 minutesd later we got both our appetizer and meal. we asked the waiter to keep our meal plates hot so we could eat our appetizer and he at first ignored the request..we had to ask twice when he then glared at us and said the kitchen is closed. What??!! The last I recall you told us that you were still serving and it was not 10pm your stated closing time.
What bothered me more than anything is you then proceeded to talk about us in cuban WHILE WE WERE THERE!! You were not subtle and when i got fed up and asked for an apology you said nothing was your fault and turned your back to me. Dont eat here unless you like being treated as if you were a 2nhd claSS CITIZEN

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we came by at 9:30last night to eat after a movie. We walked in and asked if they were still serving and they said yes. we ordered our appetizer ane meals. 10 minutesd later we got both our appetizer and meal. we asked the waiter to keep our meal plates hot so we could eat our appetizer and he at first ignored the request..we had to ask twice when he then glared at us and said the kitchen is closed. What??!! The last I recall you told us that you were still serving and it was not 10pm your stated closing time.
What bothered me more than anything is you then proceeded to talk about us in cuban WHILE WE WERE THERE!! You were not subtle and when i got fed up and asked for an apology you said nothing was your fault and turned your back to me. Dont eat here unless you like being treated as if you were a 2nhd claSS CITIZEN

Pros: FOOD WAS GOOD BUT COLD

Cons: SERVICE INSULTING

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This is probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. I just stumbled upon it by chance about a year ago and am glad that I did. The waitstaff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is as authentic as it gets. By far, the best Cuban food I've ever had.

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★★★★★

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. I just stumbled upon it by chance about a year ago and am glad that I did. The waitstaff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is as authentic as it gets. By far, the best Cuban food I've ever had.

Pros: excellent food that is not pricey,large dessert menu,nice decor,friendly staff

Cons: None

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I spent 6 months in Havana as a college senior and I grew up in Florida. I've been to Las Palmeras and Papis, but listen up: THIS IS REAL CUBAN FOOD! They've got by far the best black beans. Their masitas are killer and their lunch specials rival any restaurant, cuban or not. For under $10 you can get black beans and rice, the meat special (e.g., ropa vieja), and fried plantains. True, it would be better with a small salad, but that can be added for $2. It's not the most convenient location for us in-towners, but the drive is worth it, and if you work on the top of the perimeter, this is definitely your lunch spot, well this and Casa Vieja. Try their batidos (milkshakes). I like the mamey batido. Go during lunch and get the Ethel #1 or #2. You get plenty of food, enough for the next day too!

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★★★★★

I spent 6 months in Havana as a college senior and I grew up in Florida. I've been to Las Palmeras and Papis, but listen up: THIS IS REAL CUBAN FOOD! They've got by far the best black beans. Their masitas are killer and their lunch specials rival any restaurant, cuban or not. For under $10 you can get black beans and rice, the meat special (e.g., ropa vieja), and fried plantains. True, it would be better with a small salad, but that can be added for $2. It's not the most convenient location for us in-towners, but the drive is worth it, and if you work on the top of the perimeter, this is definitely your lunch spot, well this and Casa Vieja. Try their batidos (milkshakes). I like the mamey batido. Go during lunch and get the Ethel #1 or #2. You get plenty of food, enough for the next day too!

Pros: Great value, great food, authentic cuban

Cons: Top of the perimter

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I've been to almost every Cuban place in the ATL and this place has by far the best authentic Cuban around. I know I know....it's not right in the middle of Atlanta, but it's only a 10 minute drive and it's right off 285. Food quality, freshness, and value prevail at this eatery tucked away inside a not so attractive strip mall. Aside from that fact, the place is great. The shrimp enchiladas are great and the desserts are pretty good as well (try the Midnight Havana, but beware...it's enormous!). Service is slighty 'inconsistent' at times, but it's such a cozy eatery that a quick hand gesture or call to your server takes care of that. Go and see for yourself...I'm sure Fidel would; if he could.

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★★★★★

I've been to almost every Cuban place in the ATL and this place has by far the best authentic Cuban around. I know I know....it's not right in the middle of Atlanta, but it's only a 10 minute drive and it's right off 285. Food quality, freshness, and value prevail at this eatery tucked away inside a not so attractive strip mall. Aside from that fact, the place is great. The shrimp enchiladas are great and the desserts are pretty good as well (try the Midnight Havana, but beware...it's enormous!). Service is slighty 'inconsistent' at times, but it's such a cozy eatery that a quick hand gesture or call to your server takes care of that. Go and see for yourself...I'm sure Fidel would; if he could.

Pros: Food quality, Value, Selection

Cons: In one of Atlanta's staples....the strip mall

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This is a great place for authentic Cuban that anyone would enjoy. It's perfect either for an occasion or for a weekday meal out. They're very tolerant of kids, but I frequently see couples there as well, so I wouldn't characterize it as a "family" restaurant. I'm somewhat ambivalent about writing this review because it's a best-kept secret and I'll hate having to fight for a table once the rest of Atlanta discovers this place!

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★★★★★

This is a great place for authentic Cuban that anyone would enjoy. It's perfect either for an occasion or for a weekday meal out. They're very tolerant of kids, but I frequently see couples there as well, so I wouldn't characterize it as a "family" restaurant. I'm somewhat ambivalent about writing this review because it's a best-kept secret and I'll hate having to fight for a table once the rest of Atlanta discovers this place!

Pros: great food, friendly, DESSERTS!

Cons: serv. sometimes slow, in a strip mall

 

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