Cubana Cafe

(718) 858-3980 | View Website

272 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions   11231

40.682573 -73.993422

Open Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm

 
Restaurants, Cuban, Latin American  more

Tags: Cheap Eats, Food Delivery

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens

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Cubana Cafe
Cubana Cafe
Cubana Cafe
Cubana Cafe
Menu
Chicken Soup, Potaje, Sopa De Mariscos, Ensalada De Aguacate, Mixed Greens, Jicama, Chic Pea Salad, Ceviche Of Shrimps & Calamari, Elote, Camarones De Coco... more

Reviews for Cubana Cafe

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Reliable, friendly, and great for Stan. – A comfortable and reliable meeting place with a nice and moderately-priced menu.

Good food to enjoy as you watch bustling Smith Streeters, locals, hipsters and just-plain-Joes engage in their daily rounds.

Especially good for anyone named Stan.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great time everytime. – The negative reviews for this place are misguided at best. The service at Cubana, by my definition of good service, is excellent. Are the waters up your butt all the time? No, because you should be enjoying the atmosphere and your meal. I truly appreciate that, and they are there when you need them to be. The sauce they put on their corn is TO DIE FOR. I go here all the time and am never disappointed by the drinks, the food, or the staff.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent! Veg Friendly!! – While there are no vegetarian main courses there are many delicious side plates that will fill, and make your tummy happy for cheap.

The sauteed, sweet or fried, savory plantains with mango salsa, red or black beans (not cooked with meat), and cocount rice, yucca with garlic, and jicama salad are ALL really AMAZING, topped with a mojito! A bouquet of flavors that dance together! Definately worth it a try! Friendly and fast service. Tables are tight, but cozy.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

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Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food/drinks, Horrible service – I have to say I keep going back to this place. The elote is great, prices are reasonable and the mojitos are delicious. However, the service is really bad! They are rarely friendly, don't ever check back to see how the food is, don't refill waters, and then you end up waiting forever for your check. We go back for the food but every time are disappointed by the service.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible Service - Bad Staff – Stood at the bar for at least 20 minutes as other tables were seated - reservations need not apply they won't honor them. Added 2 entrees to our bill with scribbled handwriting hoping we wouldn't notice. No water refills - rude and condescending staff that would rather watch the projection TV than help patrons.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Bland food but GREAT drinks – It was disappointing that the flavor of the food didn't match the quality of the drinks. I must say the bartender made the best Mojitos and best Pina Colada I've ever had. The ingredients were of obvious quality and freshness. Maybe it was just the gift of that bartender because when the food came, I found myself using quite a bit of salt to make up for the bland taste of the food. Cafe Habana in Brooklyn when its open has way better food.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

review your bill closely!! – so the food was less than mediocre (cold eggs, bland. . .) and the service is pathetic (really) -but the real problem here is that they state on the menu they will charge 20% gratuity for parties of six or more. Fine. However, we were a party of four and they charged more than 20% and it was not clear they were charging us a gratuity. We would have tipped an additonal 20% had we not questioned the charge. . .(When we questioned it the waitrees said ok leave whatever you want. I said that is not the point (honesty?) and we went through that a few times-either she is playing dumb or really doesn't get it.

Also, they don't accept credit crads. Fine. But then at least put the name of the establishment on the bill- some folks need to submit receipts. . .

Needless to say I will not be going back. I hope they clean up their act for everyone else.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst indegestion of my life – Went there for the third time last weekend. The first two times were disappointing: uninspired dishes, rather bland. I've had yet to find a dish truly worth its (albeit very inexpensive) price. There's not a single person working the service area who's actually from Cuban - the cooks are purported to be, but somehow I doubt it. And if you've ever had a good caipirinha or pina colada in your life, you'll soon realize that there's not any good ones to be found here. But what's put the place on my "never again" list was last weekend's quesadilla - a couple shreds of chicken with cheese and slimy, gummy onions, a side garbanzo bean salad that tasted like the smell of a just-opened can of garbanzos. That would have been tolerable - but not the terrible indigestion afterwards. Maybe it was a mistake to mix the dish with a pina colada in the first place, I don't know. All I know is, I would never recommend the place, and you won't find me there again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really Good – The food here is delicious and it comes quick. I was served the best cuban sandwich that I've had in a really looooong time!

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