Embracing 1950s Cuba, this casual and lively eatery offers a perfect combination of an entertaining evening and delicious cuisine. Cuban art collected over the past 20 years lines the bright red walls and everyone from the waitstaff to the chefs, musicians, and dancers hails from Cuba. Diners with an appetite for dancing should arrive after 7pm for nightly music (the party goes later on the weekends). The Latin flair and authentic cuisine are just part of what owner Douglass Markus hopes to share with his guests. Inspired by the relationship between his home country and Aruba, the restaurant blends two cultures while sharing tastes of Cuba's music and food. Traditional dishes like ropa vieja ("old clothes," a flavorful stew made with braised skirt steak) and bistec palomilla, a thin steak served with fried plantains, black beans, and rice, are highlights. The night wouldn't be complete without a mojito, and the joint is known for whipping up a pretty good one.
Our Rating Neighborhood Oranjestad Hours Daily 11:30am–11pm, dancing Fri–Sat until 1am, closed Sun until Easter of high season Phone 297/588-0627 Prices
Main dishes $22–$43Cuisine Type CUBAN Web site Cuba's Cookin'
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