Cuban Pete's

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant
428 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Bar Snacks
Drinks:
BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.6/10

Based on 458 votes

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Total Visitors
7,663
Total Visits
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  • What you need to know
    Lyndsey
    Pulled chicken is amazing!! Super fun place and byob.(21 Tips)
    Rodney S.
    Best Cuban food north of Cuba! Try the sangria it is the best.(22 Tips)
    John
    Try the churrasco - Super flavorful steak.(7 Tips)
    Mark M.
    Substitute the rice with coconut rice.(4 Tips)
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  • BYOB
  • Cuban food
  • goat cheese fritters
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  • seafood
  • paella
  • mojitos
  • authentic
  • good for dates
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • steak
  • trendy
  • bacon wrapped dates
  • empanadas
  • good for groups
  • dinner
  • oxtail
  • lively
  • JOE B.

    Awesome place--you feel like you are on an island---absolutely fantastic atmosphere-food and service--a true one of a kind place--Dominick the owner is awesome

    JOE BOLLO · May 2
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  • Johnathan A.

    What time closing today

    Johnathan Adams · February 14
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  • Madison F.

    Heaven on earth. When u walk in it's like being transported to Cuba. Best food/ ambience for a great price. Family friendly at day and romantic and fun by night

    Madison Felton · January 24
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  • Arielle D.

    Best Cuban Sandwich!

    Arielle D · January 15
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  • regine j.

    The chicken lollipops are very good.

    regine jerome · January 5
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  • Janell B.

    Their fish, black beans, sweet plantains, and white rice combo 👌👌 play some Doninoes while you wait too, they're under the counter near the kitchen.

    Janell Brown · December 31, 2014
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  • Keira W.

    Everything!!

    Keira White · December 5, 2014
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  • Melissa

    Birthday dinner!

    Melissa · November 22, 2014
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  • Chrystie

    BYO Mojitos & Sangria. You bring the liquor they make the mixers. Chicken empanadas. Churrasco is MASSIVE! Tender and DELISH. Maduros. LOUD. Great atmosphere! GREAT CUBAN!

    Chrystie · October 29, 2014
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  • Joyce S.

    Very good food

    Joyce Sael-Limjoco · October 18, 2014
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  • Chris B.

    Great Cuban food. Amazing atmosphere. Really long my wait times which can exceed two hours prime time on a Saturday. I'd advise showing up early.

    Chris Burke · October 16, 2014
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  • Gregg T.

    The churrasco steaks are great

    Gregg T · October 13, 2014
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  • Luxurious Life S.

    I love the BYOB and atmosphere. I always feel like I'm on a vacation when I go here. Their concept is so original and unique.

    Luxurious Life Scents · September 26, 2014
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  • Raluca M.

    BYOB for their amazing sangria mix. The food is also incredible, especially the suckling pig!

    Raluca Muresan · September 22, 2014
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  • Igal G.

    Great portions for a good price. Now if I could only get a damn seat

    Igal Ghitelman · September 16, 2014
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  • Alexandra B.

    YUMMM! Best skirt steak. Amazing atmosphere. Great place to go for many occasions. Apps are $3.95 and the sangria is delicious! BYOB!

    Alexandra Baia · September 13, 2014
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  • Licelot D.

    It is always packed! But it is worth it! The food is soo good

    Licelot D · August 30, 2014
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  • Frede C.

    I had a blast, the food was out of earth.

    Frede Correia · August 15, 2014
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  • Lou C.

    I LOVE this place! Great food...I always get the roasted pork (lechon) its so good! Def get a bunch of the small plate apps and share them. Never had a bad dish here.

    Lou Carulli · August 13, 2014
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  • Jason W. F.

    Waaay, waaaaaaay too loud...allllll the time. Dumb. Otherwise, cool.

    Jason W. Fuchs · August 9, 2014
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  • Charles B.

    Order the skirt stake and bocaditos! Moderate to loud Cuban music to set the mood.

    Charles B. · August 9, 2014
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  • Albert A.

    Everything is good here

    Albert Almeida · August 9, 2014
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  • Mark M.

    The Vaca Frita is tasty. Substitute the rice with coconut rice.

    Mark McBride · August 9, 2014
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  • Joe C.

    Coolest place great food

    Joe Callea · August 7, 2014
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  • Richard R.

    Authentic Cuban ? It won't disappoint. Prices are good and food is great. It is the loudest place on earth though. BYOB skip the Sangria.

    Richard Revilla · August 7, 2014
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  • Sunder G.

    Bring ur favorite alcohol and mix with the mojitos.

    Sunder Ganesan · July 25, 2014
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  • Jessica S.

    byob!! For the pitchers

    Jessica Szeto · July 17, 2014
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  • Ashwin C.

    The beef stew is awesome! Don't forget to try the small tapas plates

    Ashwin Chandra · June 29, 2014
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  • Mine T.

    Delicious food! Try skirt steak! And do not forget to get a bottle of wine with you to mix with the fruit punch.

    Mine Tatli · June 25, 2014
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  • Andy C.

    Worst service. Rude staff.

    Andy Checo · May 23, 2014
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  • Diomary M.

    Great appetizers, good food, phenomenal sangrias , comfortable environment. I hope you aren't in a hurry!

    Diomary Mosquea · May 8, 2014
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  • Julie V.

    Barf! I make better beef stew

    Julie V · May 2, 2014
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  • Gem J.

    Oxtail is great. Churrasco is too. Great music. Great atmosphere. Great service. Love this place.

    Gem Jefferson · April 30, 2014
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  • Khadijah S.

    Awesome food!!!

    Khadijah Scott · April 27, 2014
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  • Joseph F.

    The pork dishes!

    Joseph Focaraccio · March 16, 2014
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  • Ingrid

    I recommend everything!!!!

    Ingrid · March 16, 2014
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  • Michael H.

    Gets super crowded. The host/hostess tends to over exaggerate waiting times. We waited for about 40 minutes, but was told it would take 1.5 hours to get seated. It's also byob. Pork suckling is great!

    Michael Hong · March 16, 2014
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  • Husk Z.

    The owner was so nice. Food was delicious. It's a BYOB spot!!!

    Husk Zaddy · February 16, 2014
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  • Khrystyne L.

    Get the datiles :) love the Cuba pete sangria and the wait isn't that long

    Khrystyne Lumbang · February 16, 2014
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  • Paul L.

    Bro it doesn't matter what you order. Everything is money in the bank. A good bank though not like the evil ones

    Paul Lee · February 9, 2014
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  • John D.

    The tapas, garden paella, and mojitos were all amazing

    John Deely · February 5, 2014
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  • Farah S.

    Appetizers and entrees were a little cold.

    Farah Shimabuku · January 18, 2014
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  • Zaidah N.

    Had lunch with a group of about 15. We were seated in the private room next to the stairs. The food was great, we brought our own vino for the sangrias. Wait staff was a bit slow but attentive.

    Zaidah Nicole · January 16, 2014
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  • Christine R.

    Amazing food!

    Christine Russo · January 12, 2014
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  • Jenna V.

    LOVEEEE THIS PLACE

    Jenna Velez · January 2, 2014
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  • Tee J.

    Highly recommend, very delicious!

    Tee Jimenez · December 28, 2013
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  • Rebecca E.

    It was my first time there. I did not know they had that many tables. The food was really good. I would come back. Was able to be seated right away around 6.15 on a Saturday.

    Rebecca Ehrlich · December 8, 2013
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  • Monica E.

    Delicious tapas - goat cheese tapa was amazing. Banana sangria + add your own rum. Coconut fish was great too. Loud atmosphere, so if you're looking for a quiet place - this isn't it.

    Monica Efman · December 4, 2013
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  • Alyx H.

    Enjoy a night in Cuba for a change--order the goat cheese fritters and albondegas. The Vaca Frita is terrific--salty and crispy and the plantains are cooked just right. Highly recommended!

    Alyx Heartcore · December 2, 2013
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  • John

    Try the churrasco - Super flavorful steak. The rice had a slight lime flavor too and was amazing.

    John · December 1, 2013
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