Cuban Pete's

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Montclair
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  • Geraldine E.
    "Order the sangria and add your own touch with BYOB!!!"(26 Tips)
    Rodney S.
    "Best Cuban food north of Cuba! Try the sangria it is the best."(27 Tips)
    Keith M.
    "Coconut rice is amazing"(6 Tips)
    Meagan L.
    "Mango churrasco skirt steak is pure heaven."(10 Tips)
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  • chrissy s.
    The food is excellent authentic Cuban fare.
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel Fernandez2 weeks ago
    Tapa In general, BYOB, Vaca Frita, Chorizo Tapa, Goat Cheese Croqueta
  • Dei W.
    Dei WestApril 2
    Armando's Passion is DELICIOUS! (White Punch) Strawberries, peaches, oranges and coconut.
  • James K.
    Place was poppin off midday on a Friday. Festive, fun atmosphere with quality authentic Cuban cuisine. I was very pleased with my spicy shrimp dish and tell them to keep the sangria coming.
  • Dejaden
    DejadenMarch 25
    It's nice, busy (usually packed) and loud. BYOB! That 4% alcohol that they sell is OVERPRICED.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CNovember 13, 2016
    Great food, good ambiance and it's BYOB!!! Best rice pudding!!! (Don't tell my mom!)
  • Jasmine B.
    Jasmine BattsSeptember 18, 2016
    Not happy! Long story short...The service was horrible and the hostess let me know my group would be next and the table was given to another group. The owner was disrespectful and belligerent!
  • Pat H.
    Pat HewittAugust 26, 2016
    Chicken panni...Babaganoush has cilantro in it....who does that?
  • Pat H.
    Pat HewittAugust 26, 2016
    Avoid the Babaganoush unless you like cilantro! Out of most deserts and it was only lunch. Doubt if we will go back.
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CruzAugust 12, 2016
    Ropa vieja 😍
  • Felix P.
    Felix PuetschAugust 5, 2016
    Don't forget to BYOB!
  • Yadira T.
    Yadira TaylorJuly 16, 2016
    Great atmosphere! Food is pretty good.
    Upvoted Apr 26
  • Scottie W.
    Scottie WrayJune 2, 2016
    The grilled snapper fish, plantains and rice was excellent, couldn't eat it all, because I ate so much of the shrimp appetizer and drank sangria while waiting on main course. You go to go here..
  • Jay E.
    Jay EaglesonMay 16, 2016
    Great cuban food and the back patio makes you feel like you're in Miami. The owner liked my buddies hat, so he comped us dessert
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Mark M.
    Mark McBrideMay 13, 2016
    Good Cuban food. We liked the churrasco steak and coco fish with coconut rice. Fun atmosphere.
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly CastanoApril 22, 2016
    Great mojitos, ropa vieja is so delicious and the naked paella lo mas rico. Great place Danny was very nice
  • Bidemi O.
    Bidemi OladojaApril 2, 2016
    Nice place.
  • Yanzy B.
    Yanzy BearFebruary 7, 2016
    Njoyed my nite w/ coworkers. This was first time here,love the music wished they had a dance floor...
  • Manny L.
    Manny LacayoFebruary 6, 2016
    BYOB!! they have the mojito mixes all ready for you to add your favorite liquor.
  • Jade J.
    Jade JenningsJanuary 31, 2016
    Ohmygawd... All I can think about is that Churrasco El Gaucho definitely my new "goto" can't wait until my next encounter
  • Jeffrey F.
    Jeffrey FontanillaJanuary 21, 2016
    Try a few dishes from the tapas menu instead of an entrée, it's worth it.
  • Erica S.
    Erica StolteJanuary 15, 2016
    Very good food. Apps are cheap. Meals are a little on the pricy side especially since it's a college area. Very loud inside in the smaller rooms.
  • Jade J.
    Jade JenningsJanuary 1, 2016
    Great ambiance... Only complaint is that the service is slow! Food was Soo good!!!
  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 24, 2015
    Everything is so incredibly good here and the atmosphere is exciting!!
  • Leslie
    LeslieNovember 29, 2015
    The best plantains!!
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HNovember 17, 2015
    The oxtail is falling off the bone. The fish (red snapper) is hanging on the plate. Took mom and dad for anniversary and they had a great time. Worth the wait.
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoNovember 15, 2015
    Sangria and mojitoes are on the menu, but are non-alcoholic. Basically just expensive juice.
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LooNovember 10, 2015
    Mango churrasco skirt steak is pure heaven.
  • John S.
    John SimonsOctober 18, 2015
    Very fast environment, super friendly waiters, and a hell of a good experience
  • Andre R.
    Andre R.October 5, 2015
    I ordered the Brasil Oxtail and it comes with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains. It was soooooooooooo good. Definitely a 10 on a scale of 1.0 to 10.0.
  • Keith M.
    Keith McGovernSeptember 27, 2015
    Coconut rice is amazing
  • Ignacio D.
    Ignacio DominisSeptember 8, 2015
    One of the best restaurants in Montclair. Nice, good music, waitress excellent, food excellent... Everything's so good about this place!
  • Kema W.
    Kema WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
    #vacafrita, pernil, redsnapper, cubansandwich.
  • sarah b.
    sarah bennettAugust 22, 2015
    Waaaaay too loud.
  • Tanya C.
    Tanya ChanJuly 11, 2015
    I really like the chorizo and the sangria!
  • Shelby B.
    Shelby BarnesJuly 8, 2015
    Great food 😁
  • Emily H.
    Emily HabermanJune 29, 2015
    Get a bunch of apps instead of a meal. Fun to pick and choose!
  • Suz S.
    Suz SébianeJune 5, 2015
    This place is horrible! Frozen food that comes literally two minutes after ordering. Too noisy !
  • JOE B.
    JOE BOLLOMay 2, 2015
    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
  • Johnathan A.
    Johnathan AdamsFebruary 14, 2015
    What time closing today
  • Madison F.
    Madison FeltonJanuary 24, 2015
    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
  • Arielle D.
    Arielle DJanuary 15, 2015
    Best Cuban Sandwich!
  • regine j.
    regine jeromeJanuary 5, 2015
    The chicken lollipops are very good.
  • Janell B.
    Janell BrownDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Keira W.
    Keira WhiteDecember 5, 2014
    Everything!!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DoloNovember 22, 2014
    Birthday dinner!
  • Chrystie
    ChrystieOctober 29, 2014
    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!
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce Sael-LimjocoOctober 18, 2014
    Very good food
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurkeOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Gregg T.
    Gregg TOctober 13, 2014
    The churrasco steaks are great
  • Luxurious Life S.
    Luxurious Life ScentsSeptember 26, 2014
    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.
  • Raluca M.
    Raluca MuresanSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    BYOB for their amazing sangria mix. The food is also incredible, especially the suckling pig!
  • Igal G.
    Igal GhitelmanSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great portions for a good price. Now if I could only get a damn seat
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BaiaSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    YUMMM! Best skirt steak. Amazing atmosphere. Great place to go for many occasions. Apps are $3.95 and the sangria is delicious! BYOB!
  • Licelot D.
    Licelot DAugust 30, 2014
    It is always packed! But it is worth it! The food is soo good
  • Frede C.
    Frede CorreiaAugust 15, 2014
    I had a blast, the food was out of earth.
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliAugust 13, 2014
    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.
  • Jason W. F.
    Jason W. FuchsAugust 9, 2014
    Waaay, waaaaaaay too loud...allllll the time. Dumb. Otherwise, cool.
  • Charles B.
    Charles B.August 9, 2014
    Order the skirt stake and bocaditos! Moderate to loud Cuban music to set the mood.
  • Albert A.
    Albert AlmeidaAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here
  • Mark M.
    Mark McBrideAugust 9, 2014
    The Vaca Frita is tasty. Substitute the rice with coconut rice.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CalleaAugust 7, 2014
    Coolest place great food
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaAugust 7, 2014
    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.
  • Sunder G.
    Sunder GanesanJuly 25, 2014
    Bring ur favorite alcohol and mix with the mojitos.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SzetoJuly 17, 2014
    byob!! For the pitchers
  • Ashwin C.
    Ashwin ChandraJune 29, 2014
    The beef stew is awesome! Don't forget to try the small tapas plates
  • Mine T.
    Mine TatliJune 25, 2014
    Delicious food! Try skirt steak! And do not forget to get a bottle of wine with you to mix with the fruit punch.
  • Andy C.
    Andy ChecoMay 23, 2014
    Worst service. Rude staff.
  • Diomary M.
    Diomary MosqueaMay 8, 2014
    Great appetizers, good food, phenomenal sangrias , comfortable environment. I hope you aren't in a hurry!
  • Julie V.
    Julie VMay 2, 2014
    Barf! I make better beef stew
  • Gem J.
    Gem JeffersonApril 30, 2014
    Oxtail is great. Churrasco is too. Great music. Great atmosphere. Great service. Love this place.
  • Khadijah S.
    Khadijah ScottApril 27, 2014
    Awesome food!!!
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FocaraccioMarch 16, 2014
    The pork dishes!
  • Ingrid
    IngridMarch 16, 2014
    I recommend everything!!!!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HongMarch 16, 2014
    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!
  • Husk Z.
    Husk ZaddyFebruary 16, 2014
    The owner was so nice. Food was delicious. It's a BYOB spot!!!
  • Khrystyne L.
    Khrystyne LumbangFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the datiles :) love the Cuba pete sangria and the wait isn't that long
  • Paul L.
    Paul LeeFebruary 9, 2014
    Bro it doesn't matter what you order. Everything is money in the bank. A good bank though not like the evil ones
  • John D.
    John DeelyFebruary 5, 2014
    The tapas, garden paella, and mojitos were all amazing
  • Farah S.
    Farah ShimabukuJanuary 18, 2014
    Appetizers and entrees were a little cold.
  • Zaidah N.
    Zaidah NicoleJanuary 16, 2014
    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.
  • Christine R.
    Christine RussoJanuary 12, 2014
    Amazing food!
  • Jenna V.
    Jenna VelezJanuary 2, 2014
    LOVEEEE THIS PLACE
  • Tee J.
    Tee JimenezDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend, very delicious!
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca EhrlichDecember 8, 2013
    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.
  • Monica E.
    Monica EfmanDecember 4, 2013
    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.
  • Alyx H.
    Alyx HeartcoreDecember 2, 2013
    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!
  • John
    JohnDecember 1, 2013
    Try the churrasco - Super flavorful steak. The rice had a slight lime flavor too and was amazing.
  • Christine S.
    Christine SpazianoOctober 29, 2013
    The atmosphere is always rocking with the highlight of Byow
  • Nelly G.
    Nelly GalánOctober 28, 2013
    Love the rabo encendido!!
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BeltranOctober 18, 2013
    Excellent food and parking in the rear or on the front of the restaurant.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BayneSeptember 30, 2013
    Horrible horrible service. We were a party of two and completely ignored by all staff. But they seem very attentive to larger groups. Food was average.
  • Andrew Y.
    Andrew YeohSeptember 27, 2013
    Get the pork, plantains, rice n' beans. Simple and awesome. Super juicy. Be warned: It. Is. HUGE!
  • Heidi-Louise
    Heidi-LouiseSeptember 13, 2013
    Yummy food!!
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarshallSeptember 10, 2013
    Great food, service, ambiance and reasonable prices ! Great location.
  • Tricia L.
    Food was absolutely amazing....and it's BYOB!!!!! You can't beat that.
  • Gerald B.
    Gerald BeltonAugust 17, 2013
    Get there early and be hungry. All entrees are delicious.
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JacksonAugust 13, 2013
    Ridiculously fast service, food is fire & the byob is just icinG on the cake!!!
  • Joi A.
    Joi AshleyAugust 13, 2013
    Seated at a table for 10 and 9 of the glasses were dirty! Like obvious dirty, sticky on the outside and everything.
  • James B.
    James BrewerAugust 10, 2013
    Best cuban food north of Key West
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