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El Oriental De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
  • Javier R.
    "Best restaurant in town for a Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich, great staff."(19 Tips)
    Ani J.
    "I lived in Miami for ten years and this place is the real deal."(4 Tips)
    Miguel R.
    "best Cuban food in Boston."(2 Tips)
    Robert F.
    "Roast pork, fried plantain, Cubano sandwiches all very good."(3 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • miami
  • casual
  • authentic
  • lively
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  • Elisa Q.
    Elisa Quiñones2 weeks ago
    Cuban excellent
  • Zique R.
    Zique RuizSeptember 5
    Steak Cuban sandwich.
  • Dominique L.
    Everything here is absolutely amazing! Vegetarian and Vegan friendly also!
  • Ninon ™.
    Ninon ™November 6, 2016
    i ate some kind of beef stew? portions r large and the food is fragrant and flavorful✨
  • Brianna C.
    Brianna CadalzoJuly 18, 2016
    The maduros are AMAZING 😍😍😍
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanMay 24, 2016
    Their specialty Cuban sandwich is legit. Espresso is decent too.
  • Al M.
    Al MoMay 24, 2016
    I love the Grilled .#steak and onion plate👍
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BleimesMay 13, 2016
    Cubano sandwiches, maduros, batidos...amazing Cuban food all around
  • Robert F.
    Robert FanningApril 8, 2016
    The chicken soup is my favourite, fresh warming broth with big pieces of chicken on the bone
  • Robert F.
    Robert FanningApril 8, 2016
    Chicken soup is to die for! Roast pork, fried plantain, Cubano sandwiches all very good. I over ordered though, portions are very big. Good value too
  • DeeDee R.
    DeeDee RandolphFebruary 29, 2016
    Everything, its a win win no matter what you're eating
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanNovember 9, 2015
    Fair service. Got the beef empanada, mofongo, croquettes, fried yuca, special cubano. Was not that pleased with the food. 3/5
  • Santamaria M.
    Santamaria MiguelSeptember 9, 2015
    Food, Sea food, fish
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BarbozaJuly 31, 2015
    The food is amazing ! Well seasoned and big portions !
  • Michael P.
    Michael PanJuly 27, 2015
    This place is great. Get the fried yucca, Cuban sandwich, and skirt steak. To die dreaming drink is UNREAL.
  • Yolaida M.
    Yolaida MartinezJune 3, 2015
    Great dishes, awesome coffee, and good service
  • Ray S.
    Ray StockwellFebruary 3, 2015
    Lengua gizada, flan, bistek, Cuban sandwich. Never had anything there I did not like.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EJanuary 10, 2015
    Cubano, Cubano, Cubano. I mean, the shredded beef I had was delicious, but I regret not ordering the Cubano. Next time!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oxtail is delicious!
  • Imran J.
    Imran JafereySeptember 13, 2014
    Ropa vieja and the fresh came juice. Yummmm!
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Chicken Soup Anyywhere.
  • Ennis G.
    Ennis GlendonAugust 7, 2014
    Bistec encebollado
  • Monica L.
    Monica LandrumApril 19, 2014
    I love the chicken fricassee!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2014
    The quintessential Cubano sandwich comes loaded with roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, marinade sauce, shredded lettuce, white onion, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Raymond S.
    Raymond StockwellJanuary 13, 2014
    I love this place. The service is great the food is awesome. I liked them so much I had them cater my daughter's wedding. My favorite is Lengua en Salsa. You have to try the Café con Leche
  • Javier R.
    Javier RiveraNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best restaurant in town for a Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich, great staff.
  • Miguel R.
    Miguel RodriguezNovember 11, 2013
    I live in Miami but when I travel to Boston, this is the spot I come to for the best Cuban food in Boston.
  • Rosa P.
    Rosa PenaNovember 9, 2013
    It was delicious as always. Today I had grilled steak with tostones.
  • Connald M.
    Connald McChonaldNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Paella negra. Get it
  • Rosalind W.
    Rosalind WrightOctober 10, 2013
    Awesome food and people
  • Inna
    InnaSeptember 14, 2013
    Best coffee in JP.
  • Boston M.
    Boston MamaJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Came for the 2nd time this week & the waiter was SO attentive to us..Offered crayons & activity sheet for our 2yo which never happened & made lots of suggestions about menu :) Great customer service!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CMay 19, 2013
    Get the bistec a caballo
  • Ani J.
    Ani JohnsonMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Kim is the sweetest waitress but really everyone there are toral sweeties!
  • Ani J.
    Ani JohnsonFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ay dios mio! Love the fried yuca!
  • Ani J.
    Ani JohnsonDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Mayor is in the house. Hola amigos!
  • Ayodeji M.
    Ayodeji MarquisDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cashew juice.
  • Dan O.
    Dan OJune 26, 2012
    Definitely try the traditional Cuban sandwich. Holy Frijoles it was good.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 11, 2012
    Possibly the best Cuban food in Boston, this no-frills places offers a variety of Cuban classics and unique rice dishes. From braised oxtail to mashed green plantains, the food consistently pleases. Read more
  • Bernie R.
    Bernie ReidMay 2, 2012
    The maduros are da bomb!
  • Scootch
    ScootchFebruary 14, 2012
    ¡Viva Cuba! I never had any qualms about the food, or the service!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BenderOctober 5, 2011
    huevos con chorizo and cafe con leche...a breakfast to die for!
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YayaSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    David's in miami has the best cuban sub let me give them try
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.August 3, 2011
    Delicious Cuban food. The caballo steak is enough for 2 people to share.
  • Joselin M.
    Joselin ManeMay 1, 2011
    Practice your Spanish - The menu is available English & Spanish
  • Joselin M.
    Joselin ManeMay 1, 2011
    Must try Morir Sonando (OJ & Milk) it literally means die dreaming It's soooo good!
  • Kristen G.
    Kristen GalloMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you come here you have to order the Cuban sandwich! Side of tostones and a lemonade and you'll be happy, trust me.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 13, 2010
    Try the Fried Yucca
  • Tara B.
    Tara BellucciDecember 5, 2010
    Try the Cuban Sandwich
  • John K.
    John KohlerOctober 29, 2010
    The cubano is the best, I get extra pickles. Get an order of sweet plantains with that and you are all set :-)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DiazJuly 9, 2010
    When you get the Cuban Sandwich get it with beacon!
  • Danny S.
    Danny SanchezApril 18, 2010
    Excellent Cuban food, very authentic compared with the great hole-in-the-walls in Miami.
  • Ani J.
    Ani JohnsonApril 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I lived in Miami for ten years and this place is the real deal. Order pollo a la plancha con arroz y maduros. Delicioso!
  • Steve L.
    Steve L.March 17, 2010
    This restaurant has the best Cuban sandwiches I've ever had. Read more
  • Ultimate Spa b.
    Chicharron de pollo
  • Sebastián P.
    Sebastián PatiñoMarch 25, 2011
    Tomando un cafecito cubano...
  • Ani J.
    Ani JohnsonFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Tostones o maduros. Delicioso!
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