El Oriental De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant
416 Centre St (Paul Gore Street), Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 66 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Javier R.
    "Best restaurant in town for a Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich, great staff."(13 Tips)
    Sean B.
    "huevos con chorizo and cafe con leche...a breakfast to die for!"(2 Tips)
    Miguel R.
    "best Cuban food in Boston."(2 Tips)
    Daniel T.
    "Oxtail is delicious!"(2 Tips)
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  • Cuban sandwiches
  • miami
  • Cuban food
  • caballo
  • cafe con leche
  • authentic
  • good service
  • oxtail
  • great value
  • orange juice
  • casual
  • coffee
  • steak
  • lively
  • roast pork
  • chicken soup
  • huevos con chorizo
  • lemonade
  • breakfast food
  • paella
  • Yolaida M.

    Great dishes, awesome coffee, and good service

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  • Ray S.

    Lengua gizada, flan, bistek, Cuban sandwich. Never had anything there I did not like.

    Ray Stockwell · February 3
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  • Chris E.

    Cubano, Cubano, Cubano. I mean, the shredded beef I had was delicious, but I regret not ordering the Cubano. Next time!

    Chris E · January 10
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  • Daniel T.

    Oxtail is delicious!

    Daniel Tewfik · September 26, 2014
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  • Imran J.

    Ropa vieja and the fresh came juice. Yummmm!

    Imran Jaferey · September 13, 2014
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  • Piqui B.

    The best Chicken Soup Anyywhere.

    Piqui Berrios · August 7, 2014
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  • Ennis G.

    Bistec encebollado

    Ennis Glendon · August 7, 2014
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  • Monica L.

    I love the chicken fricassee!

    Monica Landrum · April 19, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    The quintessential Cubano sandwich comes loaded with roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, marinade sauce, shredded lettuce, white onion, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard.

    Serious Eats · March 7, 2014
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  • Raymond S.

    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

    Raymond Stockwell · January 13, 2014
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  • Javier R.

    Best restaurant in town for a Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich, great staff.

    Javier Rivera · November 27, 2013
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  • Miguel R.

    I live in Miami but when I travel to Boston, this is the spot I come to for the best Cuban food in Boston.

    Miguel Rodriguez · November 11, 2013
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  • Rosa P.

    It was delicious as always. Today I had grilled steak with tostones.

    Rosa Pena · November 9, 2013
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  • Connie @.

    Paella negra. Get it

    Connie @conchan · November 3, 2013
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  • Rosalind W.

    Awesome food and people

    Rosalind Wright · October 10, 2013
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  • Inna

    Best coffee in JP.

    Inna · September 14, 2013
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  • Boston M.

    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!

    Boston Mama · June 24, 2013
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  • Tony C.

    Get the bistec a caballo

    Tony C · May 19, 2013
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  • Ani J.

    Kim is the sweetest waitress but really everyone there are toral sweeties!

    Ani Johnson · March 27, 2013
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  • Ani J.

    Ay dios mio! Love the fried yuca!

    Ani Johnson · February 16, 2013
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  • Ani J.

    Mayor is in the house. Hola amigos!

    Ani Johnson · December 28, 2012
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  • Ayodeji M.

    Get the cashew juice.

    Ayodeji Marquis · December 21, 2012
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  • Dan O.

    Definitely try the traditional Cuban sandwich. Holy Frijoles it was good.

    Dan O · June 26, 2012
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  • BU Today

    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

    BU Today · June 11, 2012
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  • Bernie R.

    The maduros are da bomb!

    Bernie Reid · May 2, 2012
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  • Scootch

    ¡Viva Cuba! I never had any qualms about the food, or the service!

    Scootch · February 14, 2012
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  • Sean B.

    huevos con chorizo and cafe con leche...a breakfast to die for!

    Sean Bender · October 5, 2011
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  • Michael Y.

    David's in miami has the best cuban sub let me give them try

    Michael Yaya · September 6, 2011
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  • Michelle A.

    Delicious Cuban food. The caballo steak is enough for 2 people to share.

    Michelle A. · August 3, 2011
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  • Joselin M.

    Practice your Spanish - The menu is available English & Spanish

    Joselin Mane · May 1, 2011
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  • Joselin M.

    Must try Morir Sonando (OJ & Milk) it literally means die dreaming It's soooo good!

    Joselin Mane · May 1, 2011
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  • Sebastián P.

    Tomando un cafecito cubano...

    Sebastián Patiño · March 25, 2011
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  • Kristen G.

    If you come here you have to order the Cuban sandwich! Side of tostones and a lemonade and you'll be happy, trust me.

    Kristen Gallo · March 16, 2011
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  • Ani J.

    Tostones o maduros. Delicioso!

    Ani Johnson · February 18, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Fried Yucca

    Foodspotting · December 13, 2010
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  • Tara B.

    Try the Cuban Sandwich

    Tara Bellucci · December 5, 2010
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  • John K.

    The cubano is the best, I get extra pickles. Get an order of sweet plantains with that and you are all set :-)

    John Kohler · October 29, 2010
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  • Jason D.

    When you get the Cuban Sandwich get it with beacon!

    Jason Diaz · July 9, 2010
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  • Danny S.

    Excellent Cuban food, very authentic compared with the great hole-in-the-walls in Miami.

    Danny Sanchez · April 18, 2010
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  • Ani J.

    I lived in Miami for ten years and this place is the real deal. Order pollo a la plancha con arroz y maduros. Delicioso!

    Ani Johnson · April 17, 2010
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  • Steve L.

    This restaurant has the best Cuban sandwiches I've ever had. Read more

    Steve L. · March 17, 2010
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