El Oriental De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant · Hyde Square
416 Centre St (Paul Gore Street), Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, United States
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
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 89 votes

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    Ani J.
    "I lived in Miami for ten years and this place is the real deal."(4 Tips)
    Javier R.
    "Best restaurant in town for a Cuban (Cubano) Sandwich, great staff."(15 Tips)
    Miguel R.
    "best Cuban food in Boston."(2 Tips)
    Tony C.
    "Get the bistec a caballo"(2 Tips)
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  • Cuban sandwiches
  • miami
  • caballo
  • authentic
  • casual
  • lively
  • café
  • steak
  • oxtail
  • good for a quick meal
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • orange juice
  • coffee
  • roast pork
  • chicken soup
  • lemonade
  • breakfast food
  • paella
  • pickles
  • Terence C.

    Fair service. Got the beef empanada, mofongo, croquettes, fried yuca, special cubano. Was not that pleased with the food. 3/5

    Terence Chan · 2 weeks ago
  • Santamaria M.

    Food, Sea food, fish

    Santamaria Miguel · September 9
  • Ashley B.

    The food is amazing ! Well seasoned and big portions !

    Ashley Barboza · July 31
  • Michael P.

    This place is great. Get the fried yucca, Cuban sandwich, and skirt steak. To die dreaming drink is UNREAL.

    Michael Pan · July 27
  • Yolaida M.

    Great dishes, awesome coffee, and good service

  • Ray S.

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

    Ray Stockwell · February 3
  • 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
  • Daniel T.

    Oxtail is delicious!

    Daniel Tewfik · September 26, 2014
  • Imran J.

    Ropa vieja and the fresh came juice. Yummmm!

    Imran Jaferey · September 13, 2014
  • Piqui B.

    The best Chicken Soup Anyywhere.

    Piqui Berrios · August 7, 2014
  • Ennis G.

    Bistec encebollado

    Ennis Glendon · August 7, 2014
  • Monica L.

    I love the chicken fricassee!

    Monica Landrum · April 19, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Javier R.

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

    Javier Rivera · November 27, 2013
  • 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
  • Rosa P.

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

    Rosa Pena · November 9, 2013
  • Connald M.

    Paella negra. Get it

    Connald McChonald · November 3, 2013
  • Rosalind W.

    Awesome food and people

    Rosalind Wright · October 10, 2013
  • Inna

    Best coffee in JP.

    Inna · September 14, 2013
  • 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
  • Tony C.

    Get the bistec a caballo

    Tony C · May 19, 2013
  • Ani J.

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

    Ani Johnson · March 27, 2013
  • Ani J.

    Ay dios mio! Love the fried yuca!

    Ani Johnson · February 16, 2013
  • Ani J.

    Mayor is in the house. Hola amigos!

    Ani Johnson · December 28, 2012
  • Ayodeji M.

    Get the cashew juice.

    Ayodeji Marquis · December 21, 2012
  • Dan O.

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

    Dan O · June 26, 2012
  • 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
  • Bernie R.

    The maduros are da bomb!

    Bernie Reid · May 2, 2012
  • Scootch

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

    Scootch · February 14, 2012
  • Sean B.

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

    Sean Bender · October 5, 2011
  • Michael Y.

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

    Michael Yaya · September 6, 2011
  • Michelle A.

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

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

    Practice your Spanish - The menu is available English & Spanish

    Joselin Mane · May 1, 2011
  • Joselin M.

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

    Joselin Mane · May 1, 2011
  • 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
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Fried Yucca

    Foodspotting · December 13, 2010
  • Tara B.

    Try the Cuban Sandwich

    Tara Bellucci · December 5, 2010
  • 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
  • Jason D.

    When you get the Cuban Sandwich get it with beacon!

    Jason Diaz · July 9, 2010
  • Danny S.

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

    Danny Sanchez · April 18, 2010
  • 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
  • Steve L.

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

    Steve L. · March 17, 2010
  • Sebastián P.

    Tomando un cafecito cubano...

    Sebastián Patiño · March 25, 2011
  • Ani J.

    Tostones o maduros. Delicioso!

    Ani Johnson · February 18, 2011

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