Kuba Kuba

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
The Fan, Richmond
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  • Emily B.
    "Tres Leches Cake is out of this world!! Great food and atmosphere!"(21 Tips)
    Rebecca M.
    "California huevos & plantains were the best food decision"(5 Tips)
    shineshineshine
    "My favorite brunch spot>cafe con leche and tostones"(5 Tips)
    Rachel M.
    "Best Cuban sandwiches around."(8 Tips)
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  • Lianna W.
    Lianna Woods3 weeks ago
    Brunch is great, sandwiches are delicious, cafe con leche & platanos are must-have items. On a budget, go for moros y cristianos or get paella vegetariana (it's big enough to split or take 1/2 home).
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezFebruary 10
    Mediocre. The ropa vieja was dry and way under-salted. The place has a nice student hangout vibe, and their lunch/breakfast menu looks more interesting, but dinner was not good.
  • Adam V.
    Adam VandoverJanuary 10
    Black Bean soup and vegetarian paella are both great!
  • Kirsten S.
    Kirsten SmithNovember 4, 2015
    Stay away from the Cuban, get the tres Leches cake, the empandillos and the cup of black bean soup with cornbread. So cheap $13 for all of it and we were stuffed and happy. It's amazing
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy ByrdOctober 14, 2015
    Today was my first visit and I loved the place,food and service. A+ in my book. The dessert was amazing. Took pic too!!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PaaschSeptember 30, 2015
    Cuban sandwiches, ropa vieja, tres leches cake... it's hard to go wrong with so many delicious options!
  • Johnny H.
    Johnny HugelSeptember 9, 2015
    Iced cafe con leche, california huevos, tostones, empanadillas, tres leches... What more do you need?
  • Wendy O.
    Wendy OuyangAugust 8, 2015
    $1 miller high pony, avocado salad, Cuban sandwich, ending with Tres leche= best meal anyone can ask for. 😻
  • Brandon E.
    Craving tres leches? This is the best place to go! 6$ and you get a HUGE slice!!
  • Shannon R.
    Shannon RaygunJanuary 22, 2015
    The Cuban sandwich is to die for, and the fried plantains are the perfect complementary flavor.
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GJanuary 8, 2015
    The avocado salad is huge! Very fresh and filling.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 20, 2014
    Tres leches cake and cafe con leche! If you get anything - get dessert. The food is amazing and they have large portions!
    Upvoted May 16
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarSeptember 13, 2014
    Roasted red pepper soup is savory and delicious!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerAugust 16, 2014
    The seafood paella was HUGE and a tad dry and over cooked, however the friend plantains were on point!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BoatengAugust 14, 2014
    Pulled pork is delicious. Tres Leches is the best you'll ever have. Share plates! They're HUGE!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TibbettsAugust 10, 2014
    Got to have a cafe con leche and the pork plate when you go. #kubakuba #yum #realcuban
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 13, 2014
    The coconut risotto cake appetizer is so good!
  • Online P.
    Online ProducerApril 4, 2014
    The bread on the side, with the palm leaf baked into the top, certifies the authenticity of the family-owned, 15-year-old establishment.
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FowlerMarch 8, 2014
    Food is the best! Little bit of a wait but we'll worth it!
  • RVANews
    RVANewsMarch 7, 2014
    Bring a friend, and share an order of the Kuban roast pork. You’ll receive a bowl piled high with tender mojo-marinated pork, black beans and rice, and lightly fried, smashed plantains.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MorrisonMarch 5, 2014
    When I was here a year ago, the portobello press & plantains were dry, bland. But today, the California huevos & plantains were the best food decision I've made in awhile. Good work, will return!
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZelekFebruary 2, 2014
    There is a bit of a wait on weekends during brunch time....meaning this place is a HIT
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleJanuary 6, 2014
    Go for brunch, get The California Rancheros, the best take on Huevos Rancheros I've ever had. My own will now be molded after this delectable dish of pintos & eggs.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McMullenOctober 9, 2013
    Always get the best treatment here..esp when they hear me hablar español - extra empanadas on my plate 👊😜
  • Kristel P.
    Kristel PooleSeptember 11, 2013
    It's a small place, so make sure your whole party is there before you try for a table. Also, sit at the bar if it's just you and watch them work in the open grill kitchen.
  • Kristel P.
    Kristel PooleSeptember 11, 2013
    Everything is good. Try the tostones or empanadillas to start. Order the Cuban sandwich or California Huevos. Don't leave without a Cuban coffee and Tres Leches Cake.
  • Doris k.
    Doris kJune 23, 2013
    Miller High life pony $1 beers ... Love the atmosphere in this place... Feels like you are in Cuba . The food is sooo good. Great music
  • Sophie Z.
    Sophie ZarskiJune 19, 2013
    Try the breakfast burrito its so delicious. Served only on Sunday brunch though.
  • Anita
    AnitaJune 15, 2013
    Try the Pesto-Tomato Jack Melt With Roasted Pork - I added pork to the Pesto-Tomato-Jack & it was delicious!
  • Anita
    AnitaJune 15, 2013
    Try the Paella Valenciana - Meagan tried this dish & loved it!
  • Kim
    KimApril 1, 2013
    Coconut risotto cakes are perfection and the salmon and paella and huevos are amazing!
  • Ana
    AnaJanuary 6, 2013
    Low key restaurant with high quality food at a reasonable price. Been coming here for 15 years and never had a bad meal. P.S wear washable clothes, you'll smell like the restaurant when you leave.
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DunnJanuary 2, 2013
    Had a very long wait for lunch around 1:30 because they were packed but it worth it. Tres leches cake, everyone is right- try it! Generous portions for your meal.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SJuly 29, 2012
    The Tres Leches cake is like a Twinkie soaked in awesome!
  • Miranda
    MirandaJuly 10, 2012
    Split the vegetarian paella with a friend and still had to take home leftovers! I can't wait to take visitors here to show them how awesome Richmond's food scene is.
  • Jennifer B.
    Tres Leches is the best in town! Also try the limeaid!
  • Vernon R.
    Vernon RuizMay 8, 2012
    Try the Limeade, it's great and definitely order the kubanaso.
  • Donald M.
    Donald MossFebruary 8, 2012
    The basic cuban is fantastic, but if they have the Bar-b-cuban, go for that. Never eaten anything so fast in my life.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchuttlerFebruary 8, 2012
    The Tres Leches cake was featured on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate! Can't wait to go back and try that!
  • Stacie D.
    Stacie DebevecFebruary 4, 2012
    Cafe Con Leche at the end of the meal :-) EVERYTHING on the menu is AMAZING, you can't go wrong!
  • RVA Badge
    RVA BadgeJanuary 31, 2012
    An beloved neighborhood restaurant, the food is well worth the wait. Don't forget to always save room for the Tres leches, Food Network even featured the dessert on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerSeptember 25, 2011
    Best Cuban sandwiches around. They also are one of the few places to serve Jupina (pineapple soda) and plantains. If you have a sweet tooth be sure to buy both.
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GJuly 23, 2011
    Make sure your entire party is there at once or they won't seat you!!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BJuly 12, 2011
    Tres Leches Cake is out of this world!! Great food and atmosphere! Get something off of the specials menu!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerApril 1, 2011
    Portabello Press is vegetarian friendly and enough to take home for a second meal! Also recommend the black bean soup if you're less hungry.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SandersJanuary 29, 2011
    The limeade is the best in the world. Try the bar-be-quban special!
  • Maria F.
    Maria F.September 15, 2010
    This place is highly recommended...maybe in a few weeks I'll check this place out! The menu is awesome!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HarclerodeJune 1, 2010
    Travelling for work can be a drag, but there's nothing better than getting an unexpectedly good meal. That's exactly what I got at this cool little Cuban place. Guava & Ginger grilled shrimp. MMMMMM Read more
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MeolaMarch 9, 2010
    Great place in the neighborhood; best tres leche you'll find north of the Sawgrass Expressway. Don't forget to wash it down with a cafecito. Read more
  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TaylorOctober 19, 2009
    had the best Cuban sandwich ever at Kuba Kuba. Definitely worth checking out if you've not already done so.
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