Kuba Kuba

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
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  • Kelly G.
    "Tres Leches cake is to die for -- and has been on the Food Network!"(20 Tips)
    Rebecca M.
    "California huevos & plantains were the best food decision"(5 Tips)
    Vernon R.
    "Try the Limeade, it's great and definitely order the kubanaso."(4 Tips)
    shineshineshine
    "My favorite brunch spot>cafe con leche and tostones"(5 Tips)
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  • Lianna W.
    Lianna WoodsJuly 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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).
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • 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
    Upvoted Jun 5
  • 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!
  • Kristel P.
    Kristel PooleSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Kristel P.
    Kristel PooleSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tres leches cake and cafe con leche! If you get anything - get dessert. The food is amazing and they have large portions!
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BoatengAugust 14, 2014
    Pulled pork is delicious. Tres Leches is the best you'll ever have. Share plates! They're HUGE!
  • Johnny H.
    Johnny HugelSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced cafe con leche, california huevos, tostones, empanadillas, tres leches... What more do you need?
  • 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.
  • Chris K.
    Great food. Flank steak special was amazing. So was monkfish, paella, and flan. Fun lively place.
  • Donald M.
    Donald MossFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The basic cuban is fantastic, but if they have the Bar-b-cuban, go for that. Never eaten anything so fast in my life.
  • Wendy O.
    Wendy OuyangAugust 8, 2015
    $1 miller high pony, avocado salad, Cuban sandwich, ending with Tres leche= best meal anyone can ask for. 😻
  • Alejandra M.
    Alejandra MorlettSeptember 26, 2016
    Favorite Cuban restaurant in Richmond. Try El kubanaso (or Cuban sandwish)!
  • Anita
    AnitaJune 15, 2013
    Try the Pesto-Tomato Jack Melt With Roasted Pork - I added pork to the Pesto-Tomato-Jack & it was delicious!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PaaschSeptember 30, 2015
    Cuban sandwiches, ropa vieja, tres leches cake... it's hard to go wrong with so many delicious options!
  • Kim
    KimApril 1, 2013
    Coconut risotto cakes are perfection and the salmon and paella and huevos are amazing!
  • Shannon R.
    Shannon RaygunJanuary 22, 2015
    The Cuban sandwich is to die for, and the fried plantains are the perfect complementary flavor.
  • Stacie D.
    Stacie DebevecFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe Con Leche at the end of the meal :-) EVERYTHING on the menu is AMAZING, you can't go wrong!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BJuly 12, 2011
    Tres Leches Cake is out of this world!! Great food and atmosphere! Get something off of the specials menu!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerAugust 16, 2014
    The seafood paella was HUGE and a tad dry and over cooked, however the friend plantains were on point!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HarclerodeJune 1, 2010
    Travelling for work can be a drag, but there's nothing better than getting an unexpectedly good meal. That's exactly what I got at this cool little Cuban place. Guava & Ginger grilled shrimp. MMMMMM Read more
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McMullenOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the best treatment here..esp when they hear me hablar español - extra empanadas on my plate 👊😜
  • Sophie Z.
    Sophie ZarskiJune 19, 2013
    Try the breakfast burrito its so delicious. Served only on Sunday brunch though.
  • Brandon E.
    Craving tres leches? This is the best place to go! 6$ and you get a HUGE slice!!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MeolaMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Adam V.
    Adam VandoverJanuary 10, 2016
    Black Bean soup and vegetarian paella are both great!
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨January 8, 2015
    The avocado salad is huge! Very fresh and filling.
  • 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!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 13, 2014
    The coconut risotto cake appetizer is so good!
  • Jennifer B.
    Tres Leches is the best in town! Also try the limeaid!
  • Anita
    AnitaJune 15, 2013
    Try the Paella Valenciana - Meagan tried this dish & loved it!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tres Leches cake is like a Twinkie soaked in awesome!
  • 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
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FowlerMarch 8, 2014
    Food is the best! Little bit of a wait but we'll worth it!
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJanuary 4, 2016
    Can't do much better for brunch in RVA than the huevos rancheros.
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GilesMarch 28, 2014
    Tres Leches cake is to die for -- and has been on the Food Network!
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezFebruary 10, 2016
    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.
  • Vernon R.
    Vernon RuizMay 8, 2012
    Try the Limeade, it's great and definitely order the kubanaso.
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Roasted red pepper soup is savory and delicious!
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZelekFebruary 2, 2014
    There is a bit of a wait on weekends during brunch time....meaning this place is a HIT
  • Desiree D.
    Desiree DavisMay 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I can not find better Cuban food in town! Best!
  • Claire I.
    Claire IsabelSeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome. Just awesome.
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Tostones side is HUGE for only $2.95! It's more than enough for 3 people.
  • 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!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SandersJanuary 29, 2011
    The limeade is the best in the world. Try the bar-be-quban special!
  • Harrison W.
    Harrison WeberJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best food I've ever had
  • Dalia
    DaliaJuly 19, 2015
    The best flan! And cortadito!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconDecember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tres leches cake in rva!
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GJuly 23, 2011
    Make sure your entire party is there at once or they won't seat you!!
  • Bacon G.
    Bacon GreaseFebruary 4, 2016
    Levon, Cuban sandwich, good breakfast
  • Paul W.
    Paul WoolfJanuary 12, 2011
    superb take out service ... and killer con leche cake
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BergsmanSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome brunch!
  • Molly L.
    Molly LongAugust 13, 2014
    Simply outstanding food. Service is hit or miss.
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna CanitzAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My friend and I got the breakfast burrito 2 mornings in a row! So good!
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Soup is usually great!
  • Erin N.
    Erin NoelAugust 8, 2015
    Shredded pork with black beans and rice!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Kuba Kuba as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Coconut ginger soup is delicious!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimApril 6, 2012
    Tres Leches was on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Jason D.
    Jason DetwilerMarch 17, 2012
    Definitely some Red Sox love here!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DuncanMarch 2, 2012
    Pineapple soda! A most.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BurgioAugust 18, 2014
    So stoked about some Cuban food right now.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NaorozSeptember 29, 2012
    It's true, have desert first. Even for brunch.
  • Lyndon A.
    Lyndon AguiarOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Carrot* ginger soup is delicious!
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TillageAugust 8, 2014
    Try the cafe con leche
  • Shomari T.
    Shomari ThompsonApril 2, 2011
    Get the smoked salmon tortilla!
  • kristindownie
    kristindownieFebruary 3, 2012
    get the tres leche cake!
  • Raging S.
    Raging ShatnerSeptember 24, 2011
    Huevos and a Pacifico, FTW!
  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TaylorOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    had the best Cuban sandwich ever at Kuba Kuba. Definitely worth checking out if you've not already done so.
  • shineshineshine
    shineshineshineAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite brunch spot>cafe con leche and tostones
  • Madison G.
    Madison GongawareAugust 11, 2015
    Huevos Rancheros. Enough said.
  • Gail A.
    Gail AilorApril 27, 2012
    Wonderful risotto!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BrowningMay 5, 2010
    Definitely order the Huevos Rancheros. So goood!
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 28, 2014
    Sloppy Jose and the Kubanaso
  • Baloo B.
    Baloo BearSeptember 18, 2014
    Great place !
  • The Flats a.
    Great place!
  • Bill C.
    Bill CavenderAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban sandwich
  • Randall F.
    Randall FletcherSeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    California Huevos is amazing.
  • Nima K.
    Nima KhalilianApril 10, 2016
    All of the pallellas
  • Chris L.
    Chris LongSeptember 30, 2012
    Delicious!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TibbettsAugust 10, 2014
    Got to have a cafe con leche and the pork plate when you go. #kubakuba #yum #realcuban
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DawsonJanuary 12, 2015
    Plantains!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    california huevos in the morning... yum
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    seafood paella for dinner....yum
  • james m.
    james munnDecember 27, 2009
    Pork was awesome
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SmithOctober 31, 2009
    Kubanaso and Limeade. Enough said.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McMullenJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tres Leches chocolate cake, tostones, empanadas, con Moros y Cristianos. Cubanaso es increíble. (Unbelievable)!!
  • Trinity R.
    Trinity RansomJuly 23, 2015
    Kubanaso, Cuban sandwich, paella valenciana, tres leche, EVERYTHING
  • S R.
    S RFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    tostones, tres leches, negro modela, heaven
  • morgan f.
    morgan finkelsteinJune 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Sweet cafe con leche 😍
  • Mackie C.
    Mackie CoxFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe con leche!!!
  • Liz K.
    Liz KayNovember 22, 2015
    Tres leches
  • Ted W.
    Ted WallofFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Con Leche:)
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