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Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Detroit, Detroit
  • Mariela S.
    "The salsa lessons & live band are really great!!!!!!"(3 Tips)
    versetta e.
    "Fre salsa dance lessons every Friday and Saturday"(4 Tips)
    Chetna P.
    "Highly recommend their sangria and Cuban coffee."(9 Tips)
    Bill F.
    "Cuban coffee is superb good here, sip one down!"(3 Tips)
68 Tips and reviews
  • sangria
  • tapas
  • seafood
  • salsa lessons
  • mojitos
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  • Samir N.
    Samir Nazir3 hours ago
    holy deliciousness!
  • Sachith V.
    Don't miss the cakes. Loved them!
  • Yuri R.
    The tapas are great! I highly recommend the empanadas.
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HarrisonJuly 1
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a ton of small plates to share with the table. The calamari, beef empanadas, and mashed potato balls (can't remember what they're actually called) are amazing.
  • Jason
    JasonDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just get out there and let your salsa dancing skills be seen. Don't worry if you don't dance well, most of the people dancing are all in the same boat. Just have fun!
  • RC
    RCSeptember 20, 2015
    Fun place for dancing and drinks are great.
  • Chetna P.
    Chetna PannuJuly 20, 2015
    Great atmosphere and amazing food. Highly recommend their sangria and Cuban coffee.
    Upvoted Jul 27
  • Ronita G.
    Ronita GriffinJune 27, 2015
    Paella and calamari very good!
  • Johnny B.
    Johnny BlackchurchJune 9, 2015
    Ropa vieja and tostones are superb.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MontalbanoJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood paella for the win! So good. Treat yourself to something good!
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GarciaJanuary 5, 2015
    Chorizo Español!!!
  • Hardy S.
    Hardy SandefurJanuary 3, 2015
    Tilapia doña Maria
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent dish. Pollo con Camarones. Chicken, shrimp, mushrooms in a creamy basil tomato sauce.
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.November 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mouthwatering dishes with lots of flavor. Tapas are always a hit - the calamari is salty spicy goodness. Skirt steak is big and magnificent. Get a caipirinha!
  • Joanna J.
    Joanna JaddouOctober 8, 2014
    I think I just found the "Best Thing I EvEr Ate". The tenderness of the lamb shank, the FRESH rosemary, the delicious black bean rice & the fried sugary plantains come together to take the title!!!!!!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DunhamSeptember 22, 2014
    Dancing classes were cool. Do they still do that?
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the sandwiches can feed two people! Very big!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GerrishMay 31, 2014
    Try their vegetarian paella.
  • Francesco P.
    Francesco ParolaApril 19, 2014
    Good place!
  • Barb G.
    Barb GravesApril 4, 2014
    The Sangria is to die for!
  • Danielle A.
    Danielle AdamsFebruary 14, 2014
    It was great!! I have to go back again!
  • Robert K.
    Robert KassaFebruary 8, 2014
    Great food and fun atmosphere. Salsa lessons and dancing (but not all night) for those who want to participate. Nice clean place, good service, looking forward to going back... All around good time!
  • Heather S.
    Heather SzpondowskiJanuary 25, 2014
    Holy Lobster Bisque!! ... I've died and went to heaven
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Rice & Beans - Awesome
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Lamb Shanks - A must try if you like lamb
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 10, 2013
    Try the empanadas - Really good. Get the chicken
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Tortilla Espanola - Awesome. A must try.
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 10, 2013
    Try the 50/50 Sangria - Broke my alcohol rule #goodforamix
  • Daniella B.
    Daniella BorumJune 16, 2013
    Love the plantains! Plantos maduros-yum!
  • Shauna W.
    Shauna WJune 9, 2013
    The Ensalada de Pera is the best! Light and delish.
  • Virgil B.
    Virgil BarbuApril 28, 2013
    Man so much food, the Mojitos are the bomb!!!!
  • Niki R.
    Niki RicerFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    End your meal with a Cuban Coffee. It's a tiny cup of espresso with caramelized sugar in it. Muy Bueno!
  • Tiffany N.
    Tiffany NewtonJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I absolutely love this place! The duck & Sangria is great 
  • J S.
    J SingletonNovember 18, 2012
    Yummy stuff
  • Chantay L.
    Chantay LeonardSeptember 23, 2012
    The marrones enchilados tapa -shrimp in a tasty spicy creole sauce and the tender chicken and flavorful saffron rice in the pollo con arroz dish were delicious. So many tempting choices!
  • Whip Hand C.
    Whip Hand CosmeticsAugust 3, 2012
    For the Ladies: Try Whip Hand Cosmetics' Made in Detroit "Freeze" Lip Creme and see if it stays on during a long evening of Mojitos and delish Cuban food @ Vicente's.
  • Michele S.
    Michele SJuly 29, 2012
    Great first date place! Love the atmosphere and food.
  • Keith V.
    Keith VansenJuly 4, 2012
    The empanadas were very good. Lived the tapas. Those little bacon wrapped shrimp were fun too.
  • Eva C.
    Eva CookJune 27, 2012
    Skip the sangria and have a 'Woodhouse'
  • Tim T.
    Tim TaylorMay 23, 2012
    The bathroom is fancy.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FitzGeraldMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cuban coffee is superb good here, sip one down!
  • Shajuan M.
    Shajuan MortonApril 8, 2012
    Get the Cuban won't regret it
  • Alexis G.
    Alexis GarciaApril 7, 2012
    Get the muscles !!!!
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic Cuban food and great Mojitos. Be sure to make reservations on Friday and Saturday nights as live salsa dancing draws a large crowd!
  • Kate S.
    Kate StoreyOctober 29, 2011
    Get the cincuente-cincuente (50-50) sangria; it has a hint of cinnamon!
  • Sue F.
    Sue F.October 16, 2011
    Try the lemon chicken ... sooo good !
  • versetta e.
    versetta eaddyOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fre salsa dance lessons every Friday and Saturday, starting at 11:00 p.m. Drink some great Sangria, and afterwards bust a move!
  • Matthew
    MatthewSeptember 18, 2011
    It's hard to find a good mojito. This place makes one of the better ones I've had, and they make their own simple syrup; perhaps the most important part of any mojito.
  • David H.
    David HamlinMay 30, 2011
    Sangria was really good. Had a number of tapas and they were all tasty. Wait Staff was knowledgeable and pleasant.
  • Marzia H.
    Marzia HamlinMay 30, 2011
    Food is fresh and delicious, and it's easy to love the music and atmosphere. Check it out!
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