Hot Cuban eats in Hoboken NJ – a quick trip from NYC!

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The lady and I dropped in here while over in New Jersey recently wandering around the streets of Hoboken. The weather was still super nice out that evening so we decided to take a seat on the outside sidewalk seating. The Cuban is one of those surprising finds that is totally unexpected and wish you had known about it sooner.

Kick-ass mojitos, wonderful appetizers, excellent service, live music on Thurs night, outside seating. Perfect. What more can you ask for?

Oh, maybe happy hour Tues-Fri 4-7pm, and Sat-Sun 3-6pm! $5 drinks and tapas!

Live Cuban music Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30pm!

DJ’s Friday and Saturday nights!

Strong mojitos and ridiculously authentic Cuban specialties. Drinks made with top shelf as the norm too!


The staff and service was very attentive, warm and friendly. I felt like I was at a family’s place hooking me up with a good time. Loved sitting outside under the stars listening to great music while kicking back with a few mojitos. Our waiter helped us navigate the menu and we were quite satisfied with our choices.

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Empanadas ( Chicken Fricase, Ropa Vieja, Escalivada ), Potato Croquettes with wild mushroom, grilled mushroom escabeche, truffle jalapeno aioli, and a Tamale ( Traditional Cuban corn tamal, pork, Creole onions ). All very good. Basically, we just ordered a bunch of appetizers “tapas style” so we could try a few things out. Really, the food here is delish!

l (4)Had to try out a few desserts. The Flancito ( Caramel flan w/ Malibu coconut pineapple salsita ) rocked it!  We also had an ice cream that is hard to describe but oddly addicting – Mamey. I don’t know what it was but could not stop eating it.

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If I lived in Hoboken this would be one of my go-to happy hour spots as you can’t beat it! Fun atmosphere, great food, cheap strong drinks. Who am I kidding? I would be there on weekends too. Tasty!

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24 thoughts on “Hot Cuban eats in Hoboken NJ – a quick trip from NYC!”

  1. Holy Moly, I’m out of circulation for a week and feel as if I’ve missed out on years- Real happy I caught onto this Post though not sure where I would even begin off of this menu- it all looks so good and tasty, I would definitely like to eat here and the Mojitos, one of my favorite cocktails sound pretty darn good! Thanks for sharing.
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