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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

4.7
4.7
710 reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
We offer parking behind the restaurant, the lot is open for our guests to park where you like, disregard all private signage. The lot is accessible via Hadley or Russell Streets.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Patricia Estorino

  • Catering

    We do cater. Please visit our website at gustazo-cubancafe.com/cambridge or email us at gustazocambridge@gmail.com for menu updates.

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups up to 120 people. Our lower dining room can accommodate up to 150 people. Our private dining area on the back up to 40 people. All spaces are suitable for family and corporate events alike along with the delicious food and thoughtful service that guests have come to expect from Gustazo Restaurant Group.

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Cross Street

    Walden

  • Parking Details

    Street parking all day and night, private parking lot open to the public during dinner hours via Hadley Street and Russell Street.

  • Public Transit

    Porter Square, Davis Square T stops and the 77 and 83 Bus lines.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FL

    FoodieforLife13

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious spot for sure! My friend and I went here and got some tapas and everything was wonderful. We sat outside in the front patio and I got a guava mocktail mojito and my friend got a margarita and we both loved our drinks. Then, we got the croquettes, empanadas, and ribs and it all tasted so yummy! We will definitely be back!
  2. B

    Blazor

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine food, good service, fun atmosphere, good value. A great addition to the Cambridge dinning scene.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family meet up
  4. F

    Foodfanatic

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and plenty of it! Outside patio in back was perfect - inside was a bit too noisy. Service was terrific. All in all a great evening out with friends from out of town!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loves their food and good drinks !
  6. HC

    HollyC

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is absolutely one of our favorite new finds among the restaurants we've tried lately. Amazing food with a Latin flair, creative craft cocktails, a fun atmosphere, and an attentive waitstaff--what's not to love? We'll be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happened to be in Cambridge and we live cuban food…. Everything was amazing!! Cocktails , food and dessert!
  8. PH

    PeterH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We particularly liked the small plates: mejillones, polpo, camarones, the baby lamb chops…. A nice drink too: “Smoky something or other” There’s not much they can do about the noise but when the restaurant is full…. We’ve been there before and we’ll return.
  9. K

    Katz

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been since it opened and now wondering why it’s taken me so long to return. Food was creative, multilayered flavors and textures and delicious. We sat in the patio and didn’t realize there was a parking lot in the back. There was new bartending staff so drinks were slower than we would have liked but everything else made up for i. We will be back soon!
  10. LJ

    LaurenJ

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, flavorful food & great atmosphere. Loved sitting outside on the back patio, lovely! Everything was delicious & service was friendly & great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We made a reservation but still had to wait about 25-30min to be seated. Two different managers came over to our table to apologize, which we thought was very nice. Only offered a fountain-drink lemonade as a service for us. But afterwards, the rest of the service / staff continued to be terrible with various waiters passing our table but ignoring us when trying to order. Each staff member that brought a dish to our table looked angry / unpleased to be working there. Food was good, so I hope it was just a one-off night for the team.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our reservation was at 7:15pm Friday night. We were sited on time. We got our cocktails AN HOUR after and we didn’t even were asked to place the food order. After an hour and 15 minutes and after I went to talk to the manager, we started to get the food we eventually ordered…. The food was good. It was really noisy, hot and the service was ok. We will never go back to the Cambridge location.
  13. L

    Lene

    New England

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large, attractive outdoor patio. Professional, friendly and attentive wait staff. All the food was amazing!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends helped me move in, and I asked a neighbor for a “celebratory thank you dinner rec.” So glad they sent us to Gustazo! I will now try to spend all my celebratory dinners here because it was so tasty and so fun!
  15. CL

    CarolL

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted at the door by pleasant reception staff who escorted us to our outdoor seating. The seating looks out on the parking lot so I was skeptical as to the ambience but it was quite pleasant, separated enough that you could focus on the dining area, with lovely lights and soft music rounding out the scene. The waitstaff also were pleasant and patient. We shared 4 small plates and a bowl of plantain chips. We could have gotten by with 3 but everything was delicious--empanadas, croquettes, corn fritters and tacos. We both had the passion fruit marguerita which was also tasty. Will be back!
  16. LZ

    LydiaZh

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    That was a great night with friends. The food was delicious. The server was busy around the tables. Hope they can get more servers when the diner time is getting busy. The noise sound(many people were talking, I think the tables are so crowded) is loud and I can not hear my friend’s voice since we are trying to speak with a lowly voice.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Wonderful outdoor seating area and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely dine here again.
  18. AR

    AlisonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Gustazo. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was attentive. It is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the area.
  19. JP

    JanineP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got a few of the small dishes. The corn fritter and mussels were amazing. We didn't really like the grilled octopus. The drinks were fun. We sat at the bar. We hope to sit on the patio next time. It was a great date night.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so great I definitely will be back i love the service amd the food and drink was amazing i love it
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The only good thing was the waiter was wonderful.
  22. H

    monicaH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is a unique style for a large group of people thanks m
  23. PG

    PieGirl

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduced some foodie friends to Gustazo and they fell in love! It was a great night. Fantastic food, good drinks, good company, great ambiance, great service! One of the things I love about this restaurant is that most, if not all, of the employees are Spanish-speaking or Latinx. Also, there is some diversity in the patronage, which is really nice - a reflection of the world in which we live.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is outstanding—satiating, plated beautifully and bursting with flavor. The wait staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is fun, colorful, bustling with energy and will temporarily transport you somewhere else—a welcome feeling post two plus years of pandemic. The perfectly tailored drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—top this place off. Not to mention they even have (still) outdoor dining in front and more privately in back for warmer months.
  25. W

    steveW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Beer list deleted so somewhat disappointing. Food excellent as always. Many others having fun so very noisy.
  26. c

    carlee

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    NOISY NOISY NOISY NOISY NOISY NOISY Way too noisy. Very hard to have a conversation. Unpleasant. Have to practically yell. Awful. Conducive to nothing at all. So, terrible ambience. Difficult to converse. Not romantic. (It was out anniversary.) Nice decor. I would recommend this restaurant with a big warning about the noise. I would recommend it for the food and service which were superb.
  27. HB

    HilaryB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic, creative food and wonderful service!! A little bit loud but good energy. Really enjoyed the experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Everything was delicious!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, only reason I took 1 star off was because it was very loud
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food is top notch - service does not come close to marching the experience. Bar is extremely understaffed - 20 minutes for a mixed drink, 10 for a glass of wine. 20 minutes till we were greeted by our waitress once we sat down. So yes a full 30-40 minutes from when we sat down till we got served anything at all
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is great whatever you order service a little slow regarding getting your food to you but your server hopefully will mention that to you. Overall great all around
  32. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The drinks were great as well as the small plates.
  33. J

    Jamlady930

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Absolutely delicious and innovative without being weird.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trust me, this is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. I’m Cuban myself and I have never tried any other Cuban restaurant with such authentic flavor and friendly service. This is a mix between grandmas food and upscale, gourmet variations. I strongly recommend it and can’t wait to come back. I even called the owner to the table and had to complement him.
  35. ME

    MeyE

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing
  36. C

    Chackotaco

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall the food was great. However, they had run out of the only chicken entree they had at 7pm, but it was a Sunday, so not sure if that might be why. The noise level is loud. But food and service was good and is worth the try!
  37. CL

    CLLL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, food good, service good, a cozy place to eat and enjoy
  38. MA

    MicheleA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  39. G

    Guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Taylor was absolutely amazing!!! Knew everything about the food and drinks and very pleasant!
  40. EB

    ElisabethB

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was beyond excellent, i will definitely come back 💫

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge using the Order Online button. Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 487-8296.

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge is rated 4.7 stars by 710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1340

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Walden

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking all day and night, private parking lot open to the public during dinner hours via Hadley Street and Russell Street.

  • Public Transit

    Porter Square, Davis Square T stops and the 77 and 83 Bus lines.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Patricia Estorino

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (855) 487-8296

  • Catering

    We do cater. Please visit our website at gustazo-cubancafe.com/cambridge or email us at gustazocambridge@gmail.com for menu updates.

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room can accommodate groups up to 120 people. Our lower dining room can accommodate up to 150 people. Our private dining area on the back up to 40 people. All spaces are suitable for family and corporate events alike along with the delicious food and thoughtful service that guests have come to expect from Gustazo Restaurant Group.

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