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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

4.6
4.6
694 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

7:00 PM


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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 694 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CL

    CarolL

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. LZ

    LydiaZh

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

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

    AlisonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 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.
  5. JP

    JanineP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

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

    monicaH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    PieGirl

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 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.
  11. W

    steveW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

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

    carlee

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 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.
  13. HB

    HilaryB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 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
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 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
  18. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

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

    Jamlady930

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 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.
  21. ME

    MeyE

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing
  22. C

    Chackotaco

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 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!
  23. CL

    CLLL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

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

    MicheleA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  25. G

    Guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

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

    AmitD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and the food. The cocktails were really great and the service was really friendly.
  27. B

    Barney

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very slow service. Disappointing since I'd been there before the pandemic and enjoyed it then. But now it's hard to enjoy eating somewhere when each step - ordering, paying, getting food - seems to take about 20 minutes longer than it should.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is transcendent, comfortable but sophisticated atmosphere, great service
  29. LH

    LHCH

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service at end of meal waiting for check , but very friendly service
  30. JM

    JakeM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Felt and tasted like a home cooked meal by a top level chef. Will definitely be coming back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The ambience in the basement was not as cool as the upstairs
  32. CT

    CoreyT

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    Good good ! But I gotta say I was super disappointed there was no changing table for an infant. I had to use a window area to change my baby. Will not be going back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took us for a last minute reservation which was great. Ate downstairs It was late so they were out of a few items we wanted specifically the Cubano guacamole and Plaintain chips But drinks were good and the service was excellent
  34. KN

    KristenN

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was outstanding! We ordered a bunch of small plates and everything was delicious. Service was fair--one meal never arrived, after dinner drinks never arrived. Restaurant ambience, decor and music is really upbeat and fun.
  35. DL

    DougL

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Great food but hard to appreciate with the horribly high noise level. Plus, the restaurant seemed very understaffed for the number of tables. Too bad to ruin what could have been a great dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious!
  37. SO

    SwanOne

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pleasantly surprized by the nice and warm ambiance of this restaurant. Food was good overall. The ceviche and the garlic shrimp did not hit the mark but highly recommend the guac and two beef entrees they have on the menu. Our server suggested we order the entrees at the same time as they take half an hour to prepare but that was not true, and main courses arrived before some of the apetizers we ordered.
  38. VB

    VegitoBlue

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally loved our experience at this Cuban restaurant. Ambience was great and tapas were delicious. We’re definitely coming back again
  39. JB

    JamesB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was pretty good, but the service was terrible. Either understaffed or overwhelmed with the volume, it took 30 minutes after we were clearly done to get the waiter to bring the check.
  40. RS

    RaginiS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went to Gustazo for the first time since COVID restrictions started. It was much better than I remembered. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We had the lamb chops, mussels, shrimp, crab tacos and guacamole. All of the dishes were good but the lamb chops and crab tacos really stood out. We also had perfectly balanced drinks (I really don’t like the super sweet cocktails at many places). Unlike many places these days, Gustazo seems to have a full staff. We did have to wait for a table despite having a reservation but hopefully that is a glitch that will be fixed soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff 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 4.6 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge

2067 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140-1340

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Walden

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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