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Cuban Island

3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“plantains” (20 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (17 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (13 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are returned customers because the food is so good. Today my husband and I shared the lunch special plate. It was pork chops with onions, rice and plantains. Everything was delicious. They are always friendly and courteous.

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estela, her husband and daughter are LOVELY people. But we come for the FOOD! Top 3 choices (in order of deliciousness): Chicken & Shrimp dinner w/ red rice & beans and plantains (yucca good too, but prefer plantains). BIG portions...always great. Cubano sandwich-Most authentic in...More

Thank Mitch L
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Ahh the orange hot sauce very spicy. I love this place the staff is the best the owner is a super nice. The food is made from scratch and very authentic. The beans and rice are perfect. The vacca fritters are my favorite but its...More

Thank Hollander1621
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Looks like a glass showcase upon arrival. Nice first impression. Excelent Cuban food. Friendly service. Be assertive on what you order at the time of settling the bill.

Thank Alvaro H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I’m ashamed I haven’t reviewed this place sooner, because it’s our go-to spot since I’ve moved to Roanoke. I should probably tell you that I cannot verify the authenticity of their meals as I have never had Cuban cuisine anywhere else. That being said, the...More

Thank D9496HSemilyc
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Went with some co workers and it was my first time visiting a Cuban restaurant. The food was great, everyone enjoyed their order. The vaca frita was delicious and if you like it spicy, ask for the hot sauce. I don’t usually like fried plantains...More

Thank Duval_Hokie
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We love this place! We travel 40 miles or so to come here as often as we can, and it never disappoints. Our personal favorite is the Ropa Vieja, but we have heard good things about a lot of the other menu items. If you...More

Thank jodee328
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The owner is a super nice lady and the good is made fresh to order. Its like being invited to someone home for dinner. Don't be fooled by the small exterior, the good is big enough to make up for that.

Thank lcandygurl3663
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The Cuban sandwich was delicious. My sister had the Ropa Vieja and was equally impressed. A side of fried plantains added to the authenticity of the meal. To satisfy the sweet tooth try the coffee flavored Tres Leches! If you want some well prepared, traditional...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a little gem if you like Cuban food. I had the ropa vieja with white rice, black bean soup (extra cost) and plantains. Growing up in Hollywood FL and working in Miami i've eaten a lot of Cuban food. This is on par...More

Thank Derek M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-529-7762
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