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Cuban Island

3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
+1 540-529-7762
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“plantains” (19 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (17 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (13 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
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3150 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-4316
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 Emily C
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
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I love Cuban food, and Cuban Island serves the best. I read about this restaurant on a website listing best restaurants in Virginia. Since then, I have been to Cuban Island more than a half dozen times. I try a different dish every time I...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Once again our experience was top notch. We were warmly greeted by the owner and made to feel quite at home. They were very busy, but our food was served promptly. Their cubano sandwich is very authentic and delicious. We will continue to be a...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We met family members who are regular visitors to this small but charming restaurant. The owner knew what my brother wanted. My husband & I had a mixed chicken & shrimp dish that was delicious. I had plaintains & yucca and he had the beans/rice...More

Thank luvbooksandblooms
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service every time. They have great prices and pleasant friendly service. The desserts are wonderful!

Thank Glenn C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
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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