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Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe

GUSTAZO is one of the very few authentic Cuban restaurants in the Boston area. Located in Waltham downtown facing the Common, it offers traditional Cuban cuisine in a modern and inventive way. The ambiance is reminiscent of Spanish colonial architecture, with hand painted tiles, wall to wall pictures of old Havana and Spanish filigree motives.
Signature dishes include Slow Roasted Pork, Enchilado de Mariscos, Empanadas, Camarones al Ajillo and the luxurious Cuban flan.
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142 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(142 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 142 reviews
5 stars
(86)
4 stars
(47)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.7 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.7 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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  • neighborhood gem(81)
  • great for lunch(42)
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  • special occasion(31)
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Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Gustazo's is Great!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Two of us went for lunch. The menu is pretty extensive and many things sounded so good. I had a delicious angus beef burger , with chorizo and aioli sauce. I can't wait to go back for dinner!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Exceptionally delicious and interesting

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everything was unusually delicious!! Too bad no liquor license but absolutely outstandig food!"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Worth frequent visits

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have been to the restaurant several times and have always been delighted. There are so many excellent selections on the menu, including vegetarian. So you need to make frequent visits to taste a variety."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 10 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great cuban influenced tapas, but no wine...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"a lot of the tapas are close to their spanish roots, but the cuban influence is clear in the use of fried plantain, yuca. The mariscada (seafood stew) is actually closer to thai than cuban, so there's a lot going on.
Only serious knock - no wine or mojitos (no license!) to enjoy with the hearty dishes.
I do wish some of the tapas were a little more generous - just TWO bites of squash fritters ?! should be 4... starts to add up $ wise if you are hungry!"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Cuban food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Very interesting menu. Everything we tried was tasty. Ambience is clever: go there to see what I mean. It appears to be a popular place as it was full the night we went. Lots of tapas style dishes."
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 16 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great lunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent place to eat and have fun. We have been there before"
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 18 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious authentic Latin cuisine

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have been to Gustazo's about ten times and they never fail to delight me. Latin cuisine is my favorite (full disclosure, I am Puerto Rican) and I think I am rather picky. First, there is something for everyone on this menu. I don't eat meat, but I eat fish, my spouse eats meat, and last week I dined there with a friend who is vegan. We are all satisfied .. and then some.
This is, for me, a great benefit for eating there: you can request your sandwich to be made on tostones rather than bread. It is a religious experience to have their delicious sandwiches on huge and excellently cooked tostones. I love the smoked salmon with onions and lots of avocado. All the sandwiches are done well and are very large portions.
For dinner, I've had a couple of the fish dishes and they are delicious. My husband has had the pork and some chicken dishes and they are always flavorful. Fried yuca is outstanding -- crispy on the outside and soft and light inside. Maduros (sweet plaintains) are also done well, deliciously sweet and never greasy.
Cafe con leche is consistently delicious -- hot and silky. I just got back from Puerto Rico and was missing the coffee there and the coffee at Gustazo's brought back those flavors.
The servers are all very nice, always there to help with questions yet they leave you alone to talk and enjoy the food. I highly recommend this restaurant.
By the way, right around the corner is a spacious parking garage, so you never have to worry about parking."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food and service with a delightful decor

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Cuban and veggie

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Quite excellent veggie small plates. We tried them all. Just great. As with many veggie options in restaurants - dependency on salt. Totally unnecessary. These dishes were flavorful without all the salting."
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 23 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2002
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Went here for brunch - would HIGHLY recommend. Excellent food (including the best fruit salad I've had in recent months) and service."
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2002
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Review 24 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great new Cuban restaurant!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food items were excellent. We had a number of small plates (vegetarian and nonvegeterian) as well as 4 large plates--all were excellent. I will return once they have secured their liquor license"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Restaurant!

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food was so yummy and the service was terrific. Only downside was that they don't have a liquor license yet, but they are hopeful that they will have one soon. Best restaurant food that I have had in a long time."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Just the loveliest!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My little slice of Cuba. I love it here. I've dined here four times: 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and 1 brunch. Amazing each time.
If you come for lunch or brunch, you might find it hard to choose. Everything on the menu looks amazing and everything I've tried lives up to it..
Dinner this is no problem. Just order everything. You'll thank me later.
Also, the coffee menu is the best in town. Spanish latte is my favorite so far"
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 28 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great food and service. Just missing a liquor license and BYOB not allowed. Hopefully the restaurant will be able to serve alcohol soon!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2005
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Review 29 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Great find in Waltham !

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I had no idea what to expect in a Cuban eatery. This is a welcome addition to the Waltham food scene."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hidden Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Came here on a whim with my boyfriend because he wanted something "spicy" for brunch. We hesitated because they don't serve alcohol, but their menu descriptions sounded too tasty to pass up. We were NOT disappointed. Although we made reservations (which is a welcome change from the hour line at In a Pickle), the restaurant was not too busy at all, with large open windows and beautiful wood paneling. The food was SO delicious, both of us loved our meals (and their giant coffee cups), our waitress was friendly and attentive, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. Will definitely need to come back for another brunch, dinner, or even both."
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Adding on your winter coat... With pork

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This place is yummy. It was my second time here, this time I took a group of coworkers, arriving early to beat the lunch rush.
I'm sure there are healthy options on the menu but most of us didn't make it past the pan com lechon. This delicious beauty has helpings of pulled pork (not the sweet BBQ kind), along with yet more pork (!) as sticky crunchy pork belly. This dish is worth the trip. I might try something different next time. Maybe.
The coffee menu is also worth a look for the numerous types of espresso drinks (I tried the one with a layer of condensed milk underneath)."
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/29/2015
 2007
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Review 37 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/23/2015
 2011
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Review 38 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Cuban food and fun atmosphere.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The staff were welcoming and helpful, and the decor was fun (60's Cuba) in a nicely restored older office building with high ceiling. We were seated in a tight corner, which was a bit awkward, as it is not a spacious place, (but this adds to the cozy family-oriented feel). There is no beer/wine, but the food is really the star at Gustazo. We chose a couple of tapas plates to start, and meal plates to follow. The interval between arrival of the tapas and that of the meal was quite long, but the wait was worth it. The plates were small to fit on the small tables, but filled with great Cuban food that is among the best I have tasted. We plan to return and try a meal of tapas, which we hope will fit the kitchen's workflow and our gustatory needs better."
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 39 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Superb Cuban Food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Wide variety of Cuban and Caribbean favorites, plus some new creations by the chef/owners.
The ingredients tasted quite fresh and attention to all aspects of the serving seemed equal; i.e., vegetables were treated with the same care / attention as the main portion of the meal.
The Black Bean soup was thick without the usual thickening agent(s); great tasting.
The service was quite good with an attentive waitress who was patient with the two children (party of eight, total.)"
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our family had a gathering for a special occasion dinner ... The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 42 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing Food and Desserts

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Been to Gustazo's for lunch and dinner in the past two weeks. Desserts are beyond incredible! At dinner, you can get wonderful tapas - original flavors and highly recommended. Lunch menu is mostly different and also great food."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 44 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Excellent small plates
Friendly informative staff
Reasonable prices
Nice atmosphere
No liquor license
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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2007
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Review 45 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2013
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Review 48 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I can't say enough about the delicious menu. The food was fantasitic -- unique dishes with complex flavors. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the service. Our waiter spilled drinks all over the table. Also, the wait time between the time we ordered desert and it was served was probably 20 minutes.
That said I will definitely be back. Waiters come and go. As long as the food stays the same, I am a fan."
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
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Review 50 for Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2010
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