About Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar
Woodinville, WA 98072
The Twisted Cuban Café & Bar is a full service restaurant serving authentic Cuban food. Full bar service of wine, beer & cocktails including Cuban mojitos (the house specialty). The outdoor patio is a great place to relax & unwind. Live Cuban Salsa music & dancing every other Saturday!
Cuban, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 3:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00 pm-10:00 pm
NE 175th St (West 202) & Woodinville Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Salsa music & dancing every other Saturday night from 10pm - 2am.
Our catering menu includes boxed lunches & buffet style dining. More details are available on our website or call us to discuss your individual needs and we'll provide you with a quote.
A large parking lot is located behind the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews
I got there towards closing time, so the ...
I got there towards closing time, so the ambiance was a little less energetic it would be during peak times especially when there is live music and dancing. I always look for foods from different nationalities and The twisted Cuban fit the bill I had the soup of the day, Posole which was quite different then New Mexico posole. It was meaty but light on the posole and it did not have the red chili kick of the NM posole. The Lechon asado and it came with Moro (rice and beans) and Yucca. I expected the yucca to be deep fried but is was boiled or steamed. I also had the empanadas. Everything was very tasty. I've never had Cuban food before so I did not know if seasoning and spice was spot or if was lacking. I prefer not to have to add salt and little more kick to my food.
I work close to here and have eaten here ...
I work close to here and have eaten here several times. The food is wonderful, as well as the service. My husband and I recently invited some friends out for a couples dinner and we brought them here......they loved it! I have tried almost everything on the menu and you can't go wrong. Very tasty!
After having dined there before, our fam ...
After having dined there before, our family and friends chose to return to dine at The Twisted Cuban - this time to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff was EXTREMELY kind and accommodating to our ever-growing guest list. Our hostess/server/bartender, Dani, was so very organized and friendly. She made our large group feel welcome and did not miss a beat when it came to personalized service. I don't live in Woodinville, but our dining experience at The Twisted Cuban makes the drive so very worth it.
Thank you, The Twisted Cuban Owners and Staff
The food was good, but slightly bland – ...
The food was good, but slightly bland – easily changed by adding a little salt and pepper. I didn't care for the place when it was simply Twisted Cafe, but now that it's a new owner, new name, new menu, etc., it is significantly better. I wouldn't return to Twisted Cafe, but I WILL return to Twisted CUBAN Cafe!
I really enjoyed the food and bar menu. ...
I really enjoyed the food and bar menu. The Drinks were especially good and we got there before happy hour ended, so that was great. The food was both exotic and delicious. The plantines were served in a variety of ways and each tasted different, the black beans were outstanding. The pork ribs were fantastic and the chicken with lemon over rice was great.
The only thing I would warn people about is parking. Not much parking in front of the restaurant, but lots of parking to the rear of the restaurant, but it is a little tricky to get to. You almost have to know where it is and were the curb cut is located.
We will be going back again!
We were a party of 3 and we were all hap ...
We were a party of 3 and we were all happy with our choices. We each ordered 3 different things and other than 2 different pork dishes, I don't recall the third choice.
I do remember the shrimp ceviche tasting very fresh. We all ordered different desserts as well and we thought they were all delicious.
I thought for it was a value for the quality, price and the amount of food given. My sister in law and I took leftovers home.
Fourth time eating at this restaurant. ...
Fourth time eating at this restaurant. Food is great as usual, but the waiter Antonio needs to smile more and act like he cares. He always seems to be in a hurry, even when it's not busy. He acts like he can't wait for you to leave.
Very unpleasant experience from the mome ...
Very unpleasant experience from the moment we walked in the door. Even with a reservation (Sunday afternoon at 1:30, not necessarily a peak time) - we we told to take the worst seats in the place right across from the front door. When I asked for one of the other open tables, I was told that was the best they had. When I said no, we have a reservation - "Antonio" muttered under his breath "then go eat Mexican". He eventually cleared a table and we were seated. We then waited 10 minutes before he came back for the initial drink order. In fairness, they were clearly under staffed for the afternoon - 1 server, 1 server/bartender for approximately 6-7 parties inside and 4-5 parties outside. When he came for the lunch order, he was very curt and had a major attitude - we even tried to break the tension w/ an empathetic comment to no avail.
When the food finally arrived almost 20 minutes later, he practically threw the plates down and before we could ask for a refill of the drinks, he ran off. Clearly, Antonio's attitude was somewhat understandable due to the circumstance, but his anger should have been directed at their incompetent management and not at the people he was relying upon for tips. We will not be returning to the Twisted Cuban anytime soon!
We ate every bite as we started planning ...
We ate every bite as we started planning what to order on our next visit. My husband thought his Cubano sandwich a bit bland yet authentically so while the hominy soup delicious. My steak was grilled to perfection and the Rips Bieja delight to find a new gem in your hometown. We'll be back.
My husband and I met another couple ther ...
My husband and I met another couple there for a quick bite before a concert at St. Michelle Winery and we're not disappointed! We had never eaten Cuban food and our server suggested two of her favorites. They were both spot on! We would definitely go here again.
Been here multiple times and haven't had ...
Been here multiple times and haven't had a bad meal. Try the Cuban Sampler as an appetizer, it has many of the appetizers on one plate. Croquetas de jamon, tostones, yuca frita & papas rellenas with garlic aioli dip & mojito sauce, all delicious.
For lunch, the Cuban sandwiches are a must. For dinner, the Lechon Asado (Roast Pork) Pork roasted in cuban mojo sauce served with moro rice & yuca is tender, flavorful and delicious. I was very surprised how good the Pasta con Chorizo Y Jamon (Chorizo sausage & ham pasta) was.
Pasta with Chorizo & ham in a Cuban criolla sauce with Parmesan Cheese and Aioli Drizzle. Never thought of getting pasta at a Cuban restaurant, but glad I did.
Don't forget to visit the humidor in the back corner of the restaurant. Many cigars you are familiar with, some you aren't and several hand-rolled by the owner himself.
Glad we found this little gem in Woodinville.
Perfect night with friends at Twisted
First and foremost, I looked fantastic. Secondly, I have friends who know from delicious food, great service, good music and how to have fun. Twisted Cuban Cafe and Bar in Woodinville was the ONLY place to be last Saturday. At 1am, the music was over but everyone just kept talking instead of leaving. It was like you were at the best house party and it just kept going. Try the flan for a perfect shot of sweetness. Dinner for me was 2 eggs over yucca fries and a side of beans. Shout out to owner Mr. Julio Ortiz for bringing the hospitality. Thank you to all the staff as well.
Twisted Cuban Cafe, has excellent, and r ...
Twisted Cuban Cafe, has excellent, and reasonably priced mojitos and specialty drinks. Everything on the menu was appealing, so we settled for a variety of appetizers so that we could sample as many choices as possible. The tostones were crispy and savory, but the maduros is my personal favorites. The relents were hot on the outside but cool on the inside, with almost no meat stuffing.
I'll be back again to sample their roast pork and shrimp entrées.
A little taste of Havana
We, my friend and I, decided we needed one Cuban food. Twisted Cafe is recommended y other Cuban friends so we decided o go. Out waitress, Sara (hope I got the name right), started he evening fun! We had appetizer: croquettas de jamon (ham croquettes). We then ordered our favorite entrees I - lechon asado (roasted pork) she - masitas de Puerco Fritas (Fried Pork Chunks. To top off the delectable dinner, we ordered a dessert: flan Cubano.
We were both pleased, had fun and agreed this is a place to definitely come back and try the Cuban sandwich!
It was great to find a restaurant specia ...
It was great to find a restaurant specializing in Cuban food. Being from Miami originally this was a real treat to find. The preparation was a bit different from what we were used to, but the flavors were very good. The atmosphere is fun and the mojitos were refreshing. We will be back!
Good food, nice atmosphere
This is a very casual place where is was fun to try Cuban food for the first time. My main course was very good. Great flavor on the pork and rice. The appetizers that I tried were all fried and looked like they came frozen. Not sure. The appetizer dipping sauces were called aoli and something else but they both tasted like mayonnaise.
The bar looked extensive. Very nice server.
Fair but not Great
My wife and I had reservations at 8:00PM. We arrived at 8:00PM on the date and were shown our table. We ordered drinks and an appetizer sampler which arrived at our table at 8:10PM. At that time we ordered our main courses. About a quarter of the way though our appetizers, here comes the main course (8:15PM, yes only five minutes after ordering!!). By 8:25 the meal was over. Not because we were fast eaters but because the food came out so quickly it would have become cold. Also, the server came across as very pushy in that every 2 minutes she would stop at our table asking if we needed anything else. We felt she was asking us to hurry up and leave.
We were able to stretch the time out a little further just by sitting at the table and talking but again, every two minutes of being asked what else we needed made us feeling unwanted. Were they busy? Not in the least. A family had wrapped up a birthday party when we were seated so no issue there with food delivery and there were only about 4 other tables with people.
Pros: The drinks we ordered were amazing! Mojito and a Cuban Libre. The best we've ever had anywhere. The appetizers had some highs and lows, overall a decent dish.
Cons: The main courses were bland and dry. The side of arroz moro was excessively dry. The Masitas de Puerco were bone dry and by itself the pork had zero flavor. Only the onions added a nice bite to the dish.
Bottom Line: Great place for drinks and perhaps appetizers. Stay away if you're looking for an actual meal.
I was eager to visit this restaurant as I love Cuban food and am from Miami. I had read a number of negative reviews regarding the quality of food (rubbery steak, runny black beans, etc.), the poor service, etc. I went undeterred as there are so few opportunities to have Cuban cuisine in the area. Unfortunately, the reviews proved to be correct as I also experienced the poor check-in experience (the fellow seemed almost annoyed to sit us despite having a reservation, no hello, etc.), the steak was awful, as were the beans. The restaurant was also incredibly loud. So I won't be returning.
Always good but...
We recommendTwisted Cuban a lot,and have brought friends. But on Friday it was clear they wanted to turn tables very quickly. it's a restaurant, I get it. But after spending $56 for two people, 1 drink each, no appy or dessert, I feel like we could have been allowed more than the 35 minutes we were there before making it clear they wanted us to get going. Not appreciated.
We came before any live music, so it was ...
We came before any live music, so it was fairly quiet in the restaurant. We weren't allowed to sit in a booth because there was live music in a few hours (??) but then another party came in and sat in a booth. Oh well... The food was great, and I had enough leftover for lunch the next day. There was a delicious Cuban punch as well, definitely good for sweet lovers.
Yummy for your Tummy
Tried Twisted for the first time to celebrate a friend's birthday. They were very accommodating to us after our group of girlfriends grew by 4 extra from our original reservation number, to which I am extremely grateful. The food was awesome with service to match. Everyone raved about their food. I for one will be back with friends and family.
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