About Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar
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/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
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.
Great food for those looking for a Cuban treat! :)
My wife and I found this wonderful gem when we were meeting a photographer for our wedding. This beautiful restaurant has an amazingly tasty Cuban menu at a great price. Any one looking for some fun in the sun on one of our gloomy washington days, look no further. Great eats with an amazing Savhana vibe.
Wonderful and Different
This area has lots of excellent restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries. But many of them seem so similar to others. Twisted Cuban is truly unique, with a menu and drink list unduplicated anywhere in the Seattle area. The next closest place to find food like this is in Florida, and then Cuba.
We love Cuban food, and were excited to try this restaurant after reading other reviews. The food was so-so. The ropa vieja that I ordered was very tough and chewy and the plantains were bland. Limited dessert menu, with nothing that appealed to us.
Fabulous staff and great food
Our first time trying Cuban food and we will definitely go back. Our server was super friendly and took the time to explain the foods we weren't familiar with. She also recommended her favorite dishes and was very attentive to our needs. The food and mojitos were really great. The only very small criticism I have is that the menus don't explain what the sauces are at all and every dish had some sort of sauce. That would have been nice to see on the website before we went. Like I said, that is a really small thing.
Twisted was a quirky cute little place. The food was uniquely Cuban, very different. The Cuban mojito was fantastic! The wine list was nowhere to be found, so the waitress brought the bottles for us to choose from, also unique. The fried plantains, however, did not live up to expectations. The chocolate cake dessert was heavenly.
I will certainly visit again. And our Cuban friends will too.
Food was too salty
Four of us went to the Twisted Cuban for their 3 course dinners for $30. For appetizers two of us had their sampler plate and two had the ceviche. The food on the sampler plate was good, not great, but too salty. The ceviche was good. We liked the marinade.
We had three entrees, pork, pork ribs and the shrimp with chicken. The pork was good. the ribs were overcooked and dry. The chicken and shrimp were over cooked and dry, and very, very salty.
We tried three of the dessert choices, flan, guava cream cheese pie, and chocolate the cake. They were all tasty.
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