Twisted CUBAN Cafe & Bar
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 3:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00 pm-10:00 pm
Delicious! We come here often and always enjoy the food.
I never have written a bad review before but I cant go without commentary. The waiter was so short and rude. No people skills at all. I am Cuban and I ordered lechon and I got a shredded pork cooked in a red sauce. Thats not lechon. The amt of rice given is next to nothing. The black beans were like water. I ordered maduros and only three of them on plate were actually edible. The cuban coffee was awful. We were never asked once if we wanted a refill on our drinks. We spent 152.00 because it was a special occasion and being able to treat american friends meant a lot to us but we will not be coming back.
We had a lovely time and great food. It was a beautiful afternoon, not crowded and sweet personal service. All the food was exactly how I had hoped-traditional delicious Cuban food. Definitely recommend!
Really amazing and authentic food. I will definitely be back. The kitchen was very slow though, and it took about an hour to get our food.
Food was ok. Neat place with a cool vibe. Food took forever to arrive. Wait staff was ok. We were a bit disappointed, but it wasn't a complete loss.
It isn't authentic Cuban Food. Not even close. The taste is more of Mexican Food than anything else. Wouldn't recommend if what you are looking for is Cuban Food.
Great food, good service and good atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
We had high hopes for this place, never having been there before. It small, quaint, and very clean. Fill it up, and it’s noisy. The food was average, with not as much Cuban flair as we were hoping. The brown rice was quite salty, the black bean soup seemed out of a can, while the pulled pork was pretty good. Perhaps other entrees might be different. Desert was very nice, a flan and a rum chocolate cake. I don’t think the value was there, at least for the Seattle Resturant Week dinner menu anyway.
Tasty Cuban staples in a rustic cheerful atmosphere.
Got the appetizer plate to share- all very bland. Posole soup not a big hit, nor were the Cuban sandwiches. Kind of disappointed, but maybe was expecting too much.
It was great from the moment we walked in. Great food great service. Will be back!
The menu for Restaurant Week (3 courses for $33) also included a free cocktail. The waitperson was overwhelmed by the dinner crowd; I had to explain I wanted another cocktail as well as a free one, and she couldn't split the bill 3 ways for 4 people. The Cuban food and drinks were excellent, with good portions. Fantastic desserts. Plain ambiance (like a roadhouse diner) but overall, the good food was worth it!
Met here with friends before going glass fusing at Molten Glass. Wonderful meal
This was our second time here. We celebrated our anniversary here last month and couldn't wait to come back. I have a severe gluten sensitivity and the menu is labeled well and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. We fell in love with Cuban food years ago in Florida and this restaurant doesn't disappoint.....and the mojito.....yummy 😋. This is our favorite restaurant and it will be yours too
I was pleasantly surprised by the food: My family moved to the area not long ago from southeast Florida where there's a decent Cuban restaurant every few blocks. There's no doubt as to the authenticity of this place and the dishes they serve.
The lechon asado and palomilla steak were both very good, but the Cascos de Guayaba (guava pastry) was outstanding! The guava filling is made there; it doesn't come from a can. Delicious! Be sure to save room!
This is an authentic Cuban place. There is a varied and interesting menu. We tried the ceviche and 4 entrees. All were very good, we preferred the pork and chicken dishes more than the beef.
We were drawn in from their participation in Seattle Restaurant Week and were very impressed. We started with a monitor, which was refreshing and was just the right strength. We tried the ceviche and the empanadas for our appetizers and both were excellent, although the empanadas were to die for. The meat was so flavorful and it was so fresh it was steaming. For our main dish, my husband ordered the Lechon Asado, which was a pulled pork dish that was very good, not spicy but had good flavor. I ordered the steak dish which was wonderful. It had just the right seasoning and was even better when paired with the sauce they served with the empanadas. My favorite was the addition of plantains with cinnamon to my meal. We ended with dessert and I chose the flan while my husband had the a chocolate cake that had amazing sugary creme on the side. We will definitely return.
Very busy place. I think they were understaffed for the number of diners. The food was good, but not spectacular. I thought it was a bit pricey for what we got. Service was slow, waiter was surly and you could tell he was stressed out. Refills on drinks came as we were paying the check... won’t go out of my way to go back.
Very nice in every way. Delicious Cuban fare in a setting that made you feel like you were indeed on that Caribbean island. So cool.
Planning to have a normal date night dinner, we arrived to find Twisted was participating in Seattle Restaurant week and decided to try that menu and add an order of fried plantains. Everything was delicious; the mojito was not too sweet, the food had rich and diverse flavors, and the service was great. Highly recommend this place.
Loved the food and the service was very good. We went with three other friends for the Restaurant Week special and we were not disappointed. For the first course we had the empanadas; very tasty and more than expected (2 large per person). I had the veggie main course while the others had the chicken and shrimp or the ribs. Everyone agreed the food was to their liking. For dessert I had the flan (yummy) while everyone else had the chocolate coconut cake. Hard to say which was better. Definitely will return.
Love this place! Great food and vibe! Service is great and the energy is so fun! They have dancing and music Saturday nights! They have new regulars for sure!
Food was good, but restaurant is on the small side and was very loud and crowded. Impossible to hold a conversation. Otherwise, enjoyed the meal but I don’t think I’d go back there on a weekend night.
I enjoyed the food very much. They make better mojitos than the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana.
We shared our dishes so we could try as many things as possible and enjoyed everything.
I look forward to going there again..
Was excellent. Food was great! Sadly we all ordered the same thing and were not able to sample other people's plates. :) Next time. :)
Who knew such a gem was tucked away on Riverside Dr!
Twisted Cuban is so authentic and so much fun. Especially for these 70+ year-olds!
Loud ambiance impossible to have a conversation due to over served patrons
Great service, mediocre food at best
Food and service was excellent, until it came time for the check. That took quite awhile. But overall, we'll be back for the food for sure.
We had the roast pulled pork entree made with mojo sauce. It was very tasty and plentiful. Bring a good appetite. Also had the flan for dessert which was very good. Service was excellent. It’s a small restaurant with simple decor but it was warm and friendly.
Great service, friendly staff. Wonderful atmosphere, authentic food. Overall wonderful dinner experience.
Delicious food and good service!
We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, had good service, very enjoyable Cuban fair, and take advantage of the empanadas!
Excellent authentic Cuban. And dancing!
The corn fritters and plantains were delish! The rest of the food was “meh”. It was under seasoned and uninspired. We were expecting more dynamic flavors.
Great food, service, and atmosphere. Drove from Renton for a date night during Restaurant Week and would come back again. I lived in Miami previously and was pleasantly surprised at the authenticity and high quality of this cuisine. They sell Cuban and Dominican cigars which my boyfriend was very happy with. I highly recommend Twisted Cuban Cafe! Can't wait to come back!
There was only one lady working. She had about 4 or 5 tables and seemed scattered.
The food was atrocious! I ordered the "Roasted Pork". It was a ball of wet pulled pork with little to no taste. The yucca had to be from a can and terrible, mushy, tasteless. The black beans were way to salty and just in black runny water. I have had Cuban food in Miami and would gladly pay to fly there again then spend $72.00 at this place. My husband had the "steak" it was the worst cut you can possibly get and they have a butcher NEXT DOOR! Don't waste your time or money here.
A good time was had by all. Be back real soon... Appreciated the service.
Our 2nd time in a month. Love it and will be back soon. ;-)
This was our first trip to Twisted Cuban, and it will not be our last. We absolutely loved the food and the service was fantastic. A great little spot a little off the beaten path in Woodinville, yet very easy to get to. There were so many things we wanted to try, that we were already picking out the food we want to eat on our next visit. Highly recommend!
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