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A Little Bit of Cuba, Freehold, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

A Little Bit of Cuba, Freehold, NJ
A Little Bit of Cuba
2 E Main St
Freehold, NJ
(732) 577-8506

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Cuban

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 2 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Food is creatively prepared using fresh ingredients

Vibrant Cuban atmosphere

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy well prepared Latin food with vibrant Cuban ambiance

Not Recommended For:  Diners who may prefer traditional American food in a family oriented setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Pescado Frito, Deep-fried whole red snapper; The Churrasco a la Parilla; Angus skirt steak, house made chimichurri, white rice & black beans; and The Lechon Asado Tradicional, slow-roasted pork, secret blend of herbs & spices, moros, yuca frita.

Liquor: BYOB, If you forget your wine/beer, there is a liquor store across the street.

Restaurant Review

A little Bit of Cuba is a charming BYOB serving generous portions of authentic Cuban dishes.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Jesus Lopez and his wife Sandra Lopez, who manages the dining area

Mr. Lopez, a native of Cuba, while not having any formal culinary training, developed his culinary skills while working in Latin restaurants and in his mother's kitchen using many of her recipes.

The decor is attractive chic. The ambiance is cozy with toned green and exposed brick walls, and dark wood flooring.

There is soothing Latin music in the background. On weekends they have a live band playing Latin music.

The menu offers a nice variety of Cuban specialties, although for a casual dining restaurant, the prices for some of the entrees are on the high side. This is no doubt due to the large portions of meat provided.

After being seated, you are served with a basket of fried plantain, and presented with the menu, and asked for your drink order from a selection of bottled drinks.

The service is friendly and attentive.

A Little Bit of Cuba is open seven days/week. Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 pm.. Friday, & Saturday 11:39 am to 10:30 pm.; and Sunday, noon to 9 pm

On street parking on busy week end evenings can be a bit of a hassle. Try the free public lot across Main street.

(update December, 2016)

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