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La Isla Restaurant

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104 Washington Street, and 25 12th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030-4604
+1 201-659-8197
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The downtown La Isla has always been great, but the new uptown branch is spacious, warn, and serves consistently fantastic food. We live uptown, just a few blocks always, and it is now our go-to spot for dinner. Thank you for adding this excellent option to the Hoboken choices! Don't miss the mojitos!

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1 Thank Davidmattingly
Wayne, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there twice, thoroughly satisfied both times. Not a huge place, but staff is very nice and try to accommodate. Food is simple, homey, fresh, and affordable. It's BYOB and there's a liquor store next block if you'd like to supplement your meal with beer or wine. Highly recommend.

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Thank TheGrymza .
College Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party came for Sunday brunch to end a weekend-long baby shower with out-of-town guests. The mom-to-be made the reservations, and in pregnancy brain, took us to the downtown location when we should have been uptown. We called and we were going to be late. They said "No problem." This was the first moment of gracious, friendly, above and beyond... More 

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1 Thank C_Razzano
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the past 19 years we have been eating at La Isla and it is still the best Cuban food. My children now enjoy the food as much as my husband and I do. La Isla makes an incredible homemade salad dressing, bean dip with platanos and other amazing food. The intimate size of the restaurant makes it a gem... More 

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Thank Rachel L
Columbus, Ohio
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cuban food here tastes great with good serving sizes. Not a fancy restaurant bur very friendly staff and seemed very popular. Loved the steak and the plantains.

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Thank mugg7
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Isla restaurant is one of my favorite places in all of New Jersey to get Cuban food. They have the best empanadas , white rice with red beans, sweet bananas to mention a few favorites. Their pork dishes are super too and I try to stay away from the restaurant so I don't get fatter! All the times I... More 

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1 Thank Roger M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly atmosphere. Classic diner style outlet. Good food well served by very friendly staff. No draught beer.

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Thank keithcairns
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't let the physical appearance fool you. This little place does big business. Rough around the edges but worth sticking around. Folks were pouring in the whole time we were there. Food was delicious and the service was very good. Great Cuban experience. Would definitely venture back

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Thank Exopchef
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This has to be some of the best Cuban food I have eaten in a while. The chicken soup is delicious. The main of steak white rice and black beans hit the spot. I wasn't leaving tomorrow as I would definatly go back for more !

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Thank flyerforfood
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very rude waitress. The menu items were a little confusing as for which side can accompany which entree. When we got confused with menu selection, instead of clarifying for us, she stopped taking orders and shouted at us that we need to be "prepared" and "know what to get."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Washington Street, and 25 12th St., Hoboken, NJ 07030-4604
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: +1 201-659-8197

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?