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El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

El Puro Cuban Restaurant

4.4
4.4
221 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

Inspired by the elegance and the history of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s

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Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (980) 219-8339

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Hot Spot

  • Charlotte

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Charlotte

    Hot Spot

  • Charlotte

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our server Louis was great! We went for brunch; the menu was limited but we really enjoyed the nachos. I would go back again.

  2. MJ

    MelissaJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    I will definitely go back. The food was very good. I loved the decor. The service was a little slow, but the server was very nice.

  3. ML

    MarcoL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Fun and good ! Great music with the band Paella was very void

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If your looking for a great vibe with food to match this is it! The set is was impeccable. Can’t wait to visit again!

  5. EF

    EFZ58

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    food was delicious, friendly atmosphere, most of waitstaff was very friendly

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Hands down the BEST old fashion!

  7. LO

    LoriO

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food was incredibly meh. It’s OKAY. Way too expensive for what it is. Lacking flavor. The best thing that hit the table all night were the sauces that come alongside a few of the apps. Atmosphere is fun and semi-chaotic. Our server was very nice, but we sat with dirty dishes on our table for way too long in between courses. Not worth the money. Would be fun to go for just drinks at the bar!! But not food. Have had much better Cuban food elsewhere.

  9. D

    Doug

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent food, better than average service, average surroundings, way too noisy (over-amped band, but probably expected by some)

  10. PG

    PaulaG

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    We went as a family for Mother’s Day and it was very nice! The live band is fun, but can be very loud at times. The service was slow and our appetizers never came out. But moving here from Miami the food was authentic and delicious!

  11. AB

    AngelB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience5

    The waiter needs improvement on his customer service. Very minimal communication, it was like pulling teeth. The ambience and environment was very nice and welcoming.

  12. j

    jeanp

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No here day was great here. Sat outside with heaters, jd played Latin music,?and food, drink, and service was great fir a very fair pric. Loved it!

  13. BT

    BirthdayTwin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was my first time visiting El Puro last night for my birthday. Everything was amazing! From the ambiance, the food, the music, and the service. My fam and friends and I had such a wonderful time . I don't think I got enough videos and pics for my Instragram lol! I can't wait to go again!! And excited to hopefully soon try they're brunch ☺️

  14. MV

    MelissaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Awesome feeling, delicious food, friendly staff, the music makes it! Fun, sexy place. Will definitely return. The only negative was our waitress was not the best at all.

  15. TL

    TLCinCLT

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was our third visit, and the food is reliably good. Atmosphere is fun and very authentic. There's an exciting mix of people there. LOVE the live music. Service is attentive, pleasant, well trained and well supervised. We'll be back!

  16. EM

    EmMalt

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a GREAT time at El Puro. The cocktails were amazing, food delicious and service was wonderful. The live band was a bonus and so entertaining. We will definitely be back!

  17. S

    Scott

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Our first time dining there and the food was fantastic. Generally liked everything we had. Our service was spotty - difficulty communicating with the waitress, entrees came out minutes after appetizers were served, etc. Manager addressed it, made it work and was very pleasant. Will absolutely return - better prepared to manage the pace by not ordering apps and entrees at the same time. Empanadas were best I've had!!

  18. CO

    CathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! beautiful ambience worth every penny!

  19. AL

    AnielaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great environment. It was awesome to have a piece of Cuba in North Carolina!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Spanish food in Charlotte. Restaurant is also the cleanest.. drinks were amazing

  21. EV

    EricV

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is very good, the churrasco was excellent and the mariquita nachos are to die for.

  22. TM

    TedM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch outing with the Moms - highly recommend!

  23. FR

    FoodiefromRVA

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food was clearly pre-made (half chicken, rice and beans, and fish were all severely over cooked). My pregnant wife ordered a mock tail and they brought her a drink with alcohol in it (luckily she realized it after one sip)… Keep in mind that we ordered a virgin pina colada and told the server that she was pregnant. It seemed to us that there was a language barrier after bringing the issue to our servers attention. That experience ruined the evening. The server apologized and brought out the correct drink, but it was too late. The decor and ambience were very appealing, but the pre made taste of the food and the issue with our drinks couldn’t revive the experience. We won’t be returning or recommending this one; which is unfortunate because it has real potential.

  24. DA

    DianeA

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Live music is a nice touch. But they were too loud. Impossible to talk and hear over the music. We asked to be outside and they lied and said they had a big party coming. No large party came while we were there. Disappointing. Would recommend sharing a few appetizers and two entrees per 4 people. Food is heavy and startch focused. They really need some green vegetable sides. Salads are $18, so not a viable first course.

  25. MD

    MichaelD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Love this place. Food is terrific. Wait staff could use improvement or perhaps more staff.

  26. JG

    JacGo

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing! We absolutely loved it! The live music was so on point! the food delicious! our waitress the best! the pina colada was the best I have ever had 😍

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. The food was awesome. The service was great and the atmosphere was energetic.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music!! Great local!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome and the live music muy buena.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere when the live music is playing. The food is delicious, servers are good. Drinks are pricey but they make them strong. Will definitely go back.

  31. MY

    MinaY

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We felt like we stepped into Cuba from the minute we stepped into El Puro. The decor was amazing ! Our entire evening exceeded expectations on all levels. The food , the service , and the live music were wonderful. I highly recommend this dining experience to all !

  32. TV

    TerryV

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is new favorite cuban food and dancing spot!

  33. F

    Frank

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good authentic food in nice atmosphere on the patio

  34. CC

    CarolineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Servicio? Fenomenal ambiente? excepcional Comida? Muy muy buena Valor de la comida? Para ciertos platos, apropiado- las entradas tienen un buen precio, por ejemplo, pero los platos principales son muy caros. $30 para la ropa vieja fue demasiado. Les súper recomiendo “bolitas de la vecina” Fueron increíbles y quiero hacérmelas en casa pero no creo que sea posible!!

  35. CL

    CristinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We loved the place, the service was excellent, amazing live music (Thursday) , it gives a bit of an exclusive atmosphere to the area, the mojitos so good, the food was delicious, it was an amazing experience and of course we would come back.

  36. B

    Brandon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat outside and were taken taken care of by Luis. Amazing food, great service and experience. 100% will be back. Probably going for drinks Friday

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff and food. The vibe was lively but still sophisticated.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Food and service was horrible. Ordered app and never received. Had to wait an hour before we got any food on our table and the food was dry and cold and flavorless. Would not recommend.

  39. t

    tessar

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, we will definitely be back. The live music was fun and energetic, however it can be a bit loud if you are close to the stage. The food portions were large and flavorful, there were 4 in our group and we tried lots of apps and main courses. We look forward to our next visit.

  40. AK

    AndrewK

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a hidden gem in Charlotte--a little out of the center of action, you'd never know to expect such an experience. Upon entering the restaurant, you're transported to an upscale, lively Cuban lounge with music, decor, and great food to fit the theme. Even patio seating doesn't feel like you're in a strip mall on South Blvd. Will be going back here again and again! There were a couple tables with kids, but generally speaking I wouldn't recommend it for families with younger kids in tow. The noise level is also pretty heavy, so it's not a place to have a quiet conversation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from El Puro Cuban Restaurant using the Order Online button. El Puro Cuban Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 219-8339.

El Puro Cuban Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

El Puro Cuban Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for El Puro Cuban Restaurant

5033 South Blvd. Unit H Charlotte, NC 28217

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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