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El Puro Cuban Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

El Puro Cuban Restaurant

4.5
4.5
524 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Inspired by the elegance and the history of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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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 524 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really good food and service. Not an upscale place just good food and a good place to have a good time.
  2. CD

    ChrisD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food. $$ to $$$ pricing. Really crowded for brunch and were understaffed. Service was good once they got to the table. I'd go back but not during peak time
  3. t

    tomh

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Food was decent, nothing special…… pricey for the food they were providing! We had a reservation at 1:15 for brunch. Seated promptly…. It was my husband, me and 3 teenagers. I ordered 1 drink, husband ordered a coffee… ordered 2 apps… sat for almost 45 minutes after before they took our food order… was able to finally get out of there by 4:30… over 3 hours for a simple meal should never take that long!!! They gave us a dessert for our troubles, and we didn’t once complain, so they realized they were neglectful. They may be short staffed, it didn’t appear that way, I don’t think i would return….
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was amazing - service was unfortunately so terrible.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is my 4th time coming here and the past 3 times i had Luis and he has always been phenomenal. However, this time we were sat in a different servers section and i couldn’t even tell you their name because she or he.. never greeted us. After 20 minutes we seen Luis and he swooped in and saved the day. the food and drinks are always wonderful. definitely will always request luis.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing and the drinks were really good as well. We had to move because half of our party cancelled and I think that was confusing for the server since we were out of his section but he was still taking care of us. Food took a while to arrive as well. Decently priced
  7. JC

    JulieC

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Highly recommend
  8. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and music were great! Will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I usually enjoy my experiences here and I understand that food normally does take a while to come to the table. My mother came in to town and I brought her here. We had a 2:30 reservation got in and sat by 2:35. We did not receive food until 3:45. Our server came by the table ONCE to apologize for the wait after we had been waiting for 30 minutes and did not come back until after we were almost done eating. The food was hot and tasty was the one redeeming grace. No manager came by to apologize I probably will not be back and will advise others not to as well.
  10. F

    Frederick

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Friday night. Very live and loud. Could hear my wife sitting across from me but had to raise voice a bit. Ate the croquetas, roasted chicken, and the leches soaked sponge cake. All delicious!! Live music was great!
  11. j

    joerod227

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Overall was ok. Very very expensive for a cuban restaurant. The waitress did not return my credit card, after leaving I called the restaurant 25x and no one answered the phone. I had to cancel my card.
  12. D

    Darnel

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time here, came for restaurant week to take advantage of discounted menu. Ambiance is truly a 10/10. GOOD live music happening multiple days in the week. My only real complaint is that even though I made a reservation I still had to wait 15-20 minutes in order to get seated. Waiter and staff were nice and attentive. Food was delicious. Would definitely come back.
  13. R

    Ryan

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luis took care of us and ensured we had a lovely date night. Will definitely go back soon!
  14. ED

    EddieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A wonderful restaurant. Very nice, friendly staff. Food is tasty and plentiful. Has become after 2 visits one of my favorite restaurants. Will return regularly.
  15. TT

    TilmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time ever celebrating with my husband and his 60th birthday celebration! Everything was perfect! The food, the service, the excitement and energy and music was awesome!!! Definitely will be back!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Worst service I’ve ever had :( food was so good though
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful brunch hanging out with friends. We enjoyed the very delicious food and drinks. Not pictured: Mimosas were very delicious, the Avocado Toast topped with the salmon was outstanding and quickly became a favorite, the Croquetas were very flavorful and burn your mouth HOT so be careful. Our friend had Masitas de la Loma which was one of the best pork dishes we’ve tried! The beef in the Ropa Vieja Benedict was very tender and full of delicious flavors.
  18. DR

    DRFoodie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Went there for the fisrt time with some Latin friends for Queen Feast. Appetizers were great. Main course was ok. Bar was really slow. Drinks took approx. 25 to get to the table every time we ordered. Music was fun, although a little too loud that you couldn't have a conversation at the table. Was truly put off by the amount of times everything stopped for the staff to sing happy birthday to someone. Counted about 10 times in 2.5 hours.
  19. JO

    JasminO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a vibe! The food is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing, and service is wonderful even when overcrowded. This place is a must try. Also,Reservations highly recommended.
  20. SS

    SophiaS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a great time at El Puro, the live band and dancing was awesome! Food and ambience were perfect. My only suggestion would be not having the tables so close to the dance floor because one of the people at my table got bumped by dancers a couple times which wasn’t that big a deal for us because we were having a great time but others may not feel the same way. Empanadas, garbanzo beans and rice, filet mignon and drinks were excellent ( El Jibaro and Mojitos) I’ll be back!
  21. SM

    SheilaM

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about El Puro was fabulous. The energy, the food and the staff were simply amazing. It is a hidden treasure in Charlotte. We can't wait to go back.
  22. TF

    TeriF

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came for Restaurant Week dinner, but serving staff was unsure what was included and didn’t recommend the special cocktail, which we wanted because $1 of the cost was supposed to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. The food was delicious and plentiful.
  23. SL

    SandyL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and atmosphere. A melody of flavors in every bite! I've never been to Cuba, but if this is how the food tastes I can't wait to go!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Even better drinks!
  25. TU

    ThelmaU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good ambiance, good music, the food is very good(not great but very good). The prices are high for the type of food. I will definitely go back because overall it was a pleasant experience.
  26. TG

    TonyaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    service was very very slow. Music was way too loud. It is a dance bar and was not easy to enjoy food when we could not hear the waitress. The waitress pointed out on the menu what was on the Restaurant week menu and seemed very unsure that she was getting it right. They ran out of cream brûlée which is crazy. we did get one for the table but it tasted nothing like traditional cream brûlée. Overall - we will not be going back. The chicken was full of small bones and the pork was so fatty - we could not eat it.
  27. S

    Sandy

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall we had a good time. Our server was nice but appeared to forget to put our drink order in as it took close to 20 min to get our drinks. The drinks were very good and she had fairly good attention after that. It was very busy so also trying to be understanding of that. The empanadas were amazing. The entrees were pretty good as well. The live music and energy was fun, it was loud so talking with friends was difficult but this was our first time and would expect the noise next time, overall a fun night out with friends!
  28. LA

    LenAD

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Our waitress was amazing. Even live music and dancing! A great evening experiencing a taste of Cuba.
  29. SH

    ShannonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food and environment were nice. However, band was way too loud to have conversation at the table without yelling at one another. Experience would be much better if band music was background not forefront, especially prior to 9pm crowd. We had a reunion with old work colleagues but could not hear each other so we left prematurely so we could hear each other and catch up. If the music had been toned down we would have had after dinner cocktails and chatted longer.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great interesting food! So flavorful and outside the box. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Also the service was exceptional so friendly and helpful as well as attentive to what we needed. All around great experience that I highly recommend.
  31. A

    Adyanad

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Growing up in a Cuban household, I was looking forward to checking it out. Great lighting and ambience. Food service was quick and offerings typical of Cuban fare. The live music on a Tuesday night was a nice surprise. Unfortunately, it was difficult to have an enjoyable conversation with our guests because music was incredibly loud and most of the music sadly was not Cuban or latin by any means. Our server was lovely but unfortunately we waited for our check that never came until asked for (15 min later) which made it awkward. Overall tho, we had a lovely time and would come back.
  32. KO

    KONSTANTINOSZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always satisfied with the service and the food keep up the good job
  33. NS

    NicolS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice place to go if your looking for music, and exciting ambience..
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was Luke warm when served. Paella was mushy. Very expensive for the quality.
  36. IB

    IanB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The experience at El Puro was great. They had a live band playing and couples joined in and danced. The food was worth it, we ordered the Ropa Vieja & the Filet and both were delicious.
  37. p

    patriciab

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was excited to try and find a great food spot. I had the snapper and it was just over seasoned, fresh fish doesn’t need much. The table had the coffee flan and guava cheesecake and didn’t enjoy them. The passion fruit mojitos were great, we enjoyed the chicken empanadas and my husband enjoyed his chicken entree. The live music was a plus!
  38. M

    Mothersday

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had a super fun birthday party at El Pura. They accommodated our table of 8 inside so we could enjoy the music . They bring a dessert to the table with a large firework and singing that makes the occasion so special. I felt the food was just okay but I am not familiar with Cuban food so I felt it was bland . Entrees come with two sides but we did not find a side that wowed us with flavor . I would go back for drinks and appetizer .
  39. A

    Almonday

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had a great time on New Year's Eve! One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.
  40. A

    Alfred

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente ambiente! Buen servicio y buena cocina.

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 4.5 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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