Last Update: Feb 9th, 2015
Las Vegas Cuban University Dr (Pembroke Pines)

Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine

2150 N University Dr
Pembroke Pines FL, 33024
(954) 431-6883
Overall Rating
Last Review


Hours: 7 days 11am-10pm, till 11pm on Fri,Sat
Attire: Casual
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outside Dining: No
Reservations: No
Delivery: Yes


Good Value
Fast Service
Free Parking
Lots of Booths


Decent but not outstanding Food

Critic's Review

I felt like some Cuban food, and I considered going to several places further away, as I've done everything in Fort Lauderdale. I've been to most of the Las Vegas chain restaurants, but this is a relatively new one. It's just south of Sterling on University, Davie really, so it's not that far from downtown.

The door in the front of the building is not the entrance, you have to go to the side where they have some nice landscaping.

Las Vegas Cuban University Entrance

Upon entry, I realized that this wasn't like their other locations. Most of them are just big rooms with tables and a screeching tube TV in the corner; but this one is about stone and glass. Several distinct rooms. A bar up front. Not many people, but it was after 2pm.

Las Vegas Cuban University Interior

They also have a lot of booths, which are nicer than sitting at a table in the middle of a big room. LIke a real restaurant.

Las Vegas Cuban University Booth

Bread it included with your meal. My server initially delivered my iced tea to another table; she was overly apologetic about it. Just bring me another one. No harm done.

Las Vegas Pines Bread and Tea with Lime

No lemon at Las Vegas. Pretty stubborn if you ask me. With 13 locations, it's time for them to get that they're in America and American's like lemon in their iced tea.

I ordered Ropa Vieja, because that's what I usually order when I'm not having a Skirt Steak. They're getting $20 for a skirt, which seems like too much. The "baby" is on special on Mondays, but $12.95 for a half a steak doesn't seem like a good deal. The ropa, which is also steak (probably flank steak), is $11.95 for a generous portion.

The Ropa is also pre-made, so it comes out right away

Las Vegas Cuban Ropa Vieja

Some stuff in all of the restaurants. It's a little under seasoned (more garlic please), but certainly passable. Put it all together and it's a solid lunch for $12. $1.95 for bottomless tea; which is 4x as much as I got at Shake Shack for $2.25.

Las Vegas Cuban Ropa Vieja

Our the door in 30 minutes, and I wasn't rushed at all.


All of the Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine chain stores offer a good value and fast service, particularly if you order something that's sitting in a big pot in the back. This location is a bit nicer than some of the others.

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