Son Cubano gets its name from a Cuban style of music called El Son that rose to popularity in the 1930s. This unique musical style blends elements of Spanish guitar, Spanish canción, African rhythms, and Bantu and Arará percussion.
How would you like to go back in time to experience the heritage, glamour, and flavors of 1950s Cuba? Port Imperial residents can do precisely that by visiting one of our favorite local restaurants, Son Cubano. This award-winning New Jersey restaurant offers modern Cuban-inspired cuisine, vintage décor, open-air seating, live music, and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
Let’s get to know this local hot spot a bit better so you can come try it for yourself!
Why We Love Son Cubano
The Son Cubano Weehawken area restaurant hits the trifecta of perfection: excellent food, beautiful views, and great music. It offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails for special occasions, fun nights out with friends, date nights, coworker gatherings, and family meals. This is a great place to try traditional Cuban dishes with a modern twist, as well as tempting cocktails you’ll love.
The Son Cubano Story
Son Cubano gets its name from a Cuban style of music called El Son that rose to popularity in the 1930s.This unique musical style blends elements of Spanish guitar, Spanish canción, African rhythms, and Bantu and Arará percussion. The style and décor of this Son Cubano Weehawken area restaurant celebrates the elegance and glamour of 1950s Cuba, which is comparable to the modern-day Hamptons. It’s an ultra-unique vibe that makes going out to dinner a fully-immersive experience beyond simply grabbing a bite to eat.
Getting to Know Executive Chef Ricard Cardona
Son Cubano features the culinary mastery of Executive Chef Ricardo Cardona, who launched his career in some of America’s top restaurants. For example, he has worked as the executive chef at numerous top New York metropolitan restaurants, such as Mamajuana Café, Hudson River Cafe, and Sofrito and also been a chef at Lua, Josephina, Time Cafe, and Disney Land. A lifelong lover of baseball, he has even cooked for our very own New York Yankees and visiting teams! With extensive classical training, you can taste Chef Cardona’s passion and attention to detail in his creative fusion creations and vast array of culinary styles.
Son Cubano’s Extensive Food Menus
Set your weekend off on the right note with brunch at Son Cubano, or give into your cravings for ceviche and slow-cooked ropa vieja to treat yourself for lunch. Meanwhile, dinner at Son Cubano is always enjoyable with house specialties like Short Rib Vaca Frita, Red Snapper Filet, Pork Belly a la Plancha, Filet Mignon, Marinated Pulpo, and Churrasco.
Son Cubano Cocktail Menu
You’ll be living the island life with Son Cubano’s curated cocktail menu that features flavored mojitos for an after-work drink and that perfectly pair with your meal. The cocktail menu also includes amazing sangria available by the glass or pitcher, margaritas, daiquiris, classic cocktails, and innovative mixology creations.
Special Events at Son Cubano
It’s easy to be awed by the exquisite food and drink menus, but Son Cubano is much more than just a restaurant. It is also a prime spot for special events and accommodates birthday parties, ceremonies, corporate events, fundraising events, holiday parties, and nonprofit events. It is also a popular venue for weddings, banquets, performing art shows, and private parties. To make your special event an overwhelming success, the dedicated and experienced staff at Son Cubano also offers bartender services, catering services, day-of coordination, event planning services, audio/visual services, event staffing, onsite management, and valet services.
Son Cubano Location and Hours
Located at 40-4 Riverwalk Place in West New York, New Jersey, Son Cubano is conveniently very close to our Port Imperial properties. You can walk here in just three minutes from our 9 Avenue at Port Imperial building, for example. Son Cubano is also right around the corner from Riverwalk Place, Club Pilates, and Lusso Pizza.
Son Cubano welcomes guests on Mondays through Wednesdays from 11:30am to 11pm, Thursdays from 11:30am to 1am, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30am to 2am, and Sundays from 11:30am to 11pm. Consider making an online reservation to secure your table on the restaurant’s website or by calling 201-399-2020.
You can frequent this wonderful local restaurant and many more when you live at Port Imperial! Contact us today to learn more!