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Danzón Cubano


1 Carlton Ave SE Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49506



Our Story


Danzón Cubano is a tribute to the Cuban people, their history, their culture, and their perseverance in the face of trials. Our restaurant was inspired by a gentleman born in Havana, Cuba. His father, a businessman and well-known big game fisherman, was a close friend of Ernest Hemingway—they fished together in Cuba, Key West and the Bahamas.

Many Cuban children came to the United States when they 15 years-old as part of Operation Peter Pan—”Operación Pedro Pan”—an under the radar program that from 1960 to 1962 brought more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children to the USA as exiles from the Communist regime of Fidel Castro.

When they left Cuba, many of these children barely knew English, had $5 in their pocket and a change of clothes. Today, many are successful members of society and credit the kindness of the American people for opening their arms of freedom to boys who had nothing to offer.

This historical event inspired us to create Danzón Cubano, and we want to dedicate the only Cuban restaurant in Grand Rapids to all of them and the many other millions of stories of Americans who have immigrated to the United States from all over the world and contributed to this beautiful country. Stories like this, have been and will continue to be the building block of the American dream, in which with persistence, dedication and hard work, you can build a successful life and contribute to the well-being of this nation.

Please take advantage of call ahead seating as we do not take reservations.

Customer Testimonials:

Had great service and delicious food tonight! Drinks were delicious, loved the mojito and the sangria. Paella was awesome and they had a fabulous appetizer special that was a scallop sofrito kinda crab cake sorta thing that was unreal how good it was.

Phil P.

We tried this place out. Food was really good and staff was very friendly. We definitely are going back.

Brad J.

Amazing flavors and great service.

Tiffany K.

You MUST visit this restaurant! The food is fantastic, And the service is top notch! If you're into Rums they will take to a quick dive into the Caribbean with their variety of rooms from all over the Caribbean islands!

Sorangel G.

Very authentic food and great drinks.

Katelyn O.

Wonderful vibe and EXCELLENT customer service! The food was STELLAR! If I could I would give this place 100 stars!

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1 day ago

Danzón Cubano

Are you missing a friend?

We have a lost parakeet hanging out with us at the patio.... We at first thought he/she came for happy hour, but we then realized he/she was lost.

If it's yours, please call the restaurant at (616) 988-9788.

Please share so we can return this lovely bird to the rightful owner!
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1 day ago

Danzón Cubano

It's going to be another beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Features for the day:
Local hormone free beef, Swiss cheese, Sofrito (Cuban Sauce), mustard, aioli sauce & greens in a brioche bun. Side of Mariquitas with mojo sauce or Maduros included.
(Only available during Lunch)
Marinated pork sautéed crisp. Guacamole. Sofrito coulis. Micro greens.
CANGREJO AL Danzón (Whole stuffed CRAB)*
Whole Dungeness crab stuffed with prawn and scallop dirty rice. Served on a bed of greens
Marinated shaved local RIBEYE steak. Malanga puree, local asparagus
Soup of the day: Pork and artichoke chowder made with Milk, roux, pork belly, sofrito artichokes. Malanga.
Pair them all with a delicious and refreshing MAI TAI on tap.
Now on tap: Hamm's 32oz Beer pitchers for $3!
Happy hour specials (Monday through Friday; 2pm to 6pm):
$2 Off draft Beers
1/2 Off Appetizers
$5 Sangria Roja
*Limited availability
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For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come next door and sate your desires with our ever changing internationally and seasonally inspired small plates.  We love food, lots of different food, just like you.

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We promise an intimate and relaxed dining experience that offers something different to local and foreign patrons and ensures that you enjoy a memorable food experience every time.

Serving the finest wines and spirits.




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