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Danzón Cubano



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

(616) 988-9788



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 were 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:

Amazing flavors and great service.

Tiffany K.

The empanadas were delicious!

Ms. Angel

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

A Long

Good place to hang with my friends.

Hannah H.

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

Brad J.

Very authentic food and great drinks.

Katelyn O.

Very good Cuban and Cuban inspired food and drinks. The food came quickly and tasted fresh and authentic. They have a long cocktail menu that's full of great drinks, and the prices are not bad. I will definitely be back.

Andy C

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.

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.

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2 months ago

Danzón Cubano

Grand Rapids,

Our hospitals continue to ask for Personal Protection Equipment in response to COVID-19. Saint Mary's Foundation is asking for your generosity, let’s all unite to help them out. Please SHARE in case you know of someone who can help. Our soldiers in the healthcare trenches need us!

Here are the details:

At this time, we are only able to accept the items listed below, and all supplies must be new and in original packaging.

• Commercially packaged and professionally prepared food.
• Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) supplies
• N95 and CAPR masks
• Gloves
• Face Shields
• Disinfectant Wipes (Lysol or Clorox Wipes)
• Hand Sanitizer
• Isolation (ISO) Gowns

We have also started a COVID-19 Response Fund. To learn more or make a donation, visit bit.ly/3dhdRNh

To coordinate a donation of supplies, please contact Angela Paasche at Angela.Paasche@mercyhealth.com or 616.685.1426.
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2 months ago

Danzón Cubano

Enjoy $3 To-Go Sangrias, Red and White available just add ice when you get home!

Get 20% OFF any To-Go orders tonight, simply use promo code 20OFFNow when ordering online: bit.ly/367zxal

Sometimes you need a CUBANO or a HAVANA CHEESESTEAK sandwich to get by during difficult times.

TO-GO parking is behind our building. Once you arrive, call us at (616)988-9788 Option 0 and we will deliver the goodies to your vehicle!

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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.




On Demand


We have partnered with UberEats to offer the best on-demand food delivery service to your door. You can order from your UberEats App or from the UberEats Website.

Get $5 off your first order by using promo code eats-urz4p.