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Rebecca’s in Edgewater: A BYOB Cuban Restaurant

by Cristina Lombardi
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We all have our go-to spots for dinner, take-out, and everything in between — but sometimes it’s good to shake things up and try something new and delicious. Venturing away from the familiar can be a good idea because it could very well end up being a new fave. And today we’re talking zesty, comforting, warm, and absolutely delicious Cuban food from Rebecca’s in historic Edgewater, New Jersey. Located just a few miles north of Hoboken, this intimate, cozy restaurant is open for lunch and dinner or for hosting events. Not only does Rebecca’s serve the tastiest, most authentic Cuban dishes, but it’s BYOB — so you can bring your favorite bottles of wine or beverage. Whether you’re dining with friends, family, or your significant other, this one-of-a-kind North Jersey restaurant is worth visiting + can accommodate any of your dining needs. Keep reading for a deeper look into Rebecca’s in Edgewater, NJ and get a peak at what you can expect to find on the menu.

About the Restaurant

Initially established in 1998, Rebecca’s provides amazing Cuban food with an authentic menu in a warm, comforting ambiance. Since its opening 20 years ago, the restaurant has improved the aesthetics while keeping a consistent menu and preserving the cozy, romantic atmosphere. The owners intend to preserve the restaurant as a local landmark — in a way that the character of the restaurant has remained exactly the same as the initial founder intended. Although they accept walk-ins, we highly recommend making reservations ahead of time, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Their food is also conveniently available for delivery directly through their website or on DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub.

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About the Space

With its impressive layout, Rebecca’s is a venue that can accommodate group celebrations, semi private or private parties, events, and private dining. Inside, you’ll find dramatic long velvet curtains with decor that is super romantic, yet still cozy. From their Main Dining room, to romantic, dim lit rooms, to their cliffside patio, the space is modern, yet charming and feels intimate and tucked-away. Whether you’re hosting a formal evening affair, luncheon, or casual gathering, they offer customized menus for parties with as few as 12 to as large as 55.  Plus, if you choose to book an event, you’ll be connected with an event and venue specialist who will work alongside you to ensure every detail is exactly as you imagined. Talk about service.

About Cuban Cuisine

Cuban cuisine has been influenced by Spanish, French, African, Arabic, Chinese, and Portuguese cultures. A majority of the dishes are sautéed or slow-cooked over a low flame. Most Cuban cooking relies on a few basic spices, such as garlic, cumin, oregano, and bay laurel leaves. Many dishes use a sofrito as their basis. Meats and poultry are usually marinated in citrus juices, such as lime or sour orange juices, and then roasted over low heat until the meat is tender and literally falling off the bone. Root vegetables such as yuca, malanga, and boniato are common staples to the Cuban diet as well. These vegetables are typically flavored with a marinade, called mojo, which includes hot olive oil, lemon juice, sliced raw onions, garlic, cumin, and a little water. Shared spices and cooking techniques from these different countries result in an incredible blend of ingredients, unique flavors and cultural influences.

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About the Menu

With hundreds of Five Star Ratings online, their menu will not disappoint. Customers (the HG team included) rave about the food, atmosphere and vibe, location, excellent service, friendly staff, and wonderful portions. On their menu, you’ll find an array of Cuban staples and specialties such as arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, picadillo, yuca con mojo, coc congri, ajiaco, lechon, croquetas, pastelitos, medianoche, flan, arroz con leche, cafe cubano, horizo, yucca con mojo, coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken, guacamole with plantain chips, ostones with shrimp, and many others. Their chef and staff draw from ingredients from the Caribbean, Central and South America — and to keep things fresh they have nightly specials. We’re not drooling, you’re drooling.

You can follow Rebecca’s on Instagram at @rebeccasedgewater and call 201-943-8808 to make a reservation.

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