1958 Cuban Cuisine

Breakthrough Restaurant of 2018: Westfield’s 1958 Cuban Cuisine

1958 Cuban CuisineAs 2018 comes to a close, Westfield Area’s Local Dish takes you to yet another dining establishment that shined brightly this year.

All throughout the start of 2018, 1958 Cuban Cuisine was a media darling of sorts, snagging unpaid write-ups in the Star Ledger and others. The seemingly overnight success of the corner restaurant in the Boulevard Historic District {formerly home to the Boulevard Bistro} was attributed by many to its Cuban-native Chef, J.R Gonzalez.

“It just felt like home here,” the Executive Chef explained to a visiting reporter earlier this year.

1958 Cuban CuisineChef Raul, as he is referred to by the restaurant’s team, continues to turn heads, winning at the 2018 Paella Cook-Off Festival in Perth Amboy.

“If you haven’t tried his Paella you’re missing out,” posted 1958 Cuban Cuisine after his victory.

Local foodies also attest to the authentic family vibe produced by Luis and Sofia Perez {you might also know her from Sofi’s Color Lounge}.

1958 Cuban CuisineThe husband and wife team say when you step into their establishment they want to take you to Cuba… all without the hassle of packing.

“There is Cuban music, punching a loud, catchy beat. On the walls, there is Cuban art and scenes of Cuba. And you can smell the results of culinary work in a fine Cuban kitchen,” explained the duo, who say they chose the restaurant’s name because it marks the final year Cuba was a free country.

“There is Cuban music, punching a loud, catchy beat. On the walls, there is Cuban art and scenes of Cuba. And you can smell the results of culinary work in a fine Cuban kitchen.”
-Luis and Sofia Perez

1958 Cuban CuisineAmong the signature dishes are Ropa Vieja, Lechon Asado, Bistec de Palomilla and, of course, the world famous Cuban sandwich. They also feature weekend specials like grilled pork chops and other seasonal offerings.

Photos courtesy 1958 Cuban Cuisine.

Contact Us

908-232-3187 908-232-3187
1958 Cuban Cuisine 1958 Cuban Cuisine

1958 Cuban Cuisine

301 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-232-3187