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About La Isla Restaurant


The original La Isla Restaurant in downtown Hoboken has been a local favorite for two generations. Featuring 39 seats in total and no liquor license (BYOB welcome!), it’s a Cuban diner setting right out of Little Havana or the Hudson County expatriate community that flourished in the 1970’s and continues to this day.

With a staff that averages over 10 years at La Isla, it’s an organic place where you will always run into a familiar face both in front and behind the counter. Equally popular with the local work force, local police and Wall Street commuters, it’s a happy place where Hoboken’s remarkable mix of people is happy to find a seat and mingle effortlessly while experiencing the simple pleasure of Cuban cuisine at its purest.

About The Chef /
Omar Giner

Chef-owner Omar Giner draws equally upon his heritage and professional training to produce some of the most authentic, as well as some of the most creative, interpretations of Cuban cuisine…

About La Isla Restaurant / Uptown

After nearly 20 years of local cult status and high critical acclaim at a tiny location in downtown Hoboken, La Isla expanded into a brand new 100 seat space near the city’s uptown waterfront…