Friday, October 05, 2012

Oya Cuban Cafe Is Opening in Malden

It looks like the Boston area will soon have another Cuban restaurant to check out.

According to their website, Oya Cuban Cafe is planning to open in Malden, joining such Cuban spots in the area as El Oriental de Cuba and Miami Restaurant in Jamaica Plain, Chez Henri in Cambridge, and Gustazo Cuban Cafe in Belmont. It is not yet known when the Exchange Street eatery will be officially opening its doors, with their website simply saying "Coming Soon."

[February 4, 2013 update: Oya Cuban Cafe may be getting ready to open, as a post on the Craigslist site indicates that the restaurant is currently looking to hire cooks, dishwashers, and servers. The post also mentions that Oya will be serving "traditional Cuban cuisine with a modern twist."]

[February 19, 2013 update: A message sent to us indicates that Oya Cuban Cafe is now open.]

The address for this new Cuban restaurant in Malden is: Oya Cuban Cafe, 121 Exchange Street, Malden, MA, 02148. Their website can be found at

Thanks to a poster on the Chowhound site for bringing this to our attention.