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48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
+44 20 7928 8778
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Ranked #6,689 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $48
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: South American
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: London's freshest, juiciest bar-restaurant with fantastically reasonably priced fresh tropical cocktails - including the best Mojitos in London - and freshly-prepared, healthy Latin and Cuban food. Open very late with live Latin music and DJs + great low cost lunches
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We were looking for some non-British (i.e. not bland) food on our last night in London, and a tour operator recommended this restaurant which was very close to our hotel. For my daughter and I, this was our favorite food in our 10 day trip. We had pulled pork and a Chorizo appetizer, and my wife had the beef dinner.... More 

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365 reviews 365 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere at happy hour, and it's a bargain we had 4 strawberry daiquiris for a mere £13! These weren't watered down either. Although busy the bar staff are great always smiling and make your drinks with great care and attention. We did get the money mojito but it was slightly sweet for me. This is... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very disappointing; in daylight the whole place is shabby - we went there for the set menu which admittedly is cheap but very disappointing; I had tuna fishcakes which were 99.9% potato. The mocktail I had wasn;t bad but over priced for a bit of mineral water and lime juice. The loos were really dirty and unpleasant and the whole... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I love Cubana. It’s one of those places I accidentally find myself in even though I don’t really hang around Waterloo all that often, I don’t make a lot of plans to go there and I’m not a slave to the cocktail (though that sounds enjoyable). I have never regretted a night there, though. It’s fun. It’s pretty much guaranteed... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've visited this restaurant several times and each visit was 'interesting'. The food was always exceptional and the cocktails (especially at Happy Hour) great value. I discovered a new rum (Santiago 25 year old) which was the favourite of Fidel Castro; after tasting it I can see why. This particular rum is not easily available and is brought over by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went there with my husband and my friends and was surprised how amazing is this place. The hostess was very friendly and helpful even if she was so busy she was happy to help around. Great atmosphere, service was fast, waitresses seemed to be busy but always nice to us. Happy that we decided to walk in and have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hungry around lower marsh/waterloo? Need something quick and filling at lunch time but dont want to pay though the nose? Head for the Cubana street kitchen! Hot Cubana sandwich with smoothie for £4.50 followed by the pollo crillo with loads of fried plantation (£5.50). Excellent flavors at a reasonable price. If you want to sit down they let you go... More 

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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On a cold day great for hot Cuban food - pollo criollo with delicious fried plantains on top. Served on a load of rice and beans and marinated chicken. £5.50 to take away. There are seats inside and some people eat their takeaway in there. Looks like it would be hopping for after work drinks too. They also serve a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Made a last minute booking for 6 people on line at 3pm for a 5pm same day seating on a Friday. despite being very busy (happy hour is 5-7pm), we were seated immediately. 2 for 1 on cocktails went down very nicely (£17 for two jugs of Mojito) and we had the pre-theatre menu of 2 courses for £10.....the food... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Decided to give this place a try, was slightly worried due to previous reviews saying that service was bad etc, when we walked in they were busy I asked if they had a table for three, the waitress was a bit rude, said "we are busy, you can sit down their but you have to order at the bar" -... More 

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Additional Information about Cubana

Address: 48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7928 8778
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 48
Cuisine: South American

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