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Cuando Sali de Cuba

#512 of 8,014 Restaurants in Madrid
#550 of 8,252 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban
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Calle Ternera, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915229318
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12:45 pm - 2:30 am
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Sun 12:45 pm - 12:45 am
Mon - Wed 8:30 pm - 12:45 am
Mon - Fri 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 8:30 pm - 2:30 am
Sat 12:45 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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We stpped in for drinks and snacks. The Cubanero beer was good. The pina colada good but small. The fried potatoes with picante sauce were excellent. The menu looked good...we will return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stpped in for drinks and snacks. The Cubanero beer was good. The pina colada good but small. The fried potatoes with picante sauce were excellent. The menu looked good...we will return.

Thank Reasonable50
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After weeks travelling across Europa, I found this hole in the wall that reminded me alot of my culture. Being a puertorrican I know how this kind of food tastes and I can assure you that it is true authentic cuban cuisine. It felt just like home. I has the Ropa Vieja with tostones and it tasted great. Gracias!

1 Thank Joaquín C
Haikou, Hainan, China
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've had cuban food often and found myself pleasantly surprised by this whole in the wall place with a deep love for Hemingway. Servers were so attentive and friendly. The yucca in Mojo is ut of control delicious. Sit outside and people watch in a quiet part of a loud neighborhood.

Thank Monica Micah R
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As a former Miamian now based in London this was a real treat. You don't find authentic Cuban food very often, but I can certify that this was the real deal. I had the masitas (fried pork) and they and the rice and beans were incredible. Also had an authentic and varied dessert menu. Add in a very friendly and... More 

Thank markk612
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

While on vacation, I always try to find Cuban restaurants to get "a culture shot" and enjoy the food I like so much. Sometimes I have been disappointed and, like in this case, glad I found the restaurant. The food is as authentic as you can find anywhere in Hialeah...LOL. Eventing wee tried had that "punto". Great service.

1 Thank Nicelio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great authentic Cuban food which we found by pure luck. Employees are accommodating and they have La Cerveza De Cuba. Couldn't just go once but somehow incorporated them into dinner 3 nights while staying at the Hotel Atlantico.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've tried a couple of Cuban restaurants and this one is hands down my favourite. They have great service and all the staff are friendly and pleasant and the food is very flavourful. Plus on Friday nights they have live music so you can go and dance salsa. The only downside is that there isn't much room to dance, but... More 

Thank Furbykf
Sao Paulo
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Guest at Preciados Hotel last week, discovered this nice place located in an alley. As a Brazilian, after ten days in Europe with no black beans in the meals, I was getting crazy to have rice & beans. Luckily Cuando sali de Cuba saved me ! Excelent food, Cuban ron, desserts, everything good, better than in the Calle Ocho in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We come here every time that we visit Madrid, so we have been here many times, now. The young staff are welcoming and friendly, and the food is reliably good. This is not "fine dining", but it is genuine Cuban food, and is much better than we often had in Havana. Madrileño food is wonderful, but sometimes it is nice... More 

Thank LadyLindaT
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Just had the most amazing lunch at this little restaurant in Madrid. The food was delicious, authentic and made with quality ingredients. The service was friendly and helpful. I was able to taste things I had not eaten since I left Cuba 45 years ago! We need one of these in Sydney :-)

Thank leticia1961

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ternera, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915229318

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
12:45 pm - 12:45 am
8:30 pm - 12:45 am
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:45 am
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:45 am
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 2:30 am
12:45 pm - 2:30 am

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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