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Cafe Cuba

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Caribbean, Cuban
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Nieuwmarkt 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31-20-627-4919
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Could be amazing but weak drinks

Loved the chairs and the service was excellent, but I just couldn't get drunk. I tried. All of the cocktails felt safe enough to share with a small child. Other than that, head there for a mediocre Cuban vibe.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! Reasonable priced and tasty cocktails right in the centre of Amsterdam. If you are not in the mood to pay ridiculous prices and in the centre of the city, go and have yourself a time.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved the chairs and the service was excellent, but I just couldn't get drunk. I tried. All of the cocktails felt safe enough to share with a small child. Other than that, head there for a mediocre Cuban vibe.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been coming here for years for I am attracted to the South-American feel of the place! The staff is highly professional and can really handle the busy evenings extremely well. They even have staff that still strike up an interesting conversation with you while the bar is loaded with patrons. Staff have excellent product knowledge. Rebecca is our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

There was a downpour of rain which meant that we were waiting about 45 minutes to an hour just for one cocktail each! The bartenders were quite rude when we complained about the wait. But after the rush of people the bar quitened down and the service resumed as fast and friendly. We met some friendly locals, and I would... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We arrived at Cafe Cuba in good spirits on a hot Saturday afternoon in need of some liquid refreshment, after ordering our drinks we soon realised that this bar was ill equipped to deal with anything more than 3 Mojitos at a time so we decided to order some beer while we waited......... 35 minutes later we we still waiting... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice drinks in a good spot for people watching. Tasty cocktails at a reasonable price considering the location. Very limited food menu.

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Milton, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good music, good drinks, good service. Nice place to get a drink. Food selection is limited though, so not a place to eat more than bar snacks. Very relaxing place to chill and enjoy a drink.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This bar has an extensive range of cocktails and drinks are very reasonably priced. Four drinks, expertly made, came to 26 euros. Nice place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the crowds go by.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Cheap cocktails, outdoor seating, good for a few laughs, can be VERY noisy, friendly staff, nothing spectacular

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee today late afternoon. Ordered a strong latte and the dark haired waitress asked what I meant by strong latte. That should have been a clue and moreover a cue to run. She reassured me there were two shots of coffee. The big cup of milk drink that arrived confirmed my fears - undrinkable. Must have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nieuwmarkt 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31-20-627-4919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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