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Cafe Cuba

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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere

Quite cheap compared to most places in that area. They even have grolsch on tap a change from all the Heineken! The cocktails are also a good price. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
AmeliaAndAdam
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite cheap compared to most places in that area. They even have grolsch on tap a change from all the Heineken! The cocktails are also a good price. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,016 reviews
1,925 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to sound like I have a booze problem here but every cocktail I ordered and tasted, felt like it was watered down and not enough booze. The staff didn't seem to care and why should they as the place was banging, with people not complaining about the lack of ale. Nice pub though

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Thank SarahCorell
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,055 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 940 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just been to the stunning restaurant Café de Waag and this was the first bar we visited after our lovely meal. Dispite it's name the interior is very pubby,great beer ephamera and superb furnishing's,it really is one cool bar with a fantastic vibe to it. We went in and the bar was bouncing but we managed to get... More 

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Thank Neil K
Hamilton, New Zealand
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Bar with a view. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a couple of the snacks which were tasty. And a great range of beers. Texels A++. Knowledgeable staff.

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1 Thank Matt D
Manchester
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to just write a quick review on this great little drinking place. The cocktails (mojitos) were great and we will definitely be returning here on our next visit...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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1 Thank Matthew B
Halstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank al828
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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Thank Al L
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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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Thank shrutzenvirg
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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, Pub, 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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