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Cafe Cuba

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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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap and cheerful.

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice terrace where you can enjoy watching the crazy crowd passing by and full of shiny happy people especially when the sun is shining. It's like being on holiday at home. Very friendly staff. Dirty restroom floor. Toilet paper was all over the floor.of the restroom

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a great place to hang out at! The cocktails looked really good but we had some beers and shots (try the 'Oral Sex' shot)! And some delicious fingerfood. It was crazy busy, so we needed to wait for a seat. But it's also a great place to just stand. Fun music and staff.

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends and me only wanted to drink a beer at Cafe Cuba, but I fortunately decided to try a cocktail first. I ordered a Apple Martini while my friends all got Grolsch Beer. We waited like 10 minutes for the drinks, with 3 waiters behind the bar and only a half full Cafe, but I guessed that our waiter... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited Cafe Cuba 10 years ago, having killer Mojitos at the time! This saturday was a big disappointment! The drinks was bad, being made by young, grumpy girls who in every drink attempted to have their (not very clean) fingers either directely in the ice or touching it in other ways. Young crowd. Boring music. Nothing like Cuba!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Popped in with 7 friends for a coffee and some lunch in a half empty place. Sat down on tables whilst three of us went to the bar to order for the rest of us. 20 minutes later the two girls behind the bar had not even acknowledged us or made any eye contact what so ever. It was clear... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The cocktail menu was amazing! So many choices. The place was really chilled out, loved the decor and the staff were incredibly friendly (even helping us with restaurant recommendations). Definitely go for a few delicious cocktails xx

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Bar in the Nieuwmarkt area of Amsterdam. Rustic, quaint and has lots of character. Owners are not Cuban, but Spanish, but they are known for their mojitos, which are made in traditional way (no mixer, which many places use) and are priced ok for Amst. Friendly servers and bartender. Plenty of covered and heated outdoor seating that encourages passer-bys to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you are going to Amsterdam you really ought to make a point of having an evening in Nieuwmarkt. Cafe Cuba is a really fantastic bar. Lovely beers in a great setting, this really is the way to drink in the city, none of the Irish bar nonsense that you get in the RLD. P.S. This review is basically a... 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
  • Phone Number: +31-20-627-4919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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