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Cafe Cuba

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Nieuwmarkt 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • 9
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Nothing like Cuba

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Laila L
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Thessaloniki
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50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've orders mojitos and margaritas..All of them were great...Cosy atmosphere,nice music and great drinks ..What else can you ask after a tiring day?

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Martinsville, Virginia
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92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stopped into this little bar for a cold drink while visiting Amsterdam. The mojitos were wonderful and beer very cold. Had pool tables & a nice relaxing atmosphere. & free wifi!

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Place is inviting and friendly, maybe this was because of the rain and wind outside! We still loved it though as was easy to relax and had good atmosphere. Sat at the bar with a good range of beers and nibbles. Good place to meet up with friends and have a beer.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a great bar very relaxed good value for money especially the cocktails which are very good. The staff are very nice alway polite and have a great laugh. Well worth a visit next time you are in Amsterdam :)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Over the last 3 years, since I have known this bar, I have come to the conclusion that this is one of the far better Cuban bars in Europe (not forgetting Revolucion De Cuba in Manchester - which is part of a chain). I don't go to eat but to drink with friends and socialise with others and making new... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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