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La Cantina Cubana

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Caribbean, Cuban
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Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 65 40
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food. Tasty with the right balace!

We've been here after many friends suggested us this place. As starter we had homemade guacamole which was absolutely tasty (normally i don't like guacamole but inreally loved it!) with homemade mojito which was good too (the only down side is that was't done with brown sugar). As main we had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Alberto D
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Romantic
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Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews 146 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've been here after many friends suggested us this place. As starter we had homemade guacamole which was absolutely tasty (normally i don't like guacamole but inreally loved it!) with homemade mojito which was good too (the only down side is that was't done with brown sugar). As main we had the chicken and the national dish (with pork). Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Cantina Cubana has great food, friendly service, and overall wonderful impression. I would definitely recommend it.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The place we liked it, small but rich in atmosphere and decoration. Our dishes were very good and great tasting. Not exactly Cuban food, rather Caribbean flavors. A good choice for a different dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is something different if Belgian just doesn't appeal that day. I had guacamole - good but I prefer mine chunky rather than the puree served here. My chicken in peanut source was tasty and portions were generous

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Never tried Cuban food before, but I found it really good. The restaurant itself was small and the tables quite close to each other. We ordered Pollo a la Naranja and Pollo al curry with coconut. Both were really tasty, especially the second one. All dishes seem to be served with yuca, rice with black beans and fried banana.

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erie
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on 9 October 2014. We both ordered mojitos, which came with cubed ice instead of crushed. Odd, so when we ordered the second round, we asked for crushed but they couldn't do it. The guacamole was puréed, as opposed to normal guacamole with avocado chunks; it almost looked like baby food. My wife ordered... More 

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Small very kitch decoration of things from cuba.One very rushed off his feet waiter who manged to keep a smile all night.Be prepared to wait as only him serving about ten tables.Starter was avocado dip served with non descript slices of bread and very over priced for 8 euros.Have had much better in Spain.Main courses were served hot, plus point... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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173 reviews 173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited this place with four people and overall it was average.We ended here because all the other restaurants around were fully booked.So we gave this restaurant a try.We tried the traditional Cuban dish, but honestly it was nothing special.You get a portion of rice and a mix of meat in tomatosauce.Nothing special even a boring dish you pay at 16€.Avoid... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On a cold rainy night, we found our way to this lovely bit of Cuban warmth. The décor is true to its name, perhaps a trifle overdone, but the photoframes of Ibrahim Ferrer, with his mellow voice crooning Dos Gardenias actually does transport one to the streets of Cuba. Our host (and I guess the owner), Rodriguez, makes a mean... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you like a nice mojito in a nice atmosphere then it is a nice place, but if you want nice food, then go and find another place in Brussel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 65 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 37
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?