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“Very Tasty Tapas in a lively atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cubana

Cubana
Unit 4 Leopold Square | Sheffield S1 2JG, Sheffield, England
+44 114 276 0475
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Ranked #115 of 1,116 Restaurants in Sheffield
Price range: $16 - $38
Cuisines: South American, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cubana is both Tapas Restaurant and Cuban bar and live music is prominent throughout the week with Djs and dancing at weekends. Cubana recently re-located to Leopold Square after 14 very successful years on nearby Trippet Lane and is one of the the most authentic and well respected venues in Sheffield. The decor is understated,with a theme of 'faded elegance amazing original artwork throughout. The extensive menu combines classic Spanish tapas style dishes with South American flare and flavour. Chilean head chef Fabian Cruz has been in charge of kitchen affairs since their very first day of opening in 2000 and a major factor as to why Cubana has such a great reputation for top quality and consistently tasty food. A lively atmosphere is helped by great music and energetic presence of Sheffield 's Latin community.
derbyshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very Tasty Tapas in a lively atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great night out,very tasty tapas,we ordered plenty between 4 and with wine and beer it only cost£30 per couple.We were surprised how busy it was for a Thurs evening and how efficient the service was.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A new view of tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A really enjoyable evening with good food and an authentic atmosphere. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Cuban, so much so we went back a week later. The interior is not plush but is comfortable and authentic. It didn't feel like Sheffield on a cold wet windy February night. It is not the place to go for peace and quiet, quite the opposite. The cocktails are to die for - my wife particulary liked the elderflower one. The beer is Sagres (Portugese) also good. We didn't get to the wine but it appeared to be going down well at other tables. The food was very good, tapas portions aren't huge but adequate. We particularly liked the hake in sambuka sauce, the lamb, the steak and the patatas bravas. Will be going again

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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sheffield
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42 restaurant reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Superb Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Rightly regarded as one of the better restaurants in Sheffield, Cubana oozes atmosphere and quality food.
We visited on a Thursday night and it was absolutely packed. The live latino jazz band playing simply added to the bustling vibe of the place.
It might be candle lit but its not exactly romantic but certainly has a charm.

The tapas is good quality although as always in the UK smaller portions than in Spain or Latin America and much more expensive.

Its around £5 a plate for tapas and generally you'll need 3-5 plates per person to feel full, although some of the potato based dishes are cheaper and the portions more generous.

Service was prompt even though there wasn't a spare seat in the place.

One thing I did note was that large groups seem to wait a rather long time for their food to arrive, not sure i'd come here as a large birthday group or whatever.

Overall absolutely superb and I look forward to returning.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Been here a few times for meals and drinks - it is always a great atmosphere and lovely food. Set just off the main night life street in Sheffield

Visited September 2012
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“Not that good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Saw some good reviews - decided to give it a try...not that good...
Service was slow - almost thought i was forgotten about.
Food not that great...
Would go to Iguana's well before this place again!
Walked up afterwards to the other Cuban restuanrat just off WEst Street - that one looked much better as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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