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“Best mojitos!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cubana Cafe

Cubana Cafe
45-47,rue Vavin, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
+33 1 40 46 80 81
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Ranked #4,908 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
Description: Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, at 47 rue Vavin, and just a short stroll from Montparnasse is Le Cubana Caf��, open from 10am until 3am 7 days a week. Both a bar and restaurant, Le Cubana Caf�� brings the magic of Havana to the centre of Paris. Cuban cooking is a subtle mix of many cuisines including French, Spanish, Indian, African and American and is a creative and generous style of food. Herbs, spices, rum and sugar are ever present in this Caribbean eatery. As for the drinks, the classic Havana Club rum is a must along with an exceptional choice of other rums from all over the Caribbean. The traditional Cuban cigars are also available.
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“Best mojitos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We go for the mojitos! Happy hour of course! So Refreshing! Staff are very friendly! We even stumbled onto a salsa nite! Amazing dancers! Free lesson for those game enough!

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Milan, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great for cocktails, less so for a meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Attracted by the 'different' appearance of this cosy, arty-looking place just off the neon hustle of Boulevard Montparnasse, and an appealing menu, we went in. Loved the decor and the music, bohemien air of other customers. The cocktails were fantastic, no complaints, and prices reasonable. The food was another story: we chose fish tapas, of which one was delicious, two quite nice, but the octopus was totally rubbery and inedible. When we politely mentioned it to the waiter, he really didn't seem bothered and did not offer to replace it with something we could eat. We said we hoped the langoustine we had ordered would have made up for it...... and so we waited and waited and waited......... after calling the waiter (the one person serving in the whole place, seemed pretty rushed off his feet) two or three times, I think he realized he had forgotten to order our dish... he said it was coming shortly, and then took about another 40 minutes to deliver. The langoustine was ok, but nothing special, not nearly as good as we had hoped. For dessert I had a coconut-y ice cream which was very good. I would definitely go back for a cocktail, or for an after-dinner get-together with friends, but would move on to eat elsewhere. Or maybe we just chose the wrong dishes - I saw a nearby table with a mountain of mussels shells, who looked as if they were thoroughly enjoying it. Our bill came to about 60 euros each (including one cocktail each, a nice wine, plus food), which would be pretty reasonable for Paris, if only the food had been nicer......

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Pleasant experience. The plywood was good. GREAT Sangria. I had a nice salad. My friend had a dish with beef and black beans/rice. We both enjoyed our meals. There was good live music the night we went.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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