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“Good cafe on the edge of the red light” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Cuba

Cafe Cuba
Nieuwmarkt 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1,165 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Good cafe on the edge of the red light”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Located at Nieumarkt just to the east of the Red Light District. This cafe has a great terrace out the front. For a sunny day this is perfect for watching Amsterdam pass you by.

Visited September 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We came cross this Cuban café whilst orientating ourselves around the market areas of Amsterdam and needed a break for a few minutes.

The barman was very informative about the area and very chatty to the point we stayed for nearly 2 hours and bought several KRISTELS each of Amstel beer at what has to be one of the most reasonable price in Amsterdam itself .

If you get a chance to visit this café the Cuban music is not so loud to be too loud and the decoration/atmosphere in keeping with the Cuban feel making this a most relaxing atmosphere despite a very steep wooden staircase that I would be wary of if I wasn't totally sober.

If you are not particularly tall chap, you might want to avoid what has to be the highest positioned urinal in the Country, so unless you’re around 6 foot tall, you might want to use the cubicle instead.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Coctails in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I absolutely loved this place! Nice and relaxing athmosphere, awesome nachos and the best cocktails in Amsterdam, made with fresh berries! :D We also got good service and the staff was nice. I would reccomend everyone to try out this place :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Good cocktails at a reasonable price with friendly staff thrown in for good measure. If you get a chance - go.

  • Visited May 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Cuban? Apart from the mojito's it felt quite Dutch.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After a long day of teambuilding we went here with a group of students. Had a fun time, the drinks are fairly priced (€2,30 for a beer), the staff is friendly. But apart from the mojito's and occasional cuban songs I don't know what is Cuban about this place.

But its a good place to go for a drink when you're at the Nieuwmarkt.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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