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“average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of de Cuba

de Cuba
J. Basanaviciaus Str. No. 28, Palanga LT00135, Lithuania
46051011
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Ranked #5 of 26 restaurants in Palanga
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Riga, Latvia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

As some reviewers have already mentioned, the food has nothing to do with Cuban specialties (as far as I noticed). It is a nice place to sit down after a long walk, enjoy a beer or a cocktail (a Mojito costs 6 EUR, lacks crushed mint and lime), nice cosy lounge-like chairs and a very big territory (illuminated when dark). The Cuban salad (with fruit and shrimp) was weird and not very good, chicken wings too spicy and not fresh tasting (the waitress said they were not spicey); sauces were clearly from a market bottle, not home made. The waitresses speak Russian and English though which is a big plus. In short, you are on the main streat in Palanga and the place looks nice, you will pay for the location a few extra EURs, but don't expect smthg extra.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Palanga, Lithuania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“de Cuba caffe”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Outside and inside of the caffe without artistic suggestions, very expensive food , not so good

Visited June 2012
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Excellent quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The selection of food on the menu was large and varied. The restaurant staff were friendly and spoke good English. The restaurant also offers a breakfast menu.

Visited June 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“De Cuba - What a joke”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

DO NOT EAT HERE.The place is seriously understaffed, and the food is overpriced and unappetizing. We noticed all the locals were only drinking, and all the other tourists who ordered food had disgusted looks on their faces also. I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu, this consisted of a highly processed and fake tasting piece of chicken, 3 frozen mini potato cakes/hash browns, a pile of carrot and a squirt of the most repulsive fake cheese sauce. My boyfriend ordered Grilled chicken Shashlik, which came out a mere pan-fried chicken breast (definitely not grilled!) with no seasoning whatsoever, 2 slices of tomato and half a piece of lettuce. SO much worse than anything we would have cooked at home! It was clear that there was very little 'cooking' actually happening. Only go here for a drink as it has a nice setup...but how people are saying this has the 'best food in Palanga' is baffling!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Palanga, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect hangout - but don´t be fooled by the name”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

First of all - the food has absolutely nothing to do with Cuba or the Carribean. But as long as you don´t expect spicy food, you will walk away with a smile on your lips. Service is excellent, the food is very good "standard" Lithuanian food and the atmosphere is super. A pity, though, that none of all the resturants in Palanga dare serve food with any other spice than salt and pepper.

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