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The Cuban

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41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
+44 1227 464464
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
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Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our starter and main courses came together because the waiter put the starters through as side orders. No attempt was made to rectify this, we just had to get on with eating it all together. The waitress apologised, but it was a shame because this spoilt the experience and enjoyment of the good food. Train your staff!

Thank 652adrian
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Im an old Canterbury student and have only ever visited Cuban for a night out but when a friend suggested we go for food I was all for it. Excellent for tapas!!! Went on half price Wednesday's and high praise for your tapas dishes. We then ordered mains and his burger looked... fine. I had the belly pork and not... More 

Thank Grace M
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

£5 each to get in, drinks are reasonable, open for all ages, ideally 18-45. Music for all ages. It is located in the High Street opposite Costa coffee. Good smoking area if you smoke, 2 dance floors too. Did not eat there so can't comment on that. Good night out though

Thank joecool1973
Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Popped in early Saturday evening just for a cocktail. We happen to arrive as Happy Hour was starting and ended up staying for 3 hours as the promo was 2-4-1 cocktails. Definitely recommend the raspberry mojito. Ordered some tapas to go with the drinks. Good selection and quite tasty. Lovely outdoor seating area and pretty cool latino music beats coming... More 

Thank rymeram
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The food was excellent, staff very helpful and ambiance of the place with Cuban music makes it a great place to eat out.

Thank seaview1999
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The place is vast, we sat outside and had cocktails. A great place to sit and people watch is the weather is good. Cocktails good and not badly priced

Thank karen b
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Just visited Canterbury for the day and was recommended lunch at the Cuban by some friends as apparently the tapas are amazing...however when I saw Paella on the menu I couldn't resist choosing it. Best decision ever as it was probably the tastiest I have ever had, brought back some old memories from my days in Spain. Thank you to... More 

Thank Madeleine G
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Please be aware if you're in any way disabled you could potentially refused entry in this establishment. According to security on the door they can make decisions on who is allowed in and who is not as they are exempt from the disability discrimination act. My brother in law was not allowed to eat in this 'restaurant' because he is... More 

2 Thank Shannon L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I used to eat here all the time. i won't be going back now. Frozen food and McDonald's style cold fries. So poor. I'd be surprised if they have more that a microwave out back now. However staff were friendly. I think it should be classes as what it really is, a night club, because it deffinately isn't a restaurant

Thank Georgie B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I came here with some friends for some food before we went and had some drinks. The food was quite nice and I enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff are really nice and friendly as well as helpful when asking questions.

1 Thank emmie t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464464
The Cuban Culture is Simple...Great food, fabulous cocktails and of course good company.Our highly skilled mixologists create extraordinary cocktails using the finest premium spirits and the freshest ingredients, all finished with that extra touch of flair. Specialising in Mojito's & Daquiri's, we offer a tantalising taste of Cuba on your doorstep.The Cuban Restaurant is a bustling restaurant with a large selection of Tapas, Cuban style sandwiches and grilled meat dishes. Vegetarian, Nut & Gluten free dishes are also available through our experienced kitchen team. The Cuban Bar specialises in exciting cocktails and we hold an exquisite selection of rums from The Caribbean & Latin America, fine champagnes, premium spirits and Cuban cigars. We offer private tables with bottle serve options after dark.The Cuban also has private functions areas and rooms if you want to celebrate or hold a special event.Overflowing with atmosphere and latin spirit, The Cuban hosts regular Salsa dancing, live Latin Bands and resident DJ's providing the ultimate setting for any event.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?