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Cubana

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#4,893 of 19,195 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $50
CUISINES
Cuban, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Sponsored by: Cubana

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fresh, home-made food
1. Fresh, home-made food
"Really love this restaurant, always great food and service."
Caz777_13
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2. Great Cocktails!
2. Great Cocktails!
"Food is amazing and cocktails too. Prices are decent too"
lenka_bez
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3. Friendly and Fun!
3. Friendly and Fun!
" A fun and reasonably priced evening. Thank you"
Carl J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Crushed ice pa cuando? For when? Cubata or mojitos each one 7,50 🇨🇺 there’s any Cuban man that complain about? Lol This is not a mojitos bruv 🇩🇴🌍 go to Dominican Republic and learn a real mojitos💺🛩More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 393bertoa
Phillip O, General Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi - Mojitos should not use crushed ice - the original Mojitos were made in Cuba more than 100 years ago when they only had chunked ice. Crushed ice just fills the glass and melts too quickly. We use freshly pressed lime juice, raw organic...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2019

A lovely meal as ever at Cubana with live music and they even gave us lovely hot citrusy cookies for free. 2 for 1 cocktails during happy hour are a real bargain. The staff are also delightful. A great place to go to relax after...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Beestoplease
Phillip O, Owner at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Hi and many thanks for the lovely review which we appreciate - we're delighted that you enjoyed Cubana and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking past this place and the happy hour drew us in. It's a funky place..however the cocktails were disappointing..the saving grace was they were dirt cheap.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Saintlysinner
Phillip O, General Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - i am sorry you found the cocktails disappointing - we make all of our cocktails with fresh tropical fruits, jucies and premium spirits and we generally get very good reviews!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brilliant time at Cubana celebrating my wife’s birthday. Drinks were priced well and the atmosphere was relaxed but fun. The food was fabulous, really nice street food vibe. Would definitely return!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank FTP82
Phillip O, Owner at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - we just wanted to say thanks for your lovely review which we all appreciate - we are delighted that you and your wife had a good time and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at this restaurant last week in a trip to London. We went to this restaurant as we were close to our hotel. Ordered ropa vieja, one of the most classic Cuban dish and it was terrible, weird color (kind of white), no flavor...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Jean B
Phillip O, Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - sorry you didn't like the food - we do prepare fresh genuine Cuban food and we will look into what happened when you visited - of course Miami 'cuban' food bears little relation to genuine Cuban dishes!

Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Great change for eating venue. Nice variety of choices. Lively bustling restaurant. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Wilkyonline
Phillip O, General Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Many thanks for the review and we hope you will come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

I went to Cubana Smithfield with friends for the Cuban Brunch event. It was such a great experience. There were live bands playing salsa and Afro Cuban beats. Highly enjoyable music to dance or to listen to while sipping a mojito. There was also animation...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank F9812QPalicias
Phillip O, Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - thanks for the great review and sorry for the delayed response! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Excellent cocktails ("The home of mojitos" indeed--but the other cocktails are worthy as well), friendly staff and nice deco.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gouttegd
Phillip O, Owner at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Many thanks for your really kind review - we all appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Our second trip on a Thursday night to listen to the excellent live music. Even better than the first time. We look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steve295
Phillip O, Owner at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Hi Steve - thanks for the lovely review - we hope to welcome you again soon

Reviewed April 17, 2019

As an ad van driver, I usually used to drive to Cubana Smithfield restaurant to pick some food for lunch or a cup of coffee with a little sweetie. Meal is always excellent, my favorite is the black bean sauce with rice and pork meat...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank loose61
Bea C, General Manager at Cubana, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Thanks Loose61, it is great to hear you are one of our regular customers. And, we are thrilled you love our street food, coffee. I will pass your comments to Ida who will be very happy. I would like to offer you a discount on...More

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
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focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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We visited on a Thursday and the music started around 8p.m.. I don't know when the salsa classes take place.
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