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The Cuban Place

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Central Business District
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125 York St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 4224
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place if you want to listen to good music and chill out with your group of friends. Good choice of cocktails.

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Thank vamshi g
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told to wait for 5-10 minutes and then proceeded to tell us we couldn't be seated for another half hour. Second time we're here, very few waiters was paying attention to their customers. We had to shout to get anyone's attention. The food was good but if their service are not, there's no point on coming back.

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Thank Andre S
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure, but it is the worst I have been to. It started badly with slow service to acknowledge our reservation and eventually seat us at a table. This was a small warning sign but the menus printed on the placemat and laminated for reuse rang alarm bells. Slow drinks service, $17 cocktails that were 90% crushed ice and a... More 

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1 Thank AMT156
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of the CBD, you can find a little piece of latin world. After dinner, the staff put the tables on a side and everybody start to dance ;)

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Thank Alessia S
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

Steaks here are always amazing. Cannot fault the food, although it is on the expensive side, I'm happy to pay for quality. Service is appalling. Inexperienced wait staff, seem like they have no idea how to look after a table. I'm torn as to whether I would go back. Plenty of good steak in Sydney, with significantly more competent service.

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Thank ekwoodward
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This place rocks! $59 share banquet for 2 people that allows you to taste just about everything and @thecubanplace seriously knows their deliciously Cuban cocktails! Check out the Havana Mojito for just $10 or this divine Daiquiri for $15👌🏻@mybondisummer #thecubanplace #mybondisummer

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Thank MyBondiSummer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous tacos, amazing drinks and even better staff! The staff are so accommodating, professional and attentive while still joining in the laugh! The drinks are delicious with the perfect tacos to match! Definitely coming back!!

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Thank Maobh M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The Cuban place is a great spot to grab a bite to eat! Free taco Mondays and $7 mojitos what more could a girl want. The sand on the floor makes you feel like your in Cuba... they even let me build a sand castle... STOP IT!!! 😊 All in all, great night!

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Thank Holly B
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Came here with a few work mates for dinner. - We all ordered a variety of different tacos, but they came mixed up and placed together? The waitress told us what each one was, but surely it would have been easier to just put each persons order on a separate plate - Order was incorrect, one item completely wrong, the... More 

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Thank Michael E
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, good selection to choose from. I am a vegan and they catered for me quickly and easily and with a smile. Legends! My Mum is a fussy eater and she was super pleased with her meal. Great staff. Very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Amy_and_Sia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $53
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 York St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 4224
Description
The Cuban Place Restaurant in Sydney is recreating the vibrant heydays of 1950s Havana. Globally, our name is widely regarded as the original home of the Mojito Sebastian Escudero our Head Chef has created an enticing menu that features fresh Australian produce with an authentic latin flair. We have researched vintage Cuban cocktail menus from the last 60 years to develop our Cocktail List that features true classic Cuban cocktails. Our extensive rum collection features over 150 different varieties from such countries as Haiti, Guyana Jamaica and of course Cuba. We have authentic Cuban Jazz bands playing live 3 nights a week, with Cuban salsa dancing to accompany.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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