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“Latin Surprises”
Review of Cubana

Cubana
Ranked #22 of 1,447 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: South American, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cubana is both a Tapas restaurant and Cuban bar where live music is prominent throughout the week with DJ's and dancing at weekends. Having re-located to Leopold Square almost 3 years ago after 14 highly successful years on nearby Trippet Lane, Cubana is one of the most authentic and well respected venues in Sheffield. The decor is understated, with a theme of 'faded elegance showcasing some amazing original artwork throughout. The extensive menu combines classic Spanish tapas style dishes with South American flare and flavour. Many of the original culinary team of experienced chefs have been in place since their very first day of opening back in November 2000 and this is a major factor as to why Cubana has such a great reputation for top quality and consistently tasty food. A lively atmosphere is helped by great music and energetic presence of Sheffield's Latin community
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Latin Surprises”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This restaurant is unique in Sheffield for its authentically latin atmosphere, food and music. People go for all three. Different music events each night go with the food. The food is basically a tapas range of Spanish type dishes. It is very popular and attracts people of all ages and ethnicities. Some nights there may be a cover charge for special events. its not very big so it is advisable to book.as there are often groups. On some days there are dancing classes for various latin moves. This is high energy stuff. The music could be tapes or a live performance. Most restaurants are rather boring but this one keeps you on a high all the way through. Just dont expect perfection; just relax and go with the flow. The bar area is very small so you will most likely have to take a table where you will be expected to consume food. Expect to pay between £15-£20 each for 3 tapas dishes but there a good value set menus and early bird deals. Dishes are hot and cold with some suitable for vegetarians. The good thing is no one feels out of place. Check out the latest news at www.cubanatapasbar.co.uk

  • Visited April 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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“Lively, fun and huge portions”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place is a bit rough and ready, but all the more authentic for that. It looks, feels, and sounds lived in and enjoyed.
The service is great - no-one on the staff from Cuba, however - everyone is pleased to see you and cheerful, and it all gives the place a happy feel.
Those of you who, like us, are used to having small little 'ash-tray' sized bowls with your choices in, BEWARE. We ordered 7 dishes between 2, usually enough to be going on with and often we'd go back. Not here, though. 7 was certainly 2 too many. The portions are very generous. The paella was nearly a meal for one on its own, and the bowl of potatas bravas was still piled high when we'd been at it for half an hour and simply couldn't manage another piece!
Look out especially for the Calamares a la Andaluza, which was perfect, and the Conejo which was pretty damn good too!
We had a bottle of Cava, which was ok, but probably £5 more than it needed to be, and finished with a couple of Caipirinhas made with Sagatiba rum, and which were to die for!!!
Would certainly come here again, and next time wouldn't order so much!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank PMA54
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Sheffield
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Another good night”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is always good with so much choice. Yes its a little noisy (due to ots nature) and a little pricey but nevertheless I love it. The mojito's are also a real winner!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LYD_2
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Night Out!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I have been to cubana a few times now and it is without a doubt the best night out in the North!

Last weeks visit was a bit odd because unlike usual it was very quiet with only about 20 people in. Nevertheless we had a fantastic night with good food, fantastic attentive service and probably the best mojitos outside of Cuba!

Keep it up guys and I'll keep coming! BTW I live 60 miles away and this isn't an easy night out!

  • Visited June 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“21st Birthday”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was a fabulous evening. Before booking we read the reviews and had mixed feelings because some reviews said their service had been slow and the portions were minimal, leaving them still hungry afterwards. We were a party of 5, family, 21st daughters birthday, it was a Wednesday evening and we chose the set menu at £18.50 each. There was more than enough for each of us, and I have to say every dish was superb, the 'hot' dishes were hot, the service was punctual,friendly and polite. The atmosphere was excellent as was the music. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

  • Visited April 2013
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