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Cubana

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48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG, England
+44 20 7928 8778
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 13:00 - 03:00
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been here a couple of times with friends - good for a group as they have happy hour on jugs! There was only one staff member on the bar each tme which slows down the service a bit though. Snack food is great, atmosphere is fun, authentic music and colours all around :)

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Thank Laura C
plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great find just behind Waterloo, packed with locals, home cooked food, cheap cocktails, friendly atmosphere - come here not to those dreary restaurants in the station - you won't be sorry!

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Thank paul w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here whilst awaiting train. Superb lunch. Cold crisp lager. Deliciousness. Highly recommended.

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Thank theapplins
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the atmosphere was fun and eventful with a live band ! However the food was a little over priced, the meal I ordered was good but not for the price I paid. The portion of the main meal was more like an appetizer for the price . Tapas I ordered were tasty and the drinks were ok, especially since... More 

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Thank Shelbee C
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick bite after the theatre. All dishes were nice. Good flavour. However even though we ordered 3 different mains they all pretty much had the same flavour. Not a bad one but nevertheless similar

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Thank nikko1974UK
Tidworth, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vast amount of choice of cocktails was great!! I had a strawberry colada and it was very yummy. Food arrived quick and was piping hot. As it was a Friday night, it was incredibly busy and loud but that wasn't a bad thing in this circumstance as it just added to the atmosphere. The staff also left a lasting... More 

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Thank GemmaY98
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cubana was recommended to me for lunch by a shop assistant who works a few doors away in Lower Marsh Street. It did not disappoint. Service was friendly and efficient. I chose the free range chicken dish, Pollo Criollo which was delicious, as was the glass of fresh mint tea. The bill including service charge came to just over £10... More 

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Thank Jeremy R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed the place a few times and always brought back nice memories of Cuba. Finally we managed to get there before seeing a performance next door. The only negative I can mention is the lack of space, the tables are on the top of each other. But... The food was excellent, the staff was really nice, so the cocktails.... More 

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Thank Andrea S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The amount of alcohol they add to the cocktails is ridiculous, I had 4 cocktails and didn't feel I was drunk. The food is nice but expensive (I've had nicer food and cheaper before). If you do a reservation you need to leave in two hours so it looses the enchanting. I recommend it but not for going every weekend.

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Mafalda C, Public Relations Manager at Cubana, responded to this review

Hi Just to let you know that we use a minimum of one and a half full measures of rum or other spirits in our cocktails and up to two and a half measures - our Mojitos, for example, have just under two full measures - we also use only premium rums and spirits, no house spirits. We monitor our... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like Cubana, not only for its atmosphere but also location. Easy to find, next to Waterloo station, staff is very friendly and happy hour is not too bad! I must admit, the food is not amazing, but they do have a pre-theatre menu - you get 2 courses for £11 or 3 for £13. Cheap and cheery! If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
13:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 8778
Description
London's freshest, juiciest bar-restaurant with fantastically reasonably priced fresh tropical cocktails - including the best Mojitos in London - and freshly-prepared, healthy Latin and Cuban food. Open very late with live Latin music and DJs + great low cost lunches

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