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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
17:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Darwin, Australia
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for dinner, it was OK. The menu isn't very extensive but there's enough to choose from. We were sat at a split table, awkwardly close to the people at the next table. After 15 mins we went to the bar to get our own drinks, there's actually table service but there was no sign of it. The... More 

Thank ontheroad181
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous atmosphere and the food is sensational. Huge portions for value. Would highly recommend to all. First time having Cuban food so will be going back.

Thank Jacqueline V
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited here with a group of friends in April for some 'cheaper' eats. The atmosphere was pretty good (live band etc) but quite loud. Service was very poor - we got seated and then took a while to order drinks and then another period to actually receive them. We got everything we ordered but when requesting something - e.g.... More 

Thank Ange H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank vamshi g
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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.

Thank Andre S
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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 

1 Thank AMT156
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 ;)

Thank Alessia S
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 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.

Thank ekwoodward
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 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

Thank MyBondiSummer
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 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!!

Thank Maobh M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$51
Latin, Bar, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 4224
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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