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The Cuban Bristol
The Cuban Bristol

The Cuban Bristol Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecubanbristol.co.uk/
  • Email: info@thecuban.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 424 0692
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from The Cuban Bristol
Welcome to The Cuban Bristol! Never been to Cuba? Then don’t despair! Visit us for a true Cuban experience! We’ve visited the beautiful city of Havana and brought home the true spirit of Cuba. We stock over 100 rums and produce the tastiest Mojitos using only the finest & freshest ingredients. After sampling some of the most delicious foods available on the island, we hope we've done Cuba justice, by borrowing some of their delicious recipes to produce our extensive list of tapas and traditional Cuban dishes. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Second time I have been and both times was great , amazing cocktails and food"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I decided to book a table at The Cuban after randomly having a cocktail here the week before and I must say that we were not disappointed. The service, food, atmosphere, cocktails and massive list of rums were all excellent. After ordering our meals (empanadas), our food was with us in about 5 minutes. Our meals were fresh, non-greasy and tasted fantastic. The only reason I have not awarded 5 stars is because we were sat on a table directly next to people drinking, which at times meant I had someone's bottom very near to my face! Perhaps if this area was cornered off it would seperate dinners from drinkers? Nevertheless, we had a great time, would recommend to anyone and will be coming back."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "We were eventually greeted by the host... He was far too busy catching up with friends to acknowledge people at the door. Anyway he then proceeded to show the five of us to our table which was laid for 4 people... I pointed out that the table was for four... His reply "it's ok..." And walked away. We agreed to add a chair to the table despite a empty restaurant, changing the table was clearly not a option. The "helpful" host then proceeded the tell us the limited menu available due to a previous busy Saturday night. "We have burgers and a carvery available" "you can also have any tapas apart from 4 of them which we have ran out of....""
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Tried this place on the back or reviews but was a little worried as it had some great reviews and some poor ones, I'm happy to add another positive review. The place has a great lively vibe and a good variety of choice for food and drink ended up ordering too much good but the staff happily boxed it up for us to take home. Great entertainment live music and dancing where you can also join in if you like. Great place defo will be returning."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Was very impressed with the Cuban, the food was amazing and everyone was very pleased with their dishes. The atmosphere was vibrant and lively. My only objection was the service at the bar could be a little slow but that is mainly due to the fact of cocktail making. Would definitely return as a group or with the family, something for everyone."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Booked a table for Saturday night and was really happy with everything."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Great food and friendly service, Will be dining at the Cuban again.. I would recommend the cocktails too ;)"
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Met friends for lunch on a Sunday. Only tapas menu available as they also do a traditional Sunday roast which seems bizarre for a Cuban restaurant. Didn't find the tapas good value and couldn't have a roast as a vegetarian option was not offered. Overall quite disappointed."
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "Although it took a long time to get our drinks order (20 minutes!) the food and service was fabulous. A great authentic Cuban band too."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Another great trip to The Cuban. Service was unbeatable; even thought the drinks were slow to arrive we were treated so well we didn't mind."
    dined on 06/02/2014
  • "Website would have you think this was a small place with a decent menu and 150 Rums, the reality is another TGI type place that is too big to be intimate and the food was awful to be honest and not at all good value for money. The only positive was that the Cocktails were acceptable. We would not tell any of our friends to visit and it will not be in Bristol very long for sure."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Visited the Cuban on Saturday 1st March. We originally booked a table for 2 but needed to increase this to 4 and although they were fully booked they went out of their way to accommodate us. The food was very good and our waiter was excellent (even suggesting a vey good alternative when one of the dishes was unavailable). Will definitely be returning soon."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Lovely feel to the place food was ok burgers were over cooked but steak was lovely Service was slow and after 2 hrs we were asked to leave ASAP with out even being asked if we would like a desert or bill The manager found this quite amusing at first then was more helpful The waitress spent more time asking us if we wanted more drinks rather than clearing away the table of finished plates Or offer desert / bill On leaving our table the floor was wet and I slipped over Would not recommend to anyone"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "My family and I visited the Cuban on a Sunday afternoon we had three young children with us and felt very at ease. The service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding as well as good food."
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "This place is a little loud so if you don't like shouting over your dinner, stay away. Having said that, the service was excellent and the food yummy, although not particularly memorable. The live music was great but the DJ was questionable! Overall, a good time had by all :)"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Heard such good things that I had to find out for myself, so took a group of friends along! Had a fab night, the decor is brill and was struck by the tree with the fake parrot in on arrival. Really nice atmosphere, really friendly and helpful staff. Went on a Friday evening and although was very busy the service was quick, and waiters were making sure we were happy and needing top up of drinks. Really pressed with the food and the cocktails were amazing. Would recommend to anyone and definately be going there again! Thank You!"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "good food, good ambience and great attentive service, would definitely recommend !"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Booked my night out at the Cuban through top table very easy to do and convenient 4 people in the group table not quite ready when we arrived but went to the bar before we were seated 5 minutes later the waitress was very helpful and attentive the entertainment was very good ,food was good had a really enjoyable night"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "We were delighted by the service and quality of food. Atmosphere was great and service was prompt , despite the restaurant being full! Can't praise that team enough."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Went here on the 14th February having read poor enough reviews!I thought to myself surely it can't be this bad?? How wrong I was!!starters were cold and like something out of the freezer at Iceland. Ordered salmon for my main, my BF ordered chicken. Waiter arrives with chicken&beef. I politely explain I ordered salmon. 5-7mins later a different waiter arrives AGAIN with beef&chicken. I not so politely explained for a 2nd time I ordered salmon!! 5-7 minutes later my salmon arrived crispy on the outside and RAW in the middle. The baby 'boiled' potatoes were raw &the asparagus cold. We opted not to have dessert!manager was apologetic and offered not to charge us.we paid for 1 meal.I cannot understand how a restaurant can get an order SO wrong."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Very nice pleasant place , lots of fun we do have there,thank you the cuban"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "We went to the Cuban restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Good food service and atmosphere, especially live music. Great cocktails. Really enjoyed ourselves."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Had a nice evening at The Cuban. We are going to Cuba in June so this restaurant got us in the mood and gave us a taste of Cuba! We booked a booth which was nice and it was by the stage where a singer was performing. A good atmosphere at this restaurant."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Amazing steak and amazing cocktails. Couldn't fault it. The service was welcoming and prompt. It was early and it was relatively quiet but there was still atmosphere. The staff were jolly and helpful with recommendations and kept us plied with cocktails and food without getting in the way of our special day. My only criticism too many men in suits with head pieces buzzing about loudly and just getting in the way"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "It was perfect for a birthday celebration. We had to wait a while (about 25 mins) for the table although we'd booked, but the food was good & the atmosphere was great. We had a couple of cocktails which were good, but a bit pricey. There was a singer on while we ate & afterwards an area was cleared for dancing. A male dancer led the way with a zumba styled dance routine which was very enjoyable. We all left thinking we'd had a good night out."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Really nice place, good atmosphere live music but the food was not traditional Cuban dishes. Most items were Mexican, the food was poor, nachos had squirted cheese not real cheese as stated. The meat was very fatty and the fish came with three new potatoes and three green beans. Staff were helpful and were always watching the table to see if we needed drinks or anything else. The toilets were clean and accessible. I found the drinks to be expensive ( 2 x rum and coke £9) I would return to the Cuban for drinks before 7pm mon-fri as cocktails are two for one but wouldn't come back for food."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "We invited 2 friends to come with us did the evening to catch up and enjoy good food and drink. We enjoyed the food however, cocktails are not their speciality especially a mojito. The real disappointment was as we were finishing our deserts and coffee we were asked to leave as they have another booking! Not even in a polite or apologetic manor. We were angry, disappointed and extremely embarrassed in front of our friends."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Staff were really friendly and polite, atmosphere was good, unfortunately food was so over cooked it was almost inediable"
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Food was OK, what you would expect from a chain restaurant. Atmosphere was great with good music and dancing, good place to go if you are with a group of friends. Slightly expensive."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "I took my wife for our anniversary and had a fantastic time. A wide choice for my wife who has an allergy to wheat and gluten. A simple menu to understand. The service was excellent and our food was with us very quickly. Overall a fantastic night."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "I think we had picked a busy night or the staff were new. Other than clumsy service and slightly over priced food it was a great night. Oh and the DJ was shocking! We were hoping that he was going to sing but sadly not!"
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Having been to the cuban in camden many times and always having a great experience, we were very much looking foward to trying this. Service was spot on, waitress was very intentive and didn t leave us waiting. Food was very enjoyable however in london there is a better choice of tapas and offers, where as this one doest have any offers and the choice of tapas wasn't as good. Only other thing that I would say was the backing music got extremely loud by the time we left and struggled to hear each other, for this type of place it doesn't need to be that loud. If there were more offers we would definitely come alot more ."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "I booked this place for my birthday after checking out the menu and being really interested. When we arrived the place was pretty empty but the atmosphere was great! The service was incredibly good but unfortunately the food was just one big disappointment. The order came out wrong (starters ordered as mains came out as starters, food was cold and the sweet potato fries were soggy with oil. The food was extremely bland and nothing to be expected from a cuban restaurant. The above could have been overlooked if the restaurant was busy but we were practially the only table and there was more than one chef on. Cocktails were over priced for what they were."
    dined on 29/12/2013
  • "Fantastic service and entertainment, the cocktails and food outstanding."
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "A special place in the heart of the Bristol harbourside! The electic decor, Cuban entertainment and vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant ensures a fantastic night is to be had by all!"
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "The only flaw/negative aspect of our visit was the fact that the (recorded) music was so loud and intrusive it was difficult to have a conversation across the table! The live music, however, was good and at a reasonable volume level."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Was looking forward to this but was slightly disappointed. Don't think the lay out in there is very good. Tried to get a drink at the bar before the table was ready but was a waste of time, couldn't get near it to get served. Very cramped and not enough bar staff especially if you're serving cocktails as they take longer to make. We gave up and stood by the door until the table was ready. The waitress that served us was very nice and couldn't do enough for us. Food ok, but not the best, was tasty, nice flavours. Maybe because it was a Friday night, don't know. but I wouldn't rush back. Sorry Cuban Bar :-/"
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Know that you are going for the atmosphere and the whole experience and do not expect top end food. Entertainment was great and got a table in a great position. I was very wary as the reports i had seen on Tripadvisor but these were not my experience. Food was basic and delivered what would be expected. Ribs plenty and tender, Burger good. Entertainment made the place and good fun for all. Best for bigger groups and Adults."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "My friend & I went to the Cuban last Saturday (07/12/2013) and we were both really impressed. Food was amazing, cocktails lush, prices really reasonable and service was also very friendly & efficient. We were entertained by dancers which was also really cool. From my recent dining experience in Bristol this one was definitely one of the most positive ones."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Loved the live group, but ended to early. Service was ok but a little disorganized at times. Cocktails were good but a little expensive, food was ok and reasonably priced. Overall enjoyed evening and look forward to return in the near future."
    dined on 05/12/2013