Alma De Cuba
Alma De Cuba

Alma De Cuba

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alma-de-cuba.com/
  • Phone: 01517027394x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12:00PM-5:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00PM-11:00PM, Friday-Saturday 5:00PM-12:00AM, Sunday 6:00PM-11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: South American, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Steven Bygrave
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Buffets and Canapés available for events, please call for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Various options are available for private parties, from the exclusive Lady Chapel with private bar to the mezzanine level overlooking the alter for large dining parties. Please call for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Camilla Cole 01517027394x
  • Entertainment: Sunday Service - fantastic Sunday Brunch menu complimented by performances from a live gospel choir, EVERY SUNDAY

    Live music every Thursday night
  • Special Events: If you are looking to hold an event with a bit more flair in one of Liverpool’s, if not the North West’s, most atmospheric venues, then you’re in the right place. We can cater for absolutely anything; from a
    small business lunch, networking function to an entire venue wedding… simply tell us what you want! Please refer to the details above or alternatively contact Camilla Cole on 0151 702 7394 / info@alma-de-cuba.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Central Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Limited on-street parking
A word from Alma De Cuba
Alma de Cuba is Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar venue; an island in the heart of the city, an independent spirit that leaves a lasting impression. Set inside the magnificent conversion of the former Catholic church St Peter’s, Alma de Cuba is all about an eclectic mix of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences that are enhanced with Liverpool’s great spirit. This is a must visit destination with “Sunday Service” brunch with gospel choir on Sundays and a carnival atmosphere throughout the weekend. Alma de Cuba’s menu hopes to mirror Cuba's diverse influences by including spices and flavours from around the world, particularly Caribbean, Spanish and Latin American. The delightful South American, Caribbean inspired cocktails and the up-beat Latin influenced rhythms create an unforgettable experience. Come and enjoy a quality of service that matches the splendour of this award winning interior.
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Alma De Cuba reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.5
    Value4
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (152)romance (118)fit for foodies (67)group bookings (64)sunday lunch (47)business meals (36)outstanding value (33)brunch (28)pre/post theatre (27)good vegetarian options (25)child friendly (6)outdoor eating (2)afternoon tea (2)disabled access (2)Show More
  • birthday meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Booked this meal for a romantic birthday treat after reading reviews on the Internet. Really lovely that they have kept a lot of the original features..it looks stunning. Food and service was top quality. Only 2 criticisms a little too dark and it was very noisy. .just by the sheer nature of the building not rowdy but noise seemed to vibrate and echo. Wouldn't stop us going back though. Well worth a visit
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite for food and cocktails
    RachNick
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Love Alma de Cuba and always choose the restaurant and cocktail booths for special occasions - never fails to live up to expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    Jannyanny
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was nice. Service excellent but was dissapointed with the 'gospel choir'. Perhaps it was my fault for expecting too much but personally 3 singers, sitting down, isn't what I envisaged. A little let down with this but would definitely go back for an evening meal as it's such a beautiful building.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma de cuba
    tilly2shoesVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    What an amazing venue. Twinkling candles fill the restaurant which was at one time a church. The menu has so much choice and our food was delicious. Great cocktails, very attentive staff and the glamour and glitz of Liverpool ladies out on the town. Really impressive! The floor show was quite special too! Definitely a must if you are in Liverpool.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • a lunchtime bite
    gaz64
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Finding a good restaurant for my lunches with my friend is really important. The quality is critical as is the service. We were the first people in the door as we were on our way to the cinema. Staff were quick to take the order which seemed slow to arrive despite there only being us there. The delay wasn't a problem the building is fantastic and encouraged conversation but there is a worry that if busy they may not cope well on that showing. The food on arrival was freshly prepared and perfectly presented with the staff finding that balance between being attentive without becoming intrusive. Alma De Cuba is on a very short list of my favourite places to eat I will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    ahahah
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Ambience, food, service, cocktails, everything was VERY good. Can highly recommend this restaurant.
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    special occasions
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  • DebKVIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Fabulous venue, great food, fantastic atmosphere, definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    took my wife as a suprise before heading to watch wicked, the place inside was amazing, gothic kind of feel but right at home with the style of menu served. the service from Hannah was fantastic and prompt, food served with great timing and the portions were spot on. Taste? well what can i say what better than what i expected and one i will certainly go back to. i will be recommending Alma de cuba this week to my fellow colleagues, set the tone for a fantastic night!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great atmosphere
    Ianthepotter
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The food and service was exceptional and having been to many good quality restaurants, including Michelin Star ones, Alma de Cuba was as good as any of those previously visited. The quality of food was a very high standard and the service was equally as good. Normally the food at restaurants with entertainment can be a little gimmicky and poor quality, but not at Alma de Cuba.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Would recommend!
    Magpiemason1983
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    We had this venue recommended to us before we came. We were here for an overnight stay in Liverpool. Place was amazing. Food was good. Cocktails exquisite! The ambience of the venue was outstanding. Well worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top night
    Letseat
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    First time at Alma De Cuba, whole experience was superb.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodexperts60
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Enjoyed the evening. Friendly staff,Good choce of food and wine. A little pricey for some items. I really feel side dishes/vegetable should be autmatically included in price.of main course (it.s not London!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gospel ambiance
    kevgee
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    As usual food was good, gospel sing excellent only negative is as rest was only half full staff not attentive hung around the till having chat had call over 3 times for drinks as all stood around chatting. Nothing serious still food good and Saturday nights one of best in Liverpool.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday lunch
    dexter7
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    lovely sunday lunch food very good service excellent and the music made it a very enjoyable afternoon
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Amazing!
    DxMx
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Beautiful food, beautiful atmosphere! Great service! Cannot wait to visit again. Nicest meal I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go on a Sunday evening!
    rarelyout
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Went to Alma on Sunday 14th Sept for our wedding anniversary with family. Really disappointed with food and service. Arrived on time at 7.15pm, not offered early bird menu as choice. told of several items not available on menu as it had been a busy lunchtime. food came out slowly and at different times so was cold when everyone had received their meal. had to ask for vegetable side orders for roast chicken which weren't as described, given free drink to make up for this. Rib eye steak wasn't rib eye. Felt we were being given left overs. First dessert asked for wasn't available. All in all couldn't wait to leave. Shame because we had enjoyed our previous 3 meals there. won't be going again or recommending it!
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  • Perfect for a birthday treat!
    Alison
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    We went to Alma de Cuba for my mum's 50th on Sunday for the Gospel Choir Brunch. It was perfect! Excellent singers and a lovely environment to dine - something we had not experienced before. Food was great, we had the new carved Gammon Roast - served at the table by the friendly chef, tasted amazing and we had no trouble getting extra gravy!
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We had a beautiful meal for our 5th wedding anniversary. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and especially the entertainment of the dancers and the petal show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birdy
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    went for my wife's 50th had a great time. service was 1st class and the food was loverly
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • johnnottingham
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    On entering the resturant you get a wow factor and its so different being in a church. The food was excellent. The service was brilliant. Our only downside was that the music was overpowering. There is really no need for the music or to tone it down a bit. The resturant was packed solid and the noise from people shouting to try and be heard from the music was horrendous. Overall though it was a good experience and would recomend it but wouldnt take a hearing aid if I was partially deaf.
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    special occasions
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  • Somewhere different
    Taz123
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went out for a meal with close friends on a busy Saturday night . Lovely and individual surroundings . Very good food with lovely flavours . Nice cocktails and good service .
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Superb for a Romantic Evening.
    MandyMoo
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Ambiance in here is amazing, we had a drink at the bar because we were early and then taken straight up to our table. Service couldn't have been better. The waitress was always near by of we needed anything but that was rare considering she would always pop over and refill our glasses. Wine and food was delicious. Definitely recommend this place for a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue
    usaINuk
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Alma de Cuba is set in an old church, and the ambiance is wonderful with lots of interesting things to admire. Our server was extremely pleasant and a joy to deal with. They have an outstanding menu of specialty drinks, and the food is possibly the best in Liverpool. This is a mus-go-to place. I hope we can return soon.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • A Liverpool Favourite
    MKMonty
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    This was our third visit in as many years and it never disappoints. We love Sunday Brunch with the Gospel music and the menu that mixes traditional with more modern cuisine. Service is really good and the bar is so comfortable! An old building given a new lease of life - let's hope the rest of the street can now live up to it.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WoW factor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Upon a arrival there was no delay taking us to our table and Margret our waitress was credit to your staff, helpful throughout. Even though it was a Friday night, the service was good. Food and wine was lovely and would not hesitate in recommending it any of my friends, although I think the place sells itself. Thank you for a lovely evening.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alma de Cuba - Excellent!
    dom1708
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We visited the Alma de Cuba on Friday 29th August with our family of 5.. It is a unique dining experience given the surroundings and the tasteful way in which St Peter's Church has been convereted. The food is good, as is the service. We were pleased that the staff were able to be accommodating to our needs as we had brought along our (fussy) 11 year old daughter, and although the standard menu didn't really cater for her needs, the staff flexibility kept her (and therefore us) happy! Many thanks!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff Night Out
    matthayes
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Fantastic place to celebrate a friend who has worked within our company for years on her new job . What a place to entertain and please loved ones! I was not let down at all!! I will recommend to everyone!
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • tasty options for veggies
    Andrea
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We had an array of tasting platter vegetarian food. The food had a very good mix of tastes and textures. Very authentic flavours too. Will definitely visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    DiCole
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    We loved everything! Excellent good, wonderful surroundings and great service.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    foodlover
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Fantastic service from start to finish, excellent food, ate here before and will definitely return.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty meal
    jonny007
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    i found the alma de cuba a unique experience for a special meal , the food was fantastic very tasty , the ambience of the restaurant is brilliant and i had a very enjoyable time; The staff were friendly and efficient , they even chased me down the stairs because I was 80 pence short on my bill , could of swore I left the correct money but I was not prepared to argue , shame won't be going back .
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Brilliant Service
    H4958
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Served by a lovely waitress who was very charming. The food was outstanding (as it always has been - recommend the duck spring rolls!). 4th anniversary, brilliant evening.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Stunning surroundings, perfect food and drink and fantastic service!! Couldn't have asked for more!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely lunch with choir
    mymoraira
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our lunch. Food , service , entertainment absolutely spot on, Am re booking for October when I am back in Liverpool. The soul/choir singers are very entertaining. Great choice of songs from gospel classics, to Beatles, to Michael Jackson. Audience were a bit quiet so needs to be a bit busier.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • A great evening out
    jillyb
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We arrived at 7.15 and were immediately shown to our table, which was nicely placed by the balcony so we could see the activity below. 3 of us ordered the Lamb bruschetta kebab and one ordered sea bass, all were well cooked and attractively presented. We were pretty full after that but decided to check out the desserts menu , and all found a fabulous dessert - all 4 different! Fortunately, the restaurant was getting very busy at that point so the slightly slower service suited us well, so we were able to enjoy the ambiance and do justice to the wonderful desserts when they arrived! A very enjoyable evening to remember!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Lynnie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Fabulous food, service and cocktails. Would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food as always
    Greedyelephant
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is our third visit to Alma and it remains as good as always. food is sumptuous ribs and coconut rice my main course just delicious and the cocktail's - happy hour would be a welcome introduction!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Mountford80
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday as she had been before with her friends, she had told me that the food was good and the building was amazing, I wasn't disappointed. The food was top notch, building was amazing, service was friendly and welcoming and for a city centre very reasonably priced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginatively converted church
    Jmsing
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Excellent food with attentive service in an atmospheric venue. On the expensive side but well worth it for a special night out.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very good but not really Cuban
    Carina
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    The service and the food was great, but was more “other” Caribbean – Jerk Chicken certainly is not Cuban (though it was very good and I do like Jamaican food). We didn’t hear any Cuban music playing, which would have given it more ambience, though the place itself is quite amazing. One thing which did annoy us was that they have Bacardi – it’s not Cuban rum, although they would like you to think it is. Havana Club IS Cuban and I didn’t see any of this as an alternative. I would go again, but without Cuban expectations. I’m not really sure what the connection to Cuba was supposed to be – all we could recognise was a mural of a woman with a cigar, which is a common sight there.
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