La Raza
La Raza

La Raza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laraza.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01223 464550
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 8:45pm
    Sunday lunch: 12pm - 4pm
    Strictly over 18s after 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
  • Entertainment: La Raza is home to some of the finest live acts in Cambridge. Live accoutic acts play every wednesday from 8pm and more uptempo bands play most thursdays and fridays. On saturdays the dance floor is lit up by our DJs from 10pm. For more details on the acts, check out the listings at www.laraza.co.uk or give us a call on 01223 464550.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Raza
First established in 2003, La Raza is now one of Cambridge’s favourite restaurants, combining the relaxed vibe of a cocktail bar with the sophistication of a restaurant and lively atmosphere of a live music venue. Open all day long, seven days a week, La Raza offers something for just about everybody, from romantic dates to discerning proffesionals and partying students letting their hair down after a long day in lectures.
Barista coffee is served throughout the day at La Raza, with a fine lunch menu including gourmet sandwiches as well as tapas available from midday. In the evening La Raza’s varied tapas menu, inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, is served alongside a variety of cocktails, beers and fine wines. As well known for its music as it is for its food, La Raza is home to live bands most wednesdays, thursday and fridays while additional sounds come courtesy of skilled DJs that keep the party alive.
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La Raza reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since 25 November 2013
Average Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.2
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (5)romance (4)special occasions (4)outstanding value (4)business meals (2)fit for foodies (2)pre/post theatre (2)brunch (1)good vegetarian options (1)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Confused
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Corked wine and they gave our food to another table. We had to leave b/c we came with our 3 year old daughter and she was about to lose it from being hungry. I'm sure the food would have been fine if we actually got to try it.
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  • It is good for live music & drink
    Passenger24
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It is defiantly not a place to eat! The quality of food was really average and overly priced! For example a meatball tapas costed £8 and they brought a big bowl with only 4 small meatballs and very dry and burnt souce! But it has live music so not a bad place for a drink in the evening.
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  • Lovely time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    We went there for a meal for my sister's Hen weekend. It was lovely and cosy, great atmosphere! The food was great, big portions of paella. The drinks were a little pricey but once it was happy hour it was fab!! Definitely would go there again, and would recommend it!
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  • Go with a tastecard!
    ryandmonk
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    Fantastic food, especially impressed by the mussels in white wine and the chorizo. Two of us spent £11 each on food, that was half price with a tastecard, then bought some pricey but nice cocktails to go with the meal as the place doubles up as a cocktail bar. Portions are much bigger than you would expect for tapas, meaning good value, certainly didn't need all the food we ended up having. Wide ranging menu, friendly staff, nice area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a little noisy
    Oskar
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This place has great food (good portions too) and friendly staff. It is not a great place to have a nice meal and good conversation though - the music is just too loud and you find yourself having to speak rather loudly. Would be a good place to go for a drink on a Friday or Saturday night though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since 25 November 2013
    • Average Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Value3.8
  • The following 18 reviews are from the La Raza reviews archive.
  • girlie night out
    rebell
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    First time at La Raza, had heard great reviews but wasn't too sure what to expect. The tapas was very yummy and the service friendly. My mate and I decided we weren't going to be drinking, and without prompting the waitress suggested non-alcoholic cocktails. Slight negative for me personally was the noise level (background music + surrounding chatter) which was starting to give me a headache, but this was probably down to where we were sitting. I'm definitely going back though and I want to try the paella!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for group bookings
    Nikita
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Excellent table, friendly staff, really enjoyed it
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas!
    JulieS
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    We had a selection of tapas dishes, most of which were vegetarian. All of them were delicious and it was great to see such a large veggie selection. The service was also very good and the place overall had a relaxed feeling.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Average
    Davs
    Dined on 26/5/2013
    Food was ok but not great. I wanted to order gambas pil pil which is one if the most expensive dishes on the menu but as I have a bit of problem peeling the prawns I asked if they would mind peeling for me, the answer was a straight NO. I won't be returning to this restaurant which is a shame as I was there testing the place out to bring a lot of local clients to entertain them so I will have to find another restaurant.
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  • I went with a vegetarian girl
    Vicky
    Dined on 20/2/2013
    I went with a vegetarian girl friend for lunch and we loved the idea of the Mediterranean Tapas and ordered an assortment to share which were all very good. The staff were really friendly and we sat and had a lovely leisurely lunch with lots of laughter and chat - will definitely go again!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, brunch, afternoon tea
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  • Romantic meal
    Shok
    Dined on 14/2/2013
    Excellent value for Valentine evening meal. Service was friendly and efficient.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cocktails and Live Music
    laurac
    Dined on 15/11/2012
    Went to La Raza on a Thursday evening after reading local reviews online. Had some great tapas but were the only ones there at 8pm until about 9pm. More of an evening drinking and dancing venue than restaurant. Great cocktail menu and very friendly staff. Would go again but more for drinks than dining.
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  • Night out in La Raza
    Eatout
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    Excellent service from waiting staff and bar people. Portion sizes on side orders incredebly small for the prices. Fish paella mostly rice and not much fish content, lacked extra ingredients. Cocktail selection good however again considerably small for price and alocohol content does not reflect in the price. Martini in slightly smaller glass than is traditional with two portions of alcohol. Disco started later than advertised at 10.25pm and DJ played background 'club music' until 11.15. We requested music but the DJ was not very friendly and said I quote: ''its my last night I want to play what I want''. He did play some recognisable music which was quite dated but converted back to just clubby background music so we left around 12.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday surprise
    Yvonne
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Booked a table as a birthday surprise, the whole experience was wonderful, from the young playing the guitar he was great, the food and the surprise non alcoholic cocktails. Fantastic
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday bash
    groupof8
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Overall a good night out, although the drinks were very expensive, but the food was excellent when eventually it arrived. Prehaps the wait was due to the fact that there were eight of us. The backgtound music was not background music, to loud and spoiled our conversation maybe a saturday night was not the right choice for a birthday bash
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spain in Cambridge
    Poubmajunga
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Good food, excellent service on a Cambridge weeknight. Tapas bigger than your regular tapas expectations so be careful how much you order!! We had the meze platter to share (very good flavours) and then a mix of chicken and vegetarian tapas (4 plates) which was more than adequate for the 2 of us. We also spread it out over the evening. Would go back & would recommend it.
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    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Raza Cambridge
    zinzin
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    Disappointing experience in La Raza, hardly a tapas bar and not a Spanish wine in sight on very sparse list. It was virtually empty at lunchtime despite its excellent location in the centre of the City. Saving grace was the cheapness of the food and the baked figs were really enjoyable.Service was friendly.
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  • Great easy meal at La Raza
    enagtop
    Dined on 13/6/2012
    Great easy meal at La Raza in Cambridge. Everything was tasty and excellent service. Good llive music too.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went with my girlfriend
    DannyS
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    I went with my girlfriend and had a nice meal here at La Raza. Every dish we ordered was tasty except the Paella which was basically rice with a few mussels, clams and prawns thrown in. The restaurant turned into a club environment after we had eaten and the music was very good. We had a nice evening and would go back if we were in Cambridge again.
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  • La Raza Cambridge - good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 18/4/2012
    La Raza Cambridge - good experience, excellent service and food, especially paella very enjoyable.
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  • We enjoyed our dinner at La
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    We enjoyed our dinner at La Raza very much. We had the Paella for two with a mixed green salad. The waitress was very kind and attentive. Very good value.
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  • La Raza in Cambridge. A hot
    Camel
    Dined on 28/3/2012
    La Raza in Cambridge. A hot day in March, we sat outside in the alley way for a long lunch. Food was excellent but slow to arrive. We were given complimentary olives and nibbles which was a nice gesture.
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  • We had an excellent time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    We had an excellent time at la raza in Cambridge last night. Superb good value + tasty food. Very good portion size! Our waitress Jennifer was very accommodating + made us very welcome. The whole team were friendly. Very quaint+cosy feel. Clean. Live music at 10 pm then lifted the atmosphere 1 notch higher...overall great evening. Definitely recommend!!! Big thumbs up! Thank you. Will definitely be going back there :)
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