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The Cuban Bristol
The Cuban Bristol

The Cuban Bristol Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecubanbristol.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

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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "A confused start with new card safe system and table allocation, service could have been a bit better but overal an experience well worth the niggles and good value for money. Don't expect to have a conversation with you guests once the DJ is working, can be loud but again atmospheric."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Very good service and food, only downside is that we were sat next to the stage when the singer was on and it was very loud."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "This restaurant has a good menu choice and has an open feel. The welcome is warm but instead of being seated immediately the preference seems to be to direct you straight to the bar. OK if that's what you want to do, however on this occasion we had a theatre booking and would rather have gone straight to our table. Once seated, we were attended to politely and efficiently. The food was served quickly and was delicious. Not having eaten Cuban fare previously, my Wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The cocktails were tasty. My only gripe on the drinks front was the lack of an alcohol free beer as I was driving. Overall, can get noisy as the place begins to fill but good for couples, groups of friends, business dinners / nights out."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "We went to the Cuban for a relaxing, chilled out evening, but seemed to have experienced the opposite. The food and music were superurb, but the service was dreadful. We were ignored, the food took an extremely long time and most of the staff spent their time stood around talking to eachother. If it wasn't for the service I would go back again, but in the future I will go elsewhere."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Great food and service was fine once staff took our order after 20 mins of waiting. Too loud for romantic meal & cocktails very expensive for the amount of alcohol in them."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Brilliant atmosphere all night long in this restaurant, good place for good food or even just having a night of cocktails at the bar, and entertainment comes for free. You can get involved or just watch overall it's a brilliant night to have!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Had a really good experience on Saturday night. I can see why booking was required they were flat out. Our waitor teddy was keeping all the tables happy and didn't see any complaining. He has a really great attitude to waiting tables. The food was great portion sizes were big(how I like them). It tasted amazing, nice to have a steak that they are not afraid to cook rare when you ask for it!It wasn't the fastest cooking time but they all looked flat out in the kitchen . Overall a really fun evening. Good atmosphere thanks the entertainment . See you all again very soon!!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Great food and explosive flavours. Rather lovely cocktails. Great atmosphere and food arrives together if in a large group."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "Seafood paella was amazing, plenty of drinks choice and great if you're in an big group of you. Definitely recommended!"
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Overall we had a good night. We ordered some tapas for main and wanted kebabs for our main. We were very disappointed to be told they didn't have any kebabs left. We picked something else. Then we waited and waited and waited. Then our lovely waitress came to apologise because we had been waiting so long. 20 mins later she came back with some complimentary bread and olives which helped our hungry bellies. Then 20 mins later our food finally arrived and it was lovely. The food was good value for money. The cocktails are expensive but delicious. Later we bumped into some friends and by this time they didn't have pork, steak or lamb shanks on the menu either. The dancing is so much fun to watch and join in."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend and not disappointed.....The Cuban is a great place to go, the ambience was perfect and the choice of rum was mind boggling! Try a Cubanista if you have a sweet tooth for beer and the main course of Chocolate and Chorizo Chilli Beef is one I'd go back for. Overall a great place to go!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Nachos had awful American liquid cheese. Paella was tasteless and although full of seafood, the seafood was frozen. The King prawns were very good. Overall stick to the cuban bits of the menu but I am unlikely to go back."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "After reading some great reviews I was very disappointed with The Cuban Bristol. Having traveled around Cuba and tasted some fine food the Cuban did not give me any pleasant memory reminders. The food was rather bland and could have done with some seasoning. It reminded me of a cheap Mexican restaurant rather than Cuban, but neither my friend and I tried the black beans. The fish cassolet wasn't anything to write home about and was bulked out with baby langoustines which my friend discovered had little meat on them and no way enhanced the dish. The cocktails were lacking in kick and far too pricey what little you had especially the mojitos which were a lot of ice and no substance. Probably won;t return."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal, service was great, steaks were very good. Only disappointment was the dreary guitarist. We expected lively music and dancing on a Saturday but will try another night next time."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "We went to The Cuban for our wedding anniversary. In short, the service, the ambience and the food were top notch. Food was flavourful and spicy - no blandness here - along with really generous portions. Well done, The Cuban. We will be back "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "We went with friends the other evening and it was a fantastic atmosphere and the food was amazing!"
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "We have been here twice now and have had wonderful evenings both times. The food is amazing and the atmosphere fab. Makes you feel like your on holiday in the middle of the city! "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Second time I have been to The Cuban, first time for the live band and dancers, but heard they are not really interested to spend money on these, shame it was different from the other place."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Excellent evening with an atmospheric ambiance . The food and service were extremely good as were the choices both of food and drink. I will definitely visit again, "
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Had a great time. Went on a Saturday night and was a bit worried after reading bad reviews. Have to say it was fab. Service brilliant and dancing was such fun. Chocolate and chorizo chilli beef was amazing. Will be going again."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "The Cuban Bristol is an amazing experience and entertaining night out. It mixes good food, good value, and a night club/night out in one venue. Great tasting food and huge portions ensure you struggle to eat it all, but so tasty you don't want to leave it."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "Loved the music and decor. Had a lovely meal. Couldn't eat it all. Afterwards we danced the night away! We went as a group on a Friday and found it not so good for conversation."
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "We turned up early for our booking and little fuss was made as they found us a table. The cocktail list is varied (and delicious) and the food menu we were simply spoilt for choice. We both had the same main meal but the only downside to this meal was the fact that we couldn't finish it! delicious food, lovely waiting staff and a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere for a Friday evening. The singers were brilliant and made the Cuban theme far more authentic. Would recommend and definitely go again. "
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "After visiting the Cuban several times for cocktails, myself & 3 friends were really looking forward to trying the food. 2 of us ordered tapas to share & 2 ordered paella. The food came out in good time & looked lovely. However in the paella there were prawns uncooked (whole prawns that were still grey), muscles that weren't open & the rice was still hard. We informed the waiter & it was taken away straight away. However the 2 with tapas had to eat so that wouldn't go cold. No bread/olives was offered to the other 2, we had to ask for that. Service then went drastically downhill. We were constantly ignored, we asked if we could have some free cocktails to help the evening & we very rudely acknowledged which could have changed it around"
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "had a lovely meal, then in reserved area for a birthday bash, overall a fab night, great food, atmosphere, dancing &value"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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
  • "Fantastic atmosphere, great food, great cocktails!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food and friendly service, Will be dining at the Cuban again.. I would recommend the cocktails too ;)"
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Booked a table for Saturday night and was really happy with everything."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "good food, good ambience and great attentive service, would definitely recommend !"
    dined on 21/02/2014