La Raza

4.3
86 reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
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.
What 86 People Are Saying
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Emmap
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

lovely place for tapas and cocktails, good price and nice food!

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ColinB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and varied cocktails. Staff were very friendly and prompt service. Also good background music

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and great food!! Ollie made us some custom drinks... that were amazing! Definitely will be back.

I would reccomend the mussels, lamb or the croquettes.

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OrOb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time, and we will be returning, if only for Ruby, who was so kind and friendly!

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AuM2
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very friendly staff, cocktails were really good and exceptional value.

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MarkL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a brilliant evening with delicious food and wine, thank you.

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AmandaW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were very attentive ,food was lovely and great selection of drinks. I would thoroughly recommend

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Cambridgenewbie
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LA Raza had fantastic food and a great selection of drinks, with some super deals for cocktails and beers. They are set up really well for covid with perspex sheeting between tables and the atmosphere is relaxed with easy lighting. The food is the highlight and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

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Sami
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. I would highly recommend it.

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AnaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Nibbles/starters were ok, we had croquetas , stuffed aubergine and crispy squid. We ordered three paellas, two chicken and chorizo and one vegetarian. Big portions, for six people probably two are enough. The problem was they were not tasty at all. Bland flavour, sticky rice. If you visit stick to the tapas, the paella is not worth it.

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Fran
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I gave 3 stars just because the food was amazing as it usually is, I’m really disappointed to have been sat in a place outside of the restaurant. The setting of la raza is what makes it nice, except it seemed like we were in a cafe.. the door was left open so it was freezing, it felt like we were just left in there, there was a table next to us where the girl was completely drunk out of her face and was being really loud and annoying. Being stuck in this area to eat our food is what spoiled it for us. Such a shame as we usually love it here in the restaurant.

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QandSam
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening at La Raza. The service was outstanding as always. We felt very safe during these uncertain times and the staff are always extremely accomodating and very welcoming. The food was great and so were the coctails. We will be returning again very soon. Thank you

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SophieB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They’re working on an app system at the moment, due to Covid. However, our phones were out of signal for 4g and the WiFi wasn’t good. It took us so long to try and order anything. When first seated nothing was explained to us and we felt almost like we were putting them out. The food was yum, as were the cocktails-once we were able to order them. I think Covid is definitely effecting customer service, which is understandable, however we were on our honeymoon and was looking for something with a bit of sparkle.

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Francis
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the paella and the mussels. The serving is huge for the price. We will definitely come back here

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MrBobli
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place. Good Covid setup. We took kids and wasn’t sure if it would be appropriate, it ended up being great for them.
Ordered bread that never came.
Otherwise food was good (Better than expected) and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Inedible food. Left it all. Tasted like dirty water. No offer for refund. Will never return.

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Casper
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A good menu and pleasant staff but the online ordering form was overly long with repeated questions. Ticking lots of boxes saying you dont want promotional material is tedious. And when I ordered a second drink I had to it all again. Other restaurants have a much more user friendly Covid ordering system. Also not sure how necessary the big plastic screens are - they kill the ambience; again many other places have managed this better. Was good value due to eat out scheme.

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DD18
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Goid Covid safety and nice having space. Veggie paella very goid.

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Charlotte
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. The only down side was we ordered 2 desserts and initially they were not brought out. The waiters apologised and then 1 of them came out. We were offered a free drink as an apology but we kindly declined as we were happy to wait for the 2nd dessert. Overall it did not detract from our lovely evening and we will definitely be returning.

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Soplou
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food is great service is also amazing but the leather sofas are peeling and look worn and very old and the decor feels dated and dingy, it definitely needs re decorating and an update

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MikeS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit. Very pleasant space, staff and the food generally very good. They were struggling a bit with staff shortages but the waiter kept coming over keeping us informed. Will definitely go back

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JackP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and the have the covid -19 actions well sorted, the app worked very well, the best one we have used so far.

The outdoor seating worked well but check the weather forecast,it is the UK after all!

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vipFood4thought
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service even though we booked last min they accommodated us with no problem.
Great food and great service, we sat outside where the tables were 1m apart. We had prawns, chorizo, beef and croquetas which were all amazing but the prawns were my fave! We will definitely return when we’re visiting Cambridge again.

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LouisaL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, we sat outside. Food was delicious as were the cocktails.

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Sand1
London
46 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Three of us went here for tapas and all the food we chose was excellent, from the sizzling prawns to the calamari, beef skewers and figs with goat's cheese. It was quiet when we first arrived at 7pm but by 8.30 it was getting more lively and loud. If you want a quiet meal I'd recommend going earlier in the evening. With Covid now, the menus are on an app which caused us a few minor problems but the staff helped out and we got one phone to work between us! Would recommend this restaurant for great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and waiter was very friendly, had to wait an hour for food but was worth it.

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LindaS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time to eat out during Covid and felt quite safe. Pleased I could do ordering and payment on my phone.
Son home for thé weekend and wanted somewhere special to take him. Really enjoyed our visit thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food, great service. Highly recommend the mussels.

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jamesl
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing night. Even in such a hard time the staff made the evening fun and delightful. The food was amazing and the recommendations on the menu was perfect for the two of us. Would highly recommend as somewhere for an intimate date or as a larger get together. Great night!

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JessicaB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

You need a smartphone! But ordering system was super efficient and effective. Really great.

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sams
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat drink chat and dance
Mix of music with something for everyone

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KariW
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have been to La Raza before and loved it, I cannot tell you how disappointed we were this time. Firstly can I say that the manageress on duty was very helpful but we had a number of issues

1 When we arrived 6.00pm on a Saturday 15th we were told there were no croquetas, seriously a Tapas restaurant with no croquetas, also the majority of the food was bland and needed more seasoning especially the vegetable paella.
2 The service was attentive and pleasant but intermittent bordering on slow.
3 just felt there was a skeleton staff on and the food was prepared without much thought

I am really sorry to write this review as we have liked our previous visit but on this occasion standards have slipped quite considerably

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AnneB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great cocktails, tapas and desserts. Perfect evening with my daughter celebrating my birthday.

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juliec
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very disappointed that there was a very loud group of young men shouting and showing off and no one stopped them and we expected live music and there was none. The atmosphere felt very flat

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TaniaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was lovely and the flavors were both complex and what you would expect for Spanish cuisine - they did a great job. We did not realize there would be live music. While enjoyable it ended the conversation for our group. The music was either too loud, or the venue was too small. I wish I had realized it before selecting.

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KariW
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food really tasty and loads of it especially the paella and it was a great place to have lunch or an evening meal

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CJH1
London
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal and good service.

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KateE
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was really tasty, good value and great cocktails!

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vipFrolikingFoodie
London
31 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately La Raza have bookings available on the app which are in fact after they have closed. We booked for 20:30 on a Wednesday evening and the kitchen had closed when we arrived and the front of house staff were cleaning and closing down the front too, they also couldn't find our Open Table booking.

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Sile25
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to Very good tapas. Decent service. Very cold beers served in cold glasses as they should be!

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La Raza is rated 4.3 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.