Balseros

4.6
126 reviews
£25 and under
Cuban
Moges has designed a delicious/imaginative menu of authentic Cuban dishes & British classics with a Latino twist. All served on authentic Cuban earth ware boards & dishes. Please contact the restaurant to make reservations for parties of 6 and more. Thank you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 126 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JP100
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cancelled my reservation at short notice. Enough said.

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SarahW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our latest visit, the service & food is always 1st rate ... we will definitely be back when we can

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PaigeM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They were able to make me something that was not on their menu as I am vegan.

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RussellH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food in relaxed environment.
Eaten out a lot in the last few months, but this restaurant takes the most COVID measures. Hand cleaning before entering and temperature taken before being seated.
All staff wore masks.
Well Done Balsero

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Jess
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was very busy so it took quite a while for our mains to arrive but we were happy drinking the delicious cocktails. The food was good quality and seemed very fresh.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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LisaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here a few times, food is delicious with great menu choices. Prices are average and atmosphere is good. Would highly recommend this place.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was amazing, service was great and very accommodating as it was my nieces birthday and they decorated her dessert with happy birthday. I would highly recommend to both groups, families and couples, can't wait to go back. A nice local little gem!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We popped in for lunch on Sat around 1pm. We had a few of the starters like a tapas which was the buffalo wings, garlic prawns, dirty fries. It was delicious and definitively did not disappoint. We were served by the sweetest young girl who was incredibly attentive. It was fairly quiet but service was wonderful... already planning our next visit 👍

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Chel
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very nice, decor lovely. Food was great, drinks a little pricey for a cheap bottle of wine.

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday Lunches I have had plus a pint of Sagres for under £5. Superb!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing octopus. Suggestion: Don’t miss the dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fantastic food, really nice service. Felt the menu was slightly limited but not this may be due to COVID. Very large drinks menu aswell. Would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lockdown birthday meal. Never heard of the place but was looking for somewhere at short notice. It had good reviews so I took a chance. All COVID measures were in place and we were asked to check in via NHS track app. Waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Everything was tasty, hot and most importantly the toilets were scrupulously clean. They were happy to advise on the dishes and I was impressed. I will qualify the four stars that I put for ambience, purely because there was no one else in there but we were early and it is lockdown. Having said that, it didn’t feel weird or empty particularly, just not a five star ambience at that moment in time. I would definitely go there again.

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Carol
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!
Food is amazing and very reasonably priced.
Been twice and will definitely be going again.

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MichaelE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, drink and a friendly host.
Will be returning soon

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Cufleys
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary here and the Food was amazing. We ordered the buffet for two and there was so much there, I would say it would have fed 3. The staff were very attentive and ensured we felt safe (distancing of tables).
We were scanned for temperature and asked to use the hand gel too on entering. Am looking forward to our next visit. Thank you very much
Date of visit 19/09/2020

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, excellent value and good knowledgeable staff.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have visited balseros, we had a very good experience the first time and were not disappointed on the second visit. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food is fantastic and the staff are warm, friendly and helpful.

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LucyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great friendly service. Great local independent option!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Helpful staff

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Monika
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really friendly staff and nice ambiance.
The food was very nicely decorated and the churros outstanding.
Will come again.
Also impressed how they executed government regulations.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We felt safe and socially distanced. The food and service was great!

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DeniseY
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at the restaurant , food lovely with very large portions, value was good due to “Eat Out To Help Out” we certainly return. Staff were very friendly and efficient

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AbiodunA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. The food is great and the cocktails are fantastic. The restaurant is local to me so it is really good to have that place you can go to anytime without any travelling involved especially at this time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I did add that it was my girlfriends birthday but there was no special add ons but the food was great

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mochab
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t seem like authentic Cuban food more like tex mex. I got ribs and they were overcooked and too chewy

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious meat platter and churros. Best ever!

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Geraldinel
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Reasonably priced. We enjoyed lovely starters but a bit disappointed with my main but it was my choice. Ice cream yummy.
Thank you

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SuzanC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first meal out in 6 months.Really good service and felt very safe. temperature checks on entering, hand sanitiser station, all staff wearing masks and tables well spaced.
Great service and tasty food.

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DanielH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very helpful and polite. Food was quick to be served, delicious and good value. Would thoroughly recommend Balseros and their other Welling restaurant Chupitos

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VladislavK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! And the food was amazing! Definitely coming back again!

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ChrisH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food good service good choice of drinks price ok will return

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LeeG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service staff were very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so welcoming and lovely, the food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and the environment was very clean and decorated beautifully. It was my first time here, and I came by complete chance with friends. But I’d already booked a table for my next visit before I’d left! This will definitely become a regular.

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Susiepusie
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Taking advantage of the Eat Out scheme, first time here. Fantastic food and great ambience but only 2 waiting staff and 1 person on the bar couldn’t cope with the full restaurant. It wouldn’t stop me going back as the food was so good and I wasn’t in a rush. Didn’t like having to wait so long for my wine though. Nice decor.

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JanW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st visit and we were very pleased with our choice. Staff friendly and helpful, food was great. Will certainly be returning soon

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Helmym5684465
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food!! Would definitely come back and try more of the dishes and cocktails.

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PeterO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very friendly, food excellent, portions generous

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Balseros use to be my favourite restaurant, I would go at least once a week.
So Wednesday just gone, arrived for our table at 8.45pm, restaurant was very busy, our drinks order was taken at 9pm, drinks arrived at 9.45 with some garlic bread, starving by now.
Staff had no idea of what they were doing, they were all over the place, we finally got our main meals at 10.30pm, the platter go share has shrunk in size but the price for it had gone up.
The meat was supposed to be barbecued marinated, it was just cooked normally with barbecue sauce squeezed over it, not impressed.
There was a table of people being very loud, and constantly using the F word, and with children in the restaurant, I personally found this offensive.
The bill for 3 of us was £82.50 with £30.00 off for this new government scheme.
Paid and left. Never to be visited again, will now use Da Peppino up the road in welling.

FAQs

Balseros does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Balseros also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8301 3880.

Balseros is rated 4.6 stars by 126 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.