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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Bar, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Bar

3.9
3.9
121 Reviews
£26 to £40
Latin American
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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Peruvian, Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01223 300150
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

121 Reviews
  1. Natalia

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. We had the yuca frita which were very tasty as they had great texture and salting, we liked that the ceviche had a lot of lime, the empanada was also great (especially the dough), and as Mexicans we can say that the lomo fino tacos pass the test! Very relaxed environment, and the live jazz pair was super nice. The mangorita and pisco sour were also great!

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  2. Michaela

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely. Tasty and plenty to eat. All the food we saw served looked good. Service was poor. We had to go to the bar a few times to ask where our drinks were. We were told most of the floor staff were working there for the first time. Shame at the venue could be brilliant. Also needed heating turned up. We just wanted to go out and enjoy our evening. Also I booked weeks ahead. Had a confirmation but they couldn’t find the booking. The restaurant had numerous empty tables at 6pm!

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  3. karmanf

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Was not served for a long time. Food was cold and very greasy and was very expensive for what it was. Our waitress did not listen to use when we only wanted 1 of something.

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  4. AlisonH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited Cuba Libre for bottomless tacos on a Sunday. The tacos far exceeded our expectations and there were offers on excellent margaritas too! The ingredients are clearly all excellent quality and the food is delicious. Recommend!

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  5. Pookie

    Cambridge

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Fresh and interesting and delicious. Gorgeous decor and lovely staff. Puddings out if this world.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There are no equivalent places in Cambridge. Ambience is lovely, though the table for two is a bit small. Not your quiet place, but the noise is pleasant. Food was delicious! I was quite impressed with my simple stewed beef and beans, nopales starter was interesting and the ceviche lovely (a tad salty maybe). Overall very enjoyable!

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  7. PareshS

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our food, first time eating Peruvian cuisine was very tasty will definitely be back in the summer when we visit Cambridge.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The venue was good . The ambiance and live music was good . My wife is vegetarian and there is little to no choice in mains for vegetarians. There was one salad listed which she chose but they did not have it . We essentially had to order a non vegetarian mains course and then remove the meat items and were charged the same amount.

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  9. FelipeP

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience, music and food. I would recommend it so much.

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  10. LindaH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Only had 3 of the 5 starters on menu Main came out while still on starters Luke warm at best Sent 3 out of 4 meals back Asked if e would like to reorder ..declined They knocked 50% of bill. Will not go again

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  11. IsabelleW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, a bit thin on the vegetarian side. All nicely presented, and quick service. All in all a great experience.

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  12. restaurantcritic

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    lovely experience, only sorry we missed live music as we had an early booking cocktails were memorable!

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  13. Foodlover

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the only costumers at the restaurant for the whole evening. Food was ok but overpriced.

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  14. Paulad

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed. Table was ridiculously unstable and staff were apathetic about fixing problem. Steak was very poor, tasteless and tough. Wine overpriced for poor quality - sediment in bottle. Music was good and atmosphere pleasant. Cocktails good.

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  15. LauraW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    If it hadn’t been for the very fabulous Keiran who served us we would have walked out. The food was overpriced and unloved. The chef banged about in the kitchen and smells of old fat wafted into the restaurant. We were the only people in the place. Keiran took time to talk us through the menu and the cocktails on offer. He was a joy, the food was not.

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  16. SallyA

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good flavourful and well presented food, friendly staff. Great music playing, really enjoyed the lively atmosphere. The cocktails were amazing and refreshing. We all had a very good evening. Just found the menu slightly confusing with the portion sizes, I ordered a dish that was in fact three dishes. Maybe the waitress could have explained this. Also all our food arrived at once when we had ordered one dish as a starter. But as I said it was an excellant evening and I would definitely visit again.

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  17. Taros

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for 9pm ordered at 9.20pm then when we wanted to order more as the food was amazing we were told at 9.55pm the kitchen was closed. Don’t take a 9pm booking if you close the kitchen at 10pm or at least let us know when we ordered at 9.20pm that the kitchen would be closing. Very poor communication but as I said what we did get to eat was fantastic

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  18. ChrisB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great music, friendly service. Have the Peruvian chicken curry and the brigadeiros for dessert. Wonderful!

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  19. KellieL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you really lovely service and the food was delicious as were cocktails ❤️

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  20. FayeJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great portions. Guy serving us was lovely :) would definitely come again.

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  21. Family

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service from a man . he is skilled calm and he knows his job well thank you for looking after the family

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  22. Johnboy

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive , small portions, food appeared pre-cooked and cheap/low quality, rushed service (mains ready before starter finished), waiter was pleasant but kept sniffing.

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  23. SuzyR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great night popping in for some cocktails and snacks with a friend. Big list of cocktails, and not just your standard options, and the staff, especially the waiter who seated us, were really great. Thanks for a fun time

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  24. JensonJ

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food tastes amazing, can increase quantity a bit though.

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  25. LStock

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Myself and 3 others had been wanting to try Cuba Libre since it opened and we finally found the time to go together on a Saturday about 2 weeks ago. When we first got there, we loved the look of the restaurant and how it was decorated, the waitress was lovely and showed us to our table. About 10 minutes after sitting down we order some drinks, 2 cocktails, 1 vodka & orange juice, and a pint of draft beer. We waited 30 minutes for our drinks... and bearing in mind the drinks we had ordered weren't complicated, this wait time was ridiculous. The drinks came and the cocktails were very nice so we were happy with those. We then ordered food and I would say this came in a normal wait kind of time so no issue there. The starters were really good, 3 of us had the chicken empanada and I could of eaten 3 of them as they were really tasty. The mains however were really disappointing. 1 of us had the lamb shank which honestly, tasted of absolutely nothing, it looked like it was going to be super flavourful but it lacked any taste. Myself and another friend had the mix of 3 tacos which, I'd give a 4/10. The beef taco was super tough to chew, the chicken one was pretty boring, but we did like the pork one. We then had ice cream and the apple custard which we did enjoy. Overall I would sadly say that none of us would come back and we also wouldn't recommend anyone else to come either. The food was expensive, which I want to point out didn't put us off as we know good food is worth paying the money, but honestly this food was not worth what we paid. The wait time was way too long for drinks, especially as the restaurant only had about 5/6 seated tables, and we were very ready to leave by the end of it.

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  26. StevenF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food ok but a little expensive. Not sure I would return.maybe if the band is playing

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  27. RebeccaA

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We looked at menu online before arriving and pre chose to find out u changed your menu 2 weeks ago but not bothered to update website and also Facebook stated music from 7pm on Saturday when actually not the case ended up walking out very disappointing

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Empty restaurant. Food over cooked, over priced and not fresh. We has heard good things about this place so we thought we would try it out!!!! It was awful. The men’s toilets were out of order, stank and the wall paper is falling off. £5 for 6 olives Muscles out of stock Beef tacos - beef chewy Scallop Paella - scallops were defo frozen or bad!! Avoid this place

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  29. JackieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Service was fantastic! Nice music.

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  30. ThelmaM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The menu was different from that displayed on the website. All our food except for the rice was cold. Did not like the ambience and the restaurant seemed scruffy. Also the main reason for going was to enjoy live music but there wasn't any. Very disappointing.

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  31. OldMan

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Timeliness of the food coming out was great, the drinks was amazing. Our waiter was amazing, she went out of her way to make sure our allergenic needs was adhere to. I will be coming back again.

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  32. JaiK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very attentive, lovely decor, amazing food. Will definitely be back.

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  33. MattP

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. Will definitely be back.

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  34. Chaz

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food and a very entertaining Latin band

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  35. Juan

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, but not very good customer service. No vegetarian options either

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  36. LisaS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our 1st visit to cubra libra the food was very tasty nicely presented However the service wasn't great a little slow table not cleared before we left had to ask for dessert menu Overall a nice visit

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the price are way to expensive for the amount of food served . It’s more like tapas type of plate. I think its needs a lager beer as draft as well. Overall it’s good place I give 4 starts .

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  38. SophieH

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Daughter wanted a Latin American meal out for her 18th birthday. We thought we would struggle to find a good quality restaurant in the Cambridge area, but Cuba Libre fitted the bill perfectly. The food was varied and excellent, we particularly enjoyed the mixed ceviche, the sharing platter of four little casseroles, the scallop paella and the beef nachos. The cocktails added a fun, celebratory twist. On a Tuesday night it was not too busy so noise levels were excellent. And the service was good, the waitress (Tues 11 July) was commendable, being knowledgeable about the menu and just a nice person, making the whole evening a really nice one. We’ll come again.

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  39. Ellie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we've had in Cambridge. Food was amazing, great cocktails and the live band were fantastic. Service was great and well paced. Great atmosphere, good place for a fun but high quality dinner.

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  40. FergusR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable meal with a great service in a conveniently located area in Cambridge

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Cuba Libre Restaurant & Bar

19 - 31 Regent St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1AB

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Peruvian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
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