The Cuban

4.4
159 reviews
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$40 and under
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Cuban
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
With flavours inspired by Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, world renowned cocktails and rum punches, and of course, a rich and unique Cuban coffee experience, The Cuban Oracle is fast becoming one of the hottest spots to be seen on the Gold Coast.
When we say we are passionate about food, drink, music and Cuban culture we really mean it. This is our little piece of one of the most exciting cultures in the world and we want to share it with you.
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DS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! It was amazing! Melt in your mouth!

The service was prompt from the friendly staff, loved the atmosphere!

The cocktail and the sangria were amazing with great presentation.

Thank you to the staff and management always a great night out at The Cuban!

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TD
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Above average food and really fast service (maybe a little too fast)

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SD
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty dishes with Cuban flair.Something a little different from the mainstream.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 2nd Date night in 2 years here...(very overdue) and it was the perfect place, staff were friendly and humorous, the food was lovely and atmosphere was terrific! We had lots of laughs and look forward to returning

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NH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately tasteless food. THE OLD FASHIONED WAS VERY GOOD HOWEVER.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, delicious dinner and tasty drinks. The service was almost too fast!! Entrees came out before the appetizers! But, it was all so delicious, it didn't matter in what order the food got eaten!! Very flavorful!

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KF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! The atmosphere, entertainment, food and drinks are absolutely amazing.

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PF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. Would thoroughly recommend.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent lunch together - banquet @ $40 pp. The restaurant is well appointed, the wait staff attentive, the price was right. Delicious!!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great vibe to this restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive; the food was outstanding. I would recommend sitting outside, but the inside setting is just as good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food nothing exceptional, service average for price of meal, wait staff surly. Won’t return

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SK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was so nice. We had a set menu and received about 5 plates of food. The two of us enjoyed the food and it wasn’t too much it was just the right amount. I also had to have the chocolate pudding which was amazing and worth the wait. There was entertainment too which was nice. Definitely recommend this place. We will be back.

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AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing. Food was very average and not remotely Cuban food!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food supported by great service. Would recommend this as a place to dine at if you are in or near Broadbeach

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KB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here twice with different family. Great tapas selection to taste and lovely cocktails.

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JC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A large group with some children-all catered for very well - awesome experience will go again!

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NB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the cuban! Take my visiting family and friends from Victoria here whenever they come up to visit. I'm vegetarian so the missile is my favourite, but friends and family have always said the other dishes are divine (steak, lamb, cod all thoroughly enjoyed). Its a great spot with amazing friendly and helpful service :)

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LG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious, amazing flavour & cooked to perfection! Gold coast punch is a must & very attentive service!

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstandong

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N
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had dined here before and I wanted somewhere special to take my parents who were visiting from interstate. It didn’t disappoint and they were very impressed with our choice. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again!! Food was delicious and the service was lovely. There was also live entertainment the night we went which played softly in the background. Looking forward to our next date already.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Main guy excellent knowledge Cuban style
Food and drinks
Support staff warm friendly helpful
The Fidel rum cocktail should be renamed
Fidel’s secret weapon
Definitely qualifies for masss destruction
Very enjoyable

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DC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a nice restaurant with good seating and ambience but the food was a little disappointing. I booked with a group of friends and we ordered one of the set menus. The food was good but not fantastic and the menu was misleading. Five plates were listed on the set menu but only three plates were served, as a couple of the dishes were combined. So, technically they did serve the five dishes but the portions were small and not what we expected. I actually had to check the menu to confirm we had been served it all. Not great.
On a positive note, we had a good table to one side for our group and the service was good.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The music was fantastic they had a guy in the corner and he played some great tunes. The service was terrible and the food very average

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BW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant, been coming here for years and will keep doing so! Great food, great atmosphere, great service. What more could you want!

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LL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

The Live music (singer) was the highlight of our dinner at The Cuban, he created such a beautiful vibe and his voice was heavenly (very much like Guy Sebastian!). The food was also fantastic and Red Sangria - YUM! Unfortunately the service was terrible, our waited was pre occupied and he was not at all friendly but the food and music will get us back there again :-)

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TB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was unique and outstanding in taste! The atmosphere on a Saturday night is great busy but the singer made the atmosphere his voice and choice of music was great in the beackground. Definitely a restaurant I will be a regular at.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, yummy food and fun vibe ! I would definitely recommend The Cuban and would go there again !

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MD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ordered medium rare steak and was cooked well done.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The venue was very good but our table location was not the best. Given the restuarant was not busy we were placed in a corner where there was no atmosphere.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is lively with roaming entertainment. The ambiance is great with nice warm decor and comfortable seating. Service was exceptional and the food was so delicious. The Cuban is as great find!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and authentic Cuban food and great service in a fun atmosphere

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SE
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great but we all felt rushed to eat and leave. As we ordered a banquet style meal, all dishes seemed to be presented before we had time to finish the first and it wasnt a large enough table to leave the plates so we had to scoff what we had in front of us. It just wasnt the relaxed dining we were hoping for. The restuarant was packed and noisy, and more of a cafe style eatery. Our drinks order was incorrect, but delicious, once returned corrected. Oh and the maitre d rang us twice to see why we hadnt turned up - when we were actually seated in the restuarant.

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We ordered the banquet for 2 people and on the menu it sounded amazing and very diverse but unfortunately the food didn't match what we expected from the menu.

The meals sizes were very small and were quite bland, the mushroom tapas was 2 medium sizes mushrooms cut in half and although they tasted nice was very small. The cigars were very thin and bland and the prawns were very tough and the rice was very watery. we were hugely disappointed as was expecting flavoursome south american cuisine.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit and as it was the first time we had the Tapas menu BUT felt some of the tapas were too large...in particular the chick peas salad ...way to big...and filling therefore could not enjoy additional tapas....prices need to be a little lower for Tapas ...experience tells me about $12 ea.

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MS
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you ever go anywhere for dinner...you MUST go to The Cuban. It is just outstanding for food, service and ambiance.

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R
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a nice night at the Cuban. The food was nice and the service was good. Our waitress was very pleasant. It was fairly noisy so difficult to talk at times, but I guess that’s yo be expected at Broadbeach. Overall we had a pleasant night.

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DC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great night and the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Our waiter was very efficient and there was a good selection of wines as well.

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a
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful! Our group of 5 ordered tapas and had a richly variable selection: prawns, pulpo, salmon ceviche, lamb cigars, and calamari. We also had a wonderful chocolate dessert. When the band was playing - and they were good - it was difficult to talk with one another.

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JC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service & well catered for children as well.

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VC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!! The service was incredible and the food... OMG. You can’t go to Broadbeach without going to The Cuban. It would be a crime.

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