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Cubana Smithfield

59-61 Charterhouse Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6HA
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Opening Information

Open weekday lunch for Street Food from 12.00-2.30pm and Coffee Shop from 8.00am to 5.00pm - no need to book
Restaurant + Bar open Thursday and Friday for bar, lunch, and dinner with live Salsa music

Monday 08:00-17:00
Tuesday 08:00-17:00
Wednesday 08:00-23:00
Thursday 08:00-23:00
Friday 08:00-00:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We are always available for large tables and parties - please call us on 07474 968275 or email [email protected]

Detailed opening times available on our website.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's Menu available
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About Cubana Smithfield

Cubana at Smithfield is the sister restaurant of the famous Cubana at Waterloo - the place which introduced Mojitos to the UK way back in the '90s! Cubana is much loved for real, slow-cooked Cuban food - prepared with fresh, sustainable, free-range produce - as well as fresh tropical cocktails plus smoothies and live Salsa music.

Cubana at Smithfield also roasts its own Cuban coffee - available in 100% plastics-free, recyclable take-away cups! There is an in-house bakery specialising in artisan sourdough breads and yummy pastries and donuts.

With an eat-in or take-out café and lunch time Street Food as well as a full bar and restaurant, Cubana at Smithfield is open from early to late with live Salsa music - check the website for seasonal opening times (Cubana at Waterloo is open seven days a week throughout the year with late night Salsa music).

Cubana at Smithfield is great for parties, children-friendly, with good disabled access and plenty of veggie and vegan dishes.

Cuisine: Cuban
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Had a lovely night meeting friends we’d met on holiday in Cuba, so where better to meet up than The Cubana, we had pina colada’s and listened to Cuban music whilst reminiscing about our fabulous holiday. Thank you to the band and your staff for making it a great evening.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Lovely Food. Great atmosphere. Only thing would say notice. Not enough staff on friday night the two gentlemen were rushed off feet. Also should make it clear on the menu what drinks/ food are not available certain days. Was told a particular cocktail wasnt! Quite surprised as thought Fri night was one of best days for business!!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

I would have given a 5 to the food because it is EXCELLENT. However the rice was too salty. Apart from that it was all very very tasty. Definitely coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Lovely dinner and cocktails and really friendly staff. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

I booked this place for a relaxed dinner with my wife for her birthday as I really fancied having Cuban food (been a long time). Booking was very straightforward and I mentioned it was her birthday, to which they said they would note it down (but didn’t really give any further details). The restaurant was pretty casual and nicely decorated and authentic. When we arrived there was already a singer performing salsa tunes which was nice background music. For starters, the plantain chips and cassava chips were of a generous portion and came with a delicious sauce I couldn’t get enough of. For mains we both had the Cuban pork with rice, black beans and plantain. All absolutely delicious and again the portion size was generous, far larger than it looked! They then surprised my wife with a slice of birthday cake and a chocolate desert whilst the band played happy birthday. A party group in the restaurant also started an impromptu conga line in celebration! All in all, I found the place to have great food and very warm and welcoming staff. Our waitress (our receipt said Gia but not sure if that was her name) was especially kind and pleasant and everyone made the whole experience special. Its not a large, flashy or pretentious kind of place so obviously won’t be to everyones taste but I would definitely recommend for a casual night out for good, reasonably priced food. A bit of salsa at the end of the night is always welcome too…

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Great venue for a social gathering and the cocktails and food are great. I was so surprised how much you got for the pre theatre menu I was stuffed! Had the best time dancing to the live music and conga lining around the venue!! Thanks for a brilliant night

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

The venue was too hot! The preparation of food is very slow

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

We love Cubana! On my recent visit they had run out of some of the veggie options on the set menu, but they recommended some options from the other menu. Otherwise everything else was spot on, as ever. We'll be back soon!

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

First visit to the Smithfield Cubana and it won’t be the last. The service was second to none, polite, friendly and exceptionaly helpful. Wonderful food at good prices. Top marks all round for a really great experience... thank you

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

I love Cubana but have never eaten dinner at the Smithfield branch before. It didn't disappoint. I arrived early for dinner as had a show to attend. The food was delicious and served quickly. I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Loved it, always have a great time! I ate too much mind!!!

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Had a wonderful meal at Cubana. Food and drinks were excellent, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Staff seemed a little rushed and the service was fairly slow but they were very friendly and apologetic for any delays.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Hi cubana, I arranged this party some weeks ago for old friends. I was delighted that the food and drinks were excellent. The service was a bit patchy but mostly good and when the live music kicked off I finally relaxed, relieved that my recommendation had proved to be a good one. So I was very surprised that we were kicked out at about 815pm just as we were getting going. We'd eaten several platters of your lovely tapas and had several jugs of your delicious cocktails. We would have had much more, but for some reason that was not clear - you closed. We were told you weren't busy enough to stay open. Hard not to feel that our custom was not required under the circumstances. Fortunately we found a table at Smiths and continued until they closed. Had this good fortune not presented itself the evening would have been ruined. So mostly confused. Best wishes Alexander

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Fantastic food, been twice of the last 10 days. Going to work my way through the menu. I might suggest that the service could be a little more on point, that is being hyper critical,

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

The food and cocktails were fantastic. With additional staff then the service would be spot on as they were really off their feet. Otherwise a nice atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

We had a great time, food was good and plentiful. Julien the manager made sure everything went smoothly for our group of 16. I will definitely recommend the restaurant

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Having initially assumed that it was more of a restaurant than a bar, it turns out that Cubana can cater for both people that are after a meal and people that just want to go out for a few drinks. We were sat in a fairly shut off corner of the restaurant and it felt like we had our own private room. The service was quick and the person serving us was friendly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Got to recommend the Chefs salad - great flavours! Happy hour is very good value for Cocktails. The pre-theatre 2 or 3 course menu is also a good option. Service is great.

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

I came here for my mothers birthday and the food was nice but there was not enough for everyone and it was supposed to be a buffet but they only brought one tray of everything. Atmosphere was nice but pricey drinks! I ended up paying £500. I also left my camera case in the table and haven't been able to get through to the restaurant since :/

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

I booked this restaurant for my birthday after traveling to Cuba for a friend’s wedding almost a year ago. I had missed Cuban cuisine so much and was hugely impressed by how authentic the food was at Cubana. My friends and I haven’t been able to stop talking about how amazing our experience was. We will definitely be back again. Thanks for everything, especially the birthday serenade.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Cubana is like a little ray of sunshine in the heart of London. Cocktail in hand and a Cuban band playing - it's possible to forget the dreary rain outside and imagine, if just for a few hours, that you are in Havana. Heaven!

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Visited On Friday, 26 January 2018

Great food and a lively atmosphere. Lovely cocktails and very attentive staff - Antonio was especially helpful and made sure we were quickly seated as one of our party was on crutches. The layout isn't ideal; to get to the restaurant we had to fight our through a boisterous crowd in the tiny bar. Going to the gents required further traversing the bar to get downstairs. Given how popular the bar is, and the steady flow of cocktails, more than one loo would be great. Food and drink and overall ambience are great. And a an investor via Crowd2fund, it was great to see it so lively. Will come back when not on crutches!.

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Visited On Friday, 12 January 2018

Would recommend! Very reasonable pricing and nice decor

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Visited On Thursday, 21 December 2017

Our first time at Cubana and it was a little disappointing - quite a few items not available, service - the two waitresses were doing their best but didn’t seem to be enjoying themselves very much and seemed stretched - long gaps waiting for drinks, mains arrived at different times and big delay for coffees. The food was mostly good - we all liked the black beans and chili rice - with mains being better than the sharing plates which were underwhelming. Cocktails ok. I really wanted to like this place as it looked great on the website and I was treating my family to a pre-Christmas night out but overall I felt a bit let down.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 December 2017

I came to Cubana Smithfield for a team lunch. We had such a great time ! The atmosphere is fantastic, the food is very good value for money and super delicious (3-course meal and jugs of smoothies/mojito). Lovely experience.

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