Cubana Waterloo

48 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7RG
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Monday 12:00-00:00
Tuesday 12:00-00:00
Wednesday 12:00-01:00
Thursday 12:00-01:00
Friday 12:00-03:00
Saturday 13:00-03:00
Sunday 13:00-23:00

New Year's Eve - open
Good Friday - open
From Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve - closed
New Year's Day - closed

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

Facilities
  • Easy Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Children's Menu available
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About Cubana Waterloo

London's freshest, juiciest bar-restaurant - and the place which introduced Mojitos to the UK in the 1990s. Known as a fun venue, Cubana's fresh tropical cocktails are legendary - and reasonably priced.
Also famous for slow-cooked Cuban and Latin-American dishes and tapas, freshly- made in-house with sustainable and free-range produce.

Open late every night, seven days a week including holidays, with live Salsa music. Cubana is child-friendly, great for parties, has a good selection of veggie and vegan foods and is disabled-accessible.
There is a weekday lunchtime Street-food stand using plastics-free, recyclable disposable cups, food boxes and cutlery - and great, reasonably priced lunchtime and pre-theatre menus.

Cubana's sister restaurant at Smithfield also roasts Cuban coffee and has an artisan bakery.

Cuisine: Cuban
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Celebrated my son's 21st birthday with the family and his girlfriend - an authentic reminder of their holiday in Cuba. We all had a fantastic evening, with great food, fun atmosphere and 2 for 1 cocktails. Our photos seemed to get funnier as the cocktails took effect along the way. I didn't even like Mojitos until I tried them here!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

The good was disappointing as not freshly cooked and was served luke warm. Standard of food will appear to have gone down.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

First visit. Liked the food, interesting. Very pleasant, helpful staff. Will return.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

Great cocktails

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Great atmosphere, excellent happy hour deals. Perfect location for a low-key birthday party.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Little bit noisy and table a bit cramped but great food and drinks, love the general vibe

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Best food best place to go. Just drinks a bit pricey after 7pm.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Incredible dishes, fantastic atmosphere, a genuine place to visit especially for dinner with drinks!

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

We had the most amazing time, however the bar was chaotic. Especially during Happy Hour. The service and food was authentic and beautifully with great portion sizes. The dance floor was busy with a fantastic atmosphere. Definitely would go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

I've had an absolutely amazing experience at Cubana.I took my boyfriend there to celebrate his birthday and it really exceeded my expectations.The restaurant is busy and vibrant, all the food and drinks we ordered were really delicious, especially Ropa Vieja and the alcohol free cocktail was very refreshing and complimented the food really well.The staff is really friendly and helpful. I have made a reservation prior to visiting the restaurant and only mentioned my boyfriends birthday asking for a nice table if possible. Not only we have been given a nice table, but also members of staff came over with a piece of cake to our table once we've finished our meal and sang happy birthday for him. It was a really lovely gesture that I really didn't expect.Thank you for a great service!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Fantastic restaurant and bar in Waterloo. Excellent food, great music, tasty drinks and where else can you get a mojito for £3.75 during happy hour?!

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

The food was very good and the staff were nice. I went on a Friday night though, so it was very busy and they seemed to be stretched thin. The environment is lively and very noisy inside. I would definitely come back for dinner on a quieter night of the week but think that this would be a good spot for drinks and dancing on the weekend.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

I booked this place as me and wife always wanted to go, so I thought it would be nice to book it for her birthday. Well she loved it, everything about the place she loved, we both did. So we will coming back again very soon

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Great food and ambience. Pork dish is my fave! :-D

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Great venue and brill staff. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely be going back. Thanks for a memorable evening guys.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Website was easy to use and gave all essential information. I would maybe suggest mentioning that live music starts at 11PM as we were specifically looking for entertainment during our meal and the website was not clear. Booking was easy and clear. Restaurant was easy to find and in a great location. The hostess on our arrival at the Podium was helpful, cheerful and efficiently directed us to our table that was prepared. The table and menus were sticky but we were so impressed with the decor and atmosphere that we were not concerned. Drinks and food orders were taken quickly and accurately. The food was AMAZING. Quite possibly the best food we had ever eaten. Perfectly cooked, as described in the menu, hot, all arrived together and generous portions. Pudding was equally amazing. So affordable and worth every penny for the experience. We loved the Cuban music playing in the dining area but this stoppedhalf way through our meal, at maybe 8.30 PM and we were a bit disappointed as we couldn't hear the DJ from inside. But the atmosphere was still great. Hostess Thanked us and wished us a lovely evening; very polite from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Fantastic evening for my Mum's birthday and would definitely Dine here again on our next trip! NB Hostess had round, dark glasses, long brown hair in low ponytail, about 5,6-5,7.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Food was tasty and fresh. Great atmosphere in the restaurant also. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Food was excellent, service friendly and efficient. My only negative point is that tables are very close together and I don't want to be that close to my fellow diners.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Great vibe. Really fun pre-theatre supper. Portions large but not tonnes of flavour. Fresh & scantily dressed which suits most palates. Limited wine menu which was a bit disappointing but atmosphere made up for that easily. Would defo recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

everything was great, as was the customer service. I was expecting larger portions though, and this was my only disappointment as an extra spoon of rice / minced meat would not have gone a miss! Also... the desserts seemed pre prepared and frozen... I was expecting something a little more fresher and prepped to order/that day. Given the above, the service was great as was the flavour of food/drinks... so I will go back, but more prepared for what to order and quantities!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

We had a great evening. The food was fantastic. The only negative for me was it was very loud and we found ourselves shouting at each other. We had cocktails and I wish I hadn't now as I always find they are full of ice and far too cold for my sensitive gums. Next time I will know better as I certainly will visit again and recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Food was really good. Service was very slow and a few members of staff were a little rude.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

We were disappointed kept waiting with no apology for 20 minutes to sit down when we came on time Then had to go and look for waitress to serve us after 15minutes.food which we wanted to order ran out so could not order also 2nd alternative had waitress long face all evening would not recommend or book with you again

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Have been to Cubana Waterloo a few times for drinks and dinner. The food as always was amazing as were drinks! However, I booked a table for 12pm on Saturday, arrived and staff were still unpacking boxes of food, mopping the floor, etc until 1pm and so we waited outside. During the wait we were not even offered a drink or apologised to for having to sit outside and wait! Staff tried their best but the two women working struggled to speak or understand English so we did not receive an explanation of what went wrong. Very disappointing as we had booked for 12 because we had tickets for a show on the other side of London. Poor show Cubana, a shame for somewhere usually so much fun to visit!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 August 2019

The food was good, music great and service really good, apart from a small annoying thing: the bill was really confusing as it didn't match the menu structure and we were charged for an item extra even though it was part of a 2-course meal because it wasn't eaten by the person who ordered the 2-course menu. Never came across this before!

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