Cubana Waterloo

48 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7RG
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Opening Times from April 12th
Monday Midday - 11:30 pm
Tuesday Midday - 11:30 pm
Wednesday Midday - 11:30 pm
Thursday Midday - 11:30 pm
Friday Midday - 11:30 pm
Saturday Midday - 11:30 pm
Sunday Midday - 11:30 pm
Street Bar daily 4 pm - 7 pm

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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Friday, 07 May 2021

Cubana were understandably sticking to a 90min per table booking system, but we were not served until 25mins into our reservation so that chipped away at our time a lot. The service was lovely, although the food lacked flavour for me. Ordered a big bowl of salad, came with only 4 prawns. For £10 this seemed a bit steep. Also asked for extra coriander but came with none. Drinks were delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Tenía cita a las 14:45, no llegaron las jarras hasta las 15:20 y la comida no llegó hasta las 15:30. Terminamos de comer a las 15:40, nos quedamos con hambre pero solo yo pedí otros camarones al ajillo a las 15:45, le dije a la camarera que nos quedaba 30 minutos y si podía pedir algo más, me dijo "es opción tuya si quieres pedir porque solo te quedan 30 minutos", le dije que porfavor preguntara a su jefe si podía extender el tiempo, por lo cual nos dieron 40 minutos y ella a las 15.47 le confirme que quería los camarones, a las 16:35 vino otra camarera a preguntar si estábamos bien, le dije que aún nos faltaban los camarones al ajillo y que solo nos quedaban 20 minutos, entonces nos dijeron que en la cocina estaba pedido pero que los cocineros no vieron la comanda, entonces tuve que cancelar la orden, me quedé con hambre, no podíamos pedir nada más, entonces pedimos la cuenta que eran £130 todo bien, no importa el dinero, lo que importa es la mala organización que tuvieron, ni siquiera traerme los camarones al ajillo y salir muy disgustada. Volvería pero solo para pedir takeaway.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We had a great afternoon on Saturday at the restaurant. A great atmosphere and such a lovely waitress and I'm so sorry that I can't remember her name - might begin with L. She was superb - we were 3 women. Anyway, she was fantastic. A great place to meet friends after lockdown, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Great value

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely service, cuban sandwiches were delicious. Jug of mojiotos was a jug full of ice, we got barely 3 glasses out for £20. The chilli prawn salad was disgusting, prawns were like hard rubber. Won't be going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great fun, chilled place to be, we are looking forward to some live music soon, thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We had a great evening and we are looking to return soon, thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We loved the chilled atmosphere, the happy staff and the food was quite nice but cleanliness is one thing that needs to be improved I would say, thanks!) Looking forward to returning soon

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Food had no flavour, was burnt and cold. Service was shocking, waited over 20 minutes for two drinks each time. Manager was rude to all customers throughout the outside area. Drinks were lovely, praise to the two bartenders who were working extra hard to get drinks out to people. Lots of different serving staff on the floor but no staff actually serving and were rude to customers. Was not even greeted at the door with a welcome but told because they would seat us 15 minutes early we must leave 15 minutes early. Staff did not even say hello at the door. Terrible service which was a reflection of the managers attitude. Also adding a 12.5% service charge automatically to the bill with such terrible service is appalling. Not even explaining this charge to the customers.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great happy hour. Great outdoor seating which was covered.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Had a lovely evening, was not pressured or rushed by the staff, looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great all round

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Food, music everything was great! Amazing place

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Super atmosphere, amazing happy hour and great location - the perfect post lockdown trip out!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Tasty food, friendly service and great prices!!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

My first visit but I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Has always been a good experience:)

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

It was so exciting to be out - despite the weather (!) the staff were amazing: friendly and efficient and the food was TASTY! Happy hour margaritas had us smacking our lips - my first time at Cubana but it won't be my last - my other half also appreciated the doggy bag I brought home for her to have for lunch today. Yum, thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

The cocktails are amazing, food is really fresh and tasty, and the staff are lovely!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Food and drinks were excellent as per usual. The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that when our 90 minutes up, we were instantly kicked out. We weren't even allowed 10 minutes to finish the half plate of food we had left. We were rushed out even though there were about 4 or 5 empty tables around us so it's not that someone was waiting to be seated at our table. This was quite rude and ruined the rest of the experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

The drinks were excellent and great prices, our server was attentive and lovely. The only let down was the lack of atmosphere on the top level, which appeared unfinished and the lack of umbrellas for when the weather turned. Overall excellent experience, will be returning

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

I really enjoyed the food and the drinks and I have to say that the waitress who served us was really nice and helpful, but I do have to complain about the host because his attitude was really unacceptable. As soon as we arrive the host informed us about the 90 min limit time of the table and even though we didn't like that we stayed and had food and few drinks. After the time ended the waitress informed us kindly that we had to leave and we understood but we needed to go to the toilet first.We still had like 6 drinks that we had to carry so my friend went to the toilet first and she took too long because there was someone that took too long in the bathroom, as soon as she came back I went. When I was coming back to the table to pick up my stuff my friend was already in the entrance with the drinks and very upset because the host came and say to her: my college already told you to leave, I don't know why you're still here (rude) and even though my friend tried to explain that I was on the toilet, he did not listen and left. I do understand about stressful moments but I just don't think is the right way to speak to the costumer. The only reason why I might come back to this place is because the duty manager listened to us and apologise, but I don't think I'll come back any soon. I do recommend the food and cocktails, but if the staff treat you like this I don't think it's worth it.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Great staff, wish Pina Coladas were available for happy hour

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Such a great night! The food was to die for and the service was faultless.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We had a great table and the atmosphere was very buzzy. 2 margaritas were made without sugar and it took a while for us to reach a waitress who was willing to help and sort the drinks out, however as soon as they realised what had happened they made new drinks and checked they were okay!

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