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
  • 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 Thursday, 23 January 2020

The only thing that we didn’t like was the fact our table was by the two toilets which were constantly in use plus the place smelt very damp as if a leak had happened which was slightly off putting when eating - atmosphere was great though

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Been coming here for years the friends I brought here this time was their first time and said they would definitely come again had a great evening.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Always good atmosphere with nice food at decent prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Even better than ever. I have been coming to Cubana for over 20 years (I used to live virtually next door on Pearman Street) and I am impressed by the menu and changes to the restaurant in general. Always a pleasure and your staff are so hard working and kind. I would argue you might need a couple of extra staff on some nights, but I would not criticise those who were working. They never stopped! I look forward to visiting again soon....

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Drinks were really well done and servers were very nice. Pollo criollo was good but the chicken was a bit tough.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Service too slow food delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

The staff were unable to cope with the high number of customers on a Saturday night. We waited 20mins for 2 cocktails. Adding 12.5% onto the bill for service is just irritating! Service is optional and it should be decided by the customer as to whether this gets added.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Lovely meal, but were ignored for a good couple of minutes when we arrived and then it was made very clear to us in no uncertain terms that we could only have the table for 90 minutes as they were very busy, so we didn’t feel very welcome. Food was lovely, although the waitress didn’t write the order down so two of the items were wrong, and service was good but got progressively slower, so we actually took an hour and 45 minutes for the meal (good job we had arrived 15 minutes before our booking or we wouldn’t have made it before the theatre). Two for one cocktails were fab.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Delicious food and drinks, great atmosphere for a celebration.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Good food and wide variety of drinks and a great atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Good food.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Listening to Cuban music live on New Years Eve welcoming 2020, was a thrill and a delight to hear. The band was brilliant! Lovely atmosphere. Three different areas to dance and enjoy music. Nice eatinging area and great food. 😁

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Nice waiter

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

We had a fantastic. The food was great, cant wait to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Amazing food, really authentic, and the happy hour cocktails are fantastic!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

We were disappointed that the lunch menu was not available which was the reason we originally booked this restaurant for.. turned out to be an expensive lunch after all.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

I Booked this lovely place for my company's Christmas lunch 2019 and we had an excellent service from: Beatriz the Head of the restaurant who were keeping always on contact with me for the enquires from my team and offered me different options even I could bring my own decoration,very glad with her. Elena the manager who always were keeping an eye on the service. The very polite waiter Brayan who was very patient and gave us a very good service . We are so happy about prices, organisation and quality of food. We choose a variety of food my team and I were very satisfied about the quality and portions according with prices. Thanks to Juanmi, Adri and Alberto who in spite of how busy they were, made us everything on time! We really appreciate the fabulous service. Thanks "Cubana"

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Great place - I took my kids + and had a ball!

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Overall a very good night but a couple things need to be addressed. Some of us did not receive our starters for ages and in fact one person on my table had his main before I'd received my starter. Also I had asked to be alerted when the tab had reached £1000, I wasn't told until the tab was £1321, this was not satisfactory at all and I have to question how this happened?

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

We made an advanced booking for 10 people which was prepared and ready on time. However, there were only 4 tables pulled together with 5 people sitting on each side which made it very cramped. It was incredibly cold which affected the diners' eating experience. We were shivering and had to wear our coats. The food was pleasant and was well organised. The portion size of yucca chips and Quimbombo was too small. The service was not ideal. This would have been understandable had it been very busy but we there for a quiet lunch on a Thursday. It took over 20 minutes to get our bill which we asked for on numerous occasions and when it did finally arrive it did not include our deposit that we paid to secure the table. This was entirely unacceptable. It was a shame that our work Christmas meal was not as good as we had hoped as we very excited about our Cuban experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

We had a late afternoon booking and so the restaurant was fairly quiet. I'm sure when it is busy it would have a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Food, cocktails and service all wonderful as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Thanks for a lovely time.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Loved the food and the happy hour deals. Great value for money overall.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

The food was expensive and of poor quality. Some of us had to return our order because the food was either burnt, cold or the sides were missing. We were placed between 2 toilets, so having dinner while people is constantly queueing to go to the toilet was not great. Cubana is probably a nice place to have a drink and dance, but in my opinion is not good for lunch or dinner.

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