Cubana Waterloo

48 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7RG
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Opening Information

Opening Times might vary given the situation

Monday 11:30- 21:00
Tuesday 11:30- 21:00
Wednesday 11:30- 21:00
Thursday 11:30- 21:00
Friday 11:30- 22:00
Saturday 11:30- 22:00
Sunday 11:30- 21:00

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 Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The service was awful, so slow and the lady didn’t even bring all of the things we ordered so we just settled for what she did bring. She didn’t understand what I was saying half the time. Usually have a great time here but this time the service was so awful we didn’t even pay the service charge. The Plantain was also cold when it arrived to us. Not a great experience at all. Very disappointed!

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

We organised a birthday dinner at Cubana and it was lovely! It’s a great place to have a small group for some food and drinks. We made it just in time for the happy hour special and the choices were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals and there were plenty of vegetarian friendly options! The ambience is really lively and casual. Service was wonderful and we had our orders taken quickly and food at our table within a reasonable time. I’d highly recommend if you are looking for a fun group dinner or happy hour drinks after work! It’s a little piece of Cuba within dreary and cold London!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Overall, Good atmosphere, fun, good for late night dancing. This was our second visit, previously we went mid week. This time.... Booked table for 8pm on a Saturday but receptionist claimed it was booked for 845. Place was heaving and long wait for bar Service. We were not seated until almost 9. Manager apologised and provided two jugs of lemony cocktails gratis at table. We were then rushed away from table after an hour as they had to clear downstairs and upstairs dining areas for dancing (dine earlier! Oh, we tried to). DJ played Latino dance music and lower area packed tight with dancers. Food filling, okay, but not amazing. Cocktails - we had six jugs between us but left sober. Perhaps they economise on alcohol? But some people, particularly group of youngish (Cubana?) next to us were absolutely smashed out of their brains and needed to GET A ROOM but staff and even the bouncers just left them to it, perhaps they were part of the entertainment!

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

After waiting 20 mins behind another party, the hostess finally came back to ask us if we had a reservation. We said we have one 20 minutes ago but due to her inability to help in an efficient manner, we were “late” to our reservation. She then proceeded to tell us it’s our fault even though she was absent from her position running around. I’m so disappointed. Then when we were eating the waitress aggressively took the plates from us and practically shoved us from our table to service more guests. Unacceptable behavior. Training must be dons again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Can't fault it. Buzzing atmosphere, great staff, authentic food and brilliant value. What's not to like.

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

Very friendly service by Brian. Nice plates. Excellent Easy to drink cocktails. We visited during happy hours.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Great venue and atmosphere but sometimes hard to get waitress’ attention

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Amazing food, more table space would have been nice. Will return for sure and recommend to a friend

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Good, fun place for team dinner. Drinks good, food nice and good atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

First time dining here, the whole party loved the food and vibe. Service was also reasonable time wise. Most importantly the food was a hit!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

When arriving there was only 2 couples in restaurant and were on there deserts . All four had there coats on . The place was absolutely freezing and we had a drink and left to find a warmer venue to eat

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Outstanding staff, quality food and lively atmosphere, thanks guys!

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Once again had a great time here. Love being here

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

We were sat at 6pm and asked for our drink order. 20 mins later a different waitress came to ask us for our drink order. We told her we were actually waiting for the drinks we’d already ordered (2 mojitos) to which she replied that we hadn’t ordered yet. We told her we had through the previous waitress but she insisted quite rudely that we hadn’t so we re-ordered. 40 mins after being seated we got our food and mojitos, they also brought another dish that wasn’t ordered so we sent it back. The waitress had a lot of difficulty communicating as her English wasn’t the best and had to type what she was trying to say into her phone translator. We had planned on staying for several drinks and tapas but we decided to leave at that point. It took a further 20mins to get the bill. I took my friend visiting from the US here and was embarrassed by our time there. I will not be returning to your establishment.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Great atmosphere, food lovely, service paced slowly which is what we wanted. 2nd time in 3 years we have been and want disappointed..

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Food was amazing, couldn’t fault any of it. Service great. Restaurant is really funky and cool. Toilets were dreadful - no paper, floor swimming! It would’ve been nice to be moved upstairs once the live music started as there were free tables up there.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Good food along with great service. There was 6 of us and we all loved what we ordered. Would definitely go back again

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Lovely waiters and setting. Food is good, but not memorable and the menu lacks variety. Still well worth a visit though, lovely atmosphere... you just might have to wait a while for the toilet!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Chicos .. where do I start.. this place is a hidden gem. It’s my second time here. First time was just for cocktails - amazing. Yesterday was cocktails and pre theatre menu. Truly superb, cocktails were excellent and food very authentic. Am def recommending you to friends. Hasta pronto amigos.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Amazing food and great staff. Would definitely visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Completely underwhelming. Dont understand the service charge added when the service was near non existent. Food was so poor. Hurt me paying £12 for a dish that would taste better coming from £3 being spent on a packet of rice and can of chilli from Tesco's.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Food was delicious. Staff polite and friendly. I had a 7pm bokking but wasn't seated until 7.20, though was compensated with a round of free drinks. However it was nearly an hour before we got starters. There was also a long wait for the main course. Cant fault the staff who did their best for us but it was much too long to wait.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Tremendously disappointing experience. Felt unwelcome and rushed from the moment of arrival. My friend and I knew early on we were running late; I called 35 min before our reservation to let them know. I was then Called by the restaurant 5 min before our reservation and re-confirmed that were still coming- about 5 to 10 delayed. I arrived 7 minutes late and was scolded and told the hostess was just about to give our table away and she would juggle things around to accommodate but that we absolutely had to be gone by 8pm (90 min at table). The need to leave by 8pm was reinforced many times throughout the evening. Turns out we couldn’t leave soon enough. We were seated immediately next to the toilet that had a constant queue of people disrespectful to those of us seated. We changed tables which was appreciated. Our mains arrived before our starters, before our water, before our drinks. We had finished our meal by the time our cocktails arrived; we’d asked for them repeatedly and were just told they were coming. We sat with dirty plates and our bill in front of us for 20 minutes. We finally got up and went and found someone to pay. The food was fine, but the experience terrible and the waiter knew this. Nothing was done to attempt to improve the experience. Will NEVER return.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Lala was a great waitress , really attentive and brought us everything we needed. Good was great, thank you!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

All was good. Would have been great if our waitress could have spoken a bit more English!

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