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]
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Children's Menu available
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.
The staff go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect for you. They are happy and appear fully invested in the restaurant. I don't know if it is a family business but the staff act like it! The food and drinks where exceptional, at really great prices. Something you don't find at many places these days. Thank you for the great experience. We can't wait to go back.
Love the food. Really nice environment.
Service was great even at busiest time on Saturday evening. Drinks and atmosphere were good too. Food though was a bit disappointing. Pulled pork was bland and too salty. Cod fish cakes were heavy and rubbery. Stewed beef, skewers, and hummus starter were much better.
Food was amazing and staff were extremely polite! Thank you Waterloo Cubana team!
I really appreciate the effort to source food as ethically and sustainable as possible
We had a lovely time at Cubana on the 29th of February! Although we were running late (due to an accident at Waterloo) and it was a busy night for them, the staff were extremely welcoming with massive smiles and a very warm attitude. The food was delicious (we had the chicken and plantain), service was prompt and delivered with a massive smile by Sara and the team. Can’t wait to go back!
Cubana is an easy spot to go to ahead of a show or after work given it's location.Having been a few times the drinks are consistently decent as is the food. My one gripe is that the downstairs seating area constantly smells of the loos which are located down there. Every so often mid bite or sip you get a waft of a not so pleasant smell. It might be worth the team investigating or using some sort of air freshener in that area. Service as good, one waiter made a lot of noise over about 10 minutes moving tables and chairs around which was distracting only to have their colleague come down and move the tables all back to their original spot ( they did so silently though).
Food was amazing! Cocktails scrumptious! Staff (especially Ainhoa and Michael) were helpful courteous and totally charming. This was our first visit, but it wont be our last.
Amazing atmosphere, food was delicious, and service with a smile :)
This place is great! However, I did have a reservation at 7:30 and we had to wait for a while at the front of the door- which would have been fine except we kept getting in the way of other customers and the servers. The food is good and the servers are friendly! Let's face it- us girls are always there for the cocktails!
Fantastic food, fantastic service by the Spanish waiter from Valencia, great drinks and amazing atmosphere. We will be back !
Fantastic evening, thanks for looking after us Sara. A real taste of Cuba.
Pollo Criollo has an acquired taste in my opinion- it's quite sweet; I'd recommend a side of salad or extra rice to balance out the taste. The rice itself is very nice and so is the plantain. Mojito was nice but quite sour; had to add a LOT of brown sugar. Staff are really nice and helpful. Atmosphere feels like you're in Cuba/South America. Would definitely return to try something else on the menu
Excellent food, service and drink - thanks!
Endroit très sympathique, avec une super ambiance, des serveurs hyper sympas et des prix vraiment raisonnables. Nourriture excellente!
Service was very slow, hard to get and incorrect dishes delivered to the table.
Excellent food and service. We also really enjoyed the double drinks at happy hour. Only criticism is that the basement area is very noisy and we thought too crowded.
Cocktails were lovely and the food was delicious! The staff are also very friendly. Great night.
GREAT FOOD the okra quimbombo was missing the okra but they were very quick to replace it. Great experience bit pricey for what it is,however the taste is worth it!
Great atmosphere. The food and drinks were even better. Really enjoyed my first visit - it won’t be my last!
Delicious food in a fun atmosphere at great prices. I will say that my sangria tasted like juice so not much alcohol in it but the food was excellent value. And get the coconut cake. Just do it.
The service was shocking. They forgot one of our meals and the rest of the group had finished theirs before it finally arrived. The toilets were disgusting too
we enjoyed a lot , thank you
Amazing happy hour deals! (Get the juggs pina colada- passion fruit mojito for sure) Its the second time we are visiting this place! This time we had made a booking at 18.00 and we were late for 45 minutes. Nonetheless they did everything they could to find us a table even though they shouldnt have after all this time it took us !Because they had to move us around constantly during other booking and reservations the gave us discount! The food isnt to die for but the cocktails definately are! Prices are good, service is good and alcohol made is even better! Special Thanks to Jhon hernandez,from colombia who was our waiter for the night and helped serving us!
The restaurant was a bit chilly (there was a draught coming from somewhere) so we ended up putting our coats on. I think other diners were experiencing the same thing as several were wearing coats. Otherwise good food and I would recommend the jug of Mojitos.